Stories of War and Revolution

Description
In honor of Remembrance Day / Veterans Day, which falls on November 11th, and which marks the end of WWI, our List of the Month for November is devoted to stories of war and revolution. These stories can be fictional or nonfictional. Please only downvote titles if the book does not fit the theme.
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403 reviews
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anglemark, BookDoc16, FAMeulstee, CarltonC, elkiedee, susanbooks, AbigailAdams26, tommi180744, samlorr
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CarltonC: War and the horror of war through the eyes of someone on the losing side
elkiedee: A German perspective on WWI
AbigailAdams26: One of the classic stories of a common soldier, set during WWI. I read this for a college course.
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43,955 members
704 reviews
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14,313 members
393 reviews
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6,165 members
104 reviews
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FAMeulstee, CarltonC, giucav, fcoq, samlorr, skid0612
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CarltonC: War and the politics
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3,689 members
66 reviews
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6 Members
mthespinner, thorold, FAMeulstee, CarltonC, elkiedee, ahef1963
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thorold: Classic British WW1 memoir
CarltonC: War and the horror of war through the eyes of someone who went back
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9,483 members
121 reviews
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6 Members
tardis, bobbyl, igorken, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, captainsunbeam,tommi180744
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captainsunbeam: world war in the Discworld universe
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6,588 members
125 reviews
½ 4.3
5 Members
mthespinner, marc.slingerland, perennialreader, giucav, danbennett
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perennialreader: Best opening paragraph ever!
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39,973 members
524 reviews
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5 Members
BookDoc16, sturlington, igorken, elkiedee, captainsunbeam
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elkiedee: American WWII novel
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18,758 members
880 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,783 members
37 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,752 members
26 reviews
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1,197 members
25 reviews
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fcoq, Adakian, samlorr
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Adakian: This work covers what is probably the most lopsided engagements fought by the United States Navy in its history—the Battle of Leyte Gulf. James Hornfischer really brings the story to life and places the reader on board the escort carriers, destroyers, and destroyer escorts of Taffy 3 as they struggle to survive an attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy’s heaviest surface warships.
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39,872 members
386 reviews
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paradoxosalpha, librorumamans
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paradoxosalpha: Paradigmatic.
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339 members
8 reviews
3.8
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8,757 members
189 reviews
½ 4.3
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RBeffa, vwinsloe
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28 members
1 review
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igorken, frogprof
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12,192 members
593 reviews
½ 4.4
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3,428 members
88 reviews
½ 4.4
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912 members
33 reviews
4.2
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32 members
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hipdeep, frogprof
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4,495 members
112 reviews
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2 Members
bobbyl, CarltonC
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CarltonC: War and the horror of war - a fictional account that allows multiple viewpoints
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333 members
21 reviews
½ 3.6
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3,524 members
62 reviews
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anglemark, thorold
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thorold: Great, rambling, unfinished satirical account of war from the point of view of a subversive Czech citizen of the Austrian empire
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418 members
60 reviews
3.9
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gypsysmom, fcoq
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8,237 members
589 reviews
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11,366 members
151 reviews
3.9
2 Members
perennialreader, Dilara86
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perennialreader: My first foray into Russian lit
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1,875 members
25 reviews
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41,071 members
1,045 reviews
½ 4.3
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shedgeco
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26,446 members
626 reviews
3.9
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djlib
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2,693 members
55 reviews
4.1
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vwinsloe
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2,427 members
46 reviews
4.1
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: Written in 1959, the book is based on questionnaires and interviews with many people who were there. We get to see what happened from various points of view – the Allies, the Germans, and even some of the French civilians living in Normandy at the time of the attack.
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1,120 members
15 reviews
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sqr3cls3
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1,049 members
49 reviews
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captainsunbeam
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captainsunbeam: Set during the 17th century English Civil War
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699 members
18 reviews
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Aquila
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689 members
29 reviews
3.8
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Dilara86
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373 members
6 reviews
4.2
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208 members
4 reviews
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aspirit
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aspirit: WWI (British POV)
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189 members
5 reviews
½ 3.7
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80 members
2 reviews
4.1
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yoyogod
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21 members
1 review
½ 4.5
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skid0612
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6 members
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hfglen
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5,386 members
188 reviews
½ 3.5
2 Members
perennialreader, ahef1963,tommi180744
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perennialreader: Attempt to prevent WWI
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11,132 members
127 reviews
½ 3.4
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tommi180744
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tommi180744: For some reason doesn't get Green Tick, but first read & admired 50 years ago, still got book
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8,159 members
96 reviews
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terran
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1,661 members
33 reviews
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: A war correspondent's reflections about the perennial nature of war and what it does to societies and individuals.
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1,419 members
40 reviews
4.1
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1,335 members
42 reviews
½ 4.3
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Dilara86
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1,082 members
103 reviews
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dara85
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662 members
32 reviews
3.9
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Aquila
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354 members
11 reviews
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188 members
6 reviews
½ 4.3
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RuMuse
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114 members
5 reviews
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AbigailAdams26
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AbigailAdams26: I found this memoir from a veteran of the Vietnam War immensely powerful. He discusses his experiences both during and after the war.
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43 members
½ 3.7
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skid0612
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38 members
3 reviews
½ 4.6
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books6548
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perennialreader
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perennialreader: The entire series is really good
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1 member
½ 3.5
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al.vick
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15,452 members
713 reviews
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shedgeco
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342 reviews
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tommi180744
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tommi180744: French perspective on the 1940 debacle known as the 'Fall of France'
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7,184 members
312 reviews
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vwinsloe
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4,467 members
137 reviews
3.9
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Aquila
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2,846 members
43 reviews
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RBeffa
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2,705 members
51 reviews
½ 3.6
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al.vick
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2,117 members
91 reviews
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RuMuse
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terran
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1,039 members
49 reviews
3.8
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dara85
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871 members
20 reviews
½ 3.7
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igorken
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581 members
9 reviews
3.8
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: A novel of the outbreak of the Haitian revolution.
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572 members
19 reviews
4.1
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Dilara86
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516 members
20 reviews
½ 3.7
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gypsysmom
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266 members
1 review
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skid0612
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236 members
12 reviews
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226 members
8 reviews
½ 3.7
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20 members
2 reviews
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AbigailAdams26
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AbigailAdams26: A photojournalist's documentation of the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. Chilling.
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6 members
1 review
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books6548
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hfglen
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6,083 members
156 reviews
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perennialreader
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perennialreader: a national and personal story of WWI
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5,994 members
87 reviews
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terran
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4,135 members
46 reviews
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3,692 members
75 reviews
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BookDoc16
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3,382 members
105 reviews
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librorumamans
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librorumamans: A book that we wish Cheney and Rumsfeld had read before invading Iraq.
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3,202 members
63 reviews
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CarltonC
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CarltonC: Vietnam, relentlessly
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1,205 members
17 reviews
3.8
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thorold
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thorold: The first modern anti-war novel? A reminder that there were some very nasty European wars long before the 20th century, and that the 30 Years War was one of the most devastating for civilians.
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1,136 members
84 reviews
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RBeffa
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al.vick
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298 members
2 reviews
3.8
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hipdeep
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210 members
2 reviews
3.8
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Aquila
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98 members
7 reviews
3.9
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80 members
3 reviews
½ 3.6
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: Metafictional War of the Roses.
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sqr3cls3
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66 members
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skid0612
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46 members
16 reviews
½ 3.6
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AbigailAdams26
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AbigailAdams26: A heartbreaking children's book about the experiences of a young survivor of the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-88.
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31 members
1 review
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dara85
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25 members
2 reviews
½ 4.5
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gypsysmom