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Lois Lowry – 2009 National Book Festival

Lois Lowry – 2009 National Book Festival

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from the Library of Congress in Washington DC hello my name is Rachel Shay I’m the editor of The Washington Post book world The Washington Post is proud to be a sponsor of the National Book Festival and I am very pleased to be introducing the next author Lois Lowry didn’t publish her first novel […]

Mission Accomplished? – The Austro-Hungarian Empire Conquers Belgrade  l THE GREAT WAR Week 19

Mission Accomplished? – The Austro-Hungarian Empire Conquers Belgrade l THE GREAT WAR Week 19

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Each of the warring nations on both sides entered the war for different reasons and with different objectives, but so far none of them had come close to their goals. This week however, for the first and only time for nearly the next four years, one of those nations, surprisingly enough the least militarily competent […]

Heavy Action At The Somme – The Fight For Monastir I THE GREAT WAR Week 121

Heavy Action At The Somme – The Fight For Monastir I THE GREAT WAR Week 121

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You can have a battle because you have superior firepower or manpower. You can have a battle because you have intelligence that you know gives you an advantage. Or you can have a battle because you think any sort of a victory will make you look good in front of your allies. Seems kind of […]

Second Battle of the Piave River I THE GREAT WAR Week 204

Second Battle of the Piave River I THE GREAT WAR Week 204

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Last fall the Central Powers dealt Italy a huge defeat at the Battle of Caporetto, and the Italian Front has been quiet since then, but no more. This week, the Austrians attack! I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week German and Ottoman troops – though Allies – skirmished in the Caucasus; this […]

“Why you should study abroad” by Roope Rannisto from Finland – EF Guest Vlog

“Why you should study abroad” by Roope Rannisto from Finland – EF Guest Vlog

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Hi. My name is Roope. In Finnish, Roope. Today, I’m guest vlogging for EF and I’m telling you why you should study abroad. I was studying in the United… I was studying in the U.S.A! I was studying there for a while and I learned quite a lot of new things there such as the […]

Lara Prescott Talks Banned Books, Love Affairs, and Secret CIA Missions | The Secrets We Kept

Lara Prescott Talks Banned Books, Love Affairs, and Secret CIA Missions | The Secrets We Kept

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I was actually joking to my friends that I wrote this whole book so that more people would say my name right. We all typed, but some of us did more. We spoke no word of the work we did after we covered our typewriters each day. Unlike some of the men, we could keep […]

Worst/Most Disappointing Books of 2019 | CoffeeCocktailsandBooks

Worst/Most Disappointing Books of 2019 | CoffeeCocktailsandBooks

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Hi friends! Welcome back to my channel. My name is Becky and today we’re gonna be talking about my least favorite books of 2019. So I mentioned this a little bit in my best of the year video, I’m not sure which one is going up first. If the best of the year is already […]

Ghosts in the Library Basement – Creepypasta, Part One

Ghosts in the Library Basement – Creepypasta, Part One

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Welcome my friends to Vicariah’s Creepy Corner. Come in and sit for a spell! Did you know that there are ghosts in the library basement? Oh it’s a well-kept secret but the librarian knows and soon so will her daughter. Come in, come in my darlings. This tale has so many twists in it you’ll […]

Lenin Wants To Take The Train – First Battle of Gaza I THE GREAT WAR Week 140

Lenin Wants To Take The Train – First Battle of Gaza I THE GREAT WAR Week 140

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If you plan a battle, of course you need soldiers and weapons, and a battle plan, but that’s not all you need – you also need time, timing, and water. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the allies made small advances in the west, the Balkans, and Macedonia. There was a […]

Sinking of the Lusitania – The Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive I THE GREAT WAR – Week 41

Sinking of the Lusitania – The Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive I THE GREAT WAR – Week 41

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When I was a little kid, I’d heard of two ships, two ocean liners that had met with catastrophe. One of them was the Titanic, who sank in 1912, but as for the other one… 100 years ago today, on May 7th, 1915, the passenger ship Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat, […]