Category Archives: Books

Thanksgiving in the Field – 1863 from “Death Piled Hard” reposted 2022

One of my pre-occupations is the cycle of novels that I wrote concerned with what I think I learned in life.  It is set in the American Civil War and called “Strike the Tent.”  Why?  If I knew why perhaps I could … Continue reading

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“… General Lee ain’t descended from no monkey.”

“Just 7% of our genome is uniquely shared with other humans, and not shared by other early ancestors, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances. “That’s a pretty small percentage,” said Nathan Schaefer, a University of … Continue reading

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“The Waste Land is a love letter to Englishness” Simon Heffer

” … the chilling lines that come near the end of “Prufrock”: I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.I do not think that they will sing to me. to the memorable opening of The Waste Land: April is … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Purge of the Military

“”I don’t believe I was being partisan. It is not politically partisan to expose or attack critical race theory or Marxism,” Lohmeier told Fox News Monday. “The reason I say that is because Critical Race Theory and Marxism are antithetical … Continue reading

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Review of “Tattoo” by Publisher’s Week

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Kirkus review of “Tattoo”

“TITLE INFORMATION TATTOO A Memoir Of Becoming W. Patrick Lang iUniverse (430 pp.) $39.99 hardcover, $28.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book ISBN: 978-1-66320-768-5 December 31, 2020 BOOK REVIEW Lang recounts a memorable career in the Army—as eventful as it was accomplished. Lang … Continue reading

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“Tattoo,” A Memoir of Becoming

This memoir could have been subtitled "a message in a bottle."  PL I am privileged to have been given reviews of the book by two people I greatly respect and admire: —————- "Because much of the focus of Walter Lang’s … Continue reading

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“Strike The Tent” trilogy by W. Patrick Lang

      Available from:  iUniverse E-Book version of all three available at iUniverse Barnes and Noble–Patrick-Lang?keyword=W.+Patrick+Lang&store=allproducts&iehack=%E2%98%A0 Amazon I was interviewed some time ago by the North Carolina Museum of History concerning the writing of this trilogy. "The Confederate … Continue reading

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Security screening of manuscripts

It is the law in the United States that those who have had legal access to the secrets of the government must submit private manuscripts for removal of such secrets BEFORE they are published or even presented to a potential … Continue reading

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