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This month marks the 20th anniversary of the disastrous U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, which permanently altered the balance within the Middle East/ Persian Gulf, saw the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and drew the United … Continue reading

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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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