paths of war, paths of peace

A Listmania! list by ex nihilo "creatio" (Urbs et orbis)
 
Cold Mountain
1.  Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
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  "Set in the American civil war. Two persons, who are in love, must follow different paths due to the war: while he has to follow a path of death and destruction, she follows a path of life. Excelent."
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The English Patient (Picador thirty)
2.  The English Patient (Picador thirty) by Michael Ondaatje
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  "At the end of World War II, a nurse must come to terms with all the horrors that she has witnessed. A dying man laments the ending of a way of life."
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Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 [Sharpe 1]
3.  Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 [Sharpe 1] by Bernard Cornwell
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  "Sharp is a soldier who comes from the dregs of English society. In the extreme situations caused by war in 18th century India, he discovers he is not scum after all"
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The Bible: Authorized King James Version (Oxford World's Classics)
4.  The Bible: Authorized King James Version (Oxford World's Classics) by Robert Carroll
The list author says:
  "Samuel I is the story of how David learns, in the middle of a battle against philistines, that he was born to be a great warrior and a leader. Literature and English language at its best ."
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The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
5.  The Iliad (Penguin Classics) by Homer
The list author says:
  "In this story of war between Aqueans and Troyans, we learn that an invincible warrior (Achiles) is not necessarily a great man. A cruel, desperate, and long war."
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The Lord of the Rings 3 book boxset (movie covers)
6.  The Lord of the Rings 3 book boxset (movie covers) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Frodo's most difficult battle must be fought inside himself: the battle between Good and Evil. A battle that mirrors the war that rages all around his peaceful homeland."
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The Soldier's Return
7.  The Soldier's Return by Melvyn Bragg
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  "A British soldier, returning from World War II in Asia, must come to terms with the way things have evolved back home...and with his own ambiguous memories of war.Incredibly good."
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The Balkan Trilogy: "Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes"
8.  The Balkan Trilogy: "Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes" by Olivia Manning
The list author says:
  "a young married couple find themselves in the outbreak of world war II in East Europe. As they flee from the Nazi advance, their relationship begins to falter. Very good characterization and setting ."
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The Levant Trilogy: "Danger Tree", "Battle Lost and Won" and "Sum of Things" (Penguin Modern Classics)
9.  The Levant Trilogy: "Danger Tree", "Battle Lost and Won" and "Sum of Things" (Penguin Modern Classics) by Olivia Manning
The list author says:
  "A sequel of the Balkan trilogy. Young mr. and mrs. Pringle end up in Cairo, after fleeing the Nazis in East Europe. Amid an atmosphere of decadent splendour and fear, they try to save their matrimony"
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The Honourable Schoolboy
10.  The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carré
The list author says:
  "the superb description of the war-scarred South-east Asia of the 70s is the perfect background for the weary, sceptical, but desperately romantic, hero of this wonderful novel."
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The Good Terrorist
11.  The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
The list author says:
  "how seemingly inofensive people find themselves involved in something absolutely terrible"
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King Henry V (Penguin Popular Classics)
12.  King Henry V (Penguin Popular Classics) by William Shakespeare
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  "Of course. Shakespeare wrote just about everything and you can't miss his account of these terrible battles."
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