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Slanguage: America's second language

Gibson Carothers, James Lacey - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1979 - 85 pages
Describes the origins of popular Americanisms and such commonly used slang expressions as top dog, flimflam, hunky-dory, breaking the ice, and eating humble pie
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The Shaping of Grand Strategy: Policy, Diplomacy, and War

Williamson Murray, Richard Hart Sinnreich, James Lacey - History - 2011
Within a variety of historical contexts, The Shaping of Grand Strategy addresses the most important tasks states have confronted: namely, how to protect their citizens against ...
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The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on ...

Jim Lacey - History - 2011 - 272 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A compelling and provocative read . . . With a soldier’s eye, Jim Lacey re-creates the battle of Marathon in all its brutal simplicity.”—Barry ...
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Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World

Jim Lacey, Williamson Murray - History - 2013 - 496 pages
Two modern masters of military history make their case for the twenty most pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting trip through the ages to those moments when the fate of ...
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Takedown: The 3rd Infantry Division's Twenty-One Day Assault on Baghdad

James Lacey - History - 2013 - 288 pages
Over time the impression has grown that the 2003 invasion of Iraq met with little resistance and that, with few exceptions, the Iraqi army simply melted away. As this book ...
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Great Strategic Rivalries: From the Classical World to the Cold War

James Lacey - 2016 - 680 pages
From the legendary antagonism between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian War to the Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars of the twentieth century, the past is ...
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The Washington War: FDR's Inner Circle and the Politics of Power That Won ...

James Lacey - History - 2018 - 480 pages
A Team of Rivals for World War II, here is the inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities around him waged war in the corridors of Washington D.C. to secure ...
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