"A Separate Peace" is a story about adolescence in the last years of the second World War. The story starts out as memories of the main character, Gene Forrester, who thinks back on his time at school, 15 years prior to ... More »

The National World War II museum estimates between 6 to 8 million total military and civilian German casualties in the second World War. Estimates of World War II casualties vary based on which casualties are included, w... More »

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There is no specific date that marked the beginning of the Cold War, but most agree that it began shortly following the second World War, somewhere from 1945 to 1947. Unlike other wars, the Cold War never involved actual... More »

The Phillips Exeter Academy was the inspiration for the Devon School in "A Separate Peace," written by John Knowles, according to an essay written by Knowles and published on the Exeter Academy website. Knowles attended ... More »

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"The Honor of the Queen," The Short Victorious War," "Flag in Exile," "Honor Among Enemies," and "In Enemy Hands" are good books in the Honor Harrington series. "Echoes of Honor" is another popular book in the series. More »

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Some well-known historical novels are "Gone With the Wind," "A Tale of Two Cities," "War and Remembrance" and "The Flame and the Flower." Well-known children's historical novels include "Little House on the Prairie," "Th... More »

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Novels that critics commonly recommend include "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck and "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy. Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" and Emily Bronte's "Wutherin... More »

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