J. R. Ackerley

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Lawrence A. Oxley
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Preston Washington
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Keene Springs Hotel
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Music for Torching
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Naomi Drake
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The Liberators (Suvorov book)
The Liberators: My Life in the Soviet Army (1981) by Viktor Suvorov is a non-fiction, personal account of the Soviet Army during the 1960s and 1970s. Drawing from his own experiences, Suvorov provides insight into the brutality of a military machine in
Zaleszany, Hajnówka County
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Death Whoop
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Edward Parmelee Smith
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Margaret Leshikar-Denton
Margaret E. "Peggy" Leshikar-Denton is an archaeologist specialising in underwater archaeology, and director of the Cayman Islands National Museum