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  • The "old cold warrior" Nixon, offering the Chinese a "Rotarian handshake," as Mr. Adams has phrased it, is portrayed as an innocent abroad, his can-do spirit and self-importance set against an ancient, impenetrable civilization with a blood-soaked recent history.

    Titans Shaking Hands, But Still Worlds Apart

  • He recovered almost instantly, his gaze darting from her blood-soaked shirt, now draped near her lap, to the bloody score running across her upper arm where the pistol ball had raked her with the sting of a hornet.

    Earl of Durkness

  • The man's left hand was wrapped in blood-soaked bandages.

    Nothing in the World (an excerpt)

  • One Eye scooped out mouthfuls of the blood-soaked snow, and chewed and tasted and swallowed.

    The Lair

  • Park lingered in the empty emergency room, which was littered with blood-soaked bandages.

    The Doctor’s War

  • Hill, charging through the bloody fields of Gettysburg, or low crawling across the blood-soaked beaches of Normandy, somewhere during the epic battles that shifted the course of recent history, there were soldiers like me who looked at the carnage around them and thought "what a waste."

    SPC Tanangachi Mfuni: On Veterans Day, Remembering the Sacrifice of Those Who Served

  • The songs are as catchy and cheery as anything in a nursery rhyme, but you find yourself singing lyrics about fallen soldiers, burning homes and blood-soaked soil, and that's exactly Harvey's aim.

    Greg Garry: PJ Harvey: Artist at War

  • Visiting the freshly blood-soaked Fredericksburg, Virginia battlefield in December of 1862, Walt Whitman felt sickened by the bloated and discolored bodies that lay unburied days after the fray and appalled by the stacks of amputated limbs he encountered outside an improvised field hospital.

    Cynthia Wachtell: An American Tradition of War and War Protest

  • James Kendrick, the long-time film critic at Qnetwork. com, reviews this blood-soaked period in his new book Hollywood Bloodshed: Violence in 1980s American Cinema.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • While the latest WikiLeaks revelations may not change public perceptions of the Iraq war – it has been extremely unpopular in Europe and divides opinion in the United States – they could provide new insight about a conflict that seemed headed for success after the invasion in 2003 before descending into a yearslong, blood-soaked struggle.

    WikiLeaks Planning 'Major Announcement' In Europe


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