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  • AFTER THE TRAGIC ASSASSINATION of Anwar Sadat in October 1981, the future of the Middle East became even murkier, while the clouds of war that had hung over Lebanon began to grow darker with each day.

    An American Life

  • Burgoyne called a council of war and was deliberating with his officers when an eighteen-pound cannonball passed through the tent and swept across the table at which they sat.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Besides, it was an age of massacres, from Sullas proscription of the wealthy and his execution of thousands of prisoners of war to Mithridates massacre of tens of thousands of Italian traders and tax collectors in Anatolia.

    The Spartacus War

  • They might have been taken prisoner in one of several small Roman military operations in Gaul in the 80s and 70s B.C. They might even have been the sons of war prisoners taken in Mariuss great victories in the West in 102 and 101 B.C. But most had been probably sold into slavery by civilians: the going rate for a Gallic slave was as little as an amphora large jug of wine.

    The Spartacus War

  • He came into office after World War I facing a mountain of war debt, but instead of raising taxes, he cut the tax rate and government revenues increased, permitting him to eliminate the wartime debt and proving that the principle mentioned by Ibn Khaldoon about lower tax rates meaning greater tax revenues still worked in the modern world.

    An American Life

  • On April 20, General Artemas Ward of Massachusetts took charge of the gathering force and, at a council of war made up of himself and other New England militia officers, established a plan of guard posts, fortifications, and earthworks to blockade the roads out of Boston and imprison the British in place.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Freed Roman prisoners of war came next, dressed as the triumphators freedmen.

    The Spartacus War

  • Adrian Goldsworthy offers a concise introduction to the Roman way of war in Roman Warfare New York: Smithsonian, 1999.

    The Spartacus War

  • There were Kohn-like impressions of death upon a dark horse; images of war victims inspired by Dix and Goerg; cities crumbling in a fury of reds and yellows as in Meidner's apocalyptic landscapes.

    The Killing Kind

  • Omphis was eager to be accommodating as he was in a permanent state of war with the neighboring kingdoms, including a powerful state to his south beyond the Hydaspes River ruled by Porus, king of an Indian people known as the Paurava.

    Alexander the Great

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