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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A question for Library Ann. . .

or anyone else who may have read An Army At Dawn by Rick Atkinson.

The General just picked up this book, and I am having a hard time finding a review. Well, I did find one that said it was an excellent book. However, the gentleman didn't say if it would be an excellent book for a 13 year old boy.

So if any of you folks have read this book I would appreciate your feedback. With Nutcracker being in full swing, I just do not have time to pre-read this one for him.

Thank you for your time,

Mrs. Nomad
Head Mistress of the Nomad Academy


  1. This is an adult book. It is supposed to be well written. It tells of the strategies and personal views of war. This author wrote the Thin Gray Line. The reviewers were not looking from the standpoint of a 13 year old. Many 13 year olds read adult books in their areas of interest. My only question would be--would the General be sensitive to this kind of content while Dad is away? Might he do better to read it when Dad is home? Will he have opportunities to discuss this with Dad while he reads it? Because from that standpoint I don't know how the General would react. You and your husband would know those things about your son.

  2. Oh, and I forgot to add that I am Library Ann and I read the reviews on the Follett site. But Amazon would give you reviews too. (And others) Happy to use the databases and be of service.
    Library Ann

  3. Thank you for your help Mary. I didn't know why ABM called you Library Ann, it just popped into my head last night.

    I talked with Mr. Nomad, and we've decided that he and The General can read this one together. That way they can discuss any questionable issues, or skip parts Mr. Nomad doesn't feel The General is ready for.

    Thanks again, I so appreciated your help.

  4. Actually, I said in one of my posts about names that if I had a daughter I should have named her Library Anne and it stuck on me. (I have a student named Sir William and one named Princess and one named Admiral at my school to name just a few of the names coming through these days.)

  5. Interesting. We call our girl Princess just at home, and here on the blog. Otherwise I really like her given name. I think you'd appreciate it too!

    The only place I call my oldest The General is here, but I bet he would really like it if I called him that on a more regular basis. Oh boy would he love that.