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#timbittunes #blackdayinjuly

It was a black day and a bloody day in July 1918 when the Bolsheviks murdered the Romanovs who they held imprisoned in Ekaterinburg. Just been listening to a podcast about this on BBC History - and I‘ve read the tagged book which was fascinating.

peaknit I so curious about this family as I am reading a fictional perspective by John Boyne 11mo
Butterfinger I just finished The House of Special Purpose. This looks like a good one to read next. 11mo
Centique @peaknit @Butterfinger ooh that sounds good, I‘m stacking that one too now! 11mo
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Eggs They are fascinating 11mo
LeahBergen Good choice! 11mo
Cinfhen Excellent choice! I‘m looking forward to reading the Boyne book @peaknit @Butterfinger 11mo
Cathythoughts Sounds amazing 11mo
Cathythoughts Yes @peaknit stacking The House of Special Purpose 👍🏻 11mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen it was really good 11mo
Crazeedi @Cathythoughts you will like 11mo
Crazeedi I've read several books on the Romanovs and last Tsar, very fascinating reads 11mo
Crazeedi @peaknit it was good 11mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the heads up @Crazeedi #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 11mo
TheKidUpstairs Fascinating history! 11mo
peaknit I want to learn more! 11mo
Crazeedi @peaknit I read that one, I thought it was interesting 11mo
peaknit @Crazeedi glad to hear you thought it was interesting, I am hoping for the back story on this rabbit hole I am about to go down😊 11mo
Cinfhen #pagecountphobia 🙄😳😱 @peaknit (edited) 11mo
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Them | Joyce Carol Oates
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“Because we are poor, shall we be vicious?”

This quote opens the tagged book that starts in the ‘30‘s and ends with the Detroit riot. The quote is also a part of The White Devil by John Webster.

#TimbitTunes | 18: #BlackDayInJuly

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen I‘m intrigued!! Thanks for posting & sharing 🤓 11mo
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Lightfoot | Nicholas Jennings
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#TimbitTunes #blackdayinjuly
@Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs
Located a highlighted page from the tagged book ☝ on Google.

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing. So interesting to read the story behind the lyrics 11mo
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Lightfoot | Nicholas Jennings
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Day 18 - #blackdayinjuly #timbittunes

Black day in July
Motor city madness has touched the countryside
And through the smoke and cinders
You can hear it far and wide
The doors are quickly bolted
And the children locked inside
Black day in July
Black day in July
And the soul of Motor City is bared across the land
As the book of law and order is taken in the hands
Of the sons of the fathers who were carried to this land
Black day in July

Suzze I lived in Detroit then. My brothers were a Detroit cops. It was a crazy tine for sure. 11mo
KarynGood ❤️ 11mo
Cinfhen Wow @Suzze I can‘t imagine what that must have been like. 11mo
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On July 1, 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment went over the top on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Of the 780 soldiers who fought, only 68 could take part in roll call the next day.

I‘ve been to the Beaumont Hamel memorial to the Newfoundland Regiment in France. It was a very moving and heart-breaking experience.

#TimbitTunes #CanadianAuthor 🇨🇦

Cinfhen Sounds like a moving experience and read 11mo
TrishB Just had that battle in my current book - which was also about the Canadians there! 11mo
Melissa_J @TrishB that‘s quite a coincidence! 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl Sooo tragic! I have two sons.. I couldn‘t imagine them going off to war. 😢 11mo
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Gettysburg | Stephen W. Sears
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#BlackDayInJuly times three, this is one of the myriad of books published about the battle that arguably turned the ties of the American Civil War. I‘ve yet to read Sears‘ book, but can say that I‘ve had to replace copies of it over the years in my library system (which is in Gettysburg, hence the extreme popularity). #TimbitTunes

Cinfhen Definitely local history 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl It would be amazing to live and work in area so steeped in such history. The Civil War has always fascinated me for so many reasons. I have been there and it really is hallowed ground. You can feel what occurred there. It‘s like stepping back in time. 11mo
Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl It is amazing! There are times I stop on the sidewalk and take a deep breath and think about everything that happened. 11mo
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Fourth of July Creek | Smith Henderson
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#blackdayinjuly #timbittunes
Been on my kindle 4 years, still not read.

Cinfhen I think I read this one 🤨🤪 11mo
Cinfhen Actually, I think I bailed on this one😂 11mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s not calling me!! 11mo
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MicheleinPhilly I loved it! 11mo
SamAnne I was mixed on this. I grew up in a rural community where this story could have taken place. And lived in north Idaho not far where the stories and incidents he is basing the story on took place. When I know the back story it often give me a more critical eye which is unfair. But if it seems melodramatic, it isn‘t. Sometimes when I tell stories from my childhood community it just sounds over the top. But it was real. 11mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @SamAnne thanks 👍🏻 11mo
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The First of July | Elizabeth Speller
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Cinfhen Book looks good!! 11mo
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July 14th, 1789 was a #blackdayinJuly for France!

Anyone who has read this book will be impressed that when I went to take this picture I managed to open it on July 13th, 1789! It's a #chunkster @Cinfhen

#timbittunes @TheKidUpstairs

JennyM 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 serendipity 😊 11mo
Cinfhen How many pages????? 11mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen ok, it might not be as big a #chunkster as I originally thought - 446 pages! 11mo
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Cinfhen 446 is still chunky but not super chunky 😉I could probably handle it 11mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen it's better than one of my other current reads (which is on my Kindle, luckily!) - 772 pages!!! 11mo
Cinfhen Now that‘s a #chunkster 👆🏼 11mo
AyaOfSiwa I liked that book. 11mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen Goodreads page count lies!! It's 605 pages long!!! 11mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You were right!!!! 11mo
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