"Book Report: For Whom the Bell Tolls"

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For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway tells the tale of a rouge U.S. citizen aiding the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War. The novel hits strongly on a man's rationale when facing a hard situation.

The protagonist demonstrates admirably level-headed thinking when carrying out a mission to blow up a bridge to assist a military initiative in fascist territory. While deep in enemy lands, he meets a girl and falls in love, and in the end shows us how a man can be willing to give everything for the right cause.

Having previously finished Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, I found Ernest Hemingway's award-winning tale a welcome and thrilling refreshment.

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