Pride and Prejudice - The STORY GRID edition - Annotated by SHAWN COYNE

What It Takes

What It Takes

Another Airline, A Different Story

By Callie Oettinger
Published: April 14, 2017

I flew on Alaska AirlinesĀ this week.

Before the flight took off, I witnessed a first.

The pilot joined the passengers at the gate to announceĀ a flight delay.

No microphone. No airline staff at his side. Just him. His voice. His proactive communication.
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Persian Expedition, The

by Xenophon (translated by Rex Warner)

Ten thousand Greek mercenaries follow Cyrus the Younger’s three months’ march into the wilds of Persia, then lose the battle they came to fight. Xenophon was there as a young officer. His tale of the Greeks’ long and harrowing retreat against the hordes determined to obliterate them is justifiably immortal. Hollywood’s The Warriors, about a street gang from Brooklyn, was cleverly knocked off from this.

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