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  • No Time for the Truth: The Haditha Incident and the Search for Justice
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    Pages : 392

    by: Nathaniel R. Helms Haytham Faraj

    Publisher: pArcade Publishing

    Book Description

    An impassioned critique of the handling of the Haditha massacre by U.S. Marines on Nov. 19, 2005.

    Preferring the term “incident” rather than “massacre,” and comparison to the My Lai massacre in Vietnam notwithstanding, Vietnam vet ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 1628726857

    ISBN-13: 9781628726855

    Language: English

  • American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804
    Views : 77
    Pages : 704

    by: Alan Taylor

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    A clear, authoritative, well-organized look at the messy Colonial march toward revolution and self-rule.

    In this broad history, eminent historian Taylor (History/Univ. of Virginia; The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772 ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 0393082814

    ISBN-13: 9780393082814

    Language: English

  • The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting
    Views : 379
    Pages : 192

    by: Anne Trubek

    Publisher: pBloomsbury USA

    Book Description

    A succinct overview of written communication.

    Belt magazine editor-in-chief Trubek (A Skeptic’s Guide to Writers’ Houses, 2010) turns from house museums of famous writers to the act of writing itself, tracing its histor ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 1620402157

    ISBN-13: 9781620402153

    Language: English

  • The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution
    Views : 105
    Pages : 288

    by: Bryan Shih Yohuru Williams

    Publisher: pNation Books

    Book Description

    An anthology commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers focusing on the ordinary lives of its members.

    The Panthers’ fungible reputation still affects American race relations. Co-editors Shih, a photojournalist and former ... more

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    2016-09-13

    ISBN-10: 1568585551

    ISBN-13: 9781568585550

    Language: English

  • Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department
    Views : 286
    Pages : 368

    by: Carol Dawson Roger Allen Polson

    Publisher: pTexas A&M University Press

    Book Description

    An engaging, appropriately sprawling history of the Texas Highway Department over its first century.

    It’s entirely fitting that an agency of Texas government should have been mired in controversy at the outset. As Texas novelist and his ... more

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    2016-09-23

    ISBN-10: 1623494567

    ISBN-13: 9781623494568

    Language: English

  • Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape
    Views : 491
    Pages : 416

    by: Jill Jonnes

    Publisher: pViking

    Book Description

    A comprehensive look at the trees of American cities.

    Though Jonnes’ (Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count, 2009, etc.) title may not piq ... more

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    2016-09-27

    ISBN-10: 0670015660

    ISBN-13: 9780670015665

    Language: English

  • Northmen: The Viking Saga AD 793-1241
    Views : 369
    Pages : 400

    by: John Haywood

    Publisher: pThomas Dunne Books

    Book Description

    Dark Ages expert Haywood (Viking: The Norse Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual, 2013, etc.) sets out to chronicle the history of the Vikings, “an unprecedented phenomenon in European history…for the vast expanse of their horizons.”

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    2016-09-27

    ISBN-10: 1250106141

    ISBN-13: 9781250106148

    Language: English