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Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

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Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

Historian and adventure writer Hampton Sides tells of tragedy and heroism in the New Mexico Territory, where Native Americans, Mexicans, US, and Confederate forces all fought. Sides makes the life of explorer Kit Carson the unifying thread of his book. Carson settled in Taos with a Hispanic wife and much knowledge of the surrounding lands and peoples. He advised territorial governors and generals, while Native leaders tried strategies of resistance and accommodation to maintain their peoples’ independence. Notable women in the story include Sarah Magoffin, a diarist, and an unnamed Navajo woman who suicidally resisted an invading army. A great read.

Reviewed by Tom C., Main Library

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I Don't Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever

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I Don't Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever

Many baseball fans have dreamed of seeing all 30 MLB stadiums in their lifetime. However no one could imagine doing it all in 30 days. Well college friends Ben and Eric, decide after graduation they are going to try it. For the 22,000 mile trip they use no other form of transportation except their car. After crunching the numbers many times, they decide to give it a try. They vouch to not miss a second of the game or it would not count. Sit back, strap in, and enjoy the ride.

Reviewed by Chris D., Mountain Island Branch

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Somewhere Inside

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Somewhere Inside

We really don`t know much about North Korea and this gripping true story sheds some light on their view of themselves and the outside world. This book takes us through Laura Ling`s arrest, trial and imprisonment in North Korea and her sister, Lisa`s tremendous efforts to bring her home. Laura was captured in March of 2009 and released five months later. What makes this book intriguing is seeing humanity at its best during extreme situations. This is highly recommended for someone who is looking to catch a glimpse into North Korea`s inner workings and the inspirational tale of a sister’s love.

Reviewed by Michelle S., Independence Regional

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Bosnia List

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Kenan Trebincevic, a Bosnian Muslim, escaped his hometown of Brcko with his family in 1992, as Yugoslavia descended into war. In his memoir, The Bosnia List, Kenan chronicles how he was a happy middle school kid with a passion for karate, degraded and mortally threatened by former friends, neighbors, and teachers in the blink of an eye. While grateful to be allowed into the US, his family still struggled as refugees in isolation, eventually establishing themselves successfully in New York. Twenty years later, brothers Kenan and Eldin hesitantly agreed to their aging father’s desire to visit their ancestral home. Armed with a list of those who at least owe him an explanation, if not his vengeance, Kenan shares his journey to resolution.

Reviewed by Lydia T., Main Library

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An Army at Dawn; the War in North Africa, 1942-1943

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An Army at Dawn; the War in North Africa, 1942-1943

The US army began the war in Europe in North Africa, landing at places like Algiers, Tunis, and yes, Casablanca. US troops found themselves up against the Germans not the Italians or the French. Success against the French required not only fighting but political double or triple dealing worthy of the characters in the current eponymous film playing in the States. When US troops finally went up against the Germans they were outclassed and outfought. So begins Rick Atkinson’s Liberation Trilogy. Eventually, the Allies would force the Axis out of North Africa, but as Atkinson relates, the US Army would face a steep learning curve before its final success. The reader will want to read Atkinson`s trilogy from the beginning because the Army truly was `An Army at Dawn.`

Reviewed by John C., Main Library

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