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Subject: What nonfiction history books for adults do you have on your shelf?
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 8:36 PM ET
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As a history buff, I know I love finding new-to-me books on my favorite areas of history and I'd expect others do as well. What nonfiction books geared for adults do you have? Maybe it's just what someone here has been meaning to order! 

I currently have two books that qualify:

Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends --the only copy in the system =)

Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters -- and One Man's Search to Find Them :: Andrew Carroll

Subject: 3 nonfiction history books on my shelf
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:30 PM ET
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Hi,

 

Here is a list of my 3 nonfiction history books that I have on my shelf:

 

1) BEING DIGITAL :: Nicholas Negroponte
History and Technology

2) A BEAUTIFUL MIND: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994
By: Sylvia Nasar
Historical Biography and Economics

3) THE WORLDLY PHILOSOPHERS :: Robert L. Heilbroner
History of  World Economics and a Classic

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Elona

 



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Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:33 PM ET
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The Village by Bing West

"Fifteen walked in...Eight walked out.

 

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 7:44 AM ET
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I have a  textbook:

The Unfinished Nation :: Alan Brinkley
ISBN-13: 9780072295580 - ISBN-10: 0072295589

 

I'll keep an eye out for history texts!

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 10:41 AM ET
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When I returned to college in addition to my degree I received a certificate in women's studies. Our college was the first in the country to offer the program. One of the books required for the courses was Women, Health, and Medicine in America: A Historical Handbook. I found it very interesting material. My instructor, Judith Roy, has an article about female genital mutilation and it's place in our history. The entire book is very interesting. It's amazing how far we have come. If anyone is interested in ordering the book it does have highlighting throughout the book.

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:11 AM ET
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My historical non-fiction include:   

                                                     FORTRESS AMERICA - The American Military and the Consequences of Peace      WM. Greinder

                                                    SEASON OF BLOOD-A RWANDAN JOURNEY           Fergal Keane

                                                    AMERICA BACK ON TRACK           Senator Edward M. Kennedy

                                                    MY YEAR IN IRAQ - The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope           Ambassador L. Paul Bremer

                                                     JUNGLE PILOT -  Nate Saint, martyred missionary to Ecuador      Russell T. Hitt

 

      PLEASE  ALSO CHOOSE ANY PAPERBACK ON MY BOOKSHELF AS A FREEBIE WHEN ANY OF THE ABOVE ARE ORDERED.

                                     ALL  BOOKS ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, AND HC HAVE WITH INTACT DUSTCOVERS



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