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W. W. Martin ~ So I Bought an Air Force: The True Story of a Gritty Midwesterner in Somoza's Nicaragua (Thursday, December 12 at 6pm)
Nicaraguan strongman General Anastasio Somoza is making room for the modern jets sent down by his Cold War ally, the United States. Will Martin, a 34-year-old civilian pilot, has just suffered the loss of his family business in Chicago and is looking to make a fresh start. So I Bought an Air Force
is the wild but true tale of how Martin buys the Nicaraguan Air Force's fleet of P-51 Mustangs, F-47 Thunderbolts, and C-45 Expeditors and his struggles to get his planes back up to the U.S. With stunning color photographs from the author's personal archive, "So I Bought an Air Force" gives the reader a vivid look at the rough-and-tumble world of 1960s Latin America from the cockpit of some of the hottest American aircraft ever built.
Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1600 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Robert Nickelsberg ~ Afghanistan: A Distant War ~ Seminary Co-operative Bookstore (Monday, January 13, 2014 at 6pm)
Co-Sponsored with Center for International Studies at The University of Chicago
Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg
's photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan
. Since the attack on the World Trade Center, Afghanistan
has evolved from a country few people thought twice about to a place that evokes our deepest emotions. TIME magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg has been publishing his images of this distant yet all too familiar country since 1988, when he accompanied a group of mujahideen across the border from Pakistan. This remarkable volume of photographs is accompanied by insightful texts from experts on Afghanistan and the Taliban. The images themselves are captioned with places, dates, and Nickelsberg's own extensive commentary. Timely and important, the book serves as a reminder that Afghanistan and the rest of the world remain inextricably linked, no matter how much we long to distance ourselves from its painful realities.
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Michael C. Dawson, Blacks In and Out of the Left (Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6pm)