Ebooks on the War in Iraq

The Iraq war that began in 2003 and led to the eventual fall of Saddam Hussein was a pivotal event of the last decade and continues to be dated in public opinion and in scholarship. The titles listed below are ebooks that are a part of this debate. Click on each title view the book (MVCC ID required from off campus. You can click on this subject heading, Iraq War-2003, to view ALL of our titles (print and electronic) on this war.

Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Renews Energy vs. Environment Debate

A new oil pipeline has been proposed across the center of the US:

A proposed pipeline would carry oil from Canadian tar sands fields to Texas refineries, but the project has sparked high-profile protests. Jeffrey Brown discusses the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research’s Robert Bryce and environmentalist Bill McKibben. (from the Newhours)

The proposed map of the pipeline:

Here’s a piece from the Newshour about it:

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Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home

Check out this new documentary in the library, Woodie Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home. Here’s a summary:

Written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, “This Land Is Your Land” is one of the United States’ most famous folk songs. Its Oklahoma born author, Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie, was a complex, multi-talented man whose songs would come to exemplify that strain of American music. Yet his life was a tangle of unresolved contradictions: an indifferent guitar player yet an accomplished musician; three times married, but a perennially unfaithful husband; distant or doting father; acquainted with many yet well-known to few; a rambler who longed for home; the writer of as many as 1,400 songs, which he set to borrowed melodies. He recorded over 400 songs and enjoyed a great deal of success, but only became widely popular during the folk revival of the 1950s. This film chronicles the life and times of Woody Guthrie – populist poet, balladeer, rabble-rouser, and prototypical ramblin’ man.

Boyz N the Hood at 20 Years Old

In 1991, John Singleton’s films Boyz N the Hood splashed onto the scene changing public discussion about urban life, violence, and culture. This short NPR piece discusses the film after 20 years:

I also wanted to pass along this article that explores the themes presented in Boyz N the Hood:

Food Allergies in Children Becoming More Common and Severe

This Newshour piece outlines recent findings about food allergies.

  • A new study out Monday find that children’s food allergies are now more common, and more severe. Gwen Ifill discusses the findings with Dr. Ruchi Gupta, the lead author of the study.

Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour.

ByLiner: Topic Shopping Nonfiction

Looking for a topic for your next paper? ByLiner.com might be the place to topic shop. This is a source of 1000s of nonfiction articles on a range of topics. This site is a social network for readers, and it connects many quality sources from across the web. Here’s part of their about page:

  • On Byliner.com, readers can discover, share, and discuss articles with a community of fellow readers, receive personalized recommendations, and follow their favorite writers — ensuring that they never miss a great read. Byliner.com also acts as a platform for writers, enabling them to connect directly with their audience.
    Byliner. We’ll find you something good to read.