Saturday, June 05, 2010

Patriot's history of the US & UW Tacoma

UW-Tacoma Prof Michael Allen and Larry Schweikart wrote an obscure US history textbook. A Patriot's History of the US: from Columbus's Gret Discovery to the War on Terror - Amazon It was obscure until a prominent talk-radio host interviewed coauthor Schweikart who mentioned their book. It shot up the NY Times bestseller list to #1. Thanks, Glenn Beck! Allen is a professor of history at the University of Washington's Tacoma campus. BTW: If you have never been to UW-Tacoma, you should see the neighborhood. The campus is primarily recycled old brick buildings from early 20th century (or earlier) industry. The Washington History Museum is across the street and the Museum of Glass (Dale Chihuly) is across the freeway from there via a bridge that shows enough glass art that you can skip the museum. The (free) Tacoma Light Rail runs through from free parking at Freight House Square. Source: Weekly Volcano (South Sound) newspaper 4/29/10

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