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New York Times: Book Review: New and noteworthy books on military history, from Afghanistan to Waterloo
Thunder in The Mountains: Chief Joseph Oliver, Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War by Daniel Sharfstein, Tarkington Professor of Law and professor of history, offers a brisk narrative of one of the last major collisions between Native Americans and white America. His two main characters are complex and compelling — Chief Joseph, a thoughtful, powerful speaker who spent years trying to find a way for his people to live alongside American settlers, and General O. O. Howard, a moralistic liberal Army general whose fate it was to crush Joseph’s small Nez Perce tribe.

Archaeology: Ice Age camp discovered in Peru
According to a new study led by Vanderbilt University researchers, hearths, simple stone tools, the bones of land and marine animals, woven rushes, and plant remains dating back as early as 15,000 years ago have been found deep beneath Huaca Prieta, an earthen mound on the coast of northern Peru. Lead researcher Tom Dillehay, Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, is quoted. A related story was published by The Science Times.

Country Common: Musicians On Call, Southwest Airlines bring music to Vanderbilt Hospital patients
Musicians On Call has teamed up with Southwest Airlines to bring the healing power of music to families, patients and caregivers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The outreach also includes the two organizations hosting three Bedside Performance Programs at hospitals with grant recipients of the airlines’ medical transportation initiative, a program that provides complimentary, roundtrip tickets to non-profit hospitals and medical transportation organizations to benefit patients who need to travel for specialized, personal medical care.

Nashville Pride: OZ Arts 2017-18 brings phenomenal artists to Nashville
In a listing of OZ Arts Nashville’s upcoming cultural events for the 2017-18 season, the performance of Love Song to the Sun by Tracy Silverman and Robin Fountain, featuring 75 undergraduate musicians from Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, is included. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.



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