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My military history roundup

My survey of new military history books is in this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review.

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My survey of new military history books is in this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. I particularly liked a new book called Thundersticks, a history of firearms and Native Americans in early America: “In Silverman’s sober, sprawling account, America is a nation built on slaves and guns — the slaves often Indians taken captive by other Indians in order to obtain the guns.”

In other news, here is a headline I never expected to see: IRAQI SHIITE CLERIC AL-SADR SLAMS TRUMP

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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