Starita's book 'I Am A Man' selected for 'One Book'


The winning title for the 2010 One Book-One Lincoln, as voted on by area readers, is UNL professor Joe Starita's "I Am a Man," (2008, St. Martin's Press) a historical narrative about Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Indian tribe, and his historic journey to achieve justice for his people in the late 1800s.

The 2010 One Book-One Lincoln website, with background information about Starita, the book, and the topics covered in the book, is at:

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Starita is a professor of journalism at UNL and previously was an investigative reporter and New York bureau chief for The Miami Herald, where one of his stories was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He also has written "The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge," which garnered a second Pulitzer Prize nomination, won the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association Award, and has been published in six foreign languages.

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