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Recommended Readings (Mar. 2009)

Need a good book? Take a look at the recommendations below. This page is designed to highlight readings suggested by people in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We've created this site because expressing our enthusiasm for a favorite book is a wonderful way to share ideas, to stimulate discussion, and to simply embrace a love of reading. We hope you will find this useful in your search for a good book!

Maj Mrs. Holts Small

Major and Mrs. Holt's Concise Guide to the Western Front -North (vol one), South (vol two) by Major Holt, Pen & Sword 2004, 2006 - Reviewed by George Geib

Tourism, aided by easy Chunnel access, has made World War One's Western Front a significant British tourist destination. The battlefields, cemeteries, and . . .
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Groundswell Small

Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff, Harvard Business Press 2008 - Reviewed by Ed Kanis

Crafted by two leading research consultants, Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies provides a detailed look at how companies and organizations are effectively employing social media.
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Three Cups Small

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, Penguin 2007 - Reviewed by Judi Morrel

Co-written by mountain-climber turned humanitarian Greg Mortenson and journalist David Oliver Relin, Three Cups of Tea tells the true story of the extraordinary efforts of one man to combat poverty through education in the most remote and inhospitable areas of northern Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Galileo Small

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion edited by Ronald L. Numbers, Harvard University Press 2009 - Reviewed by Michael Zimmerman

In this wonderful, edited volume, University of Wisconsin history of science professor Ron Numbers turns some commonly accepted notions about the relationship between religion and science on their head.
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Can't Remember 50

Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research by Sue Halpern, New York: Harmony Books 2008 - Reviewed by Ulf Goebel

Alzheimer's disease (AD), feared more than cancer, leaves us strangers to ourselves.
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