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Recommended Readings (November 2011)

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!

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The Texts of Early Greek Philosophers, The Complete Fragments and Selected Testimonies of the Major Presocratics, by Daniel Graham, Cambridge University Press, 2010 - Reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Almost everyone knows something about Plato's and Aristotle's respective doctrines, but many tend to forget that their theories were partly intended to be responses to the views set forth by earlier philosophers. This book, exploring those earlier thinkers, . . .
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A Twisted Ladder, by Rhody Hawk,Forge, 2009 - Reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

A Twisted Ladder is a psychological thriller by Rhodi Hawk. A great novel about schizophrenia, voodoo, family curse, genetics, river devils and unexplained suicides!
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Room: A Novel, by Emma Donoghue, Little, Brown, and Company, 2010 - Reviewed by Judi Morrel

What if you had been confined with your child since before his birth in an 11 by 11 foot shed, held captive by a man who brought only basic necessities to you?  How would you explain things to your son, who has never seen the outside? 
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The Campaigns of Alexander, by Arrian (translated by A. de Sélincourt and revised by J.R. Hamilton), Penguin, 1971 - Reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Few military and political leaders have been quite as inspiring and perplexing as Alexander of Macedonia, better known as Alexander the Great. His conquests changed the political and cultural map of much of the Middle East in profound and lasting ways. There was no shortage of admirers . . .
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