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Recommended Readings (February 2013)

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!

Justinians -Flea 50

Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe, by William Rosen, Viking, 2007 - Reviewed by George Geib

Few experiences have evoked greater fear in history than plague.  For nearly two millennia, the Black Death kept returning to Europe to ravage cities and civilizations.  One of the earlier, and more terrible, outbreaks came during the reign of the last important ancient Roman emperor, Justinian.
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Made -for -Goodness 50

Made for Goodness and Why This Makes All the Difference, by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu, Harper Collins, 2010 - Reviewed by Richard McGowan

Written by Noble Peace Prize winner, chair of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Butler degree holder, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his daughter, Mpho Tutu, herself the executive director of the Tutu Institute for Prayer and Pilgrimage, . . .
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