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JULY 2014

Some friendly summer book recommendations courtesy of:

Dean James Canning, Honors College

George Hart, Director, UML Libraries

Please share your thoughts, either via email, or the comments box, below.  

Thanks, and enjoy!

Published on Libguides 1.0; distributed on to honors students and faculty.

Summer Reading Recommendations

Every reader his or her book.
Every book its reader.
                  ― S.R. Ranganathan



Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley follows the lives of the six men behind the famous photo of the American flag being raised at Iwo Jima.      



The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot tells the story of how a poor black tobacco farmer unwillingly became one of the largest science experiments ever.


Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. A premier moral apologia for Capitalism.



Study is Hard Work by William Howard Armstrong is "a thought provoking book that has proven to be crucial to my college education. It has not only changed the way I view academics but has also gifted me with a greater awareness and understanding of how to effectively approach issues in whatever field of work I'm involved in."―Sean Berube, UML Honors student


Extracted by Ugo Bardi explains the history of mining and how the quest for minerals is affecting the planet.


Changes in the Land by William Cronon analyzes the changes that occured when New England shifted from Indian to European dominance.


All That Is by James Salter follows one man's life—from Okinawa to New York—as it unfolds in a world on the brink of change.


The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope is a satire of a money-mad culture. Although the setting is 1870s England, it still cuts close to the contemporary bone. Free ebook available here. 



Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather is a narrative of life lived simply in the southwestern desert. Free ebook available here.



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