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Googled: The End of the World as We Know It
Googled: The End of the World as We Know It
Author Ken Auletta spent two years within Google interviewing many employees including founders Larry Page and Sergi Brin. His end result provides an inside look into the Google story from this personable perspective, which was recommended by Roy J. Winegar, assistant professor of communications.  more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Ken Auletta
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Recommendations: 1908
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Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Somewhat in the style of his best-seller, Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom intertwines two very different stories of faith: his 82-year-old rabbi from his youth, and a Detroit pastor who had been a drug dealer and convict. P. Douglas Kindschi, Kaufman Interfaith Institute director, said that while their settings and religious expression are quite different, they both deal with issues of death, justice, and meaning in life. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Mitch Albom
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Recommendations: 1912
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Hot, Flat and Crowded
Hot, Flat and Crowded
This book on the Green Revolution is recommended by Cathy Marashi, Grand Valley Art Gallery project coordinator. She said it is full of fascinating information about our world, while offering innovative ideas about how to overcome today's problems. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Thomas Friedman
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Recommendations: 1909
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Ida: A Sword Among Lions
Ida: A Sword Among Lions
Giddings presents a biography of a little-known African American social reformer. Ida Wells was a newspaper editor and women's rights activist during the reconstruction. Patricia Smith, deputy university counsel, said Wells worked to end lynching and was as dedicated to suffrage as Susan B. Anthony. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Paula J. Giddings
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Recommendations: 1913
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
"I recently saw a magazine ad for frozen waffles, with smiling children and the words: 'Nutrition has never had a tastier disguise,'" said Jo Miller, associate professor of English. "I thought of this book, in which Pollan exposes the role of 'nutritionism,' an ideology that has transformed food in our culture." Miller said the nutritionism encourages people to think of food as a delivery system for nutrients, rather than as a social occasion or an important part of cultural identity. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Michael Pollan
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Recommendations: 1698
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