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July6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 15

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Islamic Law and Civil Code: The Law of Property in Egypt

By Richard A. Debs *63

(Columbia University Press) In this history of Egyptian property law, the author analyzes the classical Islamic law of property based on Shari’ah, traces its historic development...

Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation

By Gary B. Nash ’55 *64, Ray Raphael, and Alfred F. Young (editors)

(Alfred A. Knopf) In 22 original essays, leading historians provide accounts of individuals and groups that personified the radical ideals of the American Revolution in keeping...

American Affairs

By John Clark Pratt *65

(Ghost Road Press) This novel follows the story of a history professor, Christopher Jefferson, who arrives in Portugal in 1974, at the start of the “Revolution of the Carnations,”...

Crossing the Line

By Lynn Miller *66

(AuthorHouse) In this novel, Owen Gilroy sets out to help his grandson, Sam, come to terms with his sexuality. In order to do so, however, he must examine his own life by...

The Colors of Zion

By George Bornstein *66

(Harvard University Press) This book examines the relationships between Blacks, Jews, and the Irish between the years of the Irish Famine and the end of World War II. Bornstein...

Nothing Less than War: A New History of America’s Entry into World War I

By Justus D. Doenecke *66

(University of Kentucky Press) This book provides a thoughtful look at America’s internal political climate and changing international role during the transformative period of...

The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan

By Bing West *67

(Random House) A former Marine combat veteran and assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, West “boldly assesses the prospects for U.S. success in Afghanistan in this...
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