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The Arab Uprisings

The uprisings in the Middle East seemingly exploded out of the blue in the winter of 2010. But it’s a phenomenon that has been simmering for decades; and is currently one of the most volatile and fluid situations that has stumped even the most seasoned analysts and "experts" in the field trying to make sense of the “Arab Spring”. This collection of books gives readers a thorough understanding of the current landscape of the Middle East and the ever changing dynamics of that region, as well as the socio-political history that brought it to this point.

Now That You’re Watching Downton Abbey…

I love history, so I have been riveted by the BBC series, Downton Abbey.  As many of you probably know, it takes place during the Edwardian period in England right before and during World War I.  It’s interesting to see how the characters face the change that England goes through as it enters into one of the deadliest wars the world has ever experienced.  It truly changed the world!

Zaphod Beeblebrox’s Summer Reading List

Do you know Zaphod Beeblebrox? If so, the following list of books might be for you.  Like Mr. Beeblebrox, these books are somewhat eclectic, but filled with their fair share of humor, pointless drivel, imagination, and possibly a lesson or two.  So, sit back and enjoy a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster and one of these fine titles.  Mr. Beeblebrox would definitely  approve.      

Jenny's Favorite Fiction

My picks are a little bit all over the place, but I don't really have a favorite genre or style. I like to read a wide variety and I'm always open to suggestions. Good characters and a fast moving plot are what draw me in and keep me hooked.

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