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Freshman Year Reading

Freshman Year Reading

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This catalog highlights books ideal for common reading programs
This catalog highlights books ideal for common reading programs

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Table of Contents
LIFE STORIES—Memoir,Biography,and Autobiography..................................1FICTION TO TALK ABOUT............................32INSPIRATION AND GUIDANCE......................45HISTORY AND SOCIETY................................52LIFE & COLLEGE GUIDES............................61GO GREEN....................................................68MONEY MATTERS........................................75INDEX..........................................................77ORDER FORM..............................................80
Random House,Inc.• Academic Dept.,6-2 • 1745 Broadway • New York,NY 10019
e-mail: mgentile@randomhouse.com • tel.: 212-782-8387• Visit our new blog at: www.commonreads.com
Examination Copies
Examination copies areavailable to collegeprofessors,instructors,or administratorsseeking titles to review for adoptionconsideration. The exam copyprices areasfollows:$3.00 for each paperback priced under$20.00,and 50% off the retail price for allhardcovers and paperbacks priced at or over$20.00. Examination copies are limited to tenper teacher per school year and can only bemailed to valid U.S. addresses.Toorder,use the order form on the back of thiscatalog. Examination copies must be prepaidwith a check,or money order made payable toRandom House,Inc. or order online atwww.randomhouse.com/academic/examcopy.Offer only valid in the United States. Allrequests are subject to approval and availability.Please allow2–4 weeks for delivery.
Printed in the U.S.A.
Sincerely,Michael D.GentileDirector,Academic MarketingRandom House,Inc.1745 Broadway NewYork,NY 10019Tel.(212) 782-8387Fax (212) 940-7381e-mail:mgentile@randomhouse.comP.S.:Please do not hesitate to phone or e-mail me directly.
Tofind outmoreabouthowRandom House,Inc.can help you once you’vemade your decision,please turn to page 79 ofthe catalog.
HCHardcoverTRTrade PaperbackMMMass MarketNCRNo Canadian Rights
Dear Freshman Year Reading Director:
Toorder Audio books or e-books,visitour website at www.randomhouse.com
As we begin a new decade full ofpossibility and opportunity,wewonder:How have common reading programs benefited students,andhow can they develop to meet a changing student populace? Whileanswers may vary,one thing is increasingly made clear:the selection of the “right”book by the “right”author about the “right”topic can makeall ofthe difference;so this year we present to you both classic bookswith the strongest track records and exciting new books with the bestpotential.You’ll note that we have maintained the overall format ofthe catalogbut,in response to feedback,have added two new features:“Messagesfrom the Authorsand,by more popular request,“Messages from YourColleagues”,where your fellow program directors share feedback onauthors and books,such as:“I would HIGHLY recommend this book for use in a first-year seminaror reading program.The response from our students and faculty wasincrediblypositive,and Warren St.John’s presentation to our studentswas outstanding.”(Georgia Institute ofTechnology on
Outcasts United 
,pgs.14&15)“This text captured the interest ofour entire academic community because Bill Strickland’s message ofhope and potential crosses alldisciplines and academic levels.Our faculty actively engaged hundredsofstudents in a variety ofcurricular and co-curricular activities basedonthe themes expressed in this impressive text.(Indiana University of Pennsylvania on
Make the Impossible Possible 
,pgs.46&47)“The book’s broad scope would make it ideal for an institution-widefreshman year reading program ...Rebecca Skloot is a master ofthewritten word.”(North Carolina Central University on
The Immortal Life ofHenrietta Lacks 
,pgs.52&53)In addition to this print resource,we have launched a new blogdedicated solely to common reading.Visitwww.commonreads.comtoget the latest information on new book selections,read and sharefeedback on books,and take part in our free book offers.Now,more than ever,let’s continue our conversation as we face a newdecade with exciting—and sometimes confounding—challenge andopportunity.
Speaking at the 2009 First-Year Experience
®
Random House Luncheon in Orlando,FL
 
Life Stories—Memoir,Biography, and Autobiography
1
JOKER ONE
AMarine Platoon’s Story of Courage,Leadership,and Brotherhood
By Donovan Campbell 
R
ight after graduating from Princeton University,DonovanCampbell,motivated by his unwavering patriotism anddeep sense offaith,decided to join the service,realizingthat becoming a Marine officer would allow him to giveback to his country,engage in the world,and learn tolead.In this immediate,thrilling,and inspiring memoir,Campbell recounts a timeless and transcendent tale of brotherhood,courage,and sacrifice.When Campbell’s platoon,Joker One,deployed to Ramadi inthe spring of2004,they expected to build schools,train police,and make friends with the citizens.But soon,hundreds of hardcore insurgents launched simultaneous attacks on theMarine forces in Ramadi.Told bythe man who ledthe unit ofhard-pressed Marines,
 Joker One 
is a gripping tale ofa leadership,loyalty,faith,andcamaraderie throughout the best and worst oftimes.
“Campbell’snarrative humanized a war,and challenged meto critically examine the ideas of leadership and socialresponsibility; topics I thought I had a handle on prior toreading
Joker One
.”
—Rachel Duff Anderson, Director of First-Year Experience,Siena Heights University
“Donovan Campbell, first as a Marine and then as a writer,shows us that the dominant emotion in war isn’thatred oranger or fear. It’s love. His story stands as a poignanttribute to his men—their courage, their dedication, theirskill, and their love for one another,even unto death. This isadeeply moving book.”
—Nathaniel Fick,
The New York Times
bestselling author of 
One Bullet Away 
Random House | TR978-0-8129-7956-5 | 336pp.$16.00/$19.95 Can.| Exam Copy:$3.00
 Author Available • e-Book
 About the Author 
DONOVAN CAMPBELL
graduated with honors from Princeton University and Harvard BusinessSchool, finished first in his class at the Marines’ Basic Officer Course, and served three combatdeployments—two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon and aBronze Star with Valor for his time in Iraq. He is now working for PepsiCo and living in Dallas, Texas,with his wife and daughter. He is the author of 
 Joker One
.
Now in Paperback 
Selected for Common Reading
Siena Heights University
Website:www.joker-one.comTo view video of Donovan Campbell’spresentation at the 2009 First-YearExperience
®
conference in Orlando FL,go to:http://tinyurl.com/y8spg2a

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