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Re: [flyleafbooklovers] vanessa added a post

From: Karen C.
Sent on: Monday, December 20, 2010 3:49 PM
hard to choose!  karen

On Dec 20, 2010, at 9:42 AM, vanessa wrote:

Rondy added these options to consider for our March nonfiction discussion...what do you all think of the ideas offered so far?

"The Gatekeepers" Inside the Admissions Process os a Premier College
Jacques Steinberg
Paperback, 294 pp., 2003

"Colleges make their admissions decisions behind a cordon of security befitting the selection of a pope," the book begins. The Gatekeepers spans a year in the lives of those who make the decisions--and those who await the decisions. YOu'll synpathize with the admissions officer who struggles to do what's best for the prospective students and find yourself forming firm opinons about which of the featured students should win entry into the select circles of the nations best schools. (This) is a brainy page turner." (Partial review from Bas Bleu catalog)

And next, another with a historical bent:

"Signing Their Lives Away"
Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese
255 pp., 2009

"Each of the 56 men who sign the Declaration of Incependence risked his life as a traitor to the British Crown, yet many of them have been all but lost to history. And that's a shame because they're a fascinating and eclectic bunch...."
(Partial review from Bas Bleu catalog)

Let's add these to the mix.




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