Books have begun to arrive on my door step which means classes are not too far away. I thought, while I had a spare moment, I would share my book list for this semester. I plan on doing this for every semester. Feel free to click the links and check the book out and buy it if you so desire!
I have 20 books for the semester. Some you have heard of, but most you probably have not. Thanks to the USPS, I have seven on my desk now and hope the rest arrive by August 10th. I ordered them all from Amazon (saved $200!) and, before you ask, I am sure I got the right editions because JMU’s bookstore lists the ISBN of each book!! I wish MSSU did that! Anyway, here is the list:
HIST 653 (Patterns of World History): Before European Hegemony, Importing the European Army, Old World Encounters, Plagues & Peoples (with New Preface), Why Europe?, World & Very Small Place in Africa
GHIST 102 (My TA Course): Death & King’s Horseman, Ways of the World, Vol 2 Brief Global History, Worlds of History (V2), Complete Persepolis, Robinson Crusoe, Discourse by Three Drunkards on Government
There you have it! Sixteen weeks of reading. Sounds like a lot, but I will admit, some of the books are pretty thin and the longest one is about 370 pages. I had longer books at MSSU, but I never had 20 for four courses!
If any of the titles interest you, I have provided a link to the Amazon.com page so you can get more info. I will, however, give more information about the books when I discuss each course in a separate blog.