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The Story of Ebola in America (Book Review: My Spirit Took You In by Louise Troh)

The other day, when I went to the library, I stumbled upon a brand new book.  I hadn’t heard of it before, but it was the story of Eric Duncan, the man who brought Ebola from Liberia to America.  The … Continue reading

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Book: Give and Take

The book Give and Take by Adam Grant is a quick and easy read, full of a lot of compelling stories and examples. The basic principle is that there are 3 different types of people in the world, and they react … Continue reading

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#BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirls was started as an outcry to a recent event that involved the kidnapping of hundreds of girls in Nigeria.  However, this is representative of a much larger issue that our world is facing.  In his recent article, What’s So Scary … Continue reading

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Book – The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty

   Title: The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (to see an excerpt from the book click here) Author: Nina Munk Published: 2013 Pages: 272 pages (kindle edition) Brief Summary – This book is written by a journalist, Nina Munk, … Continue reading

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Book – Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir

Title: Tears of the Desert – A Memoir of Survival in Darfur Author: Halima Bashir Published: 2008 Pages: 363 pages (paperback) Brief Summary – Tears of the Desert is an autobiography about a little girl growing up in a rural village in … Continue reading

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Book – Freedom from Want by Ian Smillie

Title: Freedom from Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That’s Winning the Fight Against Poverty Author: Ian Smillie Published: 2013 Pages: 259 pages (paperback) Brief Summary – This book is a history/case study of the organization called BRAC which … Continue reading

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Book – First Kill Your Family by Peter Eichstaedt

Title: First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army Author: Peter Eichstaedt Published: 2009 Pages: 336 pages (paperback) Brief Summary – This book follows an American journalist through Northern Uganda.  He is looking at the issues related to … Continue reading

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