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Published on October 30, 2018

Book Launch: Professor David Frye

Please join us as we celebrate the latest from Professor David Frye!
When: November 14, 2018 3-400PM
Where: The Connecticut Room, Gelsi-Young Hall
Refreshments? They will be served.

Book cover of David Frye's "Walls"The response to Professor Frye's timely tome on how walls shaped the history of civilization has been impressive. It was chosen as a Main Selection for the History Book Club, has already been featured on two syndicated public radio shows, and is receiving rave reviews:

“Insights abound in every chapter…packs an impressive amount of scholarship and storytelling into its relatively compact perimeter. Walls could add a level of context to the current heated discussion of walls in the U.S.” —Booklist "Readers will find Frye's rumination—on the reasons walls exist and will continue to exist, what they can and cannot do, and their contribution to the growth of civilization—informative, relevant, and thought-provoking." —Publishers Weekly “A sturdy historical tour of walls and their builders—and their discontents as well. Provocative, well-written, and—with walls rising everywhere on the planet—timely.” —Kirkus Reviews

“David Frye’s marvelous book was a perfect delight.” —Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa, and The Map That Changed the World "A haunting and brilliant achievement.” —Tom Holland, author of Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic and Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West

“David Frye writes about walls, and what lies on either side of them, with so much grace and insight that you hardly notice that 4,000 years of history have passed and now you have to rethink all your preconceptions. Read this book.” —Barry Strauss, author of The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination

Written by Bradley Davis