The shared common reader is a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversation with your fellow students and to begin to share in the intellectual life of the entire UD community. The book is read before arriving on campus with speakers, films, and other cultural events, organized around the theme of the book throughout your first semester.

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Thank You for Your Service

The wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel. For The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous “surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever.

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Posted on 08/27/2014
David Finkel will visit the University of Delaware campus on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd. He will speak in Mitchell Hall at 5:00pm. His talk is open to first-year students.
Posted on 05/06/2014

The University of Delaware has chosen Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel as 2014's Common Reader.

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