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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Art through the Ages: A Global History

The 14th edition of Gardner’s Art through the Ages provides a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world’s great artistic traditions. Easy to read and understand, the 14th edition of the most widely-read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporating new artists and art forms—all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. A complete online environment, including all images and an e-book, is also available. The unique Scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. A new timeline within each chapter, along with “The Big Picture” overviews at the end of every chapter, will help you review for exams.

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