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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30) - Mark Bauerlein I admit I did not read this book completely. I skimmed it, and found that while most of the information was interesting and thought provoking, it was information I had already read or known from other sources.As a better overall book in understanding what the digital age has done to our attention spans, our ability to converse without interrupting, our ability to discuss and disagree without making personal attacks, I would recommend "Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think and What we can do about it" by Jane Healey.I also found the end of the book to be a bit lacking. After pointing out all these problems, what are the solutions? It seems to be easier to identify the problem, and more difficult to suggest solutions.So the next question is "how do we redeem our future and become an educated generation?".