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Blazer Common Book: 2014-15 Selection

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It Happened on the Way to War Website
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For Discussion

Some topics for discussion:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Participatory development
  • Ethnic violence
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Community development
  • Social responsibility
  • Kibera, Kenya

Related Campus Resources

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About the Author

Rye Barcott

Rye Barcott co-founded the non-governmental organization Carolina For Kibera (CFK) to prevent violence and empower youth through participatory development while he was an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. He then earned master’s degrees in business and public administration from Harvard University, where he was a Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, he lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter and works at Duke Energy. It Happened on the Way to War, published by Bloomsbury, is his first book.

Articles from Library Databases

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Common Book Read-alikes

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Print Copies in the Library

The Library has 5 copies of the print book available under the Common Book Course Reserve (in-Library use only).

eBook Copy

You can check out the electronic copy via Axis360 using your DCCCD Student/Employee ID number. The book is available in Blio and ePub formats to download to your smartphone or tablet or PC.

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