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K-State Book Network (KSBN)

Help Pick Kansas State University's 2014 Common Book!

K-State Book Network (KSBN) is an all university reading program that selects a common book for the academic year and coordinates exciting classroom and campus activities to correspond with the reading.

The Selection Committee, comprised of students, staff, administrators, and faculty, has spent the last six months reading books and has narrowed the list down to three finalists. We would like your help selecting the 2014 university common book.  

Born to Run Book CoverDefending Jacob book coverThe Ghost Map book cover
Born to Run
Christopher McDougall
Defending Jacob
William Landay
The Ghost Map
Steven Johnson

Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong....(more)

Defending Jacob raises the question of how far would you go to protect your family when district attorney Andy Barber’s son is accused of killing a classmate....(more)                                                                                 

The Ghost Map is the chilling story of urban terror, but it is also a story of how scientific understanding can advance in the most hostile of environments...(more)