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Common Book 2019-20: Redeployment: Home

Program materials for TCC Common Book Program

This guide is no longer being updated, but is being kept active for historical TCC Common Book Program informational purposes. 

Start Here

It is recommended that readers start with this essay by Phil Klay before diving into the book.  This editorial was published in the New York Times on February 8, 2014. 

TCC Common Book 2019-20

TCC Common Book Program

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  • Deepen critical thinking capacities through common book-related high-impact practices
  • Provide a sustained, rich academic experience
  • Foster a sense of connection to the institution and to one another
  • Improve understanding of civic responsibilities
  • Strengthen empathetic capacities
  • Raise awareness of the humanities' civic importance

The Book

Redeployment by Phil Klay

Awards for Redeployment

2014 National Book Award Winner

2014 National Book Foundation, 5 under 35 Honoree

2015 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award

2015 American Library Association W. Y. Boyd Award

2015 Chautauqua Prize

2015 Marine Heritage Foundation James Webb Award

2015 Warwick Prize for Writing

2015 Hodder Fellowship, Princeton University

2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2018 G. W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters (Cultural and Historical Criticism)

Klay's Previously Published Short Stories

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