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Richard Freund named book award finalist

digging through historyDigging Through History, written by Dr. Richard Freund of West Hartford, has been named a 2012 Book of the Year Award finalist by ForeWord Reviews, a quarterly print journal dedicated to reviewing independently published books. A noted archaeologist, Freund is director of the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. He is the author of six books on archaeology, two books on Jewish ethics, over one hundred scholarly articles and has appeared in fifteen television documentaries. Freund has also directed six archaeological projects in Israel and three projects in Europe on behalf of the University including: Bethsaida, Qumran, the Cave of Letters, Nazareth, Yavne, Har Karkom (Mount Sinai) as well as archaeological projects in Burgos and Cadiz, Spain and a research project at the extermination camp at Sobibor, Poland.
In Digging Through History, published by Rowman & Littlefield, Freund journeys through some of the most fascinating archaeological sites of human history — including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor.
The ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award was created to highlight the year’s most distinguished books from independent publishers. Finalists were selected from 1300 entries covering 62 categories of books from independent and academic presses. Over the next two months, a panel of sixty judges, librarians and booksellers will select the winners, which will be announced at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago on June 28.

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