From walls of necessity to walls of human engineering

SALISBURY — David Frye, professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University and author of the recently published “Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick,” said he did not set out to write a political book, and backed it up by not talking about politics — at least, not contemporary politics.

Frye spoke at Noble Horizons on Saturday, March 30.

He said the effort that eventually produced “Walls” began as he considered the idea of civilization vs. outsiders.

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