|04/17/2017 - 2:00pm||Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery . . ."||
The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward Baptist (2014, 2016). This prize-winning book claims “The expansion of slavery drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. . . . Told through intimate slave narratives” and other historical documents. “A radical new interpretation of American history.”
|03/20/2017 - 2:00pm||Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "The Girl with Seven Names"||
The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee (2015, 2016). Story of a girl who lived in and escaped from North Korea, then returned to rescue her family.
March 20, 2017, 2-4 pm, at the Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory
|02/20/2017 - 2:00pm||Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "Faith No More"||
Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion by Phil Zuckerman (2011, 2015). Based on in-depth interviews.
|01/23/2017 - 2:00pm||Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "The Muslim Next Door"||
The Muslim Next Door: the Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karamali (2008).
|12/19/2016 - 2:00pm||Book Group:"The Inconvenient Indian"||
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (2013)
|11/21/2016 - 2:00pm||Book group: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics||
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics , by Carlo Rovelli (2016)
|10/17/2016 - 2:00pm||Book Group: "Pacific"||
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers, by Simon Winchester (2015)
|09/19/2016 - 2:00pm||Book group: "The Myth of Race" (click here for more information||
The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea by Robert Wald Sussman (2014). Biological race does not exist; the social construct underlies prejudice and oppression. Traces history of this “persistent, false, and poisonous idea” from early biblical to modern pseudoscience.
|08/15/2016 - 2:00pm||Jeff Center Book Group CANCELED||
The August 15, 2016, meeting of this discussion group has been canceled. Books previously selected have been moved forward one month--see the calendar.
|07/18/2016 - 2:00pm||Book group: “Lies, Incorporated" (click here for more information)||
July 18, 2016, 2-4 pm, at the Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory