You are here

Book Group: Past books

Book Group Information

A list of books selected and read by this book group from 2008 to 2013 can be found here. For recent books, see below.

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 Told through intimate slave narratives” and other historical documents.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.”
April 17, 2017, 2-4 pm, at the Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory

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.
February 20, 2017, 2-4 pm, at the Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory

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).
January 16, 2017, 2-4 pm, at the Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory

12/19/2016 - 2:00pm Book Group:"The Inconvenient Indian"

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (2013)
by Thomas King

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
Lies, Incorporated: the World of Post-Truth Politics by Ari Rabin-Havi (2016). A revealing history of the “ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas.” How it has crippled legislation

Pages