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Nonfiction Book Group

Book Group Selections, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci / Walter Isaacson~March
Leonardo Da Vinci ~Walter Isaacson
~ 10 votes~599 pages.~digital audioboook, book, ebook, and spoken CD.

Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right / Jane Mayer~April
Dark Money:  The hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right~Jane Mayer
~9 votes~ ~547 pages~book, ebook, digital audiobook, spoken CD.
The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization / Martin Puchner~May
The Written World: the power of stories to shape people history and civilization~Martin Puchner
~7 votes~412 pages~book.
Bloodlands : Europe between Hitler and Stalin / Timothy Snyder~June
Bloodlands:  Europe between Hitler and Stalin~Timothy Snyder
~7 votes~524 pages~book, ebook, digital audiobook, spoken CD
Destined for war : can America and China escape Thucydides's trap? / Graham Allison~July 
Destined for War: Can America and China Escape ~Graham Allison
~6 votes~364 pages~ book, ebook
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley / Charlotte Gordon~August. (with possible extension if needed).
Romantic Outlaws:  The Extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley~Charlotte Gordon
~649 pages ~6 votes~ book, ebook, spoken CD

Red notice : a true story of high finance, murder, and one man's fight for justice / Bill Browder~September
Red Notice:  A true story of High Finance, Murder and one Man's fight for justice. ~ Bill Browder
 ~6 votes ~396 pages ~ book, ebook, digital audiobook, playaway, spoken CD

 

Book Group Selections, 2018

Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America / Ibram X. KendiMonday, January 29 (continued from Dec. 2017)
Stamped from the Beginning:  The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
by Ibram X. Kendi
	 God is not one : the eight rival religions that run the world--and why their differences matter / Stephen ProtheroMonday, February 26
God is Not One:  The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World
by Stephen Prothero
	 American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer / by Kai Bird and Martin J. SherwinMonday, April 2
American Prometheus:  The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert J. Oppenheimer 
by Kai Bird 

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / J.D. VanceMonday, April 30
American Prometheus:  The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert J. Oppenheimer  (continued)
by Kai Bird

and
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
by J.D. Vance

	 The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world / Peter WohllebenTuesday May 29
Hidden Life of Trees:  What they feel, how they communicate:  discoveries from a secret world
by Peter Woheleben 
	 Between the world and me / Ta-Nehisi CoatesMonday, June 25
Between the World and Me
by Ta Neihisi Coates
Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America / Ibram X. KendiMonday, August 27
The Undoing Project
by Michael Lewis
	 God is not one : the eight rival religions that run the world--and why their differences matter / Stephen ProtheroMonday, September 24
Evicted
by Matthew Desmond
	 American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer / by Kai Bird and Martin J. SherwinMonday, October 29th
Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River
by David Owens

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / J.D. VanceMonday, November 26 & Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The Gene (2 month book)
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

	 The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world / Peter WohllebenMonday, January 28, 2019 & Monday, February 25, 2019
Grant (2 month book)
by Ron Chernow