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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, March 26
American Prometheus:  The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert J. Oppenheimer 
by Kai Bird 
	 American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer / by Kai Bird and Martin J. SherwinMonday, April 30
American Prometheus:  The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert J. Oppenheimer  (continued)
by Kai Bird 
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / J.D. VanceTuesday May 29
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 WohllebenMonday, June 25
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, July 30
Between the World and Me
by Ta Neihisi Coates
Washington's farewell : the founding father's warning to future generations / John AvlonMonday August 27
Washington's Farewell:  The founding father's warning to future generations
by John P. Avlon

 

Book Group Selections, 2017

Brave companions : portraits in history / David McCulloughJanuary 30
Brave Companions: portaits in history
by David McCullough
Bunker Hill : a city, a siege, a revolution / Nathaniel PhilbrickFebruary 27
Bunker Hill: a city, a siege, a revolution
by Nathaniel Philbrick
One nation under God : how corporate America invented Christian America / Kevin M. KruseMarch 27
One nation under God: how corporate America created Christian America
by Kevin M. Kruse
My life on the road / Gloria SteinemApril 24
My life on the road
by Gloria Steinem
Genius of place : the life of Frederick Law Olmsted / Justin MartinMay 30 (Tuesday)
Genius of place: the life of Frederic Law Olmsted
by Justin Martin
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets / Svetlana AlexievichJune 26
Secondhand time: the last of the Soviets
by Svetlana Alexievich
Madame President : the extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf / Helene CooperJuly 31
Madame President : the extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
by Helene Cooper
American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804 / Alan TaylorAugust 28
American Revolution:  a continental history
by Alan Taylor
A long way home : a memoir / Saroo BrierleySeptember 25
A long way home:  a memoir
 by Saroo Brierley
White Trash : The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America / Nancy IsenbergOctober 30
White Trash.  The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
by Nancy Isenberg
The alchemy of air : a Jewish genius, a doomed tycoon, and the scientific discovery that fed the world but fueled the rise of Hitler / Thomas HagerNovember 27
Alchemy of Air:  A Jewish genius, a doomed tycoon, and the scientific discovery that fed the world but fueled the rise of Hitler 
by Thomas Hager
Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America / Ibram X. KendiDecember 26
Stamped from the Beginning:  The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
by Ibram X. Kendi

 

Book Group Selections, 2016

A peace to end all peace book coverJanuary 25 and February 29
A peace to end all peace: the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the modern Middle East
by David Fromkin
The fantastic laboratory of Dr Weigl: how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the NazisMarch 28
The fantastic laboratory of Dr Weigl: how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis
by Arthur Allen
The ascent of money: a financial history of the world April 25
The ascent of money: a financial history of the world 
by Niall Ferguson
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end May 31 (Tuesday)
Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the end 
by Atul Gawande
The innovators: how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolutionJune 27
The innovators: how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution
by Walter Isaacson
The smartest kids in the world and how they got that wayJuly 25
The smartest kids in the world and how they got that way 
by Amanda Ripley
A peace to end all peace book coverAugust 29
Heirs to forgotten kingdoms: journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East
by Gerard Russell 
The fantastic laboratory of Dr Weigl: how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the NazisSeptember 26
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough
The ascent of money: a financial history of the world October 31 Date change: October 24
Code talker
by Chester Nez
with Judith Schiess Avila
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end November 28 and December 27
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow