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History Book Discussion Group

The History Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 on Zoom. All readers are welcome to join.  The Library works to provide copies of the books being discussed. Copies of the current selection are available at the front desk.  You must email Dana Semeraro to get the Zoom link dssemeraro@gmail.com.

Jan 12 Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and Lessons of Global Power, by                Niall Ferguson

Feb 10 The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, by Jill Lepore, 1998 (240 pages)

Mar 10 A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II, by Sonia Purnell 2019

Apr 14 Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick 2013

May 12 The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, by Simon Winchester 2001

June 9 The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, by Simon Winchester 2001

Previously read titles include:

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, by David McCullough.

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt's New World, by Andrea Wulf.

Empire: How Spain Became a World Power 1492-1763, by Henry Kamen.

The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, by Maria Rosa Menocal                                                                                         

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, by Edward E. Baptist 

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, by George Packer