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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.

Sep 9  The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, by David McCullough

Oct 14 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt's New World, by Andrea Wulf

Nov 11 Empire: How Spain Became a World Power 1492-1763, by Henry Kamen(read 1st half)

Dec  9 Empire: How Spain Became a World Power 1492-1763, by Henry Kamen(read 2nd half)

Previously read titles include:

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