FEBRUARY 6, MARCH 6, APRIL 3, and MAY 1
6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Historians reading group meets monthly to discuss books from all areas of history. Do you want to learn more about political history? Social history? Military history? This is your chance to read and discuss history books recognized by historians as the best in their discipline. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Donna McBride, who has taught history for almost forty years at both the secondary and university levels, The Historians will be reading and discussing one book per month. If history is your passion, your interest, or the discipline you want to know better, this group is designed for you.
February 6: The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present, John Pomfret – Letter of Introduction
March 6: Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War, Mary McAuliffe – Letter of Introduction
April 3: The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, Steven Johnson
May 1: Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World, Roger Crowley