History Book Discussion Group (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

The History Book Club meets on the second Monday 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.                                    

Nov. 14 Napoleon and Wellington: The Battle of Waterloo and the Great Commanders Who Fought It, by Andrew Roberts

Dec. 12  & Jan. 9: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin  Woodward

Feb. 13: Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments that Shaped a Great State by Walter Woodward

April 9 & May 14: Empress of the Nile by Lynne Olson


Previous titles: 

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Siste, by Jung Chang, The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel, by Kati Marton,  October: The Story of the Russian Revolution, by China MievilleLondon: The Biography, by Peter AckroydHemingway's Hurricane, Goering's Man in Paris, Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich 1945-1955Kingdom of Characters, The Splendid and the Vile, The Empire of Pain, The Man Who Ran Washington, Trail of Tears, The Bomber Mafia,The Quiet Americans, The Battle of Stonington, The State of Jones, The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street, The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A RevolutionA Woman of No Importance, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, Empire: How Spain Became a World Power, The Invention of Nature, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, 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