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History Lovers’ Book Discussion Group

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This class is intended for anyone who has a love for history and would enjoy discussing, on a biweekly basis, a book that covers a significant historical topic, event, or personality.  For the first class, please read The Soul of America: The Battle For Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham.  Students will choose from among the following books for informal, round table discussion in subsequent fun and enlightening classes: On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson, The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman L. Eisen, Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick, Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal by Jack Kelly, My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto.


Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Westchester Reform Temple

Joseph Verdicchio 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 03/28/2019, 04/11/2019, 04/18/2019, 05/02/2019, 05/16/2019, 05/30/2019, 06/13/2019, 06/27/2019, 07/04/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/21/2019 - 7/11/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Scarsdale, Westchester Reform Temple  Map Joseph Verdicchio