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Books That Will Start You Thinking:
Non-Fiction Book Group


Spring 2018


Summer 2018
Please register by email tosglick@wlsmail.org call the libraryat 941-7072 for more information. Copies of the book will be available at the library one month before the discussion.



Island at the Center of the World By Russell Shorto

Sunday, April 8 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm

In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today In an account that blends a novelist's grasp of storytelling with cutting-edge scholarship, The Island at the Center of the World strips Manhattan of its asphalt, bringing us back to a wilderness islanda hunting ground for Indians, populated by wolves and bears--that became a prize in the global power struggle between the English and the Dutch.

(Summary adapted from the Westchester Library System catalog description)


1968: The Year that Rocked the World By Mark Kurlansky

Sunday, July 15 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm

To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap; avant-garde theater; the upsurge of the women's movement; and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union. Mark Kurlansky brings to life the cultural and political history of that pivotal year, when television's influence on global events first became apparent, and spontaneous uprisings occurred simultaneously around the world. Encompassing the diverse realms of youth and music, politics and war, economics and the media, 1968 shows how twelve volatile months transformed who we were as a people -- and led us to where we are today.

(Summary adapted from the Westchester Library System catalog description)





(Summary excerpted from the Westchester Library System descriptions)














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