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Current History Book Club

The Current History Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Main Library. For copies of the titles, please contact Steve Hubbard at

January 25, 2011 The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
February 22, 2011 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold Europe by Mary Sarotte
March 29, 2011 The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
April 26, 2011 Salvador by Joan Didion
May 31, 2011 The Boys of '98 by Dale L. Walker
September 27, 2011 The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century by Steven Watts
October 26, 2011 Terror Incorporated by Loretta Napoleoni
November 30, 2011 Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia by Marshall I. Goldman
January 31, 2012 The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan
February 28, 2012 In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
March 27, 2012 The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop
April 24, 2012 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
May 29, 2012 Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent
September 25, 2012 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
October 30, 2012 American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America by Colin Woodard
November 27, 2012 Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis
January 29, 2013 Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72 by Hunter S. Thompson
February 26, 2013 New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover
March 26, 2013 On Disobedience by Erik Fromm
April 30, 2013 War by Sabastian Junger
May 28, 2013 Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman
September 24, 2013 The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
October 29, 2013 Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
November 26, 2013 Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow
January 28, 2014 Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937 – 1948 by Madeleine Albright
February 25, 2014 Embers of War by Fredrik Logeval
March 25, 2014 House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid
April 29, 2014 Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden
May 27, 2014 A Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe by Marci Shore
September 30, 2014 The Westies: Inside New York’s Irish Mob by T.J. English
October 28, 2014 Confederates In the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz
November 25, 2014 1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War by Charles Emmerson
January 27, 2015 Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
February 24, 2015 Outside the Gates of Eden: The Dream of America from Hiroshima to Nowby Peter Bacon Hales
March 31, 2015 Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal by Abigail Carrol
April 28, 2015 Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John Dower
May 26, 2015 Savage Harvest: A Tail of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman
September 29, 2015 Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
October 27, 2015 The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
Nov. 24, 2015 Charlatan: American's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock
Jan. 26, 2016 Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
Feb. 23, 2016 The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim
March 29, 2016 The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kernan
April 26, 2016 Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Ship by Robert Kurson
May 31, 2016 Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports by S.L. Price
Summer 2016 Current History Book Club does not meet during the summer.
Sept. 27, 2016 Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter
Oct. 25, 2016 On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
Nov. 29, 2016 Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition by Nisid Hajari
Jan. 31, 2017 The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
Feb. 28, 2017 Cadillac Desert: the American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner
March 28, 2017 Going It Alone: Fargo Grapples with the Great Depression by David Danbom
April 25, 2017 Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times by Odd Westad
May 30, 2017 Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick