Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / History and Philosophy / FASCINATING NONFICTION

Coordinators: Harriet Finkelstein, Bob Reiss, Ruth Ward

At each session the presenter will tell you about a book you always wanted to read or about a book you never heard of but will be glad that you now have.

Selections range from transit maps to Mt. Everest expeditions, American politics, Western women’s diaries, young Ernest Hemingway, black migration, the sinking of the Lusitania, Frank Sinatra, American restaurants, the evolution of mankind. Every semester an eclectic array of fascinating non-fiction awaits its audience.


B WEEK / WEDNESDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Sep 13Ruth WardAmerican Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy by David Corn
Sep 27Linda DownsForgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering by Scott A. Small; A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past by Lewis Hyde
Oct 11Larry ShapiroFive Days in London by John Lukacs
Oct 25Bob ReissLook for Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself by Luke Russert
Non 08Harriet FinkelsteinThe Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization by Martin Puchner
Nov 29Ilene WinklerThe Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto
Dec 13Paul GolombThe Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter


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