Course Schedule – Spring 2024 / 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


Feb 14Bob ReissThe Hank Show by McKenzie Frank
Feb 28Paul AdlerHow to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
Mar 13Larry ShapiroLab Girl by Hope Jahren
Mar 27Paul GolombIt’s Not TV by Felix Gillette and John Koblin
Apr 10Harriet FinkelsteinMapping the Darkness by Kenneth Miller
May 01Wayne CotterThe Algorithm: How AI Decides Who Gets Hired, Monitored, Promoted and Fired and Why We Need to Fight Back Now by Hilke Schellmann
May 15Ruth WardThe Chaos Machine by Max Fisher


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