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