Quest Courses – Spring 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

Fascinating Nonfiction, Spring 2023




Feb 15

Harriet Finkelstein

The Quiet Zone: Unravelling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence by Stephen Kurczy

Mar 01

Bob Reiss

Hitler's American Friends by Bradley Hart

Mar 015

Lois Cardillo

All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks 

Mar 29

Paul Golumb

The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter

Apr 19

  Wayne Cotter

The Upswing: How America Came Together A Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert Putnam

May 03

Larry Shapiro

Stay True by Hau Hsu

May 17

Harriet Finkelstein

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

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