Democracy & Dissent Book Group

This group, facilitated by Gisela Jernigan, discusses non-fiction books on many topics, most with a  political-sociological bent. They've discussed books about education, politics,food, urban planning, border issues, economics, and issues of race and culture.
 
This group meets on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00pm.
 
Don't forget!
Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.
 

 

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062316547
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - June 28th, 2016

Discussion on Sunday, August 6 at 2:00pm.

In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Finnish journalist Ann Partanen, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children.


The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476777412
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, September 3 at 2:00pm.

In the 1980s a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up.