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.
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Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Discussion on Sunday, July 1 at 2:00pm.

National Book Award Finalist · A New York Times Notable Book


Based on years of research and shocking new evidence, bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker, David Grann, tells a haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history and the birth of the FBI.

When oil was found below the land of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, they became the richest people per capita in the world. However, their wealth had turned them into targets, and they soon found themselves in the midst of what was referred to as the “Reign of Terror”— a mysterious string of murders that claimed the lives of around sixty people. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, put together an undercover team, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.


Antigone Staff Pick · “As unbelievable as it is disturbing, this real life ‘who-done-it’ will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. An entire community terrorized by the people they trusted most. With good, old-fashioned detective work, the newly-formed FBI finally brings some semblance of justice to the Osage people. Any history buff will thoroughly enjoy this read.” —Karen

Janesville: An American Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501102264
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 2nd, 2018

Discussion on Sunday, August 5 at 2:00pm.

A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book · Named Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Wall Street Journal, & More.


Janesville, Wisconsin was once home to the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant, one of many factories forced to shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. Having once employed over 7,000 people, the plant closed its doors in 2008, devastating local families and plunging Janesville into an economic crisis that still affects the town a decade later.

Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Amy Goldstein takes readers deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians and job re-trainers to show why it’s so hard in the 21st century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. With intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein delivers an intimate exploration of the hollowing of the American middle class.