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World History

The World History Book Group meets the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Coolidge Seminar Room (1G), unless otherwise specified. Titles are democratically selected, with an emphasis on recent publications.

2017–2018 Schedule

  • Jul. 10: Ronald White, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
  • Aug. 14: Eve McDonald, Hannibal
  • Sep. 11: Maya Jasanoff, Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World
  • Oct. 9: Ron Chernow, Hamilton, chapters 1–18
  • Nov. 13: Ron Chernow, Hamilton, ch. 19–Epilogue
  • Dec. 11: Briona Nic Dhiarmada, The 1916 Irish Rebellion, along with Fearghal McGarry​'s The Rising: Ireland, Easter 1916​
  • Jan. 8: David Armitage, Civil Wars
  • Feb. 12: Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci, chapters 1–17
  • Mar. 12: Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci, chapters 18–end
  • Apr. 9: Neil McGregor, Germany
  • May 14: Jan Jarboe Russell, The Train to Crystal City
  • Jun. 11: Niall Ferguson, The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, Freemasons to Facebook
  • Jul. 9: Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The US During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age  (first half)
  • Aug. 13: Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The US During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age (complete book)
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  • World History Discussion Group Past Readings