LWVGE Book Club

LWVGE Book Club

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We've read:   

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures by Colin Woodard

Summary of American Nations

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Just Mercy (Podcast that you may be interested in as a follow up:

Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy was on Ezra Klein, the last 30 minutes were especially interesting: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ezra-klein-show/id1081584611?mt=2&i=1000385493360

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman. 

--The author was interviewed by Teri Gross on Fresh Air  talked about impact of voter suppression on the last presidential election. Fun :( fact in 2017, 87 new voting restriction have been introduced. Voting rights battle continues!:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-air/id214089682?mt=2&i=1000385539646 check it out if you want a primer on the book. 

David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

A House in the Sky, by Amanda Linhout

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World by Stephan Kinzer

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe

It's Even Worse Than It Looks by congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

The President's Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urre

Before that:      Warmth of Other Suns by Isabella Wilkerson                              

                           The Ripple Effect by Alex Prud'homme

Excerpt from The Ripple Effect: "Every time we use water – even for something as mundane as washing our hands, spraying the lawn, or generating power for light – it sets off deep and wide hydrologic ripple effects, with consequences that most of us are unaware of.  Now we no longer have the luxury of ignorance." Check out the book webpage

Other Books We Have Read  

Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shara

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch

Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America by Jon Avlon Collins

Challenging the Culture of Corruption: Game Changing Reform for Illinois by PatrickCollins

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy by Louise Knight

The Healing of America by T.R. Reid Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts