History Buff Book Group

Our Strictly Nonfiction Book Group participants have requested a book group which focuses solely on history, so the History Buff Book Group will begin in April 2017. Come join the History Buff Book Group for lively discussion and fresh insight of historical events.

  • History Buff Book Group meets the third Friday of the month from 1-2 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.
  • No registration is required. All are welcome!
  • Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.
  • Contact Sara for book suggestions- topics or titles of interest for the group shildebrand@germantownlibrarywi.org

Selections for 2017:

April 21           The fever of 1721: the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics by Stephen Coss

May 19            Eruption: the untold story of Mount St. Helen’s by Steve Olson

June 16            Spain in our hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam    Hochschild

July 21             The Medici: power, money and ambition in the Italian Renaissance by Paul Strathern

August 18        How we got to now: six innovations that made the modern world by Steven Johnson

Sept. 15           The rift: a new Africa breaks free by Alex Perry

Oct. 20            Prague winter: a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright

Nov. 17            The cause of all nations: an international history of the American Civil War by Don H. Doyle

Dec. 15            The gates of Europe: the history of Ukraine by Serhili Plokhy