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History and Biography Book Club

Date/Time

Feb 24, 2019 to May 14, 2019
07:30 PM until 09:00 PM

This event occurs monthly, on the second Tuesday of February, March, April and May.

Description

Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at Keeler Library. Extra copies of the books are available for checkout. No registration is required and drop-ins are welcome.

 

Sunday, February 24th at 3:00 PM - Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick by David Frye (Please note the change in time and date.)

In a brisk and compulsively readable narrative of invasions, empires, kings, and khans, David Frye presents a bold new theory: walls haven’t just influenced the course of history; they have profoundly shaped the human psyche.

 

Tuesday, March 12th at 7:30 PM - The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan

Award-winning historian Eugene Rogan brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, uncovering the often ignored story of the region’s crucial role in the conflict. A sweeping narrative of battles and political intrigue from Gallipoli to Arabia. The Fall of the Ottomans is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Great War and the making of the modern Middle East.

 

Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30 PM - Year Zero: A History of 1945 by Ian Buruma

Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a global scale: across Asia and all of continental Europe. Out of the often vicious power struggles that ensued emerged the modern world as we know it.

 

Tuesday, May 14th at 7:30 PM - The War that Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander

Bestselling author Caroline Alexander has taken apart a narrative we think we know and put it back together in a way that lets us see its true power. In the process, she reveals the intended theme of Homer’s masterwork—the tragic lessons of war and its enduring devastation.

 

For questions, you can email the library at keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org or call at 914-669-5161

To learn about other programs we offer at the library, please visit our website: http://www.keelerlibrary.org/

This program will be held at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library: 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, New Yor

Cost

Free

Location

View map Keeler Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Keeler Library

Phone

914-669-5161

Contact name

Carolyn Reznick

Contact email

keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org

Neighborhood:

Armonk,Bedford,Chappaqua,Cross River,Croton Falls,Katonah,Lewisboro,Mahopac,Mohegan Lake,Mount Kisco,North Salem,Pound Ridge,Ridgefield,Somers,South Salem,Yorktown,Yorktown Heights

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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