The White Darkness by David Grann
Henry / History / Nonfiction / Travel Writing

The White Darkness by David Grann

From the author of “Killers of the Flower Moon” comes a story of determination, exploration, love and loss on Earth’s most unforgiving continent:  Antarctica.  In “The White Darkness,” author David Grann follows the efforts of modern day explorer Henry Worsley as he seeks to recreate the historic expeditions of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Though, perhaps, … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Henry / History / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson

“How We Got to Now” by Steven Johnson chronicles the making of the modern world through innovations in 6 different aspects of everyday life:  Glass, Cold, Sound, Clean, Time and Light.  These are seemingly simple innovations, but, as Johnson demonstrates, they’ve had enormous impacts on the way we live our lives today.  Can you imagine … Continue reading

Biography / Book Club Books / History / Karen / Nonfiction Book Club

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The non-fiction book discussion participants were very interested in reading this. The group was given two and a half months to do so, but only two actually finished it. So first, let’s get the negativity out of the way. Here are those comments: “WAY, WAY, WAY too long.” OK, that is true. “WAY, WAY, WAY … Continue reading

Book Club Books / History / Karen / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

This quarter’s non-fiction book club selection, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, is a whopping 558 page travelogue/history of Paris between the 1830s through the early 1900s. In these pages, McCullough tells the tale of the Americans that were brave enough, fortunate enough, or foolish enough to make the difficult trek from America to France. … Continue reading