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Friends of the Library Spring 2016 Book Discussions

2016-01-21 15:24:01

Join The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library for their 2016 spring Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public.


History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by national bestseller Karen Armstrong
Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, the author performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic. — Random House
Book Discussion date: February 17, 2016 at noon
Location: RT 503
Discussion Leader: Dr Stephen C. Taysom, Assoc. Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies(Comparative Religion).


Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work, written by Jeanne Marie Laskas who tells the stories about the people from all over our country who make our lives run every day. This book discussion is in collaboration with the CSU Common Reading Experience.

Book Discussion date: March 28, 2016 at 1:30
Location: RT 503
Discussion Leaders: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head of Library Teaching & Learning Services, Michael Schwartz Library and Barbara Walker, Lecturer, English Department
Pre-Registration required for First Year students


The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. It is the definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read. Selected as a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Forbes, the Economist and more. —
Book Discussion date: March 23, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: RT 503
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, ideastream

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email

Posted 2016-01-21 15:24:01 by Barbara_Loomis.

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