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Friends of the Library Book Discussions Selections 2016-17

2016-09-08 15:38:04

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its selections for their 2016/2017 Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Join us!


The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
by Jonathan Haidt
Wednesday October 5, 2016
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum.—
Discussion leader: Jeffrey Ford, Ph.D., Retired Faculty and Professional Staff Association (RFPSA), CSU.


by George Orwell
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. although 1984 is in the distant past, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish.—
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, Ideastream.


The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Nine working-class American boys and their epic quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The number one New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany.
Discussion leader: Frank Klaus, Professor Emeritus, Accounting Department, CSU.


by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize—A powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). —Penguin Books
Discussion Leaders: Richard Fox, Ideastream and Elizabeth Lehfeldt, Ph.D., Dean, Mandel Honors College, CSU.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email

Posted 2016-09-08 15:38:04 by Lauren_Felder.

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