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History Readers Book Club

Join the museum on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 pm for a book discussion.  The book club focuses on non-fiction books relating to American history or other historical topics of interest to the group.  Membership in the group is free and open to the public. For more information about the club, please call us at 254-298-5172.

Upcoming Book Selections:

April 12, 2016—

The Food of a Younger Land: A portrait of American food–before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation’s food was seasonal, regional, and traditional–from the lost WPA files by Mark Kurlansky

May 10, 2016—

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan

Previous Book Selections:

August 13, 2013—

Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists by Jean H. Baker

September 10, 2013—

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
by Timothy Egan

November 12, 2013—

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
by Robert M. Edsel

January 14, 2014—

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties by Marion Meade

February 11, 2014—

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson

March 11, 2014—

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

April 8, 2014—

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne

May 13, 2014—

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

June 10, 2014—

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan

July 8, 2014—

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

August 12, 2014—

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

September 9, 2014—

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel

October 14, 2014—

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard

November 11, 2014—

Set Apart: The Sanctified Sisters by Debra Lufburrow

January 13, 2015—

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

February 10, 2015—

U.S. Marshals: Inside America’s Most Storied Law Enforcement Agency by Mike Earp and David Fisher

March 10, 2015—

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age by Deborah Blum

April 14, 2015—

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

May 12, 2015—

Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

June 9, 2015—

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild

July 14, 2015—

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

August 11, 2015—

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

September 8, 2015—

Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean by Les Standiford

October 13, 2015—

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

November 10, 2015—

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean

January 12, 2016—

The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodard

February 9, 2016—

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman

March 8, 2016—

The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough