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Book Club, December 7, David Reich, Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
December 7:David Reich, Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past</p< Chair: Sara Shettleworth, with Anthropologist, Susan Pfeiffer The title says it all: this exciting and important book describes how humans spread across the planet, with a cast of characters ranging from Neanderthals, Denisovans, and "Hobbits" to the earliest arrivals in North America not so very long ago. Reich clearly describes the genetic and statistical techniques used by ancient DNA…Find out more »
Book Club: Jan 4, Olga Tokarczuk, Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead Chair: Linda Hutcheon Touted as a literary murder mystery, this noir novel by the Polish Nobel Prize-winning (2018) writer brings together themes of aging, animal cruelty, and politics of all kinds. The Guardian review described it as "an astonishing amalgam of thriller, comedy and political treatise, written by a woman who combines an extraordinary intellect with an anarchic sensibility."Find out more »
Book Club: Feb 1, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf, Most Exalted of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
Book Club: Feb 1, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf, Most Exalted of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination Chair: Marty Klein “With characteristic insight and intellectual rigor, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf have produced a powerful and lasting portrait of the mind of Thomas Jefferson. This is an essential and brilliant book by two of the nation’s foremost scholars -- a book that will, like its protagonist, endure.” (Jon Meacham) At the heart of the mystery…Find out more »