03 15 Mens book club2

The Men’s Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30am in the church parlor. PPC members and non-members are welcome!

Below is a list of books that have been read by this club.

January 21
February 18
April 21
May 19
June 16
Summer 2020
The Second Founding: How the Civil War & Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, by Eric Foner
Six Frigates, by Ion W. Toll
1984, by George Orwell
The Better Angels, by Bob Plumb
The Storm before the Storm; The beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan
The Battle of Midway by Craig Symonds
January 15
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
Sept 17
Oct 15
Nov 19
Dec 17
The Zimmermann Telegram, Barbara Tuchman
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Rocketmen: the Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8, by Robert Kurson
Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
God's Secretaries: the Making of the King James Bible, by Adam Nicolson
Upon Further Review: Greatest What If's in Sports, by Joe Pesca
The New Tzar: Rise and fall of Putin by Steven lee Meyers
Being Mortal: Medicine and What matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Ops by William McRaven
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam
Jan 16, 2018
Feb 20, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018
May 15, 2018
June 19, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
Nov 20, 2018
Dec 18, 2018
Wait, What? And life's other essential questions, James E. Ryan
Sing for your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family, Daniel Bergner
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, by Ben Macintyre
Killers of the Flower Moon; The Osage Murders & the Birth of FBI by David Grann
The Triumph of Christianity, Bart Ehrman
Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan
The General vs the President: MacArthur and Truman. H.W.Brands
Factfulness: 10 Reasons We're Wrong About the World- And Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Hans Rosling
Jan 17, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 16, 2017
June 20, 2017
Sept 18, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
Nov 21, 2017
Dec 19, 2017
The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War, by A.J. Baime
The Legends Club: An Epic College Basketball Rivalry, John Feinstein
The Sea Wolf, Jack London
At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
Thank You For Being Late, Thomas Friedman
Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Character, Richard Feynman
Brand Luther, Andrew Pettegree
The Meaning of Human Existence, E.O. Wilson
Jan 19, 2016
Feb 16, 2016
March 15, 2016
April 19, 2016
May 17, 2016
June 21, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
Dec 20, 2016
The Stanstead Incident, by Neil Currie
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War of Middle East, by Eugene Rogan
The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard
The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage, by David Hoffman
The Ambassadors, by Henry James
The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes
Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, byJ.D. Vance
Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence, by George C. Daughan
Jan 20, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
March 17, 2015
April 21, 2015
May 19, 2015
June 16, 2015
Sep 15, 2015
Oct 20, 2015
Nov 17, 2015
Dec 15, 2015
The Boys in the Boat , by James Daniel Brown
Robinson Crusoe , by Daniel Defoe
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History , by Elizabeth Kolbert
End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have Another Great President , by Aaron Miller
The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain , by Allan Massie
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, by Alfred Lansing
Life of Paul for Today, by Lyle D. Vander Broek.
The Discoverers: A History of Man's Effort to Know His World, by Daniel Boorstin
One Summer:  America, 1927, by Bill Bryson
The Accidental Superpower, Peter Zeihan
Jan 21, 2014
Feb18, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 15, 2014
May 20, 2014
June 17, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Lost in ShangriLa: A True Story of Survival by Mitchell Zuckoff
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America, by David Stewart
The Roberts Court: Struggle for the Constitution, Marcia Coyle
The Dawn of Innovation: First American Industrial Revolution, by Charles Morris
Double Cross: The True Story of DDaySpies, by Ben Macintyre
The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler
Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History, by Paul Schneider
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan
Jan 15, 2013
Sept 17, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul:… by John M. Barry
Catherine the Great by Robert Massie
A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kuriansky(Smithsonian Magazine Review)
In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Noble Cunningham
Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner
Jan 17 2012
Feb 21 2012
March 20 2012
April 17 2012
May 15 2012
June 19 2012
Sept 18 2012
Oct 16 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
The Tiger: True Story of Vengeance and Survival – John Vaillant
US Grant: American Myth – Joan Waugh
Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt – Toby Wilkinson
Blood and Thunder – The Epic Story of Kit Carson – Hampton Sides
Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s ……. Most Notorious Lobbyist – Jack Abramoff
Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage Douglas Waller
Freedom From Fear: Amer People in Depression and War – David Kennedy
Open Secrets – A Memoir of Faith and Discovery – Richer Lischer
The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity NancyGibbs
December Boomerang:Travels in the New Third World MichaelLewis
Jan 18 2011
Feb 15 2011
Mar 15 2011
April 19 2011
May 17 2011
June 21 2011
Summer 2011
Oct 18 2011
Nov 15 2011
Dec 20 2011
Call of the Wild/White Fang – Jack London
Last Stand – Nathan Philbrick
The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
The Man Who Ate His Boots – Anthony Brandt
City of Thieves – David Benioff
All the Kings Men – Robert Penn Warren
Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte
Your Brother in Arms – The Right Honorable Robert C Plumb
Two Years Before the Mast – Richard Henry Dana
Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
Jan 19 2010
Feb 16 2010
March 16 2010
April 20 2010
May 18 2010
June 15 2010
Sept 21 2010
Oct 19 2010
Nov 16 2010
Dec 21 2010
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Powers: America and the World After Bush by Thomas Barnett
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu by Laurence Bergreen
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
From Sea to Shining Sea : 17871837by David Manuel
Guns Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
We Were Soldiers Once.. And Young, by Gen Harold Moore/Joseph Galloway
Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China – Robyn Meredith
Jan 21, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
May 19, 2009
Sept 15, 2009
Oct 20 2009
Nov 17 2009
Dec 15 2009
Hot, Flat and Crowed by Thomas Friedman
Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson
American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
Darwin’s Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin’s View on Human Evolution by Adrian Desmond and James Moore.
The Turnaround by George Pelacanos
The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Jan 15, 2008
Feb 19, 2008
Mar 18, 2008
Arp 15, 2008
May 20, 2008
June 17, 2008
Sept 16, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The OxBow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark and Wallace Stegner.
Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace by Mark Perry
Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, by Jonathan Eig
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, by Tim Weimer
Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
The Fifties by David Halberstam
Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens by Douglas W. Tallamy
Jan 16, 2007
Feb 20, 2007
March 20, 2007
April 17, 2007
May 15, 2007
June 19, 2007
Sept 18, 2007
Oct 16, 2007
Nov 20. 2007
Dec 18, 2007
Faith and Politics: How the “Moral Values” Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together by Senator John Danforth
Etham Frome by Edith Wharton
Hitler’s Pope: the secret history of Pius XII by John Cornwell
Johnny U: The Life and Time of John Unitas by Tim Callahan
Babbit by Sinclair Lewis
After This: A novel by Alice McDermont
The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Cpitalism and Western Success by Rodney Stark
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football and Basketball and What They See When the Do, by Michael Mandelbaum.
The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough.
Jan 17. 2006
Feb 21, 2006
March 21, 2006
April 18, 2006
May 17, 2006
Sept 19, 2006
Oct 17, 2006
Nov 21, 2006
Dec 19, 2006
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
The Dante Club: A Novel by Matthew Pearl
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
Team of Rivals of Doris Kearns Goodwin
Master of the Senate by Robert Caro
The Great Hurricane by Cherie Burns
The Devil in the White City by Eric Lawson
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
Jan 18, 2005
Feb 15, 2005
Mar 15, 2005
Apr 19, 2005
May 17, 2005
Sept 20, 2005
Oct 19, 2005
Nov 15, 2005
Dec 13, 2005
Eisenhower at War 1943 – 1945 by David Eisenhower
An Unfinished Season by Ward Just
How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman
Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham
Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
Running on Empty by Peter Peterson, Rob Wescott will be our guest leader
American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth & the Lincoln Conspiracies by Michael W. Kauffman
The Cider House Rules by John Irving OR My Movie Business by John Irving
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century by Thomas L. Friedman
Jan 20, 2004
Feb 16, 2004
March 15, 2004
April 20, 2004
May 18, 2004
Sept 21, 2004
Oct 19, 2004
Nov 16, 2004
Dec 21, 2004
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Rise to Rebellion by Jeff M. Shaara
The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity by Philips Jenkins
Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward
Theodore Rex by Edmund Norris
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy by Jane Leavy
Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography by Bruce Chilton
Jan 21, 2003
Feb 18, 2003
March 18, 2003
April 15, 2003
May 20, 2003
Sept.16, 2003
Oct 21, 2003
Nov 18, 2003
Dec 16, 2003
Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall
River Town by Peter Hessler
The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson
The Greatest Game Ever Played by Mark Frost
World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester
John Adams by David McCullough
Ava’s Man by Rick Bragg
Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Eleanor of Aquitaine, by Alison Weir
Jan 15, 2002
Feb 19, 2002
March 19, 2002
April 16, 2002
May 21, 2002
Sept 17, 2002
Nov 19, 2002
Dec 17, 2002
Washington by Meg Greenfield
In Harms Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis an Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton
Angel In The Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution by Benson Bobrick
Farewell To Arms: Ernest Hemingway
The Heart of Darkness: by Joseph Conrad
The Adventures of Don Quixote: by Miguel De Cervantes
Purple Dots by Jim Lehrer
Seabisciot by Laura Hillenbrand
Jan 16, 2001
Feb 20, 2001
March 20, 2001
April 17, 2001
May 15, 2001
Sept 18, 2001
Oct 16, 2001
Nov 20, 2001
Dec 18, 2001
The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas Friedman
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick OR Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
Here I Stand by Roland Bainton
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Nine Tailors: Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals by Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World by ThomasLippman
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by AhmedRashid
Jan 18, 2000
Feb 15, 2000
Mar, 21 2000
Apr 18 2000
May 16, 2000
Sept 19, 2000
Oct 17, 2000
Nov 21, 2000
Dec 19, 2000
When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss
Study In Scarlet by Conan Doyle ( Bill Johnston)
The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis, (Charlie Miller)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Claude Gordon)
C S Lewis: Mere Christian by Ann Lindskoog or Jack: A Life of C S Lewis by George Sayer
John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life by Paul C. Nagel
The Special Prisoner by Jim Leherer
Nothing Like it in the World by Stephen Ambrose
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Jan 21, 1999
Feb 16, 1999
March 16, 1999
April 20, 1999
May 18, 1999
June 15, 1999
Sept 21, 1999
Oct 19, 1999
Nov 16, 1999
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott (1st meeting of Men’s Book Group)
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
The Adventures of Hickleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Bob McMahon)
Bad Land, An American Romance by Jonathan Raban (Jon Hawley)
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester (Tom Cole)
Gift of the Jews by Thomas Cahill (Jim Reichley)
Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis Bermiers
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albon
The Endurance by Caroline Alexander