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History Discussion Group (Leader: Gloria Waber)

Title: The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

Authors: Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

Date: July 27, 2021

Day: Sunday

TIme: 2:00PM

Description


This acclaimed New York Times bestselling biography of the legendary Sioux warrior Red Cloud, is “a page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and the narrative sweep of a great Western” (The Boston Globe).

Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Cloud’s powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Now, thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the nineteenth century’s most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told.

In this astonishing untold story of the American West, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin restore Red Cloud to his rightful place in American history in a sweeping and dramatic narrative based on years of primary research. As they trace the events leading to Red Cloud’s War, they provide intimate portraits of the many lives Red Cloud touched—mountain men such as Jim Bridger; US generals like William Tecumseh Sherman, who were charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless explorers, such as the dashing John Bozeman; and the memorable warriors whom Red Cloud groomed, like the legendary Crazy Horse. And at the center of the story is Red Cloud, fighting for the very existence of the Indian way of life.

“Unabashed, unbiased, and disturbingly honest, leaving no razor-sharp arrowhead unturned, no rifle trigger unpulled....a compelling and fiery narrative” (USA TODAY), this is the definitive chronicle of the conflict between an expanding white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its way.

About the Author


Bob Drury is the author/coauthor/editor of nine books. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York TimesVanity FairMen’s Journal, and GQ. He is currently a contributing editor and foreign correspondent for Men’s Health. He lives in Manasquan, New Jersey.

Tom Clavin is the author or coauthor of sixteen books. For fifteen years he wrote for The New York Times and has contributed to such magazines as GolfMen's JournalParadeReader’s Digest, and Smithsonian. He is currently the investigative features correspondent for Manhattan Magazine. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

 

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ISBN: 9781451654684
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 2nd, 2014

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History Discussion Group (Leader: Brenda Rossini)

Title: SISTINE SECRETS: MICHELANGELO'S FORBIDDEN MESSAGES IN HEART OF THE VATICAN

Authors: BENJAMIN BLECH &  ROY DOLINER

Date: April 25, 2021

Day: Sunday

Time: 2:00 PM

Description


The Shocking Secrets of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Artwork

The recent cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes removed layer after layer of centuries of accumulated tarnish and darkness. The Sistine Secrets endeavors to remove the centuries of prejudice, censorship, and ignorance that blind us to the truth about one of the world's most famous and beloved art treasures.

About the Author


Rabbi Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. A recipient of the American Educator of the Year Award, he has been a professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University since 1966. He is the author of eleven books and has written for the New York TimesNewsweek, and Newsday. He lives in New York City.

Roy Doliner's studies span the spectrum of the humanities: languages, comparative religion, art history, Italian and Roman history, and Judaica (including Talmud, Midrash and Kabbalah). He is often called upon to act as a docent for scholars and international dignitaries to Rome and the Vatican Museums. He divides his time between Rome and New York City.

 

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ISBN: 9780061469053
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperOne - May 12th, 2009

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History Discussion Group (Leader John Miniutti)

Title: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution 

Authors: Dr. Jennifer A.  Doudna and Dr. Samuel H. Sternberg

Date: February 28, 2021

Day: Sunday

Time: 2:00PM

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ISBN: 9781328915368
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Published: Mariner Books - August 21st, 2018

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History Discussion Group (New Date) [Leader Erin McLaughlin]

Title: The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home 

Author: Sally Mott Freeman

Date; February 7, 2021

Day: Sunday

Time: 2:00PM

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ISBN: 9781501104169
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 22nd, 2018

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Leader: Alan Krause

Title: Presidents of War: The Epic Story from 1807 to Modern Times

Author: Michael Beschloss

Date; May 30, 2021

Day; Sunday

Time: 2:00PM

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Widely acclaimed and ten years in the making, Michael Beschloss’s Presidents of War is an intimate and irresistibly readable chronicle of the Chief Executives who took the United States into conflict and mobilized it for victory. From the War of 1812 to Vietnam, we see these leaders considering the difficult decision to send hundreds of thousands of Americans to their deaths; struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. Through Beschloss’s interviews with surviving participants and findings in original letters and once-classified national security documents, we come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war—or were broken by them.
 
Presidents of War combines this sense of immediacy with the overarching context of two centuries of American history, traveling from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race.

 

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ISBN: 9780307409614
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Published: Crown - October 22nd, 2019

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