[Hac-announce] Books We Have Read & Upcoming Selections

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Terror  in the Name of God by Jessica Stern 4/10/2004 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Worldly Philosophers by  Robert Heilbroner 6/19/2004 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Demonic Males by Richard   Wrangham and Dale Peterson 10/9/2004 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Blank Slate by Steven  Pinker 11/13/2004 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The True Believer by Eric  Hoffer 1/15/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Freethinkers: A History of  Secularism by Susan Jacoby 3/12/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Crisis of Islam by  Bernard Lewis 5/14/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Don't Think of an Elephant by  George Lakoff 7/9/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Looking for Spinoza by  Antonio Damasio 9/10/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

"The  End of Faith" by Sam Harris 11/12/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Things Fall Apart by Chinua  Achebe 1/29/2006 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Blood and Oil: The Dangers  and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum by  Michael T. Klare 3/12/2006 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

"The  Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown 5/21/2006 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Kidnapping of Edgardo   Mortara by David Kertzer 9/10/2006 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Inheriting the Holy Land: An  American's Search for Hope in the Middle East by Jennifer Miller 12/10/2006  Manny Ratafia, Moderator

"Galileo’s Daughter" by Dava  Sobel 2/11/2007 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Freakonomics by Steven D.  Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner 4/14/2007 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Undercover Economist:  Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--and Why You Can Never Buy  a Decent Used Car! by Tim Harford 6/30/2007 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The  Varieties of Scientific Experience : a personal view of the search for God  (Chapter 6, The God Hypothesis) by Carl Sagan 8/11/2007 Manny Ratafia,  Moderator

Moral  Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers by Brooke Allen 9/15/2007 Manny   Ratafia, Moderator

The Fundamentals of  Extremism: The Christian Right in America (last two chapters) by Kimberly   Blaker (Editor) 10/27/2007 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Moral Politics: How Liberals  and Conservatives Think (or earlier edition Moral Politics: What  Conservatives Know that Liberals Don’t) by George Lakoff 1/12/2008 Manny   Ratafia, Moderator

"1984"  by George Orwell 3/22/2008 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Your Inner Fish: A Journey  into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin 5/10/2008  Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Devil’s Disciple by  George Bernard Shaw 7/19/2008 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Creating a World Without  Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus  9/6/2008 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Team of Rivals: The Political  Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 10/25/2008 Manny Ratafia,  Moderator

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair  12/14/2008 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

What Evolution Is by Ernst   Mayr 2/14/2009 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Doubt: A History: The Great  Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas  Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht 4/18/2009 (Chapters  1-5) Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch   Albom 5/9/2009 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The  Varieties of Scientific Experience: a personal view of the search for God  (Selected Readings) by Carl Sagan 7/18/2009 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Doubt: A History: The Great  Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas   Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht (remainder of book)  8/15/2009 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Audacity of Hope:  Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama 10/3/2009 Manny   Ratafia, Moderator

Founding Faith: Providence,  Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America by Steven Waldman  11/21/2009 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Surely you're joking, Mr.  Feynman! : adventures of a curious character by Richard P. Feynman 1/30/2010  Manny Ratafia, Moderator

"Letters  from the Earth" by Mark Twain 3/14/2010 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Justice: What's The Right  Thing To Do? by Michael J. Sandel. 5/22/2010 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

Paul Robeson: A Biography by  Martin Bauml Duberman Date 8/1/2010 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck  10/3/10 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

The Naked Ape by Desmond  Morris 11/20/10 Doug Peary, Moderator

Three Cups Of Tea--One Man’s  Mission To Promote Peace . . . One School At A Time By Greg Mortenson And  David Oliver Relin 1/22/2011 Doug Peary, Moderator

The Color of Water by James  McBride 2/26/2011 Bonnie Cohen, Moderator

Monkey  Girl : Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul by  Edward Humes 3/26/2011 Dan Blinn, Moderator

Poetry Reading (no book)  5/14/11 George Brenner, Moderator

God Is Not One: The Eight  Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter by  Stephen Prothero 7/17/11 Bill McWilliams, Moderator

"The  Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck 8/27/11 Dan Blinn, Moderator

Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal  History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason By Russell Shorto 10/22/11  Dan Blinn, Moderator

Predictably Irrational:The  Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely 12/10/11 Carol Siddall,  Moderator

Half the Sky: Turning  Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and  Sheryl WuDunn 1/21/12, Dan Blinn, Moderator

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life  Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe 2/25/12, Dan Blinn, Moderator

God's  Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America by Hanna Rosin  4/1/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator

The Road by Cormac McCarthy  5/12/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"God  is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens 6/9/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"The  Cider House Rules" by John Irving 7/14/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"Nonbeliever  Nation" by David Noise 8/12/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"1493:  Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann 9/22/12  Marsha Zellner, Moderator

"Galapagos"  by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 10/20/12 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

"She's  Not There: A Life in Two Genders" by Jennifer Finney Boylan 11/17/12 Dan   Blinn, Moderator

"Breakfast  With Buddha" by Roland Merullo 12/22/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"Freefall:  America, Free Markets, and the Shrinking of the World Economy" by Joseph   Stiglitz 1/19/13 Manny Ratafia, Moderator

"The  Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker  3/9/13 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"The  Plague" by Albert Camus 3/23/13 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"Good  Without God" by Greg Epstein 4/20/13 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Deer  Hunting with Jesus" by Joe Bageant 5/25/13 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"The  Believing Brain" by Michael Shermer 6/29/13 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"The  Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman 7/27/13 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"The  Life You Can Save: Acting Now To End World Poverty" by Peter Singer  8/24/13 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"Why  I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects"  by Bertrand Russell 9/28/2013 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"Free  Will" by Sam Harris 10/20/2013 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"The  Swerve: How the World Became Modern" by Stephen Greenblatt 1/18/14 Kevin  Gough, Moderator

"Ishmael"  by Dan Quinn 3/8/14 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"The  Bonobo and the Atheist" by Frans de Waal 3/29/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"Don't  Sleep, There Are Snakes" by Daniel Everett 4/26/14 Kevin Gough,  Moderator

"Thinking,  Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman 5/31/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"The  Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" by Carl Sagan  7/12/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"The  Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates from June 2014 Atlantic  Monthly 8/23/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator

"Dog  Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked  the Middle Class" by Ian Haney Lopez 10/18/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator 

"The  End of Men: And the Rise of Women" by Hanna Rosin 11/15/14 Kevin Gough,  Moderator

"Ecotopia"  by Ernest Callenbach 12/20/14 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Bright-Sided:  How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined  America" by Barbara Ehrenreich 1/17/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Sex  at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality" by Christopher  Ryan and Cacilda Jethá 2/21/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Waking  Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" by Sam Harris 3/21/15  Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Fighting  Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason" by David   Niose 5/16/15 David Niose, Guest, Kevin Gough Moderator

"Pro:  Reclaiming Abortion Rights" by Katha Pollitt 6/20/15 Kevin Gough,  Moderator

"36  Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction" by Rebecca   Newberger Goldstein 7/25/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Roger  Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth  of Liberty" by John M. Barry 8/22/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Goliath:  Life and Loathing in Greater Israel" by Max Blumenthal 9/19/15 Kevin  Gough, Moderator

"It  Can’t Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis 10/17/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"The  Collapse of American Criminal Justice" by William Stuntz 11/21/15 Roger   Chapell, Moderator

"An  Unquenchable Thirst: a Memoir" by Mary Johnson & "The  Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice" by  Christopher Hitchens 12/19/15 Mary Johnson, Guest, Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Their  Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston 1/16/16 Kevin Gough,  Moderator

"My  Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel" by Ari Shavit 2/20/16  Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Being  Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande 3/19/16 Kevin  Gough, Moderator

"Nature's  God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic" by Matthew Stewart  4/16/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator

“Man's  Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl 5/21/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"The  Octopus: A Story of California" by Frank Norris 6/18/16 Kevin Gough,  Moderator

"The  Social Conquest of Earth" by E.O. Wilson 7/16/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"Good  Omens: the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch" by Neil   Gaiman and Terry Pratchett 8/20/16 Carol & Richard Siddall, Moderators

"The  World Beyond Your Head: Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction"  by Matthew Crawford 9/17/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"The  Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology" by  Thomas Paine & "Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man" by Christopher  Hitchens 10/15/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator

"The  Temptation of Saint Anthony" by Gustave Flaubert 11/19/16 Kevin Gough,  Moderator

"The  Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought" by Susan  Jacoby 1/21/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
"The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart" by Bill Bishop 2/18/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
"The Invention of Nature: Alexander Humboldt's New World" by Andrea Wulf 3/18/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
"Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by Daniel C. Dennett 4/15/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator

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