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

Paula Jones or Kevin Gough kvngough at aol.com
Mon Oct 1 16:39:14 EDT 2018

Here are the books we have read; the next selection is highlighted in yellow with subsequent readings highlighted in light blue. Kevin

The  Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt 12/15/18 Kevin  Gough, Moderator
The  Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions  to Shape Tomorrow's World by Charles C. Mann 11/17/18 Kevin Gough,  Moderator
Brother,  I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat 10/20/18 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Fantasyland:  How America went Haywire: a 500-Year History by Kurt Anderson 9/15/18  Kevin Gough, Moderator
Lab  Girl by Hope Jahren 8/18/18 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Lincoln  in the Bardo by George Saunders 7/21/18 Kevin Gough, Moderator
One  Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by  Kevin M. Kruse 6/16/18 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne 4/21/18 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall 3/17/18 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt 2/17/18 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster & A Story of the Days to Come by H.G. Wells 1/20/18 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 12/16/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond 11/18/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
American War: A Novel by Omar El Akkad 10/21/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond 9/23/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe 8/19/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey 7/15/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
White Trash: The 400-Year Old Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg 6/17/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don’t Believe by Tom Krattenmaker 5/20/17 Tom Krattenmaker, Guest, Kevin Gough, Moderator
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett 4/15/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf 3/18/17 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 Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby 1/21/17 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Future of an Illusion by Sigmund Freud 11/19/16 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 World Beyond Your Head: Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew Crawford 9/17/16 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 Social Conquest of Earth by E.O. Wilson 7/16/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Octopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris 6/18/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl 5/21/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by Matthew Stewart 4/16/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande 3/19/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit 2/20/16 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 1/16/16 Kevin Gough, 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
The Collapse of American Criminal Justice by William Stuntz 11/21/15 Roger Chapell, Moderator
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis 10/17/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal 9/19/15 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
36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein 7/25/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt 6/20/15 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
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris 3/21/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá 2/21/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich 1/17/15 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach 12/20/14 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin 11/15/14 Kevin Gough, 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 Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates from June 2014 Atlantic Monthly 8/23/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan 7/12/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 5/31/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes by Daniel Everett 4/26/14 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans de Waal 3/29/14 Dan Blinn, Moderator
Ishmael by Dan Quinn 3/8/14 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt 1/18/14 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Free Will by Sam Harris 10/20/2013 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
The Life You Can Save: Acting Now To End World Poverty by Peter Singer 8/24/13 Dan Blinn, Moderator
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman 7/27/13 Dan Blinn, Moderator
The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer 6/29/13 Dan Blinn, Moderator
Deer Hunting with Jesus by Joe Bageant 5/25/13 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Good Without God by Greg Epstein 4/20/13 Kevin Gough, Moderator
The Plague by Albert Camus 3/23/13 Dan Blinn, Moderator
The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker 3/9/13 Kevin Gough, Moderator
Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Shrinking of the World Economy by Joseph Stiglitz 1/19/13 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo 12/22/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan 11/17/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 10/20/12 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann 9/22/12 Marsha Zellner, Moderator
Nonbeliever Nation by David Noise 8/12/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator
The Cider House Rules by John Irving 7/14/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator
God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens 6/9/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator
The Road by Cormac McCarthy 5/12/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator
God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America by Hanna Rosin 4/1/12 Dan Blinn, Moderator
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe 2/25/12, Dan Blinn, Moderator
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn 1/21/12, Dan Blinn, Moderator
Predictably Irrational:The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely 12/10/11 Carol Siddall, Moderator
Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason By Russell Shorto 10/22/11 Dan Blinn, Moderator
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 8/27/11 Dan Blinn, 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
Poetry Reading (no book) 5/14/11 George Brenner, Moderator
Monkey Girl : Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul by Edward Humes 3/26/2011 Dan Blinn, Moderator
The Color of Water by James McBride 2/26/2011 Bonnie Cohen, 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 Naked Ape by Desmond Morris 11/20/10 Doug Peary, Moderator
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck 10/3/10 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Paul Robeson: A Biography by Martin Bauml Duberman Date 8/1/2010 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? by Michael J. Sandel. 5/22/2010 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain 3/14/2010 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman 1/30/2010 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America by Steven Waldman 11/21/2009 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama 10/3/2009 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 Varieties of Scientific Experience: a Personal View of the Search for God (Selected Readings) by Carl Sagan 7/18/2009 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 5/9/2009 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
What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr 2/14/2009 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 12/14/2008 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 10/25/2008 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus 9/6/2008 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw 7/19/2008 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
1984 by George Orwell 3/22/2008 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff 1/12/2008 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 Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers by Brooke Allen 9/15/2007 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
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
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner 4/14/2007 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel 2/11/2007 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
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara by David Kertzer 9/10/2006 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 5/21/2006 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
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 1/29/2006 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The End of Faith by Sam Harris 11/12/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Looking for Spinoza by Antonio Damasio 9/10/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Don't Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff 7/9/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The Crisis of Islam by Bernard Lewis 5/14/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Freethinkers: A History of Secularism by Susan Jacoby 3/12/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The True Believer by Eric Hoffer 1/15/2005 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker 11/13/2004 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Demonic Males by Richard Wrangham and Dale Peterson 10/9/2004 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner 6/19/2004 Manny Ratafia, Moderator
Terror in the Name of God by Jessica Stern 4/10/2004 Manny Ratfia, Moderator


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