Thanks to everyone who took part in our September non-fiction book discussion about Shackleton and the voyage of the Endurance. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30 pm. We will be exploring the theme of presidential leadership, and the qualities that make some U.S. presidents stand out as visionary and effective leaders, with a particular focus on U.S. presidents up through the early 20th century.
You are encouraged to choose a book from the list below-- or another one from our collection or your personal library-- read it, and come prepared to share the insights you've gleaned about presidential leadership.
Refreshments will be served.
-Chernow, R. (2010). Washington: A life.
-Ellis, J. J. (1997). American sphinx: The character of Thomas Jefferson.
-Foner, E. (2010). The fiery trial: Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
-Goodwin, D. K. (2013). The bully pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of journalism.
-Gordon-Reed, A., & Onuf, P. S. (2016). "Most blessed of the patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the empire of the imagination.
-Gordon-Reed, A. (2008). The Hemingses of Monticello: An American family
-McCullough, D. G. (2001). John Adams.
-Meacham, J. (2008). American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.
-Russell, F. (2005). Adams, an American dynasty. Edison, N.J: Castle Books.
-Shlaes, A. (2013). Coolidge.
-Vidal, G. (2003). Inventing a nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson
-White, R. C. (2009). A. Lincoln: A biography.