U.S. and Global Issues Book Group

Read and discuss nonfiction works on U.S. and global issues, and some history. Topics will include some familiar to participants of the Great Decisions programs, but will not focus on political agenda nonfiction.

The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library Reading Lounge.


Our selections for the year are:

Date (2014) Title Author
January 16 The Power of Habits: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Charles Duhigg
February 20 Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Barbara Demick
March 20 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Denise Keirnan
April 17 Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies Table - Our Journey Through the Middle East Ted Dekker
May 15 Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America George Packer
June 19 Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privitization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools Diane Ravitch
July 17 One Summer: America, 1927 Bill Bryson
August 21 David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants Malcolm Gladwell
September 18 My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel Ari Shavit
October 16 The Race of What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources Michael T. Klare
November 20 No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and teh U.S. Surveillance State Glenn Greenwald
December 18 The Sleepwalkers Christopher Clark
January 15, 2015 Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution Laurence Tribe
February 19 The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap Matt Taibbi