Book Club

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 7pm at Bottlehouse Brewery in Lakewood. 
 

For October, we will continue reading Kathleen Belew's Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America.

 

Synopsis: The white power movement in America wants a revolution. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview made up of white supremacy, virulent anticommunism, and apocalyptic faith. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the history of a movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in Waco and Ruby Ridge and with the Oklahoma City bombing and is resurgent under President Trump.

We will also watch and discuss the documentary film The Janes on HBO. The Janes tells the story of a group of unlikely outlaws. Defying the state legislature that outlawed abortion, the Catholic Church that condemned it, and the Chicago Mob that was profiting from it, the members of Jane risked their personal and professional lives to help women in need. In the pre-Roe v. Wade era –– a time when abortion was a crime in most states and even circulating information about abortion was a felony in Illinois –– the Janes provided low-cost and free abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.

Past Books & Documentaries

  • September 2022

    • Book: Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew​

    • Film: Navalny (HBO)

  • August 2022

    • Book: Nemesis by Matt Kuhns​

    • Film: Attica

  • July 2022

    • Book: Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Would Have Rewritten History by Jeff Nussbaum​​

    • Film: January 6 Committee public hearings

  • June 2022

    • Book: Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Would Have Rewritten History by Jeff Nussbaum​

    • Film: The Abortion Divide (PBS Frontline: Season 37, Episode 17)

  • May 2022

    • Book: Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath by Bill Browder​

    • Film: Benjamin Franklin: A Ken Burns Film (PBS)

  • April 2022

    • Book (continued): Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy by US Representative Jamie Raskin​

    • Film: Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (Netflix)

  • March 2022

    • Book: ​Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy by US Representative Jamie Raskin

    • Film: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO)

  • February 2022

    • Book: Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America by John McWhorter​

    • Film: In the Same Breath (HBO)

  • January 2022

    • Book: The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio​

    • Film: 137 Shots (Netflix)

  • December 2021

    • Film 1: The Way We Shopped (PBS/YouTube)​

    • Film 2: Amazon Empire: The Rise & Reign of Jeff Bezos (PBS Frontline/YouTube)

  • November 2021

    • Book: AI 2041: Ten Visions of our Future by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan

    • Film: Coded Bias (Netflix)

  • October 2021

    • Book: AI 2041: Ten Visions of our Future by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan

    • Film: Knife Skills (YouTube)

  • September 2021

    • Book: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson​

    • Film: 

  • July 2021

    • Book: ​Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

    • Film: Judas and the Black Messiah

  • June 2021

    • Book: Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum​

    • Film: Disclosure (Netflix)

  • May 2021

    • Book: Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy by Adam Jentleson.​

    • Film: The White Tiger (Netflix)

  • April 2021

    • Book: A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough​

    • Film: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Netflix)

  • March 2021

    • Film: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (Netflix)​

    • Book: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

  • February 2021

    • Film: All In: The Fight for Democracy (Amazon)

    • Book: A Promised Land by Barack Obama​

  • January 2021

    • Film: Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)

    • Book: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

  • December 2020

    • ​Film: Capital in the 21st Century (Netflix)

  • November 2020

    • Book: Pelosi by Molly Ball​

  • October 2020

    • Book: Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier than You Think by David Litt​

    • Film: The Great Hack (Netflix)

  • September 2020

    • Book: Democracy in One book of Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier than You Think by David Litt​

    • Film: The Sapphires (Netflix)

  • August 2020

    • Book: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander​

    • Film: The Vote (PBS American Experience)

  • July 2020

    • Book: The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale​

    • Films: I am Not Your Negro (YouTube) and Just Mercy (Amazon)

    • Podcast: The Wilderness Season 2 Episodes 5 & 6 (Crooked Media)

  • June 2020

    • Book: The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry​

    • Film: Becoming (Netflix)

    • Podcast: The Wilderness Season 2 Episodes 1-4 (Crooked Media)

  • May 2020

    • Book: The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry​

    • Film: Influenza 1918 (PBS)

  • April 2020

    • Book: Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Sherrod Brown​

    • Film: American Factory (Netflix)

  • February 2020

    • ​Book: Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Sherrod Brown

  • January 2020​

    • Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

  • November 2019​

    • Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell​

  • October 2019

    • This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore​

  • September 2019​

    • The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
  • August 2019​

    • Humans: A Brief History of How We F*ed It All Up by Tom Phillips​

  • June-July 2019​

    • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson​

  • May 2019

    • War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow​

  • April 2019​

    • Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World by Paul Shapiro​

  • March 2019​

    • Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover​

  • January 2019​

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari​

  • November 2018​​

    • The Soul of America: the Battle for Our Better Angels by John Meacham​

  • September 2018

    • Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright​

  • July 2018

    • The United States Constitution

  • June 2018​

    • Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years by David Litt​

  • May 2018

    • The Common Good by Robert B. Reich​

  • March 2018​

    • Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff​

  • February 2018​

    • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari​

  • November 2017

    • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert​

  • September 2017​

    • The All New Don't Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff​

  • August 2017​

    • Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low Carbon Living by James Eckhouse​

  • May-June 2017

    • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein​​