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HAC Book Group: Books We've Read

From: Sholem
Sent on: Monday, March 5, 2012 11:10 PM

 

HAC Book Group--Books We’ve Read

Terror in the Name of God by Jessica Stern 4/10/2004

The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner 6/19/2004

Demonic Males by Richard Wrangham and Dale Peterson 10/9/2004

The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker 11/13/2004

The True Believer by Eric Hoffer 1/15/2005

Freethinkers: A History of Secularism by Susan Jacoby 3/12/2005

The Crisis of Islam by Bernard Lewis 5/14/2005

Don't Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff 7/9/2005

Looking for Spinoza by Antonio Damasio 9/10/2005

The End of Faith by Sam Harris 11/12/2005

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 1/29/2006

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

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 5/21/2006

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara by David Kertzer 9/10/2006

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

Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel 2/11/2007

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner 4/14/2007

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

The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God (Chapter 6, The God Hypothesis) by Carl Sagan 8/11/2007

Moral minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers by Brooke Allen 9/15/2007

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

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

1984 by George Orwell 3/22/2008

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

The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw 7/19/2008

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

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

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 12/14/2008

What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr 2/14/2009

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)

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 5/9/2009                                   

The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God (Selected Readings) by Carl Sagan 7/18/2009

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

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

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

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

Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain 3/14/2010

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

Paul Robeson: A Biography by Martin Bauml Duberman Date 8/1/2010

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck 10/3/10

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

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