For our March meeting we will be discussing the book Between Man and Beast by Monte Reel.
From Amazon product description:
In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu ventured into the African jungle in search of a mythic beast, the gorilla. After wild encounters with vicious cannibals, deadly snakes, and tribal kings, Du Chaillu emerged with 20 preserved gorilla skins—two of which were stuffed and brought on tour—and walked smack dab into the biggest scientific debate of the time: Darwin's theory of evolution. Quickly, Du Chaillu's trophies went from objects of wonder to key pieces in an all-out intellectual war. With a wide range of characters, including Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, P.T Barnum, Thackeray, and of course, Charles Darwin, this is a one of a kind book about a singular moment in history.
Our future reading list is:
April: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
May: The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
June: Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein