Little Canada Book Club - "Between Man and Beast" by Monte Reel

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

Join or login to comment.

  • Jack C.

    The book warranted a shorter discussion, but that just gave us time to delve into other topics.

    March 10

    • Nancy

      I thought we stayed on topic as long as needed, and not much shorter than usual!

      March 10

  • Dave P.

    I blew it! I thought the meet up was on Sunday.

    March 9

    • Nancy

      I did that once--I was so upset with myself! But in whole scheme of things, not a biggie. Maybe some can get there early next time and discuss briefly if you want. ;)

      March 9

    • Patricia M.

      Sorry you missed us. I was worried that would happen. I sent a reminder email on Friday, but maybe you missed it. I hope we'll see you next month!

      March 9

  • Tracy M. S.

    Wish I could make it, but I'll be out of the state. Hoping to make it in April.

    February 9

7 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy