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The Gathering Volumes History/Biography Book Club meets the last Wednesday of each month at Gathering Volumes Bookstore in Perrysburg, OH. It is a place for people from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to come together to discuss history, the people who made it, and any lessons learned or parallels to today's society. Although we read a wide variety of books we try to focus on people and events with a connection to our region. For instance, we have read or will read books about the War of 1812, Detroit, Ohio natives Orville & Wilbur Wright, Ohio native Neil Armstrong, Anthony Wayne (hero of the Battle of Fallen Timbers), the history of Toledo, and the settlement of Southeast Ohio. We hope you will join us and look forward to meeting you!

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May 2022 Meeting of the History Explorers Book Club

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The 53rd meeting of the newly rechristened "History Explorers Book Club" will be Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30 pm at Gathering Volumes bookstore in Perrysburg, OH. We will be discussing "The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History" by Margalit Fox. This book details the amazing escape of two prisoners of war from a Turkish POW camp in World War I. We hope you enjoy the book and look forward to seeing you!

June 2022 Meeting of the History Explorers Book Club

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The 54th meeting of the newly rechristened "History Explorers Book Club" will be Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30 pm at Gathering Volumes bookstore in Perrysburg, OH. We will be discussing "Don't Make Me Pull Over! An Informal History of the Family Road Trip" by Richard Ratay. Part memoir, part history, this book details various aspects of the family road trip, from hotels to restaurants to everything in between. We hope you enjoy the book and look forward to seeing you!

Please note this is the first book in our "Summer Road Trip" series

July 2022 Meeting of the History Explorers Book Club

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The 55th meeting of the newly rechristened "History Explorers Book Club" will be Wednesday, July 27th at 6:30 pm at Gathering Volumes bookstore in Perrysburg, OH. We will be discussing "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip" by Matthew Algeo. Not long after leaving the Presidency, Harry Truman and his wife Bess decided to take a road trip from their home in Independence, Missouri to New York City. In "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure" Matthew Algeo expertly describes this trip and the return journey to Missouri. We hope you enjoy the book and look forward to seeing you!

Please note this is the second book in our "Summer Road Trip" series

August 2022 Meeting of the History Explorers Book Club

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The 56th meeting of the newly rechristened "History Explorers Book Club" will be Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 pm at Gathering Volumes bookstore in Perrysburg, OH. We will be discussing "The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America" by Elizabeth Letts. Somewhat similar to the story of "Grandma Gatewood", the book details the story of an elderly woman crossing the country from Maine to California by horse in 1955. We hope you enjoy the book and look forward to seeing you!

Please note this is the third book in our "Summer Road Trip" series

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