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The Milwaukee NonFiction Book Club Message Board › Oops: information missing

Oops: information missing

Leo F.
Group Organizer
Milwaukee, WI
The previous email was missing the table with information about the books (besides the list formatting being all wrong). So here is goes as regular text:

Deadly Spin - by Wendell Potter (2010). "An insurance company insider speaks out on how corporate PR is killing health care and deceiving Americans." 249 pages.

The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences - by J.B. Foster & F. Magdoff (2009). Discusses the long-term implications and the larger political-economic aspects of the 2008 crisis to propose that the crisis raises questions that are primarily political rather than economic. 141 pages.

End This Depression Now! - by Paul Krugman (2012) Discusses the causes and characteristics of the current economic recession and argues that it can be solved by increased government spending. 239 pages.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power - by Jon Meacham (2012) New biography that focuses on Jefferson's political skills and on his pursue and use of power. 506 pages.

I Am a Strange Loop - by Douglas Hofstadter (2007). "Argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the 'strange loop'—a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains." 365 pages.

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - by Siddhartha Mukherjee (2010). A history of the study and treatment of cancer, "from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence." 470 pages.

Vote here:­

Please indicate how interested you are in reading each one by clicking on the link and rating each book according to the following scale:

10. I would like to lead this discussion.

9. Would definitely read it and attend the discussion.

8. Would probably read it and attend the discussion.

6-7. Would try to make time for it.

5. Might go to the discussion even if I don't find the time to read it.

3-4. Sounds interesting, but not particularly appealing to me.

2. Not interested.

1. Would rather memorize the phonebook.­

All Things Shining  (by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly) is scheduled for January 6. Please update your RSVP status so we have a good estimate of how many people are planning to attend.

Thank you,


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