VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group

Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.



ISBN: 9780802121332
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 7th, 2014

Wednesday, October 21, noon
Inspired by private sector trailblazers, Chopra wrote the playbook for governmental open innovation. In Innovative State he offers an absorbing look at how open government can establish a new paradigm for the internet era and allow us to tackle our most challenging problems, from economic development to affordable health care.

By David Cay Johnston (Editor)
ISBN: 9781620970850
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Published: New Press - August 4th, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, noon
Exploring areas as diverse as education, justice, health care, social mobility, and political representation, here is an essential resource an indispensable guide to the causes and effects of the growing wealth gap for anyone who cares about the future of America and compelling evidence that inequality can be ignored no longer.

ISBN: 9780393350623
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, noon
Kayla Williams's raw, honest, and take-no-prisoners prose gives service members and families scarred by war the greatest gift of all: hope.

ISBN: 9780691145921
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 21st, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, noon
Animal Spirits offers a road map for reversing the financial misfortunes besetting us today. Read it and learn how leaders can channel animal spirits - the powerful forces of human psychology that are afoot in the world economy today.

ISBN: 9781784780258
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Published: Verso - November 3rd, 2015

Wednesday, February 17, noon
How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger's radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation and Reconstruction.

ISBN: 9781626562875
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - June 29th, 2015

Wednesday, March 16, noon
A handful of corporations and financial institutions command an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in an assault against markets, democracy, and life. It's a suicide economy, says David Korten, that destroys the very foundations of its own existence.