VB Reads...The Armchair Historians

Book lovers, you have heard the old adage "Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it!" Well, here is your chance to prepare yourself for the future. Join the Village Books Armchair Historians Book Group - "understanding the past!"

We meet the second Monday of every month from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Writers' Corner at Village Books to chat, discuss, and dissect the most current and interesting history being written. We will cover all eras and topics in our quest to "know history". Join us! Authors DO NOT attend.


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

Monday, March 13, 7:00pm

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the eras great transatlantic Greyhounds the fastest liner then in service and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game.


Between the World and Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

Monday, April 10th, 7:00pm

In a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage --  Ta-Nehisi Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here.

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465075102
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - October 3rd, 2006

Monday, May 8th, 7:00pm

In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century's most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education.

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312243357
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Published: Picador USA - September 4th, 1999

Monday, June 12th, 7:00pm

Gourevitch's haunting, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning work provides an anatomy of the war in Rwanda, a vivid history of the tragedy's background, and an unforgettable account of its aftermath.