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.


 

The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931 Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143127970
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 2015

Monday, December 11th, 7:00pm

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath. In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects.


Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060936389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - November 2nd, 2004

Monday, January 8th, 7:00pm

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.


The Devil's Highway: A True Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316010801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - September 1st, 2005

Monday, February 12th, 7:00pm

In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the "Devil's Highway." Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them.


Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780307475947
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 25th, 2016

Monday, March 12th, 7:00pm

In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored.


White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143129677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 4th, 2017

Monday, April 9th, 7:00pm

In her groundbreaking bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg, #4 on the 2016 Politico 50 list, takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing--if occasionally entertaining--poor white trash.