The following members
reviewed the books indicated. The meeting was well attended (17 members
and one guest)--not unusual for a Book Review meeting. A more complete
report will appear here when time permits.
John Brown, Abolitionist:
The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil
Rights, by David S. Reynolds.
Cloudsplitter, a novel narrated by a fictionalized version of Owen
Brown, atheist son of John Brown, by Russell Banks.
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War
II--Updated Through 2003, by William Blum.
Marx for Beginners, by Rius.
Before Adam, by Jack London.
Hume, by Anthony Quinton. This book is about David Hume
(1711-1776), the famous Scottish philosopher.
Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology, by Louis Pojman. (This book
is the basis of a symposium Jerry attended at the CSUS School of Social
Work. Jerry also mentioned that the symposium leader, Prof. Tony Platt,
will shortly be publishing a book called Bloodlines.)
Bill Potts also read some of
the entries from his upcoming book, Bushopedia.
Needless to say, all four
reviewers recommended the books they reviewed. Synopses and/or readers'
reviews can be found at
Interim report prepared by Bill Potts
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