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 NON-FICTION Suggestions Needed for our JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER book discussion!
What NON-FICTION book would you like to discuss in JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER of 2012?

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Your suggestion must be NON-FICTION.

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We're looking for a book to discuss as a group in the months of JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER of 2012. This suggestion thread will remain open till we have sufficient suggestions to run a non-fiction poll but please don't wait long to make your suggestions.

So what do you want to read and discuss in JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER of 2012



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I have long been a reader and admirer of Jiddu Krishnamurti: A philosopher and teacher of great intellect. I would like to propose this book for discussion, not having read this one; I would like to read it along with my friends:

Ending of Time by Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm:

http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=6929

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Penetrating dialogues between the philosopher-teacher and the renowned physicist, shedding light on the fundamental nature of existence.


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Thank you for such a thoughtful book suggestion, Penelope. :-)



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Post Re: NON-FICTION Suggestions Needed for our JUNE & JULY book discussion!
My last pick wasn't the best, but I'll try again

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
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“Jonathan Haidt is one of smartest and most creative psychologists alive, and his newest book, The Righteous Mind, is a tour de force—a brave, brilliant and eloquent exploration of the most important issues of our time. It will challenge the way you think about liberals and conservatives, atheism and religion, good and evil. This is the book that everyone will be talking about.”—Paul Bloom, Yale University, Author of How Pleasure Works


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"Haidt's research has revolutionized the field of moral psychology. This elegantly written book has far-reaching implications for anyone interested in politics, religion, or the many controversies that divide modern societies. If you want to know why you hold your moral beliefs, and why many people disagree with you, read this book". —Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University, Author of The Science of Evil


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Post Re: NON-FICTION Suggestions Needed for our JUNE & JULY book discussion!
Can I propose two?
I would like to re-submit The Cultural Nature of Human Development by Barbara Rogoff
http://www.amazon.com/The-Cultural-Natu ... 0195131339
or A Life Gone Awry : My Story of the Elan School. By Wayne Kernochan. Horrific that stuff like that can happen in this century
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... +gone+awry
Dexter -I’m finding last month’s choice hard going. But I’ve started and will finish.


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Post Re: NON-FICTION Suggestions Needed for our JUNE & JULY book discussion!
Iwant to add my support for Barbara Rogoff's new book. I read an earlier book of hers "Apprenticeship in Thinking" and loved it. I'd love to see where she take us with this book.



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Yes I also loved 'Apprenticeship in Thinking" and would be happy to read that one again too


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Post Re: NON-FICTION Suggestions Needed for our JUNE & JULY book discussion!
Hello everyone.

I'd like to toss up for consideration: On the Origins of War: And the Preservation of Peace

This man is a celebrated author of Greek history and an active professor at Yale. The man is nothing but ancient Greece and to ask him to interpret current affairs is to ask him to come into the present - an easy task if you, like me, believe people haven't changed much at all at heart.

Have you ever read Greek literature? Have you read Athenian philosophy? It's hard not to relate to it. They weren't detached by generations - they fought the same problems we do today with life,the after-life, morals, and democracy. They are people... and their opinion is extremely valuable to me as it should be to you.

Anyway, this man, Kagan, is a conversational author and impassioned. He's influenced heavily by Thucydides and keeps to written word more than individual thought (tangents and theories... if you know what I mean).

This is the man to teach you what historians WANT you to know... so yeah, there's that with a grain of salt, right?

Anyway, I've read a couple of his books now and they're all easy going.

I don't know how this one will be... as I never suggest anything I've read before.... but here's my Gamble!!! :)



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Awesome suggestion, Mr. President. It will be on the poll for sure. Thank you so much. :-)



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Post Re: NON-FICTION Suggestions Needed for our JUNE & JULY book discussion!
And I'll do the poll in the next day or two. I have family in from out-of-state and it has been hard to get any computer time while they've been here.



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I doubt I will participate in a discussion at this time, but Kagan's books sounds great. I'm asking for it for Father's Day.


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I've left this thread up much longer than I thought would be necessary in an effort to generate more suggestions and feedback. The poll will be created soon. I'll need to add some books to the poll from previous suggestion threads in order to have enough to conduct a quality poll.

Any last suggestions?



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We're going to have the next non-fiction book discussion start in July.



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Chris, thanks for delaying the discussion to July. June seems to have become swamped. Much appreciated!


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Post Re: NON-FICTION Suggestions Needed for our JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER book discussion!
Last call for suggestions and feedback on the current suggestions.



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