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Help us pick our next NON-FICTION book for group discussion here. YOU MUST HAVE 5+ POSTS TO CONTRIBUTE IN THIS FORUM!
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WANTED: NON-FICTION suggestions for next discussion!

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What would you like to read and discuss next?

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Rule #1: If the book you want to suggest actually wins and is selected will you participate in the discussion? If you will participate then go ahead and suggest it. If you have no intention of participating then please don't suggest it.

Rule #2: If you're an author or publisher and want to suggest your own book or your client's book then please say up front that you're the author or publisher. Be honest. You are welcome to suggest your own book. But now go back and read Rule #1 above. Will you participate? Since it is your book will you lead the discussion?

Rule #3: If you're a brand new member (have less than 25 posts on our forums) we're going to look at your suggestion with a bit more scrutiny. We're trying to figure out how likely you are to actually participate in the event your book gets selected. You might want to do more than just name the book you are suggesting. How about sell us on the idea that you fully intend to participate? Write a small paragraph and let us know you're going to stick around. A new member that just suggests a book will probably be ignored. Those posts will get a strike through so everyone knows not to consider them.

So what should we read and discuss next?

My suggestion is Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God
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Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. Revised, updated, and featuring a new afterword by the author, this is "a brilliant and moving history of the American people" (Library Journal).

Howard Zinn (1922–2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of many books, including the autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, The People Speak, and Passionate Declarations.

https://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History- ... oward+zinn
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I love it, LanDroid! Good suggestion.
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I was going to suggest "Empire of the Summer Moon," by S. G. Wynne, about the Commanche wars in Texas during the 19th century, but will hold it in reserve, as I believe "A People's History of the United States" is an excellent choice.
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A Manual for Creating Atheists Paperback
by Peter Boghossian (Author), Michael Shermer (Foreword)

4.5 stars with 411 reviews
For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith--and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith--but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than twenty years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason.
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I'd go for A People's History. Have heard about it for a long time. I guess I steered away from it because of the author's strong point of view and what I took to be negative reactions from Zinn's fellow historians. But why not find out for myself.
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Re: WANTED: NON-FICTION suggestions for next discussion!

OK, so we will go with that book. ;-)
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