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Next Book Club to Meet Tuesday September 26

July 27, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club to Meet Tuesday September 26

We are thrilled to have Haddonfield resident and author Robert Strauss attend our next Book Club meeting on Tuesday, September 26 at 7 PM.

We’ll be discussing Robert’s book, Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents.”

The book is an irreverent exploration of James Buchanan’s presidency and his disastrous term in the years before the outbreak of the Civil War, as well as the idea of ranking presidents at all. Kirkus Reviews concludes that he “makes a firm argument for the essential doofusness of the 15th president.” The book has won both an IPPY and a Foreword INDIE, national awards for biography.

As always, all are welcome at the event, even if you haven’t read the whole book, and feel free to bring a friend! Light refreshments will be provided.

We’ll be meeting at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

In November, we will discuss Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union, by William F. Quigley.

Book Club to Meet Monday May 15

May 2, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club to Meet Monday May 15

The next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club will be Monday, May 15 at 7 pm. We’ll be discussing the book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin.

This book is a joint event with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club, but it’s our turn to host. We’ll be meeting at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

Toobin’s book explores the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court, painting a rich picture of the complicated relationships between the nine justices and how their work impacts the country.

As always, all are welcome at the event, even if you haven’t read the whole book, and feel free to bring a friend! Light refreshments will be provided.

If you’re planning your summer reading, make sure to leave time for our September book selection: Worst President Ever: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents, by Haddonfield resident Robert Strauss. In November, we will discuss Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union, by William F. Quigley.

Joint Book Club Meeting to be Held March 20 at Public Library

February 14, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Joint Book Club Meeting to be Held March 20 at Public Library

Join us for the next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club on Monday, March 20 at 7 pm. We’ll be discussing the book The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters, by Laura Thompson.

This book is a joint event with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club, so for this discussion, we’ll be meeting at the Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield.

Thompson’s book is a fascinating biography of six sisters whose intertwined lives “hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII.”

The book was selected as an “editor’s choice” by the New York Times Book Review, while Kirkus Reviews called it “smart, jaunty, and wittily entertaining.” The Atlantic described the book as “meticulously researched, elegantly written . . . an artful history of a most enthralling family.”

As always, all are welcome at the event, even if you haven’t read the whole book! Light refreshments will be served.

Book Club To Meet Thursday January 19

January 6, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club To Meet Thursday January 19

Join us Thursday, January 19 for the next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club. This month, we’ll discussing the book 1776 by historian David McCullough.

We’ll be meeting at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome, even if you haven’t read the whole book!

McCullough paints a compelling portrait of the year of the Declaration of Independence, weaving together events on both sides of the Atlantic to tell a stirring story of war, politics, and idealism. One reviewer called McCullough’s book a “stirring and timely work,” writing that “McCullough deftly sketches characters with a few quotations and details, humanizing a cast of thousands.”

Stay tuned for our spring meeting schedule, coming soon.

Next Book Club Meeting Tuesday November 15

October 31, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Meeting Tuesday November 15

bill-bryson-bookJoin us Tuesday, November 15 for the next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club. This month, we’ll discussing the book Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson.

Bryson shares a fascinating tale of the history of “American” English from the Mayflower to today. You’re sure to learn many new things about the language you speak. For instance, why did Americans “save such good old English words as skedaddle, chitterlings, and chore, but not fortnight or heath?”

We’ll be meeting at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

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