Boulder Great Books Discussion Group

1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

2017 Schedule. Held at Alfalfa's Market Community Room – 1651 Broadway

January 4, 2017          Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
                    Chapters 1 - 5 (90 pages)
Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made it
                    Chapters 1 - 2 (44 pages)

January 18, 2017          Jennifer Michael Hecht, poetry selection from Funny

February 1, 2017          David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years
                    Chapters 1 - 5 (126 pages)

February 15, 2017          Susanna Tamaro, Follow Your Heart (208 pages)

March 1, 2017          Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
                    Chapters 6 - 9 (100 pages)
Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition
                    Chapters 3 - 6 (119 pages)

March 15, 2017 The Idea of History (sackett.net/History.pdf) from the Syntopicon
(Reference: Great Treasury of Western Thought (sackett.net/HistoryGTWT.pdf))

(3 weeks)
April 5, 2017          Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Blu's Hanging (260 pages)

April 19, 2017          Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
                    Chapters 10 - 13 (142 pages)
Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition
                    Chapters 7 - 9 (74 pages)

Note: The April 19th meeting is from 6:15PM to 7:45PM in the Arapahoe Conference Room of the Main Boulder Public Library.

May 3, 2017          Claire Vaye Watkins, 3 stories from Battleborn:
                     “Ghosts, Cowboys,” “The Diggings,” and “Virginia City

May 17, 2017          David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years
                    Chapters 6 - 9 (150 pages)

(3 weeks)
June 7, 2017          Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
                    Chapters 14 - 16 (77 pages)
Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition
                    Chapters 10 - 12 (115 pages)

June 21, 2017          Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time (192 pages)

July 5, 2017          Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy

July 19, 2017          Vadey Ratner, In the Shadow of the Banyan
                    (pages 1 to 142)

August 2, 2017          Vadey Ratner, In the Shadow of the Banyan
                    (pages 143 to 352)

August 16, 2017          David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years
                    Chapters 10 - 12 (175 pages)

(3 weeks)
September 6, 2017          Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
                    Chapters 17 - 19 (93 pages)
Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street (110 pages)

September 20, 2017          Friedrich Nietzsche,
On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life
Katherine Mansfield, The Daughters of the Late Colonel in The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield
Joy Williams “Gurdjieff in the Sunshine State” in Escapes

October 4, 2017          Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
                    Chapters 20 - Afterword (115 pages)
Noam Chomsky, “The Responsibility of Intellectuals” (25 pages)

October 18, 2017          Short stories from Balaban and Qui Duc, Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion

November 1, 2017          Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn from Traditional Societies
                    Prologue through Chapter 4 (172 pages)

November 15, 2017          Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday
                    Chapters 5 - 9 (188 pages)

(3 weeks)
December 6, 2017          Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday
                     Chapter 10 through Epilogue (120 pages)

December 20, 2017          George Eliot, The Lifted Veil (50 pages)

Free and open to the public. Newcomers welcome anytime!

For further information see

http://sackett.net/BoulderGreatBooks.htm (As of: March 16, 2017)