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      April 23, 2019

      Tuesday   6:30 PM

      10 Maple Avenue
      Beacon Falls, Connecticut 06403

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      Non-Fiction Book Club

      Our next selection is Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond (Chapters 1-11 for April, 12-Epilogue for May). Copies are now available at the Circulation Desk, or you can download the audiobook using the Hoopla app.  AmazonDescription: "In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal."

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