World War I: History, Suffering and Loss in Prose and Poetry -- Book Discussions
Thanks to a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, we will be holding a series of book discussions on World War I.
Registration is preferred. We will have copies of the books here for you to borrow about a month in advance of the discussion date. Please email or call the library to register and get the books.
Thursday, September 4th - 10:30 am
Regeneration by Pat Barker; movie after discussion - Regeneration
Tuesday, September 9th - 7:30 pm
The War that Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan, discussion led by John Steele Gordon
Thursday, October 2nd - 10:00 am
All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque, led by Heather Ostman; movie after discussion - All Quiet on the Western Front - 1930 edition
Thursday, November 6th - 10:00 am
One of Ours by Willa Cather, led by Heather Ostman
Tuesday, November 18th - 7:30 pm
Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves, led by Heather Ostman
Thursday, December 4th - 10:00 am
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk: movie TBD
Tuesday, December 9th - 7:30 pm
Essay "What we Lost in the Great War" by John Steele Gordon, led by John Steele Gordon
Sunday, December 14th - 3:00 pm
Winter's Dream by F.Scott Fitzgerald, selections from the "trench poets", and The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, led by Heather Ostman
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:30
Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan
John Steele Gordon is a historian with five books and multiple articles to his credit. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television in business and financial history.
Heather Ostman is an assistant professor and acting chair of the English Department at Westchester Community College. She is the author of four books and numerous articles.