Hope you’re enjoying reading “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our next discussion will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, at the Java & News Cyber Cafe inside the H.T. Sampson Library.
This will be our last book discussion for 2010 and I hope we can generate lots of excitement for our January selection. Please vote for your choice as the January reading from the selections below.
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The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
…Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters–on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.
Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America 1619-1966 by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
The black experience in America—starting from its origins in western Africa up to the present day—is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. The most recent scholarship on the geographic, social, economic, and cultural journeys of African Americans, together with vivid portraits of key black leaders, complete this comprehensive reference.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
“A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago.
Sun Tzu’s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to today’s combatants in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. The Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom, and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.