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Book Discussion: Caesar's Commentaries: On The Gallic War and On The Civil War by Julius Caesar

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Mon, Jun 23 2014 - 5:30pm

There was a time when Latin was a widespread educational rite of passage starting with "Veni, vidi, vici." This discussion will focus on the English translation of the Commentaries by Julius Caesar, one of the most important persons of his age, some would say second only to Jesus Christ. Caesar's Commentaries are required reading at U.S. Read more »

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Self-made Gangster Exclusively Reveals All to His Nephew

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Tue, Jun 17 2014 - 5:15pm

Bruce Farrell Rosen, Author, Bombed in His Bed: Confessions of Jewish Gangster Myer Rush; Banker Read more »

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Dr. Seuss's Literary Life

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Fri, May 30 2014 - 12:00pm

Donald E. Pease, Jr., Author, Theodor Seuss Geisel; Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, Dartmouth College Read more »

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Book Discussion: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

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Mon, May 5 2014 - 5:30pm

This great Russian classic is set in the Caucasus during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. Its Byronic anti-hero, Grigory Pechorin, is the prototype of the "superfluous man," often met in other Russian novels. A person of great ability, intelligence and charm, Pechorin can find no real outlet for his talents and becomes bitter, cynical and bored. He takes pleasure in manipulating others and inflicting pain. Read more »

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White House Story

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Wed, Mar 26 2014 - 6:00pm

Melinda Bates, Author, White House Story: A Democratic Memoir Read more »

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Learning from Leonardo

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Tue, Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Fritjof Capra, Founding Director, Center for Ecoliteracy; Author, Learning from Leonardo Read more »

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Svante Pääbo: Neanderthal Man - In Search of Lost Genomes

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Thu, Mar 6 2014 - 6:00pm

Svante Pääbo, Ph.D., Director, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany Read more »

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The Anatomy of a Byzantine Illustrated Gospel Book

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Thu, Feb 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Kathleen Maxwell, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University Read more »

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P.J. O'Rourke

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Wed, Feb 12 2014 - 6:00pm

P.J. O'Rourke, H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Author, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault And I’ll Never Do It Again)

Ronn Owens, KGO Radio Talk Host - Moderator Read more »

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Simon Winchester: Skulls--- A Compelling Tale Of The World's Most Bizarre Collection

Wed, Dec 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Simon Winchester: Skulls – A Compelling Tale Of The World's Most Bizarre Collection

Journalist; Author, A Crack at the Edge of the World and Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection

Brian Hackney, CBS 5 Correspondent - Moderator

The renowned writer and raconteur whose books on the 1906 earthquake, Krakatoa and the Oxford English Dictionary captivated readers worldwide now presents a spellbinding exploration of an obsessive collector of what some may call the macabre: more than 300 animal skulls, inclu Read more »

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