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A Taste of Fiction: Democracy in Chains

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Join us outdoors at Mount Pleasant Library on the morning of Wednesday, June 2nd at 10:30am to discuss Democracy in Chains by Nancy Maclean!  Thank you to our first neighborhood guest facilitator, Nina Wang, for selecting this month's book and facilitating the discussion. Copies of the book are available at Mount Pleasant Library. We always welcome new members! Please, register through Eventbrite.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Booklist's starred review describes Democracy in Chains as "perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government." Publishers Weekly writes, "Focusing on James McGill Buchanan, winner of the 1986 Noble Prize in Economics and mastermind behind public choice theory, MacLean traces his career and influence, including over former Virginia governor Harry Byrd and Chile’s former military ruler, Augusto Pinochet. In a thoroughly researched and gripping narrative, she has delivered another deeply important book that will interest general readers and scholars alike."

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nancy MacLean is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century United States. rofessor MacLean’s scholarship has received more than a dozen prizes and awards and been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation. In 2010, she was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians, which recognizes literary distinction in the writing of history and biography. Also an award-winning teacher and committed graduate student mentor, she offers courses on twentieth-century America, social movements, and public policy history.

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A Taste of Fiction Book Club is seeking guest facilitators! If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the opportunity, email Lee at .

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