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Americans in Europe: Connection and Discovery, a Reading & Discussion program at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on November 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm
One event on December 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm
America was the hard fought dream for Europeans who fled poverty and persecution. As America grew and became cosmopolitan and industrial in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some returned to Europe searching for adventure, artistic license and inspiration, freedom from persecution and discrimination, and a role in fighting the spread of fascism. The texts we have chosen illustrate this theme.
September 21, 2021 6:30 – 8:00 pm discussion of the book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
October 12, 2021 6:30 – 8:00 pm discussion of the book, In The Garden of the Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
November 8, 2021 6:30 – 8:00 pm discussion of the book, The Odyssey of the American Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War by Peter Carroll
December 14, 2021 6:30 – 8:00 discussion of the book, Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light by Tyler Stovall