LWV Arlington READS

Arlington League's History and Civics Book Club

  • meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday of the month

  • *** No meeting in August***

  • at the home of Joan Porte, 5800 N 23 St. Arlington, VA,

  • at 3:PM

Review a list of possible reads here. Express your preference for selections when the group chooses the next read. Additional selections are welcomed.

Planned meetings:

Oct 21 - ‘The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother’ by J. McBride

Nov 18 - ‘One Summer: America’, 1927 by B. Bryson

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We will then decide if we have enough people around for the December 16 meeting.


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July 2018 selection was “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” - by James W. Loewen

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20 May -The club resumed its regular meeting schedule to discuss Catherine Drinker Bowen's "Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May - September 1787".

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18 March League member and retired National Archives employee, Connie Potter presented a history of the archives, the papers of the Continental Congress, and how our records protect the rights of citizens.

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The January 2018 meeting featured a discussion on the formation of the Electoral College with Dr. T. Lindsay Moore via “Federalist Papers”.

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November 2017's selection was: Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington by Cokie Roberts