Reading and Discussion Exploring Ideas through Books History Lives OnBack to the main Reading and Discussion CatalogueThese series interpret historical eras and events in creative and compelling ways and invite us to reflect on their lasting impact. full description(Re)introducing Classical GreeceThis will be an opportunity for readers to refresh their previous knowledge of everyday Greek references, and for some people, a chance to be introduced for the first time to the main thinkers of the Classical Greek period full description20th Century Presidents: Before and During WWIIThis series examines four 20th-century presidents who left a strong imprint on America prior to and during World War Two. full description20th Century Presidents: Post-WWIIThis series examines four 20th-century presidents who left a strong imprint on America prior to and during World War Two. full description20th Century US Conflicts: The Rise of a SuperpowerThe Spanish-American War and its related conflict in the Philippines marked the debut of the United States as a world power. How have successive wars increased that power - or callled it into question? full descriptionFounding FathersThis series removes the pedestal from beneath these historical luminaries to examine their full humanityheroic and flawed, witty and scandalous, compassionate and sly, inventive and insecure, brilliant and brash. full descriptionGilded Age: Then and NowThis series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. full descriptionHow They LivedThese celebrated works illuminate historical eras and professional pursuits long gone by. full descriptionInfluential First LadiesFirst ladies historically may have lingered in the shadows of their husbands, but that doesnt mean they didnt wield considerable influence and authority. full descriptionLincolnTake an in-depth look at one of America's most notable presidents - both the man behind the presidecncy in two celebrated biographies and through Lincolns own words. full descriptionMaking Sense of the American Civil WarThis series uses works of historical fiction and interpretation, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and short stories to examine a broad range of perspectives in an exploration of the American Civil War. full descriptionNever Setting Sun: The Heyday of the British Colonial EmpireAt one point, the United Kingdom's reach extended all the way around the globe. Discover the complexities of colonialism in these works set in India and Africa. full descriptionOur Civil War LegacyDiscuss the crucial final month of the war and how, but for a handful of important decisions and a good deal of luck, the outcomeof the War and of the countrymight have been very different full descriptionSeminal Statements of American ValuesFounding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America's operating principles and values - what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. full descriptionThe Rise of NazismHitlers appointment as German Chancellor on January 30, 1933 began a chain of horrific events that sent not only Germany, but the entire world, into the abyss. full descriptionWorld War II: The Loss of the Age of InnocenceThese novels richly illustrate coming-of-age themes against the backdrop of World War II with three memorable protagonists- an Army bombardier, a girl on the American homefront, and a teenage survivor of the Nazi genocide.