Book Club

The Book Club meets once a month at 10am (on the 3rd Friday of the month) in the Church Library to review and discuss books of high interest. Everyone is invited to attend.

The club chairman is: Alan Stein 447-4235 and the co-chairman is Peter Philip 666-0105.

Book Club News

The next Book Club meeting is scheduled for Friday September 17, 2021 at 10:00am.

Hopefully we will be able to have the meeting in person at the First Presbyterian Church. Details will follow.

At the meeting we will discuss our Summer reading "Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45" by Barbara W. Tuchman.

Jon Sterling and Peter Philip will lead the book discussion.


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Barbara W. Tuchman won the Pulitzer Prize for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 in 1972.


General Joseph W. Stilwell was a man who loved China deeply and knew its people as few Americans ever have. Barbara W. Tuchman’s groundbreaking narrative follows Stilwell from the time he arrived in China during the Revolution of 1911, through his tours of duty in Peking and Tientsin in the 1920s and ’30s, to his return as theater commander in World War II, when the Nationalist government faced attack from both Japanese invaders and Communist insurgents. 


Her story is an account of both American relations with China and the experiences of one of our men on the ground. In the cantankerous but level-headed Vinegar Joe, Tuchman found a subject who allowed her to perform, in the words of The National Review, one of the historian's most envied magic acts: conjoining a fine biography of a man with a fascinating epic story.