This Month's Book
The Ascent of Money
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Previous Selections


Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin
Homeland and Other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver
American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson (June 2010)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (May 2010)
Equine ER by Leslie Guttman (April 2010)
O, The Clear Moment by Ed McClanhan (March 2010)
Push by Sapphire (February 2010)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson (January 2010)
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano (November 2009)
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin(October2009)
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
Indecent Exposure by Tom Sharpe (August 2009)
The Forger's Spell by Edward Dolnick (July 2009)
I, Claudius by Robert Graves (June 2009)
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (May 2009)
Rumpole Misbehaves by John Mortimer (April 2009)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (March 2009)
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman (Feb. 2009)
Piero Ferrucci's The Power of Kindness (Jan. 2009)
Cormac McCarthy's The Road
(Nov. 2008)
W. Somerset Maugham The Razor's Edge (Sept. 2008)
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (August 2008)
The Great Transformation by Karen Armstrong (July 2008)

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The Ascent of Money

By Niall Ferguson
Mention the WEKU Book Club
and receive a 10% discount on this book at Joseph-Beth Booksellers

The Ascent of Money

About the Book...

(from the Niall Ferguson website)

"Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it’s the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it’s the chains of labour. But in The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What’s more, he reveals financial history as the essential back-story behind all history.The evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization, from ancient Babylon to the silver mines of Bolivia. Banks provided the material basis for the splendours of the Italian Renaissance, while the bond market was the decisive factor in conflicts from the Seven Years’ War to the American Civil War.

.Join us for what's sure to be an engaging discussion on Tuesday, September 14th, at 6:30pm at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.




Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30pm in the Bronte Bistro of Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Lexington Green.

There are no tickets to purchase, no set menu price and reservations are not required.  You may order whatever you like from the Bronte Bistro menu and pay your tab at the end of the evening.

Imagine an eclectic mix of people coming together for good food and stimulating conversation about a recently published book.

That's The WEKU Book Club experience. Each month, we'll announce the next Book Club selection. Then you can purchase a copy at Joseph-Beth and receive a 10% discount just by mentioning WEKU. Simply read the book and come to the next Book Club meeting.

After enjoying delicious food, we'll settle in for an hour of discussion about the story, its characters, the author and more. The Club will be led by members of the WEKU staff, invited guests and, occasionally, by the author of the selected book.

It's a wonderful evening of food, companionship and conversation you won't want to miss!

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