History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis

We will start talking about the book, The Swerve (2012), by Stephen Greenblatt. You can find this book new in paperback for $12 - $17 and as an ebook for $10 - $12. For the 19th, we will read through chapter five. The book is not without controversy. While it has been heaped with praise, it has also been called simplistic, lacking in historical rigor, anti-religious, and even unethical. Despite this, it won both a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and it was on numerous lists of the year's best books for some serious book review publications.

However you may end up feeling about the book, it should be a good read. And however you may feel about other members of the MISF History Study Group, they really produce some good discussions.