Choose Our Next Book!

Please read a brief synopsis of the three titles we’re considering for our next book and then VOTE for you choice using the survey below…why?  Because REAL MEN READ!

9780451163516_p0_v1_s260x420The Man From St. Petersburg, by Ken Follett (historical fiction)

His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself…

1914: the world hangs on the brink of catastrophe–the eve of the war to end all wars. Feliks, a man consumed with a mission, comes to London to commit a murder that could change history. Against him are the whole of the English police, a powerful and brilliant lord–and the young Winston Churchill.

5582.outliers (1)Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (nonfiction)

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

1595555153_jpgRunning For My Life, by Lopez Lomong (autobiography)

Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more.

Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike sponsored athlete on the US Olympic Team. Though most of us fall somewhere between the catastrophic lows and dizzying highs of Lomong’s incredible life, every reader will find in his story the human spark to pursue dreams that might seem unthinkable, even from circumstances that might appear hopeless.

One thought on “Choose Our Next Book!

  1. Wow, it’s really a choice between drastically different genres! This is a great project, I get terribly disappointed whenever I try to discuss books with friends or colleagues only to hear “sorry, I don’t really read.” Outliers is a great food-for-thought novel, informative while easily digestible, but The Man from St. Petersburg sounds downright intriguing!

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