Friends of APL September Book Talks

The Friends of APL host a weekly series of book reviews, author talks, and related literary programs every Tuesday at 12:15 pm at the Main Library. All are invited to attend these free book talks.


Book Review — “A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico” by Amy Greenberg

Nancy Dover, a Friend of APL board member, reviews this book that highlights the people and the conflicts at play in the often-forgotten war between the U.S. and Mexico.


SEPT. 10

Book Review — Selected Books on Why Higher Education is So Expensive

Michael Sattinger, UAlbany professor emeritus, uses his economics expertise to review several books about the rising cost of higher education in America.


SEPT. 17

Book Review — “The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel” by Adam Johnson

Local attorney Richard King reviews this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a yound man who works as a government-sanctioned kidnapper in North Korea.


SEPT. 24

Book Review — “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” by Steven Pinker

Frank Robinson, retired administrative law judge and author, reviews this book that explains how violence has been decling, despite the constant news about war, crime, and terrorism.


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