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September Book Group Meeting

When: September 17, 2018
11:00 AM
Where: Tenley-Friendship DC Public Library
4450 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, District of Columbia  20038
United States
Contact: John Days

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Washington Goes To War, by David Brinkley (1988) is the subject for the  September 17, 2018 meeting of the Guild book group.  We will start at 11 AM at the Tenley-Friendship DC Public Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW, DC 20016.

This book is about how Washington, DC responded to World War II. says "Brinkley was there when Washington left behind forever its previous role as a quiet government town living at a Southern pace, and morphed suddenly into a bustling wartime metropolis. Washington suddenly was engulfed in hundreds of thousands of new workers, all desperately seeking housing that simply didn't exist. This population explosion created a crazy shortage, where tens of thousands of newly hired government workers slept in different shifts in the same constantly used beds, inside row upon row of uncomfortable temporary thrown-up quarters".

The final book we will be reading and discussing in 2018 is America's First Daughter: A Novel, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (2016) in late November or early December.   

The book group in open to all Guild members and is a great way to learn, get to know your peers, have fun, improve skills, and earn participation points. As usual, we ask that if you intend to read the book and attend the meeting please register on the Guild website.

Please direct any question you may have to Co-Chairs David Shaw,, John Days,, or Corky Rainey,,