New Book Club book

Many of you know that Christina and I started an online book club last year. We suffered through a drought at the end of 2005, side effects but we’re excited to announce the next book for the club: 1776 by David McCullough.

I noticed this book not long after it was published last year, here and thought it would be interesting to read, cure but it wasn’t until last week that I considered 1776 as book club material.

In September 1995, Mr. McCullough addressed a BYU forum in the Marriott Center without any notes. A condensed version of his speech was published in BYU Magazine, and can be read here. As I’m no longer a student at BYU, I didn’t attend the forum where Mr. McCullough spoke, but I loved the condensed version of his speech given in the magazine.

I liked the speech so much I read it aloud to Christina, and it made both of us want to read the book. Christina suggested the book as a book club item, and here we are.

If you haven’t joined our book club, I encourage you to do so. We’re small, but we have had a good time discussing the books we’ve read. Your opinions are welcomed and we love diversity. So please join us and share your thoughts about the books we’re currently reading, or share some thoughts about a book we’ve read previously. We’re online at:

The benefit of an online book club is that you get to read and contribute at your own pace. You can read whenever you want and finish whenever you want. When you have time, you can log into the club and contribute to the discussion. We’d love to have you join us, and we encourage you to invite your friends as well.

You can get 1776 at a local book store, or you can order it online from Amazon. It sells at Amazon for $18.51 new; they have used starting at under $5.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail me or leave a comment on this post.

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