Book Club

Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence

Author: 
Jacob Lund Fisker
Leader: 
Deborah Young

Early Retirement Extreme provides a robust strategy that makes it possible to stop working for money in just a short number of years. It provides a paradigm shift in economic perspective from consuming to producing. Your value to society is not how much you earn or how much you buy. It is what you create and produce for yourself and for others. It is what you leave, not what you take.

Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

Author: 
Maya Jasanoff
Leader: 
William G. Ross

Liberty’s Exiles explains why many American colonists opposed independence during the Revolution, and it traces the travails of the seventy thousand Americans who fanned out to Canada, the Caribbean, and India after the war to help establish the so-called Second British Empire. The book includes many legal topics even though it is not a legal history book.

Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion in America

Author: 
Sharon Davies
Leader: 
LaJuana S. Davis

Rising Road tells the story of a murder of a Catholic priest by a Methodist minister in the rectory of Birmingham's St. Paul’s Catholic Church in 1920’s Birmingham. The motive for the crime, the trial, and the tactics of defense counsel and future U.S.

The Professor

Author: 
Robert Bailey
Leader: 
Cassandra E. Adams

The Professor introduces Thomas Jackson McMurtrie, a longtime law professor at the University of Alabama, who, 40 years after giving up a promising career as a trial lawyer to teach law students at the request of his mentor, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, retires to his farm an angry and bitter man, betrayed by both a Board member he mistook for a friend and his own failing health.

Unlikely Heroes

Author: 
Jack Bass
Leader: 
John L. Carroll

Unlikely Heroes is the story of the 5th Circuit Judges who implemented the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education.

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