2011 Cumberland Book Clubs

Posted: Tue, 09/27/2011 - 14:00

In previous years, students have expressed their interest in convening in small groups with faculty to discuss interesting and thought provoking topics outside the classroom.  In response to that interest, the Cumberland Book Clubs were launched.  Professors volunteered to lead the discussions, and they selected books that formed the basis for those discussions. 

The book clubs will be held again this year, and sign-ups for the book clubs will begin the week of September 26.  Law students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. 

A list of book club leaders and their book club selections are below.

CASSANDRA ADAMS
Half of a Yellow Sun
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

JUDGE JOHN CARROLL
The Fall of the House of Zeus:  The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
By Curtis Wilkie

LAJUANA DAVIS
The Agitator’s Daughter:  A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family
By Sheryll Cashin

MICHAEL FLOYD
The Post-American World:  Release 2.0
By Fareed Zakaria

BOB GREENE
Odessa:  Genius and Death in a City of Dreams
By Charles King

WOODY HARTZOG
Nothing to Hide: 
The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security
By Daniel Solove

GREG LAUGHLIN
Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: 
The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War
By Tom Wheeler

JACK NELSON
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot

DAYNA ROYAL
The Help
By Kathryn Stockett

LYNN SCHUCK
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee

HOWARD WALTHALL
The Extra 2%: 
How Wall Street Strategies Took A Major
League Baseball Team from Worst to First
By Jonah Keri