Fort Meigs

Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

History Book Club

Read. Discuss. Enjoy.

Way Public Library logoThis brand new program is held in conjunction with Perrysburg's Way Public Library. The History Book Club meets each month to discuss books on a variety of historical topics.

Books are available to borrow through the Way Public Library.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The Schedule

Jan. 10

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathan Philibrick
National Book Award winner
Topics: maritime history, whaling, late-19th century, American history

Feb. 7

Chancellorsville
by Stephen Sears
Topics: U.S. Civil War, military history, American history

Mar. 7

Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Topics: women's history, African-American history, NASA, space exploration, segregation, American history

Apr. 11

Autum of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion of the Old Northwest
by William Hogeland
Topics: U.S. Army, early American republic, Native-American history, old northwest frontier

May 9

The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers
by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Topics: women's history, World War I, women's suffrage movement, early-20th century, American history

Jun. 6

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
by Blaine Harden
Topics: Asia, North Korea

Jul. 11

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
by Joseph Ellis
Topics: colonial America, American Revolution, American history

Aug. 8

The Last Town on Earth (historical fiction)
by Thomas Mullen
Topics: pandemic, early-20th century

Sep. 12

The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
by Alan Taylor
Topics: War of 1812, early republic, cross-border relations

Oct. 3

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson
Topics: maritime history, World War I, early-20th century, European history

Nov. 7

The First World War
by John Keegan
Topics: military history, World War I, early-20th century, European history

Dec. 12

Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce
by Stanley Weintraub
Topics: Christmas, World War I, European history, military history