During our monthly Club lunches, Tom Williams has kindly offered to moderate a book club discussion. This is completely voluntary and those who have not read the book are still welcome to listen, ask questions and engage.
Please email Tom Williams, (ThomasPWilliams@mac.com) or submit you suggestions in the form to the right with two suggestions for books that you have really enjoyed that may be of general interest for future lunch discussions. He will compile a list and post on this page.
Book for May
The Last Days of Night -
The next Rittenhouse Club Lunch will be on Thursday, May 20 at noon at the Acorn Club. During part of the lunch, Rick Sperry will lead a discussion of Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. You are encouraged to read the book, but if you do not have a chance to read all or part of it before the lunch, just relax and enjoy the discussion. Here is a description of the novel on the Amazon web-site:
“From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times best-selling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel - based on actual events - about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.
"New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune.
"A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country?”
The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson, the White House years
By Joseph A. Califano
By Whittaker Chambers
By David Mitchell
By Jean Larteguy
Paris. 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
By Margaret MacMillan
By Erik Larson