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Watertown, MA 02138 United States

November 2019

Mount Auburn Book Club: “Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian” by Richard Aldous

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Front Office Conference Room, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian by Richard Aldous is the first major biography of preeminent historian and intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Jr., a defining figure in Kennedy’s White House. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917–2007) is buried on Narcissus Path. Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and…

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December 2019

Mount Auburn Book Club: “The Tenants” by Bernard Malamud

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Front Office Conference Room, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

The Tenants by Bernard Malamud revolves around a rivalry between two writers—one of them Jewish and the other an African-American— who are the last two persons remaining in a soon to be condemned apartment building.  Malamud is buried on Azalea Path. Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or…

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January 2020

Mount Auburn Book Club: “Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science” by Christoph Irmscher

January 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Front Office Conference Room, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

In this biography, Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science by Christoph Irmscher, the controversial biologist and geologist’s legacy is explored.  Agassiz is buried on Bellwort Path. Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in the Front Office Conference…

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February 2020

Mount Auburn Book Club: “American Canopy” by Eric Rutkow

February 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Front Office Conference Room, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation by Eric Rutlow shares many captivating stories: the Liberty Trees, where colonists gathered to plot rebellion against the British; Henry David Thoreau’s famous retreat into the woods; the creation of New York City’s Central Park and the rural Cemetery movement. Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art,…

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March 2020

Mount Auburn Book Club: The Inferno by Dante Alighieri translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

March 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Front Office Conference Room, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

The Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.  Translated in 1867 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; the first U.S. translation raised American interest in the poem.  Longfellow is buried on Indian Ridge Path. Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here.…

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