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Book Launches and Book Clubs

Find below our most recent and upcoming Book Launches featuring works by alumni, professors and other Princeton-affiliated authors.

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Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 6 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4PZ
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    We will read the book assigned by Princeton’s President Eisgruber to all incoming freshmen; and then meet over drinks and snacks to watch video of the discussion on campus with the author, followed by our own discussion of the book.

     

    The Princeton Pre-read selection for the Class of 2021 is What Is Populism? by Jan-Werner Müller, a Princeton Professor of Politics. It offers a careful and comprehensive investigation of a concept--populism--used to describe a diverse array of political movements around the world. Released in 2016 before the US election and the Brexit vote, it is a timely review of a hot topic. Professor Müller joined Pres Eisgruber, several faculty members, and members of the Class of 2021 for a spirited discussion of the book. An author Q&A is on the Princeton website, here:

    https://www.princeton.edu/news/2016/10/25/qa-muller-populism-todays-world?section=topstories


    The book is available now on Amazon UK, in paperback and Kindle editions.

     

    The Pre-read program, initiated by President Eisgruber in 2013, introduces incoming freshmen to Princeton’s intellectual life. Pres Eisgruber selects and sends a book to incoming freshmen to read prior to their arrival on campus. Freshmen then discuss the book and its concepts with student leaders during Orientation and with Pres Eisgruber in the residential colleges and elsewhere during the academic year.

Past events

02 May 2017 "I’d Die For You": Fitzgerald’s newly-published short stories (PAUK’s F Scott Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Season, part 2)
02 Dec 2015 Speaker Series: 'Is Decentralization Good for Development'
04 Nov 2015 Speaker Series: Professor Shapiro
01 Jul 2015 Book Signing: Economics and Culture in 'The Power of Glamour,' by Virginia Postrel '82
13 May 2015 HCUK Author Evening: Phyllis Lee Levin, 'The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams'
10 Dec 2014 Book Launch: 'Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928,' by Stephen Kotkin (Princeton professor)
08 Oct 2014 A Talk about the Life of Charles Dickens by his great, great, great, granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley
30 Jan 2014 ESU: Andrew Miller '98, author of 'Snowdrops'
18 Dec 2013 Book Club: Dec '13 - What Maisie Knew by Henry James
30 Oct 2013 Book Club: Oct '13 - Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban
29 Oct 2013 Book Launch: 'The Blood Telegram,' by Gary J. Bass (Princeton professor)
14 Oct 2013 Book Launch: 'Wilson,' by Scott Berg '71
24 Sep 2013 Book Club: Sep '13 - Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
02 Jul 2013 Book Launch: 'Careless People' by Dr Sarah Churchwell *98
05 Jun 2013 Book Launch: 'The Black Russian' by Vladimir Alexandrov *79
01 Nov 2011 Book Club: Nov '11 - The Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
26 Apr 2011 Inaugural Book Club: April '11
24 May 2010 Book Launch: Chang-rae Lee, 'The Surrended'
04 Mar 2009 Speakers' Series: Mohsin Hamid '93
23 Mar 2006 Speakers' Series: Roxane Farmanfarmaian '77
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