CIR Book Club

Great reads and great discussions. Indispensable to the global citizen.

Non-Fiction Club

Six times a year, members of the non-fiction book club select and discuss a book, which provides insights into current and historical international issues. Meetings are typically held from 5:00 -6:30 pm on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months, at the CIR office: 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D.  The office is just north of Paseo de Peralta and right next to the concrete bridge that joins Grant with Rosario Street. NOTE that you can park on the west side of the Wells Fargo building.

Call Virginia McCallum, Book Club Coordinator, for more information: 515-290-1221, vleemcc@gmail.com.

Discussion of the book is from 5:00 – 6:30 in the CIR conference room. We always have wine and cheese available and CIR members are welcome to join the group, even if you have not read the book, to sample whether you will enjoy the meeting. To be included on the book group email list or for more information about the CIR Non-Fiction Book Group, email Virginia McCallum at vleemcc@gmail.com.

Also if you have suggestions for future book selections, let Virginia know. We’re always interested in recommendations.

The book selection for January 8. 2019 is:

The Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era
by Michael Mandelbaum

Book Overview

During the seven decades from the U.S. entry into World War II in 1941 to the present, economic constraints rarely limited what the United States did in the world. Now that will change. Mandelbaum, one of America’s leading foreign policy experts, describes the policies the United States will have to discontinue, assesses the potential threats from China, Russia, and Iran, and recommends a new policy.