“There's nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.”

Octavia E. Butler

Join us for CHQ 2019 Week One: Moments That Changed the World June 22-28

How did we get to now? The answers may surprise you. In this week, Chautauqua asks five historians to each choose a little-known moment when the ground shifted beneath humanity’s feet, and examine how those moments impacted the world of today.

This year's opening day -- June 22nd -- is also Week 1 CLSC Selection author Octavia Butler's birthday.  John Keene's presentation of Butler's Kindred will take place the following Thursday, June 27th.

Check out the related titles below as well as our collection of Week 1 Speaker Books.

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316341783
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 12th, 2019

The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307456694
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Published: Vintage - February 21st, 2017

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060936389
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 2nd, 2004

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

On Immunity: An Inoculation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977207
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 15th, 2015

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143109426
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Published: Penguin Books - August 2nd, 2016

Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393246315
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 27th, 2018

Cave Art: A Guide to the Decorated Ice Age Caves of Europe Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780711232570
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Published: Frances Lincoln - February 21st, 2012

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633935
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 22nd, 2015