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Book 61: "Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall"
Book 61:
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 19:00
15, rue des Savoises, la Maison des Associations. room Biko (ground floor), Geneva
Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall by Spike Milligan, 1971. The first of Spike Milligan's war autobiographies, spanning the period from Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany to the allied invasion of North Africa. While providing interesting and authentic insights into the experiences of a World War Two draftee, this is also one of the funniest books ever written. Milligan was an accomplished musician, author, poet, comedian and environmental activist. He is regarded by many as one the most influential figures in UK comedy and as a severe sufferer of bipolar disorder, he wrote candidly about mental illness during a time when no-one else dared.

Nominated by: Andy

Presenter: Andy
Commentator: Needed

Date: 4 Sept 2013
Time: 19:15 sharp

1. Members introduction (5 minutes)
2. Club statistics (2 minutes)
3. Introducing interesting books (5 minutes)
4. Brief introduction of next book (2 minutes)
5. Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
– A brief history of author’s life
– A short summary of the book
– Main/new ideas that the book brought to the society at the time that it was written
– What were the major implications/reactions at the time that it was written?
– What are the major implications on our daily lives (if any)?
6. Group discussion led by the commentator (45-60 minutes), member’s personal view about the book, opposing ideas.

At the end of the meeting, a group of us goes to a bar nearby for a drink, everyone is welcome to join.

Venue: 15, rue des Savoises, la Maison des Associations. room Biko (ground floor)

Map: http://www.lafea.org/contacts.htm

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting!

Look forward to see you all!

To participate in the on-going book selection process:www.mostinfluentialbooks.com

To join the club: http://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club.htm
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