The City Club of Cleveland

login Create an Account

catering + rentals

Not a Member?

Our members are champions of free speech. Join today!


Account Login


Forgot Password? Create an Account

Forgot Password

submit Cancel

Update Password



Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

« back to blog list

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

27 Books We're Reading at the City Club

Julia Wang, Communication and Outreach Manager, The City Club of Cleveland

27 Books We're Reading at the City Club

Does it seem like everyone on your timeline spent 2019 reading? Is reading one of your New Year Resolutions? Need a Book Club’s recommendations without the commitment? Take a look at our 2019 City Club Book List!

The City Club Book List is compiled from previous and upcoming authors – from comics to memoirs, this list has a book for every type of reader. Read on to find your new favorite book (and maybe favorite forum!)

P.S. If you’re not ready to read the book, take a listen to the podcast from that author’s visit.


The Rise of the Black Panther by Evan Narcisse podcast


Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor by Steven Greenhouse podcast

A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule by Jim Rooney podcast

Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation by Peter Georgescu podcast

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle podcast


Change the Lapel Pin: Personalizing Leadership to Transform Organizations and Communities by Alex Johnson, Ph.D. podcast

Race, Equity and Education: The Pursuit of Equality in Education 60 Years After Brown by Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D. with Jill Pierce and Roey Ahram podcast

We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love, Ph.D. podcast

Environment & Sustainability

Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf by Jim Krane, Ph.D. podcast


The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., MPH podcast

Local Matters

Designing Victory: A Memoir by Robert P. Madison, FAIA podcast

Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America by Kyle Swenson podcast

Politics & Public Policy

Don't Label Me: And Other Tips for Healing a Polarized America by Irshad Manji podcast

The Next American City: The Big Promise of our Midsize Metros by Mick Cornett podcast

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Sherrod Brown podcast

The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office by Jeremi Suri, Ph.D. podcast

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan podcast

Technology & Innovation

The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O'Mara, Ph.D. attend the forum on March 27

United States v. Apple: Competition in America by Christopher L. Sagers attend the forum on January 22

Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives by Jarrett Walker, Ph.D. podcast

Social Justice

Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil Wae by Andrew Delbanco, Ph.D. podcast

Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva podcast

She's Still My Dad: A Parent's Transition and a Son's Redemption by Jonathan Williams podcast

Healing Our Divided Society by Alan Curtis, Ph.D. podcast

World Affairs

The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America by Jim Sciutto podcast

Truth Held Hostage: America and the Armenian Genocide by John Evans podcast

The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power podcast

Many of these authors appear at the City Club as part of our Authors in Conversation series, supported, in part, by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. We are grateful to all of the residents of Cuyahoga County for their support through that public grant.

Please login to post a comment

Julia Wang - January 07, 2020

Hi Maggie!

Included on the list above are books from upcoming speakers/authors - instead of a podcast link, it'll show a link to purchase tickets.

That includes authors like:
"United States v. Apple: Competition in America" by Christopher L. Sagers who joins us on January 22 and "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America" by Margaret O'Mara, Ph.D. who joins us on March 27. Hope to see you there!


Maggie Brock - January 07, 2020

Do you have any books for us to preview by upcoming speakers/authors?

Want to know who is speaking next at the City Club? Sign up here.

Free speech, delivered to your inbox.

Want to know who is speaking next at the City Club? Sign up here.


No Thanks, Please don't ask again.


Photo Gallery

1 of 22