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      August 5, 2019

      Monday   7:00 PM

      1517 Connecticut Avenue
      Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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      Books and Banter Book Club Dinner & a Story

      Join Books and Banter book club for a Dinner & a Story at Kramerbooks. We'll be discussing Michael Axworthy's A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind. Ticket price includes entrée, dessert, glass of wine, and 15% off next month's book pick (will be announced at dinner). ABOUT THE BOOK:  The definitive history of Iran, from the ancient Persian empires to today Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. Iran's religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic Shi'a Muslim clerics in the world, yet its poetry insistently dwells on the joys of life: wine, beauty, sex. Iranian women are subject to one of the most restrictive dress codes in the Islamic world, but make up nearly 60 percent of the student population of the nation's universities. In A History of Iran, acclaimed historian Michael Axworthy chronicles the rich history of this complex nation from the Achaemenid Empire of sixth century BC to the revolution of 1979 to today, including a close look at Iran's ongoing attempts to become a nuclear power. A History of Iran offers general readers an essential guide to understanding this volatile nation, which is once again at the center of the world's attention. ABOUT BOOKS AND BANTER: We are a serious but fun group of bibliophiles and read everything from current events and public policy to history, science, and literature and the occasional play, graphic novel, or collection of poems. Our membership includes individuals of all ages and from a variety of careers and cultural backgrounds. Everyone is welcome to join and we do not promote a particular political or social position and welcome all points of view. We've got two rules: please read the book before attending a meeting. And please don't RSVP to attend and then no-show. 

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