Book Talk | October 8, 2010 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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- October 8, 2010

Book Talk

JIMMY CARTER AND MORE ... President Jimmy Carter's edited, annotated diary has been published, and Carter will sign copies of "White House Diary," at Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Earlier in the month, Menlo Park author Barry Spector will talk about his book, "Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of American Innocence," on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. According to Spector, his book "looks at America through the lenses of Greek mythology, indigenous wisdom and archetypal psychology." Stanford University Professor Ian Morris will talk on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. "Why the West Rules — for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal about the Future" spans 50,000 years of history and concludes that it is the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people that explain Western dominance, not the strivings of great individuals.

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