The list author says: "From ciweb.org: The CLSC is the oldest continuous book club in America and has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming. Each season the authors of the year's CLSC book selections address the weekly CLSC Roundtable/Lectures in the Hall of Philosophy. The CLSC has brought many Pulitzer Prize and National Book Club award winners to Chautauqua. These books are selected for the 2011-2012 reading season."
"From CHQ: "Closing the season is “The Path to the Civil War,” which will be explored from Aug. 21 to 27. This week is in partnership with Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.