Great Conversations Series

“Extraordinary. Not only useful but exciting." - Earl Shorris, Contributing Editor to Harper’s magazine and founder of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities

“Readings in the Great Conversations series are well-chosen and thought-provoking. What more could any book group ask for?” - Patrick DeMarco, Great Books moderator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of South Florida

Each volume in the Great Conversations series includes fifteen selections, bringing together voices from the past and present that provoke meaningful dialogue. In addition, each book includes discussion guides for two full-length novels. The Great Conversation series is ideal for Great Books groups and college courses.

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Great Conversations 1

Great Conversations 2

Great Conversations 3

Great Conversations 4

Great Conversations 5

Great Conversations Bundle—order all five volumes of our Great Conversations series and receive a free Shared Inquiry Handbook, a 32-page guide packed with advice about preparing, leading, and participating in Shared Inquiry discussion.

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