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AoM Book Club September 2013: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Posted By Jeremy Anderberg On August 23, 2013 @ 10:58 am In Book Club,Travel & Leisure | 24 Comments
In spite of his faults, of which there are plenty, Ernest Hemingway  was without a doubt one of the manliest men of the last century. His life of adventure and ruggedness provides inspiration for men the world over, and his writing paved the way for 20th century prose, both fiction and non-fiction. His writing is often considered terse, as it employed short, declarative sentences, and avoided the fluff and flowery language of “high” literature.
To choose our book for September, we used a reader poll over in the community, and members of the book club selected For Whom the Bell Tolls . Published in 1940 and set in the Spanish Civil War, this is considered one of Hemingway’s greatest works. The story follows Robert Jordan, a young American volunteering as a dynamiter in the war. It’s partially written from Hemingway’s own experiences in that very war as a journalist. There’s plenty to learn about being a man from this story, so join in!
We’re giving you two weeks to get your hands on the book and read the first 10 chapters. We’ll post the first discussion on Monday, September 9th, and then every Monday for the remainder of the month. We’ll announce the October selection a week or so before that one starts up.
We’ll make announcements about the book club here on the main site, while housing the book’s discussion over on the AoM Community  in a private group called “The Official Art of Manliness Book Club.”  In addition to online discussion in the group forums, we plan to include other great features including video chats and Q&As with some literary experts on the subjects of our discussions.
To join the AoM Book Club you pay a one-time $1 membership fee (the aim of this nominal fee is to simply keep out trolls and hopefully increase your commitment). If you’ve already joined the book club group and paid, you don’t have to do so again. You’ll have access to all our discussions, notes, video chats, and expert Q&As from here on out.
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URLs in this post:
 Ernest Hemingway: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2009/08/11/the-hemingway-you-didnt-know-papas-adventures/
 For Whom the Bell Tolls: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684803356/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0684803356&linkCode=as2&tag=stucosuccess-20
 H.W. Brands: http://hwbrands.com
 Head over to the community: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/the-official-art-of-manliness-book-club
 AoM Community: http://community.artofmanliness.com/
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