Commonwealth Republican Women's Club

Alexandria, Virginia
CRWC Conservative Book Club
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Book Club members discussing American Pravda at Linda's House.
The CRWC Book Club was founded in September, 2017 by Susan Yonts-Shepard, past president of CRWC, the club's Twitter afficionado, and staunch defender of the conservative way of life.

The book club's goal is to read books about, by, and for conservatives on all of the important issues of the day.

We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Members can bring their own lunch.  The hostess of the month provides drinks.

Come and join us!
Everyone is welcome!
Next Meeting

Home of Susan Yonts-Shepard

December.1st at 1:00 p.m.

Contempt A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation by Ken Starr
Defeating Jihad by Sebastian Gorka got mixed reviews from the group..

We all liked his explanation of the term "Jihad" and how its meaning has evolved over the years, but few were satisfied with his prescriptions for combatting the threat it poses, which lacked substance.

A surprising bonus for those who remember the Cold War was  Appendix A which contained the National Security Document (NSC-68) that analyzed the threat posed by the USSR. It is this document, perhaps, that carries the solution to the problem of defeating Jihad, just as it carried the solution to defeating communism.

May 19, 2018
Home of Susan Yonts-Shepard
American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the era of Fake News by James O'Keefe..

A very rainy day did not dampen the spirits of the Book Club at our July meeting. Discussion was lively as always as we welcomed Margery, a DC resident, to our monthly gathering.

While the methods used by James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas group involve subterfuge and impersonation, it is all in the service of a laudable goal: revealing the truth to the publlic at large through the use of secret video recording.
The Pravda of the title, which means "truth" in Russian, refers to this goal as well as to the newspaper of record of the Communist Soviet Union, renowned for its scorn for truth. American Pravda describes the many ways in which the left of the political spectrum shades the truth and even outright violates it in the pursuance of their political goals and what Project Veritas has done and is doing to expose them since the mainstream press does not.
July 21, 2018
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2018-2019 Schedule
Judege Jeanine Pirro
Sean Spicer
Kenneth Starr
Steve Hilton
George Borjas
Tucker Carlson
Brett Baier
Greg Gutfeld
Liars, Leakers, & Liberals
The Briefing
Positive Populism
We Wanted Workers
Ship of Fools
3 Days in Moscow
Gutfeld Monologues
Liars, Leakers, and Liberals by Judge Jeanine Pirro.

As the first meeting after the summer vacation, the club spent the first half hour discussing the books to be read in the coming months. See the resulting schedule above.

As for our book for this month, most people really enjoyed it. The Judge writes in the same straight forward, pull no punches way she talks. The only difference is when she talks you might miss something and in her book you can go back and read a passage over! She is very suspicious of the “deep state” and really does believe there are forces inside and outside of government that would love to see President Trump and his agenda fail. If nothing else the book makes you think. And given recent events, underlines the need to get out there and VOTE!
September 22, 2018
Home of Susan Yonts-Shepard
Prior Meetings
NEW!! Book Exchange: Please bring to the next meeting books you no longer want and exchange them for books others bring. Any genre, biographies, mysteries, fiction, non- fiction; it doesn’t matter, someone will want them!
The Briefing by Sean Spicer

For October, we read Sean Spicer’s book, The Briefing, and did our first book exchange. Since we are all readers and we have an abundance of books we decided to try and exchange books we’ve read for those we haven’t. It worked really well and we decided to continue the exchange.

Our discussion on Sean Spicer’s book centered on how surprised we all were that religion played such an importance role in his life and in the life of his family. Although the book did give a little insight into the early days of the White House, it is not a “tell-all” and is very complimentary of the staff and the President. It is an easy read and very enjoyable.

We are delaying the next book club meeting until December 1 due to Thanksgiving. It will be held at Susan Shepard’s house. If you need directions to Susan’s house, email her at seysrLs For the December 1 meeting we are reading, Contempt, A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation by Ken Starr. Bring your lunch and books for the exchange and we will discuss behind the scenes of the Clinton Presidency.
October 20, 2018
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