August 7, 2008 – Cathy Luchetti

August 7, 2008

  • Social interaction
  • Discussion of current issues and events
  • And a lively conversation with our featured speaker

Cathy Luchetti
Author of six books on popular American history

Birds on Toast:
Life, Love, and True Adventure
in the Frontier West

Cathy Luchetti has written fresh and revealing accounts of early life on the western frontier. Her western books are Women of the WestUnder God’s SpellHome on the RangeI Do! Courtship, Love, and Marriage on the American FrontierMen of the WestChildren of the West and Medicine Women: The History of Early American Women Doctors.

Each story, accompanied by archival images, reveals the hardships and joys of pioneer life.

In “Birds on Toast,” folkways and foodways are humorously tweaked, or poignantly presented, giving a complete overview of pioneer life.

In the words of young emigrant Keturah Penton, “These were the days that tried men’s souls and body too and womens constitutions. they worked the mussel on and it was their to stay…”

  • We gather at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month and begin our organized meeting around 7:30.
  • The featured speaker is normally introduced at about 8. The meeting continues until about 10.
  • Please note: Junto is not the usual sort of meeting with a long speech followed by Q & A. Invited speakers give a short presentation, and then are challenged to defend their assertions. Discussions are intense, but polite.

General Society Library
20 West 44th St.
Between 5th & 6th avenues, near Grand Central Terminal

Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central – 42nd St.,
B, D, F, V to 42nd St. – Sixth Ave., or
1, 2, 3, 9, N, Q, R, S, or W to Times Square – 42nd St.

Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.

Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — and investing.

Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer, publisher (with Laurel Kenner) of Daily Speculations.


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