This month's reading group will discuss Roger Williams and the creation of the American Soul. Unfortunately, the review by Gordon Wood for the New York Review of Books is for subscribers only. But, here is the review by Joyce Chaplin, which I linked earlier from the NY Times. As Chaplin notes in her review, Barry spends a lot of time setting the stage for Williams fateful voyage to America, providing the reader with an engrossing description of late 16th and early 17th century England, giving much needed background to this incredible story. Here is James Carville introducing John Barry at Octavia Books in New Orleans for BookTV.