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Jared Diamond’s a draw

Jared Diamond, left, with Pat Suhrcke, director of the Cambridge Forum.
Bill Brett for The Boston Globe
Jared Diamond, left, with Pat Suhrcke, director of the Cambridge Forum.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author drew a large crowd to the First Parish Church in Harvard Square, where he spoke about his new book, “The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?” Diamond, a professor of geography at UCLA who graduated from Roxbury Latin School and Harvard, won the Pulitzer in ’97 for “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.”

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