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2005_IL_ALA2005C21American Library Association 2005 conference in Chicago, IL -- Authors
Includes Jules Feiffer, Kate DiCamillo ("Because of Winn-Dixie"), Gary Stromberg ("The Harder They Fall"), Gene Ha (DC Comics), Henry Winkler, Arthur Frommer, and Jennifer Read Hawthorne.
2007_DC_ALAC145American Library Association 2007 conference in Washington, DC -- Authors
2010_DC_ALA131American Library Association 2010 conference in Washington, DC
Including various authors: Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Alan Nelson, Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff ("Queen of your Own Life"), Lucy Christopher ("Stolen"), Henry Cole, Pamela Duncan Edwards ("While the World Is Sleeping"), Alison Formento ("This Tree Counts!"), Amy Clipston, Lindsay George, Jackie...
2011_DC_Nichols_11021668American University -- Event: 3rd Annual Eisenhower Symposium w/David Nichols
The third annual Eisenhower Symposium was held at American University's Abramson Family Founders Room in American University’s new School of International Service Building. The title of the symposium is Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis-Suez and the Brink of War, a “book launch” of the...
2004_MD_Shaara_0411093Barnes & Noble -- Jeff Shaara ("To The Last Man")
Jeff was promoting his latest book, "To the Last Man", a novel about World War I. He also talked about some of his other books and his father, Michael, who 30 years before wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning "The Killer Angels" which became the movie "Gettysburg".
2005_VA_Newt_0506112Books A Million -- Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ("Never Call Retreat")
This event, at the McLean Books a Million, was announced to start at 5pm but actually started at 3pm. I got there at 4:30pm and got a passing glance at both authors.
2006_DC_Franken_06092912Borders -- Al Franken ("The Truth (with Jokes)")
Al Franken: Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and funny, Al's political satire is poised to become the most talked-about book. Armed with an additional chapter, the paperback edition of this book is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and its right-wing cronies, once again.
2005_DC_Andrea_0509144Borders -- Andrea Mitchell ("Talking Back...")
Veteran broadcast Journalist, Andrea Mitchell, signed copies of her book "Talking Back...To Presidents, Dictators and Assorted Scoundrels". Andrea has also been a trailblazer for women everywhere and her personal journey is not only inspiring, it is exciting.
2005_DC_BB_King_05091210Borders -- BB King ("B.B. King Treasures")
Just in time for his 80th birthday this month, B.B. King delivers "The B.B. King Treasures," a scrapbook following the path of his storied life and career. Included in this coffee table-worthy showpiece is perhaps the greatest treasure of all: a 60-minute CD filled with unreleased interviews and jam...
2006_DC_Newhart_06092218Borders -- Bob Newhart ("I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This")
Legendary comic Bob Newhart discusses his new book "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!" in conversation with American Film Institute director and NPR commentator, (and former Barnum & Bailey clown) Murray Horwitz. "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!" is The first book ever from an icon of American comedy. A...
2006_DC_Sheehan_0609257Borders -- Cindy Sheehan ("Peace Mom")
Cindy Sheehan: The woman who turned grief into action and took her anti-war message to the President's doorstep tells her story in her own words -- a wrenching tale of heroism that will inspire a new generation of activists.
2007_DC_Barry_07092116Borders -- Dave Barry ("History of the Millennium (So Far)")
Dave Barry: Thucydides, Gibbon, Tuchman, McCullough - to the names of the world's great historians must now be added the name of Dave Barry, who has taken a long, hard look at our new millennium (so far) and, when he stopped hyperventilating, written it all down, because nobody would believe it...
2007_DC_Cheadle_07050232Borders -- Don Cheadle and John Prendergast ("Not On Our Watch")
"Not On Our Watch" is an empowering book, offering six strategies readers can implement about Darfur. Don Cheadle 3.5 million Sudanese are going hungry, 2.5 million have been displaced by violence, and 400,000 have died in Darfur to date. Both shocked and energized by this ongoing tragedy, Don Cheadle...
2007_MD_Potter_07072057Borders -- Harry Potter roll-out party
One of those bookstore-sponsored events for the release of the last volume in the Harry Potter series.
2005_MD_Fonda_0504166Borders -- Jane Fonda ("My Life So Far")
Jane Fonda may have grown up in the shadow of her legendary father, but she quickly proved her talents in her own right. More than an actress, she also has been a controversial political activist as well as a popular fitness guru. We've seen her triumphs and she's shared her personal challenges. She...
2006_MD_McCoy_0602254Borders -- Jerry McCoy ("Historic Silver Spring")
Jerry A McCoy, Librarian and Silver Spring Historical Society, came to show slides and promote his new book "Historic Silver Spring".
2005_DC_Collins_0504275Borders -- Judy Collins (performance)
2007_MD_Albright_07033129Borders -- Madeleine Albright ("The Mighty and the Almighty")
Madeleine Albright: "The Mighty and the Almighty". Defying conventional wisdom, Albright suggests not only that religion and politics are inseparable, but that their partnership, when properly harnessed, can be a force for justice and peace.
2005_MD_Johnson_05120624Borders -- Marcus Johnson (performance)
Marcus Johnson is a jazz keyboardist who records for Three Keys Music. This was a special holiday performance by him and the band, previewing songs from his new release "Smooth Jazz Christmas."
2007_DC_Johnson_07030248Borders -- Marcus Johnson (performance)
Marcus Johnson: Jazz great Marcus Johnson and his trio help us celebrate the grand opening of our cool new cafe with a hot jazz set.
In attendance in the audience was former Redskin Barry Wilburn (#45) who asked for a photo with Marcus so that's here too.
2005_DC_Nader_0507258Borders -- Ralph Nader
2007_DC_Nader_0706149Borders -- Ralph Nader ("An Unreasonable Man")
Leader of the modern Consumer Movement himself Ralph Nader signs copies of his critically acclaimed DVD, An Unreasonable Man. The documentary follows Nader as a public interest lawyer to the man who today boasts a legislative record longer than most politicians in office today. Now you can meet this man...
2005_DC_Watts_0509075Borders -- Steven Watts ("Henry Ford")
Steven Watts: Henry Ford, a major architect of modern America, has lived on in the imagination of his fellow citizens as an enduring figure of fascination, an inimitable individual, a controversial personality, and a social visionary from the moment his Model T brought the automobile to the masses and...
2006_DC_EK_0604279Borders -- Ted Kennedy ("America Back On Track")
This was a book-signing event for "America Back on Track," billed as Kennedy's first major policy book in more than forty years. Just the week before, he had been named as one of the U.S. top 10 Senators by Time magazine.
Their list: Thad Cochran, Ted Kennedy, John McCain, Jon Kyl, Arlen Specter,...
2005_DC_Uncle_Earl_05110418Borders -- Uncle Earl (performance)
From http://www.uncleearl.net/about.htm

Call it old-time for our times: with their infectious energy, undeniable charisma, sharp musicianship, and unique repertoire of original and traditional songs, Uncle Earl is bringing the string band legacy proudly into the modern era. The band’s national debut...
2007_DC_Fox_07101116Borders -- Vincente Fox ("In Revolution of Hope")
Vicente Fox:

In Revolution of Hope, President Fox outlines a new vision of hope for the future of the Americas. He speaks out forcefully on hot global topics like immigration, the war in Iraq, racism, globalization, the role of the United Nations, free trade, religion, gender equity, indigenous...
2015_DC_Klobuchar_15090850Busboys 14&V and Politics & Prose -- Senator Amy Klobuchar ("The Senator Next Door")
Senator Amy Klobuchar - The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland
The senior senator from Minnesota, Klobuchar was elected in 2006—the first woman to serve her state as a U.S. senator. Her forthright and often funny account of her career is as much a chronicle of politics as it is the story of...
2015_DC_Captive_Cove_15110161Busboys Brookland and Politics & Prose -- Rebecca Goldfield, Matt Dembicki, Mike Short, and Evan Keeling ("Captive of Friendly Cove")
@ Busboys and Poets Brookland: Rebecca Goldfield, Matt Dembicki, Mike Short, and Evan Keeling - Captive of Friendly Cove: Based on the Secret Journals of John Jewitt:
Goldfield is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on PBS and National Geographic. Her previous collaboration...
2015_DC_Williams_15052028Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Cindy Williams ("Shirley, I Jest!") w/Jen Chaney
Busboys and Poets Takoma: Cindy Williams - Shirley, I Jest!: A Storied Life:
Williams, aka Shirley Feeney of the popular TV show Laverne & Shirley—which drew audiences of as many as 60 million—is as warm and funny on the page as she’s been on both the large and small screen. In her lively memoir, the...
2015_DC_Kalman_15111131Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Maira Kalman ("Beloved Dog") w/Jane Mayer
@ Busboys and Poets 14th & V: Maira Kalman - Beloved Dog
Kalman’s distinctive artwork has graced untold numbers of The New Yorker and she’s illustrated books ranging from Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style to Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. Her own books are favorites of both young and adult readers...
2015_DC_Manzano_15090640Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Sonia Manzano ("Becoming Maria")
Busboys and Poets Takoma: Sonia Manzano - Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
Writer and recently retired Sesame Street star Manzano remembers her journey from a thoroughfare in the Bronx to the most beloved street on television. A colorful yet complicated childhood provided both...
2015_DC_Hayden_15050381Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Tom Hayden ("Listen, Yankee!") w/John Angelos
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Tom Hayden - Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters
As Cuba and the U.S. look ahead to rapprochement, Hayden fills in the revolutionary background—of both nations. The author of the seminal Port Huron Statement and a former California state legislator, Hayden gives an...
2015_DC_Bernard_15101981Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Warren Bernard ("Cartoons for Victory")
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Warren Bernard - Cartoons for Victory
World War II needed heroes on the home front as well as on the battlefields abroad, and many comic artists provided just that. Bernard, executive director of Small Press Expo, whose vast collection and vaster knowledge of comic art has...
2003_DC_Pitch_0309163Capitol Hill History Project -- Anthony Pitch (The Burning of Washington)
Author Anthony S Pitch came in to discuss his book "The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814" which included stories about the city as well as the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
2012_DC_Hays_12020796Capitol Hill History Project -- Cindy Hays (Past and Future of Congressional Cemetery)
Overbeck Lecture: The Past and Future of Congressional Cemetery
On Tuesday, February 7, Cindy Hays will deliver an illustrated Overbeck History Lecture on Congressional Cemetery, its significance to the Capitol Hill community, and its impressive, ongoing restoration by concerned neighbors and friends....
2009_DC_Janke_09092237Capitol Hill History Project -- Cindy Janke ("The Onetime Owner of Most of Capitol Hill")
Overbeck Lecture: The Onetime Owner of Most of Capitol Hill:
Don’t miss it. On Tuesday evening, September 22, local historian Cindy Janke will present an illustrated Overbeck History Lecture on William Prout, the 18th century owner of the land that today comprises most of the Capitol Hill Historic...
2008_DC_Brown_08040852Capitol Hill History Project -- C. Dudley Brown (Capitol Hill Row House Designs)
On the evening of Tuesday, April 8, the highly respected historic restoration expert C. Dudley Brown will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the unique character and features of Capitol Hill’s historic row houses. His presentation will include a pictorial tour along with commentary on the mistakes...
2010_DC_Wolf_10030250Capitol Hill History Project -- Dick Wolf (Capitol Hill Restoration Society)
Wolf, a longtime leader in neighborhood preservation, will offer an “unauthorized review” of the struggles and accomplishments of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society since its founding in 1955. The storied organization has fought repeatedly and, for the most part, successfully against the destruction...
2006_DC_Marolda_0604116Capitol Hill History Project -- Edward Marolda (History of the Navy Yard)
A History of the Navy Yard from the Navy’s Top Historian: Few people today are aware of how great a role the Washington Navy Yard has played in the life and development of Capitol Hill. The walled facility at the foot of 8th Street was once the biggest builder of Navy ships in the country, and then...
2011_DC_Brown_11110852Capitol Hill History Project -- Gordon Brown ("Captain Who Burned His Ships")
Reserve Now for Nov. 8 Overbeck Lecture: "The Captain Who Burned His Ships"
On Tuesday, November 8, local author Gordon S. Brown will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the growth of the Washington Navy Yard under its first commandant, Captain Thomas Tingey, and the terrible choice he faced...
2012_DC_Morley_12091857Capitol Hill History Project -- Jefferson Morley ("Snow-Storm in August")
The Overbeck History Lecture Series kicks off its new season on September 18th with a gripping account of Washington's first race riot and the criminal trials that followed, prosecuted by the city's politically ambitious district attorney, Francis Scott Key.
Salon Washington correspondent Jefferson...
2008_DC_Vlach_08021210Capitol Hill History Project -- John Vlach (African American Housing in 19th Century DC)
On Tuesday, February 12, the Overbeck History Project welcomes the noted folklife historian John M. Vlach, who will share findings from his recent studies of African American housing in 19th century DC, offering a visual survey slave quarters, alley dwellings and other residences. This is a return...
2003_DC_Vlach_0304086Capitol Hill History Project -- John Vlach (Capitol Hill Before L'Enfant)
This was an interesting discussion entitled "Capitol Hill Before L'Enfant" about how Washington DC was founded including the various families whose holdings formed the core of the city. I'd never really understood how it worked but basically the farmers agreed to give up farming and become real estate...
2009_DC_Wennerstein_09041450Capitol Hill History Project -- John Wennersten and Robert Pohl ("Abraham Lincoln and the end of Slavery in the District of Columbia")
The Overbeck History Project continues its Lincoln bicentennial theme with a lecture by Capitol Hill historians John R. Wennersten and Robert Pohl on the end of slavery in Washington, DC. Emancipation in the District came on April 16, 1862, nine months prior to the general Emancipation Proclamation,...
2005_DC_Browne_0509136Capitol Hill History Project -- Joseph Browne (Adolf Cluss)
A friend and follower of Karl Marx in his native Germany, Adolf Cluss arrived on Capitol Hill with grand ideas for reforming society and becoming a major architect. He eventually cooled on Communism, but succeeded spectacularly as a designer of some of Washington’s most distinctive landmarks, including...
2011_DC_Smith_11030827Capitol Hill History Project -- Kathryn Schneider Smith ("Washington at Home")
On Tuesday, March 8, Kathryn Schneider Smith will present an Overbeck History Lecture based on the completely updated second edition of her book Washington at Home: An Illustrated History of Neighborhoods in the Nation's Capital.
Using Capitol Hill as a starting point, Smith will explore how DC became...
2014_DC_Wharton_14091660Capitol Hill History Project -- Kira Wharton ("History of the US Marine Band")
A History of the U.S. Marine Band
On Tuesday, September 16, the U.S. Marine Band's historian, Gunnery Sergeant Kira Wharton, will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the renowned band's origins at the end of the 18th century and its long and colorful history in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Known...
2014_DC_Anderson_14020482Capitol Hill History Project -- Leslie Anderson ("Who Was Michael Shiner?")
Reserve Now for February 4 Overbeck Lecture: Who Was Michael Shiner?
On Tuesday, February 4, Leslie Anderson will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the remarkable life of Michael Shiner, a freed slave who worked at the Washington Navy Yard, rose to prominence in the Capitol Hill community, and...
2006_DC_Janke_0602073Capitol Hill History Project -- Lucinda Janke (Breweries of Capitol Hill)
“The Breweries of Capitol Hill”: Not a trace of them remains today, but in the late 19th century Capitol Hill boasted two of Washington’s largest breweries, complete with beer gardens and brass bands. Please join us on Tuesday, February 7, for our next Overbeck History Lecture, as we figuratively raise...
2013_DC_Murray_13110565Capitol Hill History Project -- Martin Murray ("Walt Whitman")
On Tuesday evening, November 5, the Overbeck History Lecture Series will explore Walt Whitman's immersion in the life of his adopted city, Washington, DC, during the Civil War and the following decade. Whitman scholar Martin G. Murray will discuss the poet's many roles here, sharing visual images and...
2007_DC_Canning_07041010Capitol Hill History Project -- Mike Canning (Hollywood on the Potomac)
On Tuesday evening, April 10, Hill Rag film critic Michael Canning will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the strange, ill-informed and occasionally accurate ways that Hollywood moviemakers have depicted Washington, DC. With clips from films spanning most of the twentieth century, Canning will...
2013_DC_Canning_13020564Capitol Hill History Project -- Mike Canning ("Hollywood on the Potomac")
On Tuesday evening, February 5, Hill Rag film critic Mike Canning will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture based on his new book Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, DC.

Canning has long been fascinated by the ways that moviemakers have depicted our nation's capital. With clips...
2014_DC_No_Vote_14111762Capitol Hill History Project -- Nelson Rimensnyder ("Why DC Has No Vote in Congress")
Overbeck Lecture: Why DC Has No Vote in Congress
Among all the capital cities of all the democracies in the world, only Washington, DC has no voting representation in its national legislature. How did this happen? And why, after two centuries of trying to rectify the problem, do citizens here still...
2008_DC_Berg_08090931Capitol Hill History Project -- Scott W. Berg ("L'Enfant's Grand Avenues")
Overbeck Lecture: L’Enfant’s Grand Avenues: The Overbeck History Lecture Series resumes with a new look at the French visionary who designed Washington, DC.  Pierre L’Enfant’s critical role in the creation of the federal city will be examined by George Mason University writer and teacher Scott W. Berg...
2014_DC_Grant_14040886Capitol Hill History Project -- Stephen H. Grant ("Collecting Shakespeare")
On Tuesday, April 8, Stephen H. Grant will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the lives of Henry and Emily Folger, who amassed the world's greatest collection Shakespeare treasurers, including 82 First Folios, and built a library on Capitol Hill to house them.
Based on his new book Collecting...
2012_DC_Boasberg_121120109Capitol Hill History Project -- Tersh Boasberg (experiences as head of DHPRB)
Longtime champion of DC historic preservation Tersh Boasberg will deliver our next Overbeck History Lecture on the evening of Tuesday, November 20, reflecting on his experience as chairman of the District's Historic Preservation Review Board, the DC Zoning Commission, and other leadership roles. A noted...
2004_DC_Kelly_04041311Capitol Hill History Project -- Tom Kelly (Sights and Sounds from the 1930s)
Capitol Hill native and longtime journalist Tom Kelly, who is currently writing his memoirs, described sights, sounds and characters from his childhood here in the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Tom Kelly's first newspaper job was as a copy boy at the Washington Post in 1939. After serving in the...
2006_MD_Baldacci_0611055Costco @ Beltsville? -- David Baldacci ("The Collectors")
David Baldacci is the author of eleven previous consecutive New York Times best-sellers: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, The Christmas Train, Split Second, Hour Game, and The Camel Club, as well as his Freddy and the French...
2003_VA_Hillary_0306251Costco @ Pentagon City -- Hillary Clinton ("Living History")
Interesting event! They advertised in the paper for this and of course Costco is for members only. It turns out that you had to have a coupon to get her signed book and they had ...
2007_VA_Ramsdell_0703316Costco @ Pentagon City -- Mike Ramsdell ("A Train To Potevka")
Mike Ramsdell was born and raised in Bear River, Utah. He attended Utah State University, the University of Utah Law School, and the Russian Language Institute in Washington, D.C. He was commissioned as an officer in the Military Intelligence Corps. His career specialty in Russian/Soviet...
2015_DC_Gellman_15092284DC -- Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission & City Club of Washington: Irwin Gellman ("President and the Apprentice")
The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission & City Club of Washington cordially invite you to a presentation and book signing by author Dr. Irwin F. Gellman on his newly released book.
Sequence of Events:
* Reception
* National...
2003_DC_Woodward_0306104DC -- eGov -- Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward, one of the team of two Washington Post reporters (the other being his partner Carl Bernstein) who helped bring down the Nixon administration. I'm not entirely sure why he was a keynote speaker at the eGov conference but I enjoyed him anyway. He mentioned that there are quarterly tapes...
2003_DC_Newt_0306114DC -- eGov -- Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich gave a keynote at eGov. Much of what he said centered on technology and how we have to adjust and then he moved on to management styles and ways of getting things done. He was a very effective speaker and I ended up taking notes.
2015_DC_Lewis_15012553DC -- Fantom Comics -- Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin ("March Book Two")
2015_DC_Fantom_FCBD_15050214DC -- Fantom Comics -- Free Comic Book Day
Folks included Andrew Aydin and Jamie Noguchi
2004_DC_Edge_04032410DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- Digital Edge: eGovernment Making a Difference In Our Lives
Panelists included: Eleanor Clift (Newsweek contributing editor, serving as moderator), Brad Stone (Newsweek Silicon Valley correspondent), Donald Murphy (National Park Service Deputy Director), Casey Coleman (GSA person heading the FirstGov portal site), David B McMillen (from the Technology,...
2009_DC_Goodall_09090954DC -- Georgetown University -- Dr. Jane Goodall
Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Jane Goodall in Gaston Hall. Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will give a special keynote lecture at Georgetown University. Join Dr. Goodall as she shares stories from her new book, 'Hope for Animals and Their...
2011_DC_Coulter_11061725DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Ann Coulter ("Demonic")
630 WMAL and the Heritage Foundation Cordially Invite You to a Book-Signing for "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America" featuring the best-selling author Ann Coulter who will be autographing copies of Demonic purchased at the event and answering audience questions.
Liberals activate mobs,...
2015_DC_Kilmeade_15110632DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Brian Kilmeade ("Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates")
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History:
Brian Kilmeade and his co-author Don Yaeger return with another fascinating historical narrative. Like their bestseller George Washington's Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates sheds light on a...
2015_DC_Shirley_15101920DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Craig Shirley ("Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan")
Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan featuring author Craig Shirley
His name in American politics is more cited than any other president. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are radically different today, mainly as a result of Ronald Reagan and the force of his ideas....
2015_DC_Loconte_15091718DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Joseph Loconte ("A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War")
A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918
Featuring author Joseph Loconte
The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West....
2015_DC_Americas_Award_150918182DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Duncan Tonatiuh and Margarita Engle
Library to Host 2015 Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature:
Authors Duncan Tonatiuh and Margarita Engle will receive the Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature during a special awards presentation on Friday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Hispanic Division Reading Room,...
2015_DC_Ayers_15062481DC -- Library of Congress -- Event: Ed Ayers ("The Shape of the Civil War") @ Kluge Center
Edward L. Ayers, noted historian and president of the University of Richmond, will deliver a lecture titled "The Shape of the Civil War" on Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m.
Hosted by the John W. Kluge Center, the event will occur in room 119 on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10...
2015_DC_Little_Nemo_150918106DC -- Library of Congress -- Event: Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens ("Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream") @ Madison Bldg
Book talk- DRAWING ON HISTORY - Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream
Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens of Locust Moon Press tell the fascinating story of the creation of the 2015 Eisner Award winning volume, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream.
In 2014, Locust Moon Press started a Kickstarter...
2015_DC_Holocaust_15110959DC -- Library of Congress -- Event: Writing the Holocaust (w/Anthony Pitch and Nancy Geise) @ Madison Bldg
The Library’s European Division and its Hebrew Language Table will host "Writing the Holocaust," a discussion with authors Anthony Pitch and Nancy Geise, moderated by Michlean Amir of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Pitch will discuss his book, "Our Crime Was Being Jewish," featuring vivid memories...
2009_DC_Clinton_09052068DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Catherine Clinton ("Mrs. Lincoln, A Life")
Cottage Conversations: Catherine Clinton:
Join us for Cottage Conversations featuring author Catherine Clinton. Clinton will speak about her new book, Mrs. Lincoln, A Life (Harper Collins, 2009). The talk is immediately followed by a book signing with the author.
2008_DC_Manning_08091849DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Chandra Manning ("What This Cruel Was Over")
This was a Lincoln Cabinet (donor) plus others event which featured a talk by Chandra Manning based on her book "What This Cruel Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery and the Civil War"
2015_DC_Lincoln_Anderegg_15111956DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Michael Anderegg ("Lincoln and Shakespeare") w/Michele Osherow
Join us Thursday, November 19 for our Cottage Conversation with Michael Anderegg and Michele Osherow. Together they will discuss Abraham Lincoln's fascination with William Shakespeare and what that reveals about the 16th president.
Dr. Anderegg, author of the new book Lincoln and Shakespeare, is...
2013_DC_Moe_13101778DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Richard Moe ("Roosevelt's Second Act")
October 17: Richard Moe, author of Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War and former president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, compares the presidencies of Lincoln and Roosevelt
Guests are invited to mingle with authors at a 6:00 pm cocktail reception in...
2014_DC_Literary_HillBF_140504104DC -- Literary Hill BookFest (2014) @ Eastern Market
Come to the Literary Hill BookFest on Sunday, May 4th from 11am-3pm at the North Hall, Eastern Market (225 7th Street, SE) for another great afternoon of discussions, readings, and signings with Capitol Hill's best writers of memoirs and fiction, politics and poetry, history and sports, food and...
2015_DC_Selznick_150508109DC -- Martin Luther King Memorial Library -- Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Featuring Brian Selznick
Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Featuring Brian Selznick
Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books
The DC Public Library is proud to host the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture sponsored by The Association for Library Service to Children on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Martin...
2004_DC_NBF_Quindlen_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Anna Quindlen
2004_DC_NBF_Frommer_0410093DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Arthur Frommer
2004_DC_NBF_Nafisi_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Azar Nafisi
Best-selling author ...
2004_DC_NBF_Bova_0410091DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ben Bova
Award-winning author ...
2004_DC_NBF_Roberts_0410094DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Cokie Roberts
2004_DC_NBF_Willis_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Connie Willis
2004_DC_NBF_Stabenow_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Dana Stabenow
2004_DC_NBF_Silva_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Daniel Silva
2004_DC_NBF_Lehman_0410091DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- David Lehman
2004_DC_NBF_Brinkley_0410094DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Douglas Brinkley
Historian ...
2004_DC_NBF_Jones_0410091DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Edward P. Jones
2004_DC_NBF_Cooper_0410093DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Floyd Cooper
2004_DC_NBF_Pohl_0410095DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Frederik Pohl
Best-selling, award-winning science fiction author ...
2004_DC_NBF_Heloise_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Heloise
2004_DC_NBF_Black_0410091DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Holly Black
2004_DC_NBF_Caldwell_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
2004_DC_NBF_Lehrer_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Jim and Kate Lehrer
Born in Wichita, Kan., ...
2004_DC_NBF_Lewis_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- John Lewis
2004_DC_NBF_Oates_0410094DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Joyce Carol Oates
2004_DC_NBF_Abdul_Jabbar_0410093DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2004_DC_NBF_OConnor_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Kevin O’Connor and Tom Silva
2004_DC_NBF_Block_0410093DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Lawrence Block
2004_DC_NBF_Keno_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Leigh and Leslie Keno
2004_DC_NBF_Pastan_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Linda Pastan
2004_DC_NBF_Brown_0410094DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Marc Brown
Author and illustrator ...
2004_DC_NBF_Misc_0410099DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Miscellaneous
2004_DC_NBF_Trethewey_0410091DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Natasha Trethewey and Tony DiTerlizzi
2004_DC_NBF_Stephenson_0410091DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Neal Stephenson
2004_DC_NBF_Gaiman_0410097DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Neil Gaiman
For more than 20 years, ...
2004_DC_NBF_OConnell_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Patrick O'Connell
2004_DC_NBF_Straub_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Peter Straub
2004_DC_NBF_Chernow_0410093DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ron Chernow
Biographer ...
2004_DC_NBF_Stine_0410092DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- R. L. Stine
2004_DC_NBF_Kooser_0410091DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ted Kooser
2005_DC_NBF_Mitchell_0509245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Andrea Mitchell
2005_DC_NBF_Carroll_0509244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Andrew Carroll
2005_DC_NBF_Madden_05092410DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Chris Madden
2005_DC_NBF_Brooks_0509243DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- David Brooks
2005_DC_NBF_McCullough_0509249DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- David McCullough
2005_DC_NBF_Gabaldon_0509246DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Diana Gabaldon
2005_DC_NBF_Doctorow_0509241DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- E. L. Doctorow
2005_DC_NBF_Martin_0509246DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- George R.R. Martin
2005_DC_NBF_Deaver_0509242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Jeffery Deaver
2005_DC_NBF_Irving_0509243DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- John Irving
2005_DC_NBF_Sandford_0509242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- John Sandford
2005_DC_NBF_Foer_0509243DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Jonathan Safran Foer
2005_DC_NBF_Ellis_0509246DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Joseph J. Ellis
2005_DC_NBF_Slaughter_0509242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Karin Slaughter
b>Karin Slaughter...
2005_DC_NBF_Gibbons_0509242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Leeza Gibbons
2005_DC_NBF_Muller_0509243DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Marcia Muller
2005_DC_NBF_Cabot_0509242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Meg Cabot
b>Meg Cabot...
2005_DC_NBF_Misc_0509249DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Miscellaneous
2005_DC_NBF_Gaiman_0509243DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Neil Gaiman
2005_DC_NBF_Carter_0509241DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Robert L. Carter
2005_DC_NBF_MacNeil_0509244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Robert MacNeil
2005_DC_NBF_Menache_0509241DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Samuel Menashe
2005_DC_NBF_Roberts_0509242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Steve Roberts
2005_DC_NBF_Kidd_0509245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Sue Monk Kidd
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2005_DC_NBF_Wolfe_0509248DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Tom Wolfe
2006_DC_NBF_Stoddard_0609303DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Alexandra Stoddard
Alexandra Stoddard is a philosopher of contemporary living, an interior designer and an author of many best-selling books, including Choosing Happiness: Key to a Joyful Life (2002), which is in its fourth printing; Things I Want My Daughters to Know (2004), now in its ninth printing; and her most recent...
2006_DC_NBF_Woodward_06093011DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bob Woodward, a reporter and editor at The Washington Post since 1971, has authored or co-authored 10 No. 1 national nonfiction best-sellers, including two on the George W. Bush presidency, Bush at War (2002) and Plan of Attack (2004). His first best-seller,...
2006_DC_NBF_Meltzer_0609302DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer: Each of Brad Meltzer’s five novels has been a New York Times best-seller. He earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice (1997), an instant best-seller. His new novel is a thriller, The Book of Fate (Warner Books, 2006). His books have...
2006_DC_NBF_Collier_0609302DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier, who began creating artwork in his signature style at the age of 15, has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books. He is the recipient of two Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards, for Uptown and Rosa, as well as Coretta Scott King Honors for Freedom River, Martin’s Big Words:...
2006_DC_NBF_Hoffman_0609302DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Daniel Hoffman
Daniel Hoffman: An award-winning poet, translator, and literary critic, Daniel Hoffman has published more than ten books of poetry. His first collection, An Armada of Thirty Whales (1954), was chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His most recent book is Makes You Stop and Think:...
2006_DC_NBF_Goodwin_06093034DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin, a former Harvard professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, is the author of several New York Times best-sellers, including No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt which was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in History and her latest book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of...
2006_DC_NBF_Brinkley_0609309DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley is professor of history and director of the Roosevelt Center at Tulane University. Four of his books were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His last three historical narratives, Tour of Duty, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc and Parish Priest, were all New York Times...
2006_DC_NBF_Hill_0609302DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Ezra Hill
Veterans History event with Ezra Hill, a veteran who served as a Tuskegee airman.
2006_DC_NBF_Spirin_0609305DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Gennady Spirin
Gennady Spirin: The artist for this year's festival is award-winning Russian-born illustrator Gennady Spirin, whose lush contemporary technique brings a rich, imaginative depiction to the 2006 National Book Festival's poster. Mr. Spirin combines a modern aesthetic with the great traditions of the...
2006_DC_NBF_Pelacanos_0609303DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- George P. Pelecanos
George P. Pelecanos, the author of more than a dozen crime-noir novels, spent years developing his writing talent and gathering his material from his life experiences in Washington, D.C. He was employed as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, shoe salesman, electronics salesman and unskilled laborer --...
2006_DC_NBF_Coben_0609301DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Harlan Coben
Harlan Coben: International best-selling author Harlan Coben’s novels, including his most recent, Promise Me (Dutton, 2006), become national best-sellers almost as soon as they are published. He has won the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award -- the first writer to win all three -- for his...
2006_DC_NBF_Franklin_0609304DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- John Hope Franklin
John Hope Franklin, Duke University professor of history emeritus, is the author and editor of 17 books, including the best-selling From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. As the first distinguished visiting scholar at the Library of Congress under the John W. Kluge Endowment, he...
2006_DC_NBF_McCutcheon_0609304DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon: Author, storyteller, singer and songwriter John McCutcheon is the recipient of several awards and honors. His 29 recordings have garnered five consecutive Grammy nominations, and he has produced more than twenty albums by other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary...
2006_DC_NBF_Nelson_0609303DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson began his career in illustration by creating the storyboards for Steven Spielberg's film "Amistad." Since that time he has become a much-sought-after artist, illustrating many celebrated picture books, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Thunder Rose, the best-seller Salt in His...
2006_DC_NBF_Bird_06093011DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kai Bird
Kai Bird is the author of The Chairman: John J. McCloy, The Making of the American Establishment and The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy, Brothers in Arms. He co-edited with Lawrence Lifschultz, Hiroshima’s Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy. His...
2006_DC_NBF_Hutchison_06093015DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) became the first woman elected to the U. S. Senate from the state of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School and was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She has also received numerous awards and...
2006_DC_NBF_Hosseini_0609302DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Khaled Hosseini
: As a fourth grader, Khaled Hosseini was already reading Persian poetry as well as Farsi translations of novels ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer series. His debut novel, The Kite Runner (Penguin, 2003), has stayed on best-seller, book club and community-wide reading...
2006_DC_NBF_Sachar_0609303DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar is an award-winning author of more than 20 fiction and educational books for children. His book Holes won the prestigious National Book Award and the Newbery Medal. It was also an American Library Association (ALA) Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book, and it was made into a...
2006_DC_NBF_Misc_06093022DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Miscellaneous
2006_DC_NBF_Meyer_0609303DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Stephenie Meyer
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature. Her debut novel, Twilight (2005), was released to critical acclaim and became a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, one of American Library Association’s Ten Best Books for...
2006_DC_NBF_Branch_06093012DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Taylor Branch
Taylor Branch: Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch is the author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68 (Simon & Schuster, 2006), his three-volume account of the civil rights...
2006_DC_NBF_Miller_06093012DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Veteran's History Project panel w/Donald Miller, Rick Newman, Don Shepperd, and Daun Van Ee
Veteran's History Project panel discussion:
Donald Miller, Rick Newman, Don Shepperd, and Daun Van Ee. Donald Miller, author of "Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany," and Rick Newman and Don Shepperd, authors of "Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots...
2006_DC_NBF_Hymel_0609304DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Veteran's History Project panel w/Kevin Hymel and Bob Patrick
Veteran's History Project panel discussion:
Kevin Hymel and Bob Patrick: Bob Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project, will interview Kevin Hymel, author of "Patton's Photographs: War As He Saw It." Mr. Hymel will focus on General George S. Patton's personal photography of his service in...
2006_DC_NBF_Yeutushenko_0609302DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Born in Siberia near Lake Baikal, Yevgeny Yevtushenko is Russia's best-known living poet. He published his first poem in 1949, and his famous poem "Babi Yar," which inspired Dimitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, was published in 1961. Besides his poetry, Yevtushenko has also...
2007_DC_NBF_Rampersad_0709296DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Arnold Rampersad
2007_DC_NBF_Smith_0709291DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Cynthia Leitich Smith
Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of several acclaimed books for young readers, developed an interest in writing children's literature at a young age. She was "Dear Gabby" for her sixth grade newspaper, and she edited her junior high and high school newspapers. Following graduation from journalism school at...
2007_DC_NBF_Kennedy_0709299DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- David M. Kennedy
2007_DC_NBF_Ackerman_0709295DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Diane Ackerman
2007_DC_NBF_Wilson_0709297DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Douglas L. Wilson
2007_DC_NBF_Turtledove_0709296DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Harry Turtledove
2007_DC_NBF_Swanson_07092922DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- James L. Swanson
2007_DC_NBF_Greenburg_07092911DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Jan Crawford Greenburg
2007_DC_NBF_Oates_0709293DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Joyce Carol Oates
2007_DC_NBF_Schachner_0709292DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Judy Schachner
2007_DC_NBF_Burns_07092935DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward
2007_DC_NBF_Mayer_0709292DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Mercer Mayer
2007_DC_NBF_Secrest_0709297DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Meryle Secrest
2007_DC_NBF_Beschloss_0709293DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Michael Beschloss
Historian ...
2007_DC_NBF_Misc_07092924DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Miscellaneous
2007_DC_NBF_Carter_0709292DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Stephen L. Carter
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. He has published seven critically acclaimed nonfiction books on topics ranging from affirmative action to religion and politics. His first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002), was an immediate...
2007_DC_NBF_Raichlen_0709292DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Steven Raichlen
Steven Raichlen is a multiple award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host. His 27 best-selling books include "Barbecue Bible!" and "Raichlen on Ribs and How to Grill - all from Workman". He is the recipient of five James Beard Awards and three awards from the International Culinary...
2008_DC_NBF_Schieffer_08092711DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer, who has been with CBS News since 1969, is one of very few correspondents to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. He is CBS’s chief Washington correspondent and since May 1991 has anchored the...
2008_DC_NBF_Roberts_0809277DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts, a New York Times best-selling author, is a political commentator for ABC News and serves as a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including two Emmy Awards, induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame...
2008_DC_NBF_Schorr_08092723DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr, currently a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, has won three Emmys, a Peabody award for “a lifetime of uncompromising reporting of the highest integrity,” awards from civil liberties groups and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Golden Baton for...
2008_DC_NBF_Maraniss_0809277DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss
David Maraniss, an associate editor of The Washington Post, has won several awards for writing, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993. His critically acclaimed and best-selling books include They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace in Vietnam and America, October...
2008_DC_NBF_Brooks_0809275DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Geraldine Brooks wrote for The Wall Street Journal, where her beats included Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Her fiction debut, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The...
2008_DC_NBF_Wood_0809272DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University. He is the author of many award-winning works, including The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes and was nominated for the...
2008_DC_NBF_Hutchison_08092710DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Kay Bailey Hutchison
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School and was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She has also received...
2008_DC_NBF_Dozier_08092720DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Kimberly Dozier
Kimberly Dozier
Award-winning CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier reported primarily on the war in Iraq from 2003 until she was seriously injured by a car bomb in 2006, as recounted in her book, Breathing the Fire (Meredith, 2008). She is the recipient of a 2008 Peabody Award and four Gracie Awards...
2008_DC_NBF_Bush_0809276DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Laura and Jenna Bush
Laura Bush
Laura Bush has always been passionate about reading. An Honorary Ambassador for the U.N. Literary Decade, she hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Global Literacy in 2006 to encourage international cooperation and build free societies through literacy. In 2001 she joined with the...
2008_DC_NBF_Dobbs_0809276DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs is a reporter for The Washington Post and at present responsible for "The Fact Checker" column. He has spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent covering the collapse of communism and has served as the Post’s bureau chief in Warsaw, Paris and Moscow. He has won...
2008_DC_NBF_Singletary_0809275DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post with her award-winning column, “The Color of Money,” now carried in about 120 newspapers across the country. The Pulitzer nominated-column won a prestigious award from the Society of American Business...
2008_DC_NBF_Misc_08092721DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Miscellaneous
2008_DC_NBF_Theroux_0809279DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux initially pursued a career in medicine, but the allure of travel and his gift for writing led him in a different direction. He virtually reinvented the travel writing genre, beginning with The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia (1975) to his latest travel epic, Ghost...
2008_DC_NBF_Atkinson_0809272DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson, staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, for national reporting, public service and history. He is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Holt paperbacks,...
2008_DC_NBF_Stine_0809279DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine's writing career began at the age of 9 when he wrote stories and jokes on an old typewriter and handed them out at school. He is now the author of more than 100 books and has sold more than 400 million copies, making him one of the best-selling children’s book authors in history....
2008_DC_NBF_Brown_0809273DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown is the author of nearly 70 published novels, including 55 New York Times best-sellers. Before embarking on a writing career, she worked in television -- including weather-casting and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is the recipient of...
2008_DC_NBF_Horwitz_08092713DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Tony Horwitz
Tony Horwitz
Before becoming a full-time author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz was a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of Blue Latitudes, Confederates in the Attic and Baghdad Without a Map -- all national...
2008_DC_NBF_Isaacson_0809278DC -- Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson
Veteran journalist Walter Isaacson's career has taken him from a newspaper reporter and city hall columnist in New Orleans to managing editor of Time magazine. He has been chairman of CNN and currently is president of the Aspen Institute. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An...
2011_DC_NBF_Goodheart_11092514DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Adam Goodheart
Adam Goodheart
Adam Goodheart is a historian, journalist and critic whose new book is the New York Times best-selling and critically praised "1861: The Civil War Awakening" (Knopf). He has contributed frequent essays and reviews to The New York Times (where he also served as deputy editor of the Op-Ed...
2011_DC_NBF_Say_11092521DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Allen Say
Allen Say
Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, and he dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of 6. When he was 12, he apprenticed for his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. In 1972, Say illustrated his first children's book, and until 1987 was a part-time illustrator. That year, while...
2011_DC_NBF_Chua_11092418DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Amy Chua
Amy Chua
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (Penguin) has created a sensation with its depiction of the strict, traditional child-rearing of the author's children. Her two daughters were never allowed to watch television or play computer games, be in a school play, have a play date, get any grade less...
2011_DC_NBF_Watkins_1109253DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Angela Farris Watkins
Angela Farris Watkins
Angela Farris Watkins, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Spelman College. She is Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, and her new book is "My Uncle Martin's Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference."
2011_DC_NBF_Selznick_11092417DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick
“The Invention of Hugo Cabret" won a Caldecott Medal for its author and illustrator, Brian Selznick. It was also a finalist for a National Book Award, and Martin Scorsese has directed the film version, which will be released this November. His other books have received many awards and...
2011_DC_NBF_Millard_11092410DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Candice Millard
Candice Millard
Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey," was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of the year by, among others, The New York Times, The...
2011_DC_NBF_Peterson_1109254DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Carla L. Peterson
Carla L. Peterson
Carla L. Peterson is an English professor and affiliate faculty member of the American Studies, African-American Studies and Women's Studies departments at the University of Maryland at College Park. Her works include "African-American Women Orators in the Antebellum North,"...
2011_DC_NBF_McCutcheon_1109258DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Carmen Agra Deedy and John McCutcheon
Carmen Agra Deedy
Children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy has won more than a dozen awards for her work. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1963 during the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution. Her most recent books are "The Cheshire Cheese...
2011_DC_NBF_VanDusen_11092417DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen writes: “As a child, my brothers and I would spend hours drawing pictures. We didn’t have video games or computers to entertain us, so we drew instead. … I had no idea back then that I’d end up writing and illustrating children’s books when I grew up.” Since then, Van...
2011_DC_NBF_Emerson_1109241DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Claudia Emerson
Claudia Emerson
All of Claudia Emerson's books, "Pharaoh, Pharaoh," "Pinion: An Elegy," "Late Wife" and her latest work, "Figure Studies," were published as part of Louisiana State University Press's signature series, Southern Messenger Poets, edited by Dave Smith. "Late Wife" won the 2006 Pulitzer...
2011_DC_NBF_Eggers_1109249DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers
The author of the best-selling memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" is also the founder of the literacy project called 826 Valencia, named after its address in San Francisco. "A Heartbreaking Work" is the story of the author's struggle to raise his younger brother in San...
2011_DC_NBF_McCullough_11092530DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- David McCullough
David McCullough
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning...
2011_DC_NBF_Kendrick_1109251DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dolores Kendrick
Dolores Kendrick
Dolores Kendrick is poet laureate of the District of Columbia. She is the author of the award-winning "The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women," as well as "Why the Woman Is Singing on the Corner: A Verse Narrative" (Peter E. Randall Publisher), a collection of poems on...
2011_DC_NBF_Lawson_1109248DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dorie McCullough Lawson
Dorie McCullough Lawson
Dorie McCullough Lawson is the author of the novel “Along Comes a Stranger.” Her first book was “Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children,” which was an anthology of the words and wisdom of 68 Americans, including Ansel Adams, Thomas Edison, Sam Houston, Mary Todd...
2011_DC_NBF_Waller_1109257DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Douglas Waller
Douglas Waller
Douglas Waller, a former veteran correspondent for Newsweek and Time, has reported on the CIA for six years. Waller also covered the Pentagon, State Department, White House and Congress. He is the author of the best-sellers "The Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers,"...
2011_DC_NBF_Morris_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Edmund Morris
Edmund Morris
"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," the first in a trilogy about the 26th U.S. president, won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for its author, Edmund Morris. The second in the series was the award winning "Theodore Rex," and the final volume is 2010's "Colonel Roosevelt"...
2011_DC_NBF_Robinson_1109245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2009 for his "eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus[ed] on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic...
2011_DC_NBF_Exquisite_1109245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Join emcee Mary Brigid Barrett and authors and illustrators Calef Brown, Susan Cooper, Jack Gantos, Gregory Maguire, Patricia McKissack, Katherine Paterson and Chris Van Dusen for a session of fun and surprises as they bring you excerpts from the episodic story "The Exquisite...
2011_DC_NBF_Keillor_1109258DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
The place "where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average" is the creation of Lake Wobegon's founder, Garrison Keillor. The show began as a morning radio program on Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, called "A Prairie Home Companion"...
2011_DC_NBF_Wilkerson_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson, who spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, is the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in the history of American journalism and the first black American to win for individual reporting. Inspired by...
2011_DC_NBF_Billington_11092429DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James H. Billington
James H. Billington
James Hadley Billington was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress on September 14, 1987. He is the 13th person to hold the position since the Library was established in 1800.
2011_DC_NBF_Swanson_11092421DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson
James Swanson, who shares Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 birthday, is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," upon which the young people's version, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer," is based. Swanson has written for The Wall Street Journal,...
2011_DC_NBF_Egan_1109245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan is the author of "The Invisible Circus," a novel that became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001; "Look at Me," a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction; and "The Keep," which was a national best-seller. Her nonfiction articles appear frequently in The New...
2011_DC_NBF_Lehrer_1109245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer
In October 1975, the half-hour "Robert MacNeil Report," with Jim Lehrer as the Washington correspondent, premiered on Thirteen/WNET New York. Over the next seven years, "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" (as it was renamed in 1976) won more than 30 awards. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil...
2011_DC_NBF_Achenbach_1109251DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Joel Achenbach
Joel Achenbach
Washington Post science and politics writer Joel Achenbach was the newspaper's first online columnist with "Rough Draft" in 1999. His latest and seventh book is "A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher" (Simon & Schuster). Achenbach's other books include "The...
2011_DC_NBF_Marciano_1109254DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- John Bemelmans Marciano
John Bemelmans Marciano
John Bemelmans Marciano says that “it really, really helped that my grandfather, Ludwig Bemelmans, had created the Madeline books and left a story unfinished for me to work on.” And that Marciano has done. “Madeline at the White House” (Viking Juvenile) is the latest book...
2011_DC_NBF_Muth_1109255DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jon J Muth
Jon J Muth
Artist Jon J Muth is the creator of this year's art for the National Book Festival poster. He studied stone sculpture and calligraphy in Japan, and the Japanese influence is readily apparent in his "Zen" series of illustrated books. The first in the series, "Zen Shorts," won the prestigious...
2011_DC_NBF_Foer_11092525DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer's writing has appeared in National Geographic, Esquire, Slate, Outside, The New York Times and other publications. He is the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura, an online guide to the world's wonders and curiosities. He is also the co-founder of the design competition Sukkah City....
2011_DC_NBF_JMoore_11092420DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is a four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and the New York Times best-selling author of three books about Freckleface Strawberry, a character inspired by her own childhood experiences. She is also an avid reader, a literacy advocate and the mother of two young...
2011_DC_NBF_Martin_1109247DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Justin Martin
Justin Martin
Justin Martin is the author of the widely acclaimed biographies "Greenspan: The Man Behind the Money," about the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and "Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon," about the consumer advocate and failed presidential candidate. His new book, "Genius of Place: The...
2011_DC_NBF_Nelson_11092511DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson
Writer and illustrator Kadir Nelson, who began drawing at age 3 and painting at age 10, says, "I have always been an artist. It's part of my DNA." He began collaborating with writers in 1999, including choreographer Debbie Allen ("Dancing in the Wings") and Ntozake Shange ("Ellington Was...
2011_DC_NBF_Kibuishi_11092513DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the "Flight Anthologies,"a critically acclaimed comics series, as well as the creator of "Daisy Kutter: The Last Train," a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Kibuishi moved to the U.S. with his mother and...
2011_DC_NBF_Miller_1109255DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona and author of "Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman" and "Ruth Hanna McCormick: A Life in Politics, 1880-1944." She is also co-editor of "A Volume of Friendship: The Letters of Eleanor...
2011_DC_NBF_Fleisher_1109243DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Leon Fleisher
Leon Fleisher
In what The New York Times calls "a candid and lively memoir," world-renowned pianist Leon Fleisher frankly discusses how his thoughts turned to suicide when, in 1965, his left hand became crippled by a disease that was not diagnosed until 1991. During that interval, unwilling to concede...
2011_DC_NBF_Kaufman_1109256DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Marc Kaufman
Marc Kaufman
Are we alone in the universe? In “First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth” (Simon & Schuster), Washington Post science writer Marc Kaufman suggests that, as never before, we now have the knowledge and technology to answer that question, and will likely...
2011_DC_NBF_Reinhart_1109246DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart is the co-creator of the "Encyclopedia Prehistorica" and "Encyclopedia Mythologica" series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including "Mommy?" by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks and "Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy."
2011_DC_NBF_Jasonoff_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff is currently an associate professor of history at Harvard University. Her first book, "Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture and Conquest in the East, 1750–1850," was awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and was a book of the year selection in numerous publications, including The...
2011_DC_NBF_Misc_20110928DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Miscellaneous
2011_DC_NBF_Moona_1109247DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Moona Luna
Moona Luna
Moona Luna is the passionate second project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velasquez and her critically acclaimed Latin band, Pistolera. With her daughter as inspiration, Velasquez wrote an album's worth of songs geared for families. After writing exclusively in Spanish for Pistolera,...
2011_DC_NBF_Stephenson_1109253DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic "The Baroque Cycle" ("Quicksilver," "The Confusion" and "The System of the World") and the novels "Cryptonomicon," "The Diamond Age," "Snow Crash," "Zodiac" and "Anathem." Last year, Stephenson introduced "The...
2011_DC_NBF_Thompson_11092543DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
The most recent Reuben Award, cartooning's equivalent of the Oscar, went to Richard Thompson, creator of "Cul de Sac," a strip born in The Washington Post seven years ago featuring the Otterloop family. Thompson also draws the "Richard's Poor Almanac" cartoon, and his new book is...
2011_DC_NBF_Dove_1109248DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Rita Dove
Rita Dove
In 1993 Rita Dove was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress, making her the youngest person -- and the first African-American -- to receive this honor; she held the position for two years. She was reappointed Special Consultant in Poetry for 2000, the Library...
2011_DC_NBF_WmsGarcia_1109242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Rita Williams-Garcia
Rita Williams-Garcia
In "One Crazy Summer" (Amistad) winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King and Newbery Honor awards, Rita Williams-Garcia places her main character, Delphine, in Oakland, Calif., in 1968--a tumultuous period in American history. Nevertheless, Delphine triumphs over the adversity of...
2011_DC_NBF_Banks_11092411DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Russell Banks
Russell Banks
The author of more than a dozen works of fiction, Russell Banks' newest novel is "Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco). His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and two of his novels have been adapted into award-winning films: "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Affliction." His novel...
2011_DC_NBF_McBratney_1109255DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sam McBratney
Sam McBratney
A native of Northern Ireland, Sam McBratney was a teacher in his 30s when he started writing children's books. He wanted to help children with reading problems. Now, with the 57th book of his career, "Guess How Much I Love You" has been issued in a pop-up version by Candlewick Press. All...
2011_DC_NBF_Paretsky_1109247DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky
When detective V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 in "Indemnity Only," its author, Sara Paretsky, created a sensation by creating a female investigator who uses her wits as well as her fists. Paretsky challenged a genre in which women typically were either vamps or victims. "Body Work"...
2011_DC_NBF_Dessen_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C., and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in creative writing. She is the author of several novels, including "Someone Like You," "Just Listen" and "Along for the Ride." A motion picture based on her first two books, called "How...
2011_DC_NBF_Alexie_1109254DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" was both a critical and commercial success for author Sherman Alexie. The multitalented Alexie is also a poet, filmmaker and occasional comedian who often draws on his experiences as a Native American for his work. The 1998 independent...
2011_DC_NBF_Mukherjee_1109258DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee
"The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" (Scribner), which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is Siddhartha Mukherjee's story of this dreaded disease -- from its origins to the global battle to cure, control and conquer it. Mukherjee is a cancer...
2011_DC_NBF_Plumly_1109254DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly is poet laureate of Maryland. His most recent poetry collection, "Old Heart" (W.W. Norton), was a National Book Award finalist. His work has been honored with eight Pushcart prizes, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship and many other awards. He is a Maryland Distinguished...
2011_DC_NBF_Cooper_1109252DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper has been writing for over 30 years. In this time she has written numerous newspaper articles, books for children and adults, screenplays for TV and the cinema and a Broadway play. She is best known for her five-book series, "The Dark Is Rising," which includes the Newbery...
2011_DC_NBF_dePaola_1109242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola
More than 250 books feature the name Tomie dePaola as the illustrator, writer or both. He has been published for more than 40 years and has sold more than 15 million books worldwide. He was also the United States nominee in 1990 for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration. The...
2011_DC_NBF_Morrison_1109248DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison
The work of Toni Morrison has gained worldwide acclaim. The 1993 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Morrison, "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality." Her novel "Beloved" won the Pulitzer Prize for...
2011_DC_NBF_Krishnaswami_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Uma Krishnaswami
Uma Krishnaswami
Uma Krishnaswami, who was born in New Delhi, was an only child who moved often for her father's career. She says she befriended books and made up stories in her head to compensate for her loneliness. She published her first story when she was 13, in Children's World, a magazine...
2011_DC_NBF_Amos_11092514DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Wally Amos
Wally Amos
Today, his name is a household word. Wally founded the Read It Loud! Foundation in 2005, urging parents and caregivers to read aloud to children for at least 10 minutes each day from birth to 6 years old. Read It Loud! is partnered with MARSYS, the Center for the Book in the Library of...
2014_DC_NBF_Collins_14083038DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Billy Collins and Karen Romagna
Billy Collins:
Former Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Bruce Weber of The New York Times has called Collins “the most popular poet in America.” While he was Poet...
2014_DC_NBF_OMalley_14083027DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Bryan Lee O'Malley
Award-winning cartoonist, writer and artist Bryan Lee O’Malley is best known for his New York Times best-selling Scott Pilgrim series. O’Malley first captivated readers with the story of Scott Pilgrim, a 23- year-old slacker-sometimes-musician on a mission to defeat the seven evil exes of his love...
2014_DC_NBF_Sibley_1408307DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- David Sibley
Ornithologist, author and illustrator David Sibley first published “The Sibley Guide to Birds” in 2000, a book that quickly became known as the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Sibley has received the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American Birding Association for lifetime...
2014_DC_NBF_Marciuliano_14083020DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Francesco Marciuliano
Francesco Marciuliano has, since 1997, been the writer of the “Sally Forth” comic strip. One of his early best-sellers is “I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats.” It was on both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times best-seller lists and, according to IndieBound, was the No. 2 best-selling book...
2014_DC_NBF_Yang_14083083DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Gene Luen Yang
Two separate events with Gene. Once on his own and once with Mike Cavna.
Gene Luen Yang is a writer of both graphic novels and comics. His work “American Born Chinese” is a creative text that chronicles the Asian-American experience in a way that resonates with teen readers. It was the first graphic...
2014_DC_NBF_Books2Movies_14083015DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Great Books to Great Movies
Great Books to Great Movies:
Why are we drawn to movies based on the books we love? Is seeing believing or is reading enough? In this dynamic multimedia presentation and panel discussion, four great American novelists discuss and present film clips from movies that were based on their books. They...
2014_DC_NBF_Shabazz_14083015DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Ilyasah Shabazz
Iyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She is a community organizer, activist, motivational speaker and author of the critically acclaimed “Growing Up X.” Shabazz is co-editor with Herb Boyd of “The Diary of Malcolm X” and worked with illustrator A.G. Ford on her new book,...
2014_DC_NBF_Smith_14083078DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Jeff Smith
Cartoonist Jeff Smith is best known for creating the comic book and graphic novel series “Bone,” a publication characterized by both light-hearted comedy and dark fantasy. The idea for the Bone cousins, lead characters in the series, began to formulate when Smith was just a kid, inspired by the cartoons...
2014_DC_NBF_JBrown_14083050DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Jeffrey Brown
Ignatz Award winner Jeffrey Brown began his career with the self-published “Clumsy.” He earned an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago School as a painter, but he soon found his niche in drawing comics. He is the author-illustrator of “Star Wars: Jedi Academy No. 2: Return of the Padawan” (Scholastic),...
2014_DC_NBF_Lewis_14083017DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Andrew Aydin:
Andrew Aydin is an aide to Rep. John Lewis and co-author of the first book of the Congressman's graphic novel memoir trilogy, “March” (Top Shelf Productions).

Rep. John Lewis:
John Lewis has served as the U.S. States representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987....
2014_DC_NBF_Blake_1408309DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Kendare Blake
Adopted from South Korea when she was 7 months, Kendare Blake was raised in the United States. She arrived with the following advice: “Feed her lots of chocolate.” Blake’s debut novel focused on four friends who came of age after 9/11. Her young adult horror novels have received wide acclaim, including...
2014_DC_NBF_Literacy_14083093DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Literacy Awards Presentation
Library of Congress Literacy Awards Presentation:
Winners of the second annual Library of Congress Literacy Awards will be announced. Through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to...
2014_DC_NBF_Donnelly_14083038DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Liza Donnelly
Author and cartoonist Liza Donnelly is best known for her career with The New Yorker, where she has been drawing cartoons on culture and politics for more than 30 years. Her work has been featured in several notable publications, such as The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review and The Nation,...
2014_DC_NBF_Misc_14083060DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Miscellaneous
Folks here include Richard Moe, Joe Sutliff and his family, Maryland writer Elizabeth Dahl ("Genie Wishes"), and James Billington
2014_DC_NBF_Kotz_1408305DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Nick Kotz
As an acclaimed journalist and author, Nick Kotz has conveyed important stories to the American people on topics such as government corruption, national defense, civil rights and social justice. For his work as a journalist for The Des Moines Register and The Washington Post, Kotz has been honored with...
2014_DC_NBF_Telgemeier_14083051DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. Her graphic novels “Smile” and “Drama” are both No. 1 New York Times best-sellers. “Smile,” Telgemeier’s autobiographical account of her childhood dental drama, is a Boston Globe-Horn Award Honor title and an Eisner award winner for Best...
2014_DC_NBF_5thBeatle_14083038DC -- Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Vivek Tiwary and Kyle Baker ("Fifth Beatle")
Vivek Tiwary:
Vivek Tiwary is an author, Broadway theater producer and founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group. Tiwary’s debut graphic novel, “The Fifth Beatle” (Dark Horse), tells the true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager behind the spotlight who led the Beatles to stardom. Despite his...
2015_DC_NBF_Gordon_Reed_1509057DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Annette Gordon-Reed
Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law and history at Harvard University, is one of the country's most distinguished presidential scholars. She received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her book "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" (Norton). Her first book was the acclaimed "Thomas...
2015_DC_NBF_Nafisi_1509054DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Azar Nafisi
Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the national best-seller "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books," a vivid portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. She is the executive director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign...
2015_DC_NBF_Aldrin_15090533DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin, selected by NASA as one of the early astronauts, made the historic Apollo XI moon walk with Neil Armstrong in 1969. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he lectures and travels throughout the world to pursue and discuss the latest concepts and ideas for exploring the universe....
2015_DC_NBF_Bell_1509052DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Cece Bell
A Virginia-born author and illustrator, Cece Bell enjoys limeade and lives in an old church. She majored in art at the College of William and Mary, where she met her author-illustrator husband, Tom Angleberger. Her works include “Bee-wigged,” “Itty Bitty,” “Food Friends,” “Busy Buddies” and the Sock...
2015_DC_NBF_Appy_1509056DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Christian G. Appy
Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of three books on the Vietnam War, including “Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam” and “Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides,” which won the Massachusetts Book...
2015_DC_NBF_Leo_Ghost_1509057DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Christian Robinson and Mac Barnett ("Leo: A Ghost Story")
Christian Robinson is an illustrator and animator. He has worked with Pixar Animation Studios and The Sesame Street Workshop. Robinson is the illustrator of several best-selling and acclaimed picture books, including “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” “Gaston,” “Last Stop on Market...
2015_DC_NBF_Baldacci_15090513DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- David Baldacci
David Baldacci is the best-selling author of more than 25 novels, of which several have been adapted for film and television. His books have been published and sold in over 45 languages and 80 countries, and have more than 110 million copies in print worldwide. A tireless advocate for literacy and the...
2015_DC_NBF_Maraniss_15090521DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post who has recently published “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story” (Simon & Schuster). Maraniss is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then presidential...
2015_DC_NBF_McCullough_15090536DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- David McCullough
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning miniseries on HBO. He is...
2015_DC_NBF_Larson_1509054DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Edward J. Larson
Historian and author Edward J. Larson is a professor of history and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He received the Pulitzer Prize in History for his book “Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion.” His other...
2015_DC_NBF_Fenn_1509057DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Elizabeth A. Fenn
Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth A. Fenn is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a distinguished scholar whose studies focus on the early American west, epidemic disease, Native American history and environmental history. Her dissertation was published in...
2015_DC_NBF_Osnos_1509056DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Evan Osnos
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Evan Osnos is a staff writer for The New Yorker and covers foreign affairs and politics. He is also a contributor to “This American Life,” “Frontline” and PBS. During his career, Osnos has reported from the Middle East and China and worked as the Beijing bureau chief at...
2015_DC_NBF_Thomas_15090520DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Evan Thomas w/David Rubenstein
Noted journalist and best-selling author Evan Thomas is well-known to viewers of the Washington public affairs show “Inside Washington,” which ceased production in 2013. He has worked for Time magazine, and has been editor-at-large at Newsweek since 2006. His book “The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge,...
2015_DC_NBF_Anderson_1509053DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Gerald Anderson and Susan Orlins
Still Standing: How an ex-con found salvation in the floodwaters of Katrina
2015_DC_NBF_Graphic1_150905184DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Graphic Novels Part 1: Knight, Alcaraz, Stantis w/Michael Cavna
Keith Knight is a musician and cartoonist. His works include The K Chronicles, (Th)ink and The Knight Life series. He has received the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for career achievement, multiple Glyph Awards for best comic strip and the Harvey Kurtzman Award for best syndicated comic strip. His art has...
2015_DC_NBF_Graphic2_15090576DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Graphic Novels Part 2: Noomin, Lasko-Gorss, Robbins
Diane Noomin is a comics artist best known as the creator of Didi Glitz. She is one of the original contributors to Wimmen's Comix and is the editor of the anthology series Twisted Sisters. Her work has appeared in many books, magazines and underground comic publications, including Weirdo, Young Lust,...
2015_DC_NBF_Geronimo_15090510DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Harlyn Geronimo
Harlyn Geronimo is a Mescalero and Chiricahua Apache medicine man and the great-grandson of legendary Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo. He belongs to the Eastern Chiricahua Apaches known as Shá'i'ánde whose homelands are the Gila wilderness. The book “In Geronimo’s Footsteps: A Journey Beyond Legend”...
2015_DC_NBF_Wiencek_1509052DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Henry Wiencek
Henry Wiencek is a journalist, historian, editor and author of “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). His other books include “The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White,” which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in biography, and “An...
2015_DC_NBF_Reed_1509054DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Ishmael Reed
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a finalist for two National Book Awards, Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, editor, lyricist and essayist with more than 25 published books. His works include “Yellow Black Radio Broke-Down,” “The Last Days of Louisiana Red,” “Mixing It Up: Taking on the...
2015_DC_NBF_Winik_1509055DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Jay Winik
Best-selling author Jay Winik is a senior scholar of history and public policy at the University of Maryland who is best known for his book “April 1864: The Month That Saved America.” He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and his work is often published in The New York Times and The...
2015_DC_NBF_Theoharis_1509052DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Jeanne Theoharis
A professor of political science at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, Jeanne Theoharis is also an author of literature on civil rights struggles and political issues surrounding race in the U.S. Her latest work, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” (Beacon Press), is a 2014 NAACP...
2015_DC_NBF_Holm_1509058DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Jennifer L. Holm
Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times best-selling children’s author inspired by her own childhood. She has written the Newbery Honor-receiving novels “Turtle in Paradise,” “Penny from Heaven” and “Our Only May Amelia,” as well as the “Boston Jane” series. Instead of fighting with him for the comics...
2015_DC_NBF_Scieszka_1509052DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka was the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a program sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book and the Children’s Book Council. His zany, somewhat subversive sense of humor is evident in such best-sellers as “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid...
2015_DC_NBF_Ellis_15090536DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Joseph Ellis w/David Rubenstein
Joseph Ellis, a professor teaching in the Leadership Studies program at Williams College, is a nationally recognized historian whose work focuses on the founders of the United States. The author of nine books, he has received the National Book Award in Nonfiction for "American Sphinx: The Character of...
2015_DC_NBF_Herrera_15090510DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera is the 2015-2016 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. In 2012, he was named poet laureate of California. Herrera is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for “Half the World in Light” and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for...
2015_DC_NBF_Bray_1509052DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Libba Bray
Libba Bray is the author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, “Beauty Queens,” and the young adult novel “Going Bovine,” a winner of the Michael L. Printz Award. She has also written the Diviners series, whose latest addition is “Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel” (Hachette). In her spare time she sings and plays...
2015_DC_NBF_James_1509051DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Marlon James
Teacher and author Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. He has written the novels “The Book of Night Women” and “John Crow’s Devil.” His most recent work is “A Brief History of Seven Killings” (Riverhead), which explores the political turmoil of late 1900s Jamaica through multiple perspectives....
2015_DC_NBF_Hope_1509057DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan ("Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland")
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan is an author and a national correspondent at The Washington Post, where she has covered a wide range of subjects including style, education and politics. For several years Jordan was the founding editor and moderator for Washington Post Live. She has hosted...
2015_DC_NBF_Misc_15090562DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Miscellaneous
2015_DC_NBF_Sis_1509054DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Peter Sis
Peter Sis is a critically acclaimed children’s author, illustrator and filmmaker. He is a MacArthur Fellow and has received three Caldecott Honors, a Robert Silbert Medal, four Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration. His books include “The Wall: Growing up...
2015_DC_NBF_Suarez_1509053DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Ray Suarez
Ray Suarez is a broadcast journalist and currently the host of the daily program “Inside Story” on Al Jazeera America. He has been a senior correspondent for PBS “NewsHour,” host of the international news program “America Abroad,” host of the NPR program “Talk of the Nation” and a correspondent for CNN....
2015_DC_NBF_Atkinson_15090512DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Rick Atkinson
A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Rick Atkinson has received acclaim for both his contemporary journalism as well as his historical writing. Atkinson has been a reporter for The Kansas City Times and The Washington Post. His first book was “The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point’s...
2015_DC_NBF_Tahir_1509053DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Sabaa Tahir
Best-selling author Sabaa Tahir spent her childhood reading and listening to the radio in the Mojave Desert and dreaming of growing up as a pirate or bear. After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, she became an editor for the Washington Post. Her wildly popular debut novel, “An...
2015_DC_NBF_Moses_1509056DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Shelia P. Moses
Poet, author, playwright and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of 10 children. She is the co-author of Dick Gregory's memoir, "Callus on My Soul," as well as the award-winning author of several books for young readers: "The Legend of Buddy Bush," "The Return of Buddy Bush," "Joseph's Grace,"...
2015_DC_NBF_Manzano_1509057DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Sonia Manzano
Sonia Manzano has touched the lives of millions since the early 1970s as the actress who defined the role of Maria on the acclaimed television series “Sesame Street.” She has won 15 Emmy Awards for her television writing and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and...
2015_DC_NBF_Pastis_15090597DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Stephan Pastis w/Michael Cavna
Stephan Pastis used to be a lawyer. Now, he is the award-winning cartoonist who creates “Pearls Before Swine,” a syndicated daily comic strip that runs in 750 newspapers around the world. The humorous comic strip’s host of friends—Rat, Pig, Goat and Zebra—deliver a smart, witty and painfully honest...
2015_DC_NBF_Isaacson_1509052DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in the District of Columbia. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of Time magazine. His biography of the visionary former head of Apple Inc., “Steve Jobs,” is a...
2015_DC_NBF_Mosley_1509054DC -- Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley is the author of more than 40 books, including the critically acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and spans genres including literary fiction, science fiction, mystery and young adult novels. His first Easy Rawlins novel, “Devil...
2009_DC_Macaulay_09061376DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Event: David Macaulay
David Macaulay, Author Talk and Book Signing:
Join David Macaulay for a discussion about his new book, The Way We Work, as he illuminates the most important machine of all — the human body. Your body is made up of various complex systems, and Macaulay is a master at making the complex understandable....
2013_DC_Changing_13111365DC -- News Literacy Project @ Lisner Auditorium -- America's Changing Role in the World (w/Gwen Ifill, Thomas Friedman, and Andrea Mitchell)
America's Changing Role in the World and How the Press Covers It - The News Literacy Project's major fall event will be "America's Changing Role in the World and How the Press Covers It" on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Gwen Ifill of PBS is the moderator; the panelists are Thomas L. Friedman,...
2006_DC_OAH_06042235DC -- Org of American Historians/Abraham Lincoln Institute -- Lincoln's war powers
This was a panel discussion presented by the Abraham Lincoln Institute at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Washington, DC. Three members of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute presented paper on presidential war powers. , Michael Burlingame, Allen...
2003_DC_Clift_03110618DC -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Eleanor Clift at "Iron Jawed Angels" preview
This event featured a talk by Eleanor Clift, Contributing Editor for Newsweek, who talked about her book "Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment", as well as a preview clip from the HBO film "Iron Jawed Angels" which will debut in February. She was introduced by Helen Thomas, another journalist....
2015_DC_Lewis_15120231DC -- Upshur Books -- Tom Lewis ("Washington: A History of our National City")
Join us for a presentation by historian Tom Lewis about our home town and its role in the history of the nation.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Lewis paints a sweeping portrait of the capital city whose internal conflicts and promise have mirrored those of America writ large. Breathing life into the men and women...
2015_DC_WP_Russia_151203120DC -- Washington Post -- Russia Beyond the Headlines Holiday Cocktail Party @ Mari Vanna
You are invited to attend the Russia Beyond the Headlines Holiday Celebration this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Mari Vanna located at 1141 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
2007_DC_Maus_07022016DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Art Spiegelman ("Maus")
Art Spiegelman
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus.

Life:
Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Vladek...
2007_DC_Katchor_07041727DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Ben Katchor
In his "picture stories," Ben Katchor turns the American city into a wonderland of tin ceilings, illuminated storefronts, and unusual enterprises: the Senseless Elaboration Parlor, the Sublime Vision Center, the Mortal Coil Mattress Store. The first cartoonist to win a MacArthur "genius grant," Katchor...
2008_DC_Gerberg_08121658DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Mort Gerberg ("Last Laughs")
Mort Gerberg: Last Laughs: Cartoons About Aging, Retirement...and the Great Beyond
Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Mort Gerberg has assembled an all-star cast of gifted and popular cartoonists including George Booth, Roz Chast, Frank Modell, JB Handelsman, Sidney Harris and Jack Ziegler to join him in...
2003_DC_DOCSF_0305057Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Eliot Cohen
This was the second Secretary's Forums I attended. This one featured Eliot Cohen, professor and director of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. He had a book, "Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime",...
2006_DC_DOCSF_06120614Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Greatness, Reagan and Winston Churchill
Dr. Sampson at the Department of Commerce hosted author, Steven Hayward who discussed his unexpected discovery, during his ongoing biographical research and writing about the Reagan presidency, of the startling number of parallels and similarities between Reagan and Winston Churchill, which led him to...
2005_DC_Bearss_05083111Dept of Interior -- Ed Bearss talk
On August 29, 1862, 2nd Lieutenant David Potts, Company I, 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was killed in the dense woods near an unfinished railroad cut at the Battle of Second Manassas. Moving against a strong position held by troops commanded by General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, Potts'...
2007_DC_Nichols_07092575Eisenhower Institute -- David Nichols ("A Matter of Justice")
The Eisenhower Institute hosted David A. Nichols, author of A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution for a lecture, reception, and book signing.
In this newly-published book, Nichols, a leading authority on the Eisenhower presidency, gives a groundbreaking...
2010_DC_Matlock_10032346Eisenhower Institute -- Jack Matlock ("Superpower Illusions")
Eisenhower Institute Invites you to an Author Series Event featuring
Ambassador Jack Matlock
Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray - And How to Return to Reality
Jack F. Matlock, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from March 1987 to August 1991, served...
2012_DC_Smith_120228101Eisenhower Institute -- Jean Edward Smith ("Eisenhower in War and Peace")
The Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College cordially invites you to an Author Series Event featuring Jean Edward Smith and his newest book: Eisenhower in War and Peace
Jean Edward Smith, deemed "today’s foremost biographer of formidable figures in American history" by journalist George Will, makes...
2011_DC_Newton_11111045Eisenhower Institute -- Jim Newton ("Eisenhower: White House Years")
The Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College cordially invites you to an Author Series Event featuring Jim Newton and his newest book:
Eisenhower: The White House Years
The event will include a brief reception with light fare and refreshments, followed by the lecture, a question and answer session,...
2007_DC_Pipes_07111445Eisenhower Institute -- Kasey Pipes ("Ike's Final Battle")
Kasey Pipes will discuss his book, "Ike's Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality."

Ike's Final Battle was published just in time for the 50th anniversary of Little Rock, an event that Pipes says "changed the nation." His book shines new light on the critical, but often...
2007_DC_Perry_07110660Eisenhower Institute -- Mark Perry ("Partners in Command")
The Eisenhower Institute, together with the George C. Marshall Foundation, are hosting an author event on November 6, 2007, featuring Mark Perry, author of the recently-released Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace. The event will be at the Eisenhower Institute in...
2008_DC_Ancram_08111761Eisenhower Institute -- Michael Ancram ("Isolation and Polarization: The West's Failing Agenda")
The Right Honorable Michael Ancram discussed "Isolation and Polarization - The West's Failing Agenda" at the Eisenhower Institute.
Mr. Ancram was Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office responsible for the peace process during the Major administration.  From 2001-2005, he was Deputy Leader...
2013_DC_Hastings_13100884Eisenhower Institute -- Sir Max Hastings ("Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War")
The Eisenhower Institute cordially invites you to an Author Series Event on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 featuring Sir Max Hastings and his new book:
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
The event will include a brief reception followed by a lecture with an introduction by Susan Eisenhower, a question...
2010_DC_Swanson_10102835Ford's Theatre -- James Swanson ("Bloody Crimes")
James Swanson Reading and Book-Signing:
James L. Swanson discusses his newest book, Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse, the sequel to his award-winning work Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. Swanson weaves together the stories of two...
2012_DC_Stauffer_12021219Ford's Theatre -- John Stauffer ("Giants")
Author John Stauffer:
In his dual biography Giants, author John Stauffer explores the parallel lives of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, the preeminent self-made men of their time. Stauffer describes their personal and political struggles with a keen understanding of the dilemmas they confronted...
2010_DC_Ford_Authors_10071053Ford's Theatre -- Lincoln Scholars
Join us on Saturday, July 10, and meet Lincoln historians Jean H. Baker, Gabor Boritt, Michael Burlingame, Catherine Clinton, Harold Holzer, Matthew Pinsker, James L. Swanson and Douglas L. Wilson. The scholars will be signing copies of their books in the Atlantic Lobby of Ford's Theatre from 2:30 to...
2009_DC_LLRace_09042016Ford's Theatre -- Living Lincoln Series -- Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln
Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln.
A panel discussion with:
Edna Greene Medford, Moderator, Howard University
Lucas Morel, Washington and Lee University
Catherine Clinton, Queens University, Belfast
Vernon Burton, Coastal Carolina University and University of Illinois
2011_DC_Booths_11020710Ford's Theatre -- Nora Titone ("My Thoughts Be Bloody")
John Wilkes Booth: The Family Dysfunction That Led to Tragedy
Historian Nora Titone will read excerpts from and lead a discussion about her new book, My Thoughts Be Bloody. A fascinating look at the intense sibling rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, My Thoughts Be Bloody explores how...
2012_DC_Fords_Special_12022023Ford's Theatre -- President's Day -- Special Events (Jon Spelman, Tony Horwitz, Chris Matthews, Harold Holzer, and Michael Beschloss)
Several special events:
(1) Paul R. Tetreault, director of Ford's Theatre, in front of the CEL
(2) Jon Spelman, of Tales of the Lincoln:
Explore the myth and legend of Abraham Lincoln with storyteller Jon Spelman. In this fascinating new look at our 16th president, Spelman recounts tales about...
2013_MD_GBF_Hernandez_1305183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Daniel Hernandez ("They Call Me A Hero")
Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir.
“I don’t consider myself a hero,” says Daniel Hernandez. “I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime...
2013_MD_GBF_Thomas_13051817Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Evan Thomas ("Ike's Bluff")
Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower...
2013_MD_GBF_McCleary_1305181Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kathleen McLeary ("A Simple Thing")
How far would you go to protect your children? Would you do it at the expense of your marriage? How far would you go to protect yourself?
For Susannah Delaney, the answers lie thousands of miles away, off the northwest corner of Washington state. When Susannah discovers her young son is being bullied...
2013_MD_GBF_Boehlert_1305184Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kathy and Patrick Boehlert ("Little Things That Matter in the Big Game")
What did a high school varsity basketball team and a nine-year-old boy with cancer have to do with each other during the 2010-2011 season? The basketball team encouraged and lifted up the nine-year-old. The nine-year-old encouraged and lifted up the basketball team. This is the story of how a local high...
2013_MD_GBF_Kelley_13051819Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kitty Kelley ("Capturing Camelot")
A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time
A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK’s best...
2013_MD_GBF_Olson_1305186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Lynne Olson ("Entering World War II")
From the acclaimed author of “Citizens of London” comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world.
At the center of this...
2013_MD_GBF_Stiefvater_1305181Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Maggie Stiefvater ("Raven Boys")
Meet one of the today’s most popular and beloved teen/YA authors, Maggie Stiefvater.
2013_MD_GBF_Comita_1305182Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Marcella Kriebel (Cooking Demo/Comida Latina)
Join us for an enjoyable cooking demonstration from cookbook author and illustrator, Marcella Kriebel.
2013_MD_GBF_Shriver_13051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Mark Shriver ("Life of Sargent Shriver")
Join Mark Shriver as he discusses the life of his father, and distinguished American, Sargent Shriver.
2013_MD_GBF_Goodman_1305189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Mel Goodman ("National Insecurity")
“Mel Goodman has spent the last few decades telling us what’s gone wrong with American intelligence and the American military, and now, in National Insecurity, he tells us what we must do to change the way the system works, and how to fix it. Goodman is not only telling us how to save wasted billions–he...
2013_MD_GBF_Misc_13051850Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Miscellaneous
2013_MD_GBF_Irwin_1305185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Neil Irwin ("Alchemists")
When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of...
2013_MD_GBF_MTV_13051821Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman ("I Want My MTV")
Moderator: Hank Stuever
Meet original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman, who will be interviewed onstage by Washington Post television critic Hank Stuever.
2013_MD_GBF_Baseball_1305183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Baseball and Society w/Tom Dunkel and Thomas Oliphant
Moderator: Paul Dickson
Join a discussion about baseball and its larger implications for American life.
Tom Dunkel is the author of “Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line.”
Thomas Oliphant is the co-author of “Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game.”
And the...
2013_MD_GBF_Bookselling_13051829Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Book Industry from the Independent Booksellers' Perspective w/Mitchell Kaplan, Chris Kerr, and Lissa Muscatine
Moderator: John Mutter

Join this year’s industry panel in their discussion of the book business from the independent bookseller’s perspective.

Panelists:

Mitchell Kaplan:
Mitchell Kaplan is a legend in the book industry. He is the founder of Books & Books, one of the country’s leading...
2013_MD_GBF_Chocolate_1305188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Chocolate City in the '80s w/Natalie Hopkinson and Dave Ungrady
A fascinating discussion of DC culture as seen through the prism of the birth rise of its indigenous music, Go Go, and the life and tragic death of one its most important sports figures, Len Bias.
Natalie Hopkinson is the author of “Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City.”
Dave...
2013_MD_GBF_CWDC_13051820Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Civil War Era DC w/Charles Mauro and John Muller
Moderator: Andrea Pawley
Take a look back at the DC metro area, including some of its most notable residents, during the Civil War era.
Charles V. Mauro will speak about “The Civil War in Fairfax County: Civilians and Soldiers.”
John Muller will speak about “Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.:...
2013_MD_GBF_WWII_1305188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Crossing World War II Battle Lines w/Rachel Cox and Leslie Maitland
Moderator: Tom Keaney
Meet two authors whose books tell the true stories of people’s journeys through dangerous territory during World War II.
Rachel S. Cox is the author of “Into Dust and Fire: Five Young Americans Who Went First to Fight the Nazi Army.”
Leslie Maitland is the author of “Crossing...
2013_MD_GBF_DCMoCo_13051820Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- DC & MoCo History w/Matt Dembicki and Garrett Peck
Join this great discussion of the history of our local area.
Matt Dembicki is the author and editor of the graphic anthology “District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC.”
Garrett Peck is the author of “The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry.”
2013_MD_GBF_Miami_13051817Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Miami Writes w/Mitchell Kaplan, Debra Dean, John Dufresne, and Les Standiford
Moderator: Mitchell Kaplan
Hear from a panel of outstanding Miami-based writers, fiction and non-fiction, put together and moderated by Mitchell Kaplan, legendary founder of the Miami Book Fair International, owner of one of the country’s most beloved independent book stores, Books & Books, and...
2013_MD_GBF_Psycho_1305187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Psychological Rollercoasters w/Susannah Cahalan, David Fitzpatrick, and John Schwartz
Don’t miss these three amazing stories of peoples’ struggles with themselves; understanding and coming to terms with their behavior – and the world around them.
Susannah Cahalan is the author of “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.”
David Fitzpatrick is the author of “Sharp: A Memoir.”
John Schwartz...
2013_MD_GBF_Standup_13051856Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Stand-up Comedy Writers Panel w/Jimmie Walker, John Debellis, and Sylvia Traymore Morrison
Moderator: Jeff Penn
Join three fabulously funny writers and veteran stand-up comics, Jimmie Walker, John Debellis and Sylvia Traymore Morrison, as they talk about their books, their careers, and the craft of writing great comedy.
2013_MD_GBF_Triumph_1305186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Triumph Over Adversity w/Brian Boyle and Shelby Smoak
Moderator: Hannah Oliver
Come meet two authors with profoundly inspiring stories of overcoming adversity.
Brian Boyle is the author of “Iron Heart: The True Story of How I Came Back from the Dead.”
Shelby Smoak is the author of “Bleeder.”
2013_MD_GBF_WHouse_13051824Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- White House History w/Paul Dickson and Kathleen Kinsolving
Moderator: Robert Thomas
Take a look back at American history from two different perspectives.
Paul Dickson is the author of “Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America’s Presidents.”
Kathleen Kinsolving is the author of “Dogs of War: The Stories of FDR’s Fala,...
2013_MD_GBF_KingP_1305188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Peggielene Bartels ("King Peggy")
King Peggy chronicles the astonishing journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 people on Ghana’s central coast, half a world away. Upon arriving for her crowning ceremony in beautiful Otuam, she discovers the dire reality: there’s no running...
2013_MD_GBF_Looney_1305183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Pete Looney (Songwriting Collaboration)
Pete Looney is an award-winning singer songwriter from Silver Spring, Md. Over the past 30 years, Pete has played guitar and bass in various local bands, and is currently playing as a solo performer in the Gaithersburg/Germantown area. His original music spans genres from blues to country to reggae....
2013_MD_GBF_Kean_1305187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Sam Kean ("What's In Our DNA?")
In “The Violinist’s Thumb,” Sam Kean explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA.
There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK’s bronze skin (it wasn’t a tan) to...
2013_MD_GBF_Berg_1305182Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Scott Berg ("38 Nooses")
In August 1862, after decades of broken treaties, increasing hardship, and relentless encroachment on their lands, a group of Dakota warriors convened a council at the tepee of their leader, Little Crow. Knowing the strength and resilience of the young American nation, Little Crow counseled caution, but...
2013_MD_GBF_Turnage_1305183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Sheila Turnage ("Three Times Lucky")
Meet Sheila Turnage, author of “Three Times Lucky,” a 2013 Newberry Honor book.
2014_MD_GBF_McDermott_1405177Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Alice McDermott ("Someone") w/Ron Charles
Alice McDermott is the author of seven novels. Her latest novel, "Someone" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), was long-listed for the National Book Award. Alice's novel, "Charming Billy," received the 1998 National Book Award, and three of her books -- "That Night," "At Weddings and Wakes" and "After This" --...
2014_MD_GBF_Leotta_1405176Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Allison Leotta ("Law & Order")
Allison Leotta was dubbed "the female John Grisham" for her first novel, "Law of Attraction" (Touchstone), which The Washington Post called "a racy legal thriller…taking on a still-taboo subject." Suspense Magazine named her most recent book, "Speak of the Devil" (Touchstone), one of the best books of...
2014_MD_GBF_Holmes_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Anna Holmes ("Book of Jezebel") w/Jon Methven
Anna Holmes has written and edited for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, InStyle and The New Yorker online. She is the founder of the popular website Jezebel.com and the 2012 recipient of a Mirror Award for Best Commentary. Anna is the editor of two...
2014_MD_GBF_Marra_14051712Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Anthony Marra ("A Constellation of Vital Phenomena") w/Ron Charles
Anthony Marra is the winner of a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize and the Narrative Prize, and his work was anthologized in "Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012." His first novel, "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" (Crown), was shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and long-listed...
2014_MD_GBF_Dedman_1405176Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Bill Dedman ("Empty Mansions")
Bill Dedman is the author of "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune" (Atlantic Books). He first introduced the public to heiress Huguette Clark and her empty mansions through his compelling series of narratives for NBC, which became the most...
2014_MD_GBF_Floca_14051714Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Brian Floca (2014 Caldecott Medal Winner)
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of 2014 Caldecott Medal winner "Locomotive" (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books), which explores America’s first transcontinental railroad. Brian is also the author of "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11," a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best...
2014_MD_GBF_Hoffman_1405174Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Carl Hoffman ("Savage Harvest")
Carl Hoffman is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and the author of "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art" (HarperCollins). "The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and...
2014_MD_GBF_Van_Dusen_1405178Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Chris Van Dusen ("President Taft is Stuck in the Bath")
Chris Van Dusen is the creator of many outstanding books for children, including "Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit," "King Hugo’s Huge Ego," "The Circus Ship" and many others. About his latest illustration adventure, "President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath" (Candlewick Press), he says: "This is just the kind...
2014_MD_GBF_Balz_1405179Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Dan Balz ("Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Presidential Campaign")
Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post, and its former national editor, political editor, White House correspondent and Southwest correspondent. His most recent book is "Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America" (Viking Adult.) He also is the coauthor of...
2014_MD_GBF_Morse_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Dan Morse ("True Crime: The Lululemon Murder")
Dan Morse is the author of "The Yoga Store Murder" (Berkley Books), the true crime account of the lululemon athletica killing in Bethesda, Md., in 2011. Dan is a staff writer at The Washington Post, covering criminal justice in Montgomery County. Prior to working for The Washington Post, he worked for...
2014_MD_GBF_Stewart_14051711Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- David O Stewart (Historical Fiction)
David's latest work, "The Lincoln Deception" (Kensington Publishing Corporation), is an historical mystery about the John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy. It was released in late August 2013 to praise from Publishers Weekly, which called it an “impressive debut novel.” After practicing law for many years, David...
2014_MD_GBF_Overcome_1405172Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Debbie Levy and Vanessa Brantley-Newton ("We Shall Overcome")
Debbie Levy is the author of "We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song" (Jump At The Sun), "Imperfect Spiral," "The Year of Goodbyes" and other books for young people of all ages. Her book, "The Year of Goodbyes" was aKirkus Best Book of 2010, a Parents’ Choice Award recipient and a Sydney Taylor Award...
2014_MD_GBF_Laybourne_1405175Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Emmy Laybourne ("Monument 14")
Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, teacher and former character actress. Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1, and acted in the movies "Superstar," "The In-Laws" and "Nancy Drew," among others. Nowadays, Emmy loves working on the Monument 14 trilogy. The...
2014_MD_GBF_Dickey_1405172Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Eric Jerome Dickey ("A Wanted Woman")
Eric Jerome Dickey is the author of 12 novels, including the bestsellers "Genevieve," "Drive Me Crazy," "Naughty or Nice," "The Other Woman" and "Thieves' Paradise." His newest book is "A Wanted Woman" (Penguin). Eric writes full time and is developing a six-issue mini-series of comic books for Marvel...
2014_MD_GBF_Robuck_1405174Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Erika Robuck (Historical Fiction)
Erika Robuck is the critically acclaimed author of "Hemingway’s Girl" and "Call Me Zelda." Born and raised in Annapolis, Md., Erika was inspired by the cobblestones, old churches, Georgian homes, the mingling of past and present of the Eastern Shore, the Annapolis City Dock and the Baltimore Harbor. Her...
2014_MD_GBF_Aymar_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- E.A. Aymar ("I'll Sleep When You're Dead") w/Sara Jones and Steve Herberman
E.A. Aymar is the author of "I'll Sleep When You're Dead," which is book one in the Dead Trilogy series. He also has published essays in a number of top thriller publications and his short fiction has been featured in several literary journals. E.A. studied creative writing and holds an M.A. in...
2014_MD_GBF_Bowen_1405175Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Fred Bowen (KidsPost Sports Columnist)
Fred Bowen writes the weekly KidsPost sports column in The Washington Post and is the author of 17 books of sports fiction (ages 8+) and a picture book biography of Red Sox legend Ted Williams titled "No Easy Way." His latest book, "Perfect Game" (Peachtree Publishers), is about the important lessons...
2014_MD_GBF_Rodkey_1405174Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Geoff Rodkey ("Chroncles of Egg")
Geoff Rodkey is the author of the Chronicles of Egg middle grade adventure-comedy series and the Emmy-nominated screenwriter of such hit films as "Daddy Day Care," "RV" and the Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas." The first Chronicles of Egg book, "Deadweather and Sunrise," was an...
2014_MD_GBF_OConnor_1405175Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- George O'Connor ("Olympians: Aphrodite")
George O'Connor is the author of the hit series, Olympians (First Second), which includes two New York Times best sellers ("Hades" and "Poseidon"). The series has found a devoted fan-base among readers and educators. "Aphrodite: Goddess of Love" is the latest installment in the series. He lives in...
2014_MD_GBF_Easterbrook_1405174Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Gregg Easterbrook (Football and American Society)
Gregg Easterbrook is the author of eight books, including the non-fiction book "The King of Sports" (Thomas Dunne Books) and the novel "The Leading Indicators" (Thomas Dunne Books). He is a contributing editor to The Atlantic and author of 11 Atlantic cover stories. His writing has appeared in the New...
2014_MD_GBF_Jones_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Gregg Jones ("Vietnam: The Marine's Finest Hour")
Gregg Jones is the author of "Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam" (Da Capo Press), which is his third non-fiction book. His other books include the critically acclaimed "Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America’s...
2014_MD_GBF_Imagination_14051717Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Imagination Station
2014_MD_GBF_West_1405174Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Jacqueline West ("Books of Elsewhere")
Jacqueline West is the author of the award-winning middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere. The latest in the series is "The Books of Elsewhere, Volume Four: The Strangers" (Dial Books for Young Readers). The first book in the series, "The Shadows," garnered starred reviews, several state award...
2014_MD_GBF_Scott_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- James Scott ("The Kept")
James Scott is the author of the novel "The Kept" (Harper). His short fiction can be found in numerous journals and anthologies including One Story, Ploughshares and American Short Fiction James has received awards from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the New York State Summer Writers...
2014_MD_GBF_Tashjian_1405175Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Janet Tashjian ("My Life as a Joke")
Janet Tashjian is the author of many popular middle grade and young adult novels including "My Life as a Stuntboy" and "My Life as a Book," both illustrated by her son, Jake Tashjian; as well as "The Gospel According to Larry" and "For What It’s Worth." Her latest book,"My Life as a Cartoonist," is also...
2014_MD_GBF_Feinstein_1405177Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- John Feinstein ("Sports Talk")
John Feinstein is a national best-selling author and one of America’s most prolific and beloved sports writers. His books, "A Season on the Brink" and "A Good Walk Spoiled," are two of the biggest-selling non-fiction sports books in publishing history. His latest book is "Where Nobody Knows Your Name:...
2014_MD_GBF_Skovron_1405172Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Jon Skovron ("Man Made Boy")
Jon Skovron has been an actor, musician, lifeguard, Broadway theater ticket seller, warehouse grunt, technical writer and web developer. Now he is the author of multiple young adult novels, including "Struts & Frets," "Misfit" and, most recently, "Man Made Boy" (Viking Penguin). He generally likes...
2014_MD_GBF_McCleary_1405174Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Kathleen McCleary (Contemporary Fiction)
Kathleen McCleary is a journalist and author of three novels: "Leaving Haven" (William Morrow Paperbacks), "A Simple Thing," which was nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary Awards in fiction and "House and Home." A former columnist for HGTV.com, her work also has appeared in The New York Times,...
2014_MD_GBF_Elliott_1405171Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- L.M. Elliott ("Across a War-Tossed Sea")
L. M. Elliott is author of "Under a War-torn Sky," a WWII story of a B-24 bomber pilot and the French Resistance, named a Notable Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC), a Jefferson Cup Honor Book, a Bank Street College Best Book and winner of Borders’ Original Voices Award. Its sequel, "A Troubled Peace,"...
2014_MD_GBF_Leibovich_14051710Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Mark Leibovich ("This Town")
Mark Leibovich is chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, "This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – plus plenty of valet parking! –in America’s Gilded Capital" (Blue Rider Press) as well as "The New Imperialists," a collection of...
2014_MD_GBF_Misc_14051797Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Miscellaneous
2014_MD_GBF_Pavone_1405175Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Chris Pavone and Betanne Patrick
Chris Pavone’s debut novel, "The Expats," was a New York Times, USA Today and international bestseller, and winner of Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel. His newest novel is "The Accident" (Crown). Chris grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell, was a book editor for nearly two decades and...
2014_MD_GBF_Connecting_1405179Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Connecting Authors & Readers w/Taryn Roeder, Susan Coll, Katie Dvorak, and Bethanne Patrick
Bethanne Patrick is a freelance writer and author of "An Uncommon History of Common Things" and "An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy," both from National Geographic Books. From 2007-2011 she hosted an online author-interview show called "The Book Studio" for WETA-PBS and she appears regularly at book...
2014_MD_GBF_Coping_1405179Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Coping with Anxiety and Stress w/Scott Stossel and Brigid Schulte
Scott Stossel is the editor of The Atlantic magazine and the author of the New York Times Best Seller "My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind" (Knopf) and the award-winning "Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver." His articles have appeared in a wide array of...
2014_MD_GBF_Cultural_1405178Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Cultural Exploration in Fiction w/Ru Freeman and Julie Wu
Ru Freeman is the author of the novels "On Sal Mal Lane" (Graywolf Press) and "A Disobedient Girl," both of which were finalists for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Ru is an activist and journalist whose work appears internationally. She calls both Sri Lanka and America home.

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2014_MD_GBF_Chefs_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- DC Chef's Table w/Beth Kanter and Emily Pearl Goodstein
Beth Kanter‘s books and articles help visitors and locals alike experience the tastes, sights and unique feel of the nation’s capital. "Washington, DC Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Nation's Capital" (Lyons Press), now in its second printing, is Beth’s third book about her favorite city....
2014_MD_GBF_Peabody_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Defying Gravity w/Richard Peabody, Anne Sheldon, Bridhid Moret, and Julia Dubner
Richard Peabody is a French toast addict and native Washingtonian. He has two recent books out -- a book of poetry, "Speed Enforced by Aircraft" (Broadkill River Press), and a book of short stories, "Blue Suburban Skies" (Mint Hill Books). He won the Beyond the Margins “Above & Beyond Award” for 2013....
2014_MD_GBF_Neely_14051710Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Down Home With the Neelyes w/Pat and Gina Neely with Monica Bhide
Pat and Gina Neely are restaurateurs, best-selling authors, popular speakers and hosts of Food Network’s hit series "Down Home with The Neelys." Their latest book, "Back Home with the Neelys" (Knopf), is their third cookbook. The Neelys recently opened their first Manhattan restaurant, Neely’s Barbecue...
2014_MD_GBF_Emerging_14051711Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Emerging Voices in Fiction w/Mary Kay Zuravleff, Fiona Maazel and Susan Coll
Mary Kay Zuravleff’s latest novel, "Man Alive!" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), tells the story of a Bethesda psychiatrist who is struck by lightning and now only wants to barbecue. The Washington Post called it “a family novel for smart people,” and named it a 2013 Notable Book. People Magazine praised...
2014_MD_GBF_Fierce_14051711Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Fierce Reads w/Lindsay Smith, Anna Banks, Katie Finn and Emmy Laybourne
Lindsay Smith's love of Russian culture has taken her to Moscow, St. Petersburg and a reindeer festival in the middle of Siberia. "Sekret" (Roaring Brook Press), a YA historical thriller, is her first novel. Lindsay writes on foreign affairs and lives in Washington, D.C. When she'd not reading or...
2014_MD_GBF_Beer_14051711Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Food & Beer in Historic DC w/Garrett Peck and John DeFarrari
Garrett Peck is a literary journalist, local Washington-area historian and author of five books: "The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet" (2009); "Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t" (2011); "The Potomac River: A History and Guide" (2012) and its...
2014_MD_GBF_Great_Wars_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Great Stories from the Great Wars w/Wil S. Hylton and John F. Ross
Wil S. Hylton is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and the author of "Vanished: : The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II" (Riverhead Hardcover). His award-winning stories have appeared in many national magazines, including Harper's, Esquire, GQ, Details, Outside and...
2014_MD_GBF_Figures_1405176Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Historical Figures in DC w/John Muller and Ida Jones
John Muller is a Washington-based journalist, historian, playwright and policy analyst, and the author most recently of "Mark Twain in Washington, DC: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent" (The History Press). His first book, "Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia," won a...
2014_MD_GBF_Animals_1405174Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- How Animals Adapt to Their Environment w/Kate Samworth and Lola M. Schaefer
Kate Samworth grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Her book, "Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is a faux-catalog with an ecological subtext that purports to replace extinct bird species with build-a-bird automatons. Kate was introduced to art...
2014_MD_GBF_Space_14051737Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Imagining Space in Graphic Novels w/Dave Roman and Ben Hatke
Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including "Astronaut Academy: Re-entry" (First Second) and "Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity," as well as "Teen Boat!" and "Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery." He has contributed stories to "Explorer: The Mystery Boxes" and "Nursery Rhyme Comics," and...
2014_MD_GBF_Military_1405175Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Military Thrillers w/Tom Young and Rick Campbell
Tom Young's latest book is "The Warriors" (Penguin). His previous books, which include "The Mullah's Storm," "Silent Enemy" and "The Renegades," have received high praise and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and other publications. Tom served in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Air...
2014_MD_GBF_Middle_Grade_1405175Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Outstanding Middle Grade Chapter Books w/Kathi Appelt and Uma Krishnaswami
Kathi Appelt is the author of "The Underneath," which received the Newbery Honor and the PEN USA Literary Award and was a National Book Award finalist. She is also the author of the National Book Award Long Listed Novel "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp" (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) and...
2014_MD_GBF_JFK_14051712Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Truth about the JFK Assasination w/James L. Swanson and Harold P. Willens
Presidential historian James L. Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer," and its sequel "Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis." His other works include the young adult...
2014_MD_GBF_Woodies_1405174Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Woodies and Clyde's w/Michael J. Lisicky and J. Garrett Glover
J. Garrett Glover is an author, scriptwriter, digital media producer and restaurant consultant. His book, "How We Do Business: Clyde's Primer for Beating the Odds in the Restaurant Business" (Brick Tower Press), draws on Garrett's more than 45 years experience in the restaurant industry working with...
2014_MD_GBF_Biographies_14051710Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Writing Picture Book Biographies w/Tanya Lee Stone and Deborah Helligman
Tanya Lee Stone is the award-winning author of "Almost Astronauts," winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal and Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and honors from Boston Globe-Horn Book, Young Adult Library Services Association Excellence in Nonfiction, Orbis Pictus and Jane Addams Society. Her books also have...
2014_MD_GBF_Dickson_14051714Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Paul Dickson ("On Language")
Paul Dickson is the author of more than 65 non-fiction books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of subjects from ice cream to baseball to slang to jokes to Sputnik and the Army. His latest book, "Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers" (Bloomsbury USA), will be published on April 23...
2014_MD_GBF_Russell_14051718Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Rachel Renee Russell with Erin & Nikki Russell ("Dork Diaries")
Rachel Renée Russell is the author of the popular "Dork Diaries" series (Aladdin), which has been on The New York Times Best Seller List for more than 80 weeks. She is also an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny...
2014_MD_GBF_Telgemeier_14051725Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman
Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco and moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. Her most recent graphic novel, "DRAMA" (GRAPHIX) was published to rave reviews and quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. "SMILE," her critically acclaimed...
2014_MD_GBF_Kean_1405172Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Sam Kean ("An Exploration in Neuroscience")
Sam Kean is author of the New York Times best sellers "The Disappearing Spoon" and "The Violinist’s Thumb," as well as the upcoming book, "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery" (Little, Brown and Company)....
2014_MD_GBF_Prasada_1405172Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Sierra Prasada (Writing Process)
Sierra Prasada is the co-author of "The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication" (HJ Kramer/New World Library) and "Creative Lives: Portraits of Lebanese Artists." She is adapting the bestselling novel, "The Journeys of Socrates," into a screenplay — and blogging about it. A...
2014_MD_GBF_Poetry_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Split This Rock: Poetry Out Loud
2014_MD_GBF_Vogel_14051714Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Steve Vogel ("Through The Perilous Fight") w/Garrett Peck
Steve Vogel is the author of "Through The Perilous Fight" (Random House) and "The Pentagon." Steve has written extensively about military affairs and the treatment of veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. His reporting about the war in Afghanistan was part of a package of Washington Post...
2014_MD_GBF_Hills_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Tad Hills ("Duck & Goose")
Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times best-selling picture books "How Rocket Learned to Read," "Rocket Writes a Story," "Duck & Goose" and "Duck, Duck, Goose." His board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book "What's Up, Duck?," "Duck & Goose: It's...
2014_MD_GBF_Bogar_1405173Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Thomas A. Bogar ("Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination")
Thomas A. Bogar has taught theatre history, literature and production for 40 years, most recently at Hood College in Frederick. In addition to "Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination" (Regnery History), he is the author of "American Presidents Attend the Theatre" and a biography of 19th-century...
2014_MD_GBF_Wendel_1405176Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Tim Wendel ("Baseball: The Best World Series of All Time")
Tim Wendel is the author of 11 books, including the highly acclaimed "Summer of ’68" (Da Capo Press) and his latest, "Down to the Last Pitch," which chronicles the epic 1991 World Series. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ and Esquire. He is a writer in residence at...
2014_MD_GBF_Angleberger_14051714Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Tom Angleberger ("Origami Yoda")
Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. His next book in the series, "Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!" (Amulet Books), is due out in March 2014. He is also the author of "Horton Halfpott" and "Fake Mustache," both Edgar Award nominees. Tom maintains the Origami...
2014_MD_GBF_Natural_14051717Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- US Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony
2015_MD_GBF_Dragons_15051626Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri ("Dragons Love Tacos")
Dragons Love Tacos: Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri:

Adam Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of half a dozen children's stories including "Dragons Love Tacos," "Secret Pizza Party,"" Big Bad Bubble" and the Darn Squirrels Trilogy. He lives in New York City, went to school at Washington...
2015_MD_GBF_Levine_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Adele Levine ("Run, Don’t Walk")
Adele Levine: Run, Don’t Walk:
Adele Levine worked as a physical therapist rehabilitating combat amputees at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and later, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, for nine years. The soldiers at Walter Reed never asked if they’d be able to walk again, they just...
2015_MD_GBF_Robbins_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Alexandra Robbins ("The Nurses")
Alexandra Robbins: The Nurses:
Alexandra Robbins is the author of four New York Times bestsellers including "Pledged" and "The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth." Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and other publications. The...
2015_MD_GBF_Cohen_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Alice Eve Cohen ("The Year My Mother Came Back")
Alice Eve Cohen: The Year My Mother Came Back:
Alice Eve Cohen is a theater artist and playwright. Her first book, a memoir titled "What I Thought I Knew," received the Elle magazine Literary Grand Prix for Nonfiction, was one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and was one of Salon’s...
2015_MD_GBF_Carter_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Ally Carter ("All Fall Down")
Ally Carter: All Fall Down:
Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves and teenagers. She is the New York Times best-selling author of "Heist Society," "Uncommon Criminals" and the popular Gallagher Girls series, which together have sold more than two million copies and have been published in more...
2015_MD_GBF_Mays_15051634Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Andrea Mays ("The Millionaire and the Bard")
Andrea Mays: The Millionaire and the Bard:
Andrea Mays is the author of the forthcoming book "The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio." Like Henry Folger, she has been possessed by a lifelong obsession with Shakespeare and his times. Andrea spent much...
2015_MD_GBF_Cockburn_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Andrew Cockburn ("Kill Chain")
Andrew Cockburn: Kill Chain
2015_MD_GBF_Maraniss_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Andrew Maraniss ("Strong Inside")
Andrew Maraniss: Strong Inside:
Andrew Maraniss' first book, "Strong Inside," is a New York Times best seller. A partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations in Nashville, Andrew studied history at Vanderbilt University and graduated in 1992. He worked for five years in Vanderbilt’s athletic...
2015_MD_GBF_Enright_15051610Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Anne Enright ("The Green Road")
Anne Enright: The Green Road:
Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She recently was appointed Ireland’s very first Fiction Laureate, a new post created by Arts Council Ireland. She has published three volumes of stories, one book of nonfiction and five novels. Her 2007 novel,...
2015_MD_GBF_Percy_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Benjamin Percy ("Deadlands")
Benjamin Percy: Deadlands:
Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels, "The Dead Lands," "Red Moon" and "The Wilding," as well as two books of short stories, "Refresh, Refresh" and "The Language of Elk." His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space...
2015_MD_GBF_Reardon_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Bryan Reardon ("Finding Jake")
Bryan Reardon: Finding Jake:
Bryan Reardon is a freelance writer specializing in medical communications. He co-wrote "Ready, Set, Play" with retired NFL player and ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth and "Cruel Harvest." Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Bryan worked for the State of Delaware for more than...
2015_MD_GBF_Voltaggio_1505167Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Bryan Voltaggio ("Home")
Bryan Voltaggio: Home:
Bryan Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of the restaurants Volt, Lunchbox, Family Meal, Range and Aggio. As a finalist on Top Chef (season 6) and Top Chef Masters (season 5), he is the first chef to compete on both programs. The James Beard Foundation Award finalist...
2015_MD_GBF_King_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Charles King ("Midnight at the Pera Palace")
Charles King: Midnight at the Pera Palace:
Charles King is the author of "Midnight at the Pera Palace," "Odessa" and other books on European history and politics. He is Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University, where he previously served as chairman of the faculty of...
2015_MD_GBF_Scotton_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Christopher Scotton ("The Secret Wisdom of the Earth")
Christopher Scotton: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth:
Christopher Scotton is the best selling author of the critically acclaimed debut novel The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, chosen as the #1 Indie Next pick by the American Booksellers Association. The novel, called “a powerful epic of people and place,...
2015_MD_GBF_Page_1505169Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Clarence Page ("The Culture Worrier")
Clarence Page: The Culture Worrier:
Clarence Page is one of the most recognized and highly regarded columnists in the country, appearing in more than 150 daily newspapers. He has been a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board since 1984 after first joining the paper in 1969. He won the 1989...
2015_MD_GBF_Axelrod_15051616Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- David Axelrod ("Believer") w/Dan Balz
David Axelrod: Believer:
David Axelrod spent eight years as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. As a political consultant, he has managed strategy for more than 150 local, state and national campaigns. He most recently served as senior strategist to President Obama’s successful reelection...
2015_MD_GBF_Whistles_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- David Mark & Chuck McCutcheon ("Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs & Washington Handshakes")
David Mark & Chuck McCutcheon: Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs & Washington Handshakes:

David Mark is a seasoned political journalist, author and public speaker. Most recently he served as editor-in-chief of Silicon Valley-based Politix. David’s latest book, which he co-authored with Chuck McCutcheon, is...
2015_MD_GBF_Stewart_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- David O. Stewart ("Madison’s Gift")
David O. Stewart: Madison’s Gift:
David O. Stewart is an award-winning author and the president of The Washington Independent Review of Books. His latest book is "Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America." He is the author of several acclaimed histories, including "The Summer of 1787: The...
2015_MD_GBF_Shipler_15051610Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- David Shipler ("Freedom of Speech")
David Shipler: Freedom of Speech:
David K. Shipler reported for The New York Times from 1966 to 1988 in New York, Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem and Washington, D.C. He is the author of six previous books, including the best sellers "Russia" and "The Working Poor," as well as "Arab and Jew," which won the...
2015_MD_GBF_McCarthy_1505167Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Ellen McCarthy ("The Real Thing")
Ellen McCarthy: The Real Thing:
Ellen McCarthy is an award-winning feature writer for the Style section of The Washington Post. She joined the Post in 2000 and wrote about business, technology, arts and entertainment before launching the paper’s On Love section in 2009. She has interviewed hundreds of...
2015_MD_GBF_Ackerman_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Elliot Ackerman ("Green on Blue")
Elliot Ackerman: Green on Blue:
Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart. A former White House Fellow, his essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic...
2015_MD_GBF_Bowen_1505162Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Fred Bowen ("Double Reverse")
Fred Bowen: Double Reverse:
Fred Bowen is the author of 20 action-packed books for kids, including his most recent, "Double Reverse." He also has written a weekly sports column for kids in The Washington Post since 2000. Fred holds a degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a law...
2015_MD_GBF_Hinds_15051622Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Gareth Hinds ("Macbeth: The Graphic Novel")
Gareth Hinds: Macbeth: The Graphic Novel:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of several critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics – most recently "Romeo & Juliet," which Kirkus Reviews called “a stunning visual reading,” and "The Odyssey," which received four starred reviews and was on...
2015_MD_GBF_Peck_1505168Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Garrett Peck ("Walt Whitman in Washington, DC")
Garrett Peck: Walt Whitman in Washington, DC:
Garrett Peck is a Washington-area historian, tour guide and author of six books. His latest title is "Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet." Garrett leads history-oriented tours in the D.C. area, including the Walt...
2015_MD_GBF_Yang_15051619Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Gene Luen Yang ("The Shadow Hero") w/Michael Cavna
Gene Luen Yang: The Shadow Hero:
Gene Luen Yang is the author of "American Born Chinese," the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the ALA’s Printz Award. "Boxers & Saints," about the Boxer Rebellion, was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A....
2015_MD_GBF_OConnor_15051613Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- George O’Connor ("Ares: The Graphic Novel")
George O’Connor: Ares: The Graphic Novel:
George O'Connor is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of the Olympians series as well as graphic novels such as "Journey into Mohawk Country" and "Ball Peen Hammer." In addition to his graphic novel career, Mr. O'Connor has published several...
2015_MD_GBF_Macallister_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Greer Macallister ("The Magician’s Lie") w/Bethanne Patrick
Greer Macallister: The Magician’s Lie:
Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist whose work has appeared in publications such as The North American Review, The Missouri Review and The Messenger. Her plays have been performed at American University,...
2015_MD_GBF_Silverman_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Jacob Silverman ("Terms of Service") w/Carlos Lozada
Jacob Silverman: Terms of Service:
Jacob Silverman’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, The Atlantic, The New Republic and many other publications. In 2008, the Virginia Quarterly Review recognized him as one of the top literary critics under 30, and in 2012 he...
2015_MD_GBF_Grady_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- James Grady ("Last Days of the Condor")
James Grady: Last Days of the Condor:
James Grady is the New York Times best-selling author of "Six Days of the Condor," which became the Robert Redford movie "Three Days of the Condor." Besides working as a screenwriter for CBS, FX, HBO and major studios, James' journalism includes street time as a...
2015_MD_GBF_Tinney_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Jason Tinney ("Ripple Meets the Deep")
Jason Tinney: Ripple Meets the Deep:
Jason Tinney is the author of "Ripple Meets the Deep," "Louise Paris and Other Waltzes" and "Bluebird" and has been a contributor to several magazines, including Baltimore, Gorilla, Style, Urbanite and Maryland Life. In 2004, Tinney and artist Brian Slagle created...
2015_MD_GBF_Deaver_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Jeffery Deaver ("Solitude Creek")
Jeffery Deaver: Solitude Creek:
Jeffery Deaver is an international best-selling author of more than 30 novels, three collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, "The Bone...
2015_MD_GBF_George_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Jessica Day George ("Thursdays with the Crown")
Jessica Day George: Thursdays with the Crown:
Jessica Day George is the author of "Tuesdays at the Castle" and the New York Times bestseller "Wednesdays in the Tower," as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series and Dragon Slippers series. Her newest book in the series is "Thursdays with the...
2015_MD_GBF_Robinett_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Judy Robinett ("How To Be A Power Connector")
Judy Robinett: How To Be A Power Connector:
Judy Robinett has led both public and private companies as CEO and served in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She is on the advisory boards of Illuminate VC, Pereg VC, Springboard Enterprises, WIM and Newpark Capital. She served as a managing...
2015_MD_GBF_Voelkel_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- J&P Voelkel ("Jaguar Stone")
J&P Voelkel: Jaguar Stone:
Jon and Pamela (J&P) Voelkel are the author-illustrators of the Jaguar Stones, a Maya-themed adventure series set in present-day Central America. Their books tell the story of a boy from Boston and a Maya girl who join forces when ancient Maya mythology comes scarily (and...
2015_MD_GBF_Deans_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Karen Deans ("Swing Sisters")
Karen Deans: Swing Sisters:
Karen Deans has written two picture books featuring women in history, "Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm" and "Playing to Win: The Story of Althea Gibson." She is inspired by women who have the courage to follow their passion, work hard and...
2015_MD_GBF_Garden_15051629Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Kate Messner ("Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt") w/Erica Perl and Mary Quattlebaum
Kate Messner: Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt

Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose books for kids have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. Her forthcoming picture book, "Up in the Garden and Down in the...
2015_MD_GBF_Heiny_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Katherine Heiny ("Single, Carefree, Mellow") w/Susan Coll
Katherine Heiny: Single, Carefree, Mellow:
Katherine Heiny's fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Narrative, Glimmer Train and many other places. "Single, Carefree, Mellow" is her first book. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and children.
2015_MD_GBF_Donohue_1505162Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Keith Donohue ("The Boy Who Drew Monsters")
Keith Donohue: The Boy Who Drew Monsters:
Keith Donohue is the author of the novels "The Stolen Child," "Angels of Destruction" and "Centuries of June." His work has been translated in two dozen languages, and his novels have been named as “Best Book of the Year” by Amazon.com, Borders Original Voices,...
2015_MD_GBF_OMalley_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Kevin O’Malley ("How They Choked")
Kevin O’Malley: How They Choked:
Kevin O’Malley is the author and or illustrator of more than 70 books for kids. Of those books that are still in print and haven’t been turned into third world fuel or Ikea table tops, his more popular titles include: "Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude" (Walker &...
2015_MD_GBF_Alexander_15051610Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Kwame Alexander ("The Crossover")
Kwame Alexander: The Crossover:
Kwame Alexander is the recipient of the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. He has written 18 books, including the award-winning children’s book "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band," which was recently optioned as a...
2015_MD_GBF_Bond_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Larry Bond ("Lash Up")
Larry Bond: Lash Up:
Larry Bond is the author of numerous New York Times best-selling thrillers, including "Cold Choices," "Vortex," "Cauldron" and "The Enemy Within." A former Naval Intelligence officer, warfare analyst and anti-submarine technology expert, he is an avid wargamer and modeler. He has...
2015_MD_GBF_Snyder_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Laura Snyder ("The Eye of the Beholder")
Laura Snyder: The Eye of the Beholder:
Fulbright scholar Laura J. Snyder is the author of "The Philosophical Breakfast Club," a Scientific American Notable Book, winner of the 2011 Royal Institution of Australia poll for Favorite Science Book and an official selection of the TED Book Club. She is also...
2015_MD_GBF_Lane_15051612Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Magician Mike Lane ("The Great Escape")
Magician Mike Lane:
At the age of six, Magician Mike Lane discovered his love of magic after attending his very first magic show. At the age of 11, he befriended a professional magician. He later became that magician's apprentice and has spent more than 30 years performing magic professionally. Mike's...
2015_MD_GBF_Kaufman_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Marc Kaufman ("Mars Up Close")
Marc Kaufman: Mars Up Close:
Marc Kaufman was a latecomer to writing about space and science, but fell in love with it once he began reporting on NASA for The Washington Post. In addition to untold stories for The Washington Post and more recently The New York Times, he has written two books on space...
2015_MD_GBF_Moss_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Marissa Moss ("Amelia and her Notebooks")
Marissa Moss: Amelia and her Notebooks:
Marissa Moss has written more than 50 children's books, from picture books to middle-grade and young adult novels. Best known for the Amelia’s Notebook series, her books are popular with teachers and children alike. "Barbed Wire Baseball," her latest picture book...
2015_MD_GBF_Partisan_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Martin Frost & Richard Cohen ("Partisan Divide")
The Partisan Divide
2015_MD_GBF_Norris_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Mary Norris ("Confessions of a Comma Queen") w/Carlos Lozada
Mary Norris: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Mary Norris has spent more than three decades as a copy editor (or “prose goddess”) at The New Yorker, where she’s worked with such celebrated writers as Philip Roth, Pauline Kael and George Saunders. She has written for The Talk of the Town and for...
2015_MD_GBF_Stockwell_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Mary Stockwell ("The Other Trail of Tears")
Mary Stockwell: The Other Trail of Tears:
Mary Stockwell received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Toledo and was a professor of history and department chair at Lourdes University. She is currently an Earhart Foundation Fellow at the William L. Clements Library at the University of...
2015_MD_GBF_Corrigan_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Maureen Corrigan ("And So We Read On") w/Bethanne Patrick
Maureen Corrigan: And So We Read On
2015_MD_GBF_CBradley_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Melanie Choukas-Bradley ("A Year in Rock Creek Park")
Melanie Choukas-Bradley: A Year in Rock Creek Park:
Melanie Choukas-Bradley is the author of four natural history books, including the highly acclaimed "City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C.," which has been published in three editions during a 34-year period. Her...
2015_MD_GBF_Signer_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Michael Signer ("Becoming Madison")
Michael Signer: Becoming Madison:
Michael Signer is an author, advocate, political theorist and attorney. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from University of California Berkeley; a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. in politics, magna cum laude, from Princeton...
2015_MD_GBF_Brafman_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Michelle Brafman ("Washing the Dead")
Michelle Brafman: Washing the Dead:
Michelle Brafman is the author of "We Named Them All: Stories" and the novel "Washing the Dead." She has won numerous awards for her short fiction, and her work has appeared in the minnesota review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Slate, Tablet, Lilith Magazine, The...
2015_MD_GBF_Monster_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Michelle Knudsen & Matt Phelan ("Marilyn’s Monster")
Marilyn’s Monster: Michelle Knudsen & Matt Phelan:

Michelle Knudsen is the New York Times best-selling author of more than 40 books for young readers, including the picture books "Library Lion" (illustrator: Kevin Hawkes), "Argus" (illustrator: Andréa Wesson) and "Big Mean Mike" (illustrator: Scott...
2015_MD_GBF_Misc_15051667Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Miscellaneous
Various things including...
* Musical performances include Hannah Minkoff and Travis Tucker.
* Jason Rodriguez visits with Gareth Hinds.
* Richard Morris talks about his "Canoedling in Cleveland" book with some audience members.
* Comics Quickfire! Drawing Game Show with Dave Roman: A fast-paced...
2015_MD_GBF_Shaw_1505168Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Nancy Shaw ("Sheep Go To Sleep")
Nancy Shaw: Sheep Go To Sleep:
Nancy Shaw is the author of "Sheep in a Jeep," "Sheep Go To Sleep" and six other sheep adventures, as well as "Elena's Story," inspired by a visit to Guatemala. Nancy grew up as an avid reader. Playing word games on family car trips got her into the rhyming habit. She...
2015_MD_GBF_MacLaughlin_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Nina MacLaughlin ("The Hammer Head")
Nina MacLaughlin: The Hammer Head:
Nina MacLaughlin lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she works as a carpenter and a writer. Formerly an editor at the Boston Phoenix, she has written for the Believer, Bookslut, the Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Her book, "Hammer Head," details her...
2015_MD_GBF_Pouillon_1505168Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Nora Pouillon ("My Organic Life")
Nora Pouillon: My Organic Life:
Nora Pouillon was born in Vienna. She moved to the United States in the late 1960s, and in 1979 opened Restaurant Nora, which in 1999 became the first certified organic restaurant in the country. Her new memoir, "My Organic Life," chronicles the farm-to-table movement,...
2015_MD_GBF_Contemporary_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Contemporary Fiction (w/Sarah Pekkanen & Marisa de los Santos)
Sarah Pekkanen & Marisa de los Santos

Things You Won't Say by Sarah Pekkanen

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally best-selling author of "Catching Air," "The Opposite of Me," "Skipping a Beat," "These Girls" and "The Best of Us," as well as a series of linked short stories for eReaders. Her...
2015_MD_GBF_Graphics_15051620Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Graphic Novels for Kids (w/Dave Roman and Jorge Aguirre)
Dave Roman & Jorge Aguirre:

Dave Roman: Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry

Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including "Astronaut Academy: Re-entry" (First Second) and "Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity," as well as "Teen Boat!" and "Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery." He has...
2015_MD_GBF_HistoricalF_15051611Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Historical Fiction (w/Sarah McCoy & Erika Robuck)
Sarah McCoy & Erika Robuck

The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy

Sarah McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today and international best=selling author of the novels "The Baker's Daughter," a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee, and "The Time It Snowed In Puerto Rico" and of "The Branch of Hazel: a...
2015_MD_GBF_Local_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Local History (w/Sue Eisenfeld & Heather Butts)
Local History: Sue Eisenfeld & Heather Butts

Shenandoah by Sue Eisenfeld

Sue Eisenfeld is the author of "Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal." Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, The Gettysburg Review, Potomac Review, Little Patuxent...
2015_MD_GBF_Nursery_1505169Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Nursery Rhyme Stories (w/Lana Krumwiede & Erica Perl)
Nursery Rhyme Stories: Lana Krumwiede & Erica Perl:

Just Itsy by Lana Krumwiede

Lana Krumwiede is the creator of the Psi Chronicles series. Her forthcoming picture book, "Just Itzy," features the Itzy Bitzy Spider of nursery rhyme fame... and perhaps a few other familiar nursery rhyme characters....
2015_MD_GBF_Peabody_15051621Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Richard Peabody Reader (w/Richard Peabody, James Grady, Rose Solari, and Mary Kay Zuravleff)
The Richard Peabody Reader:

Richard Peabody is the founder and co-editor of Gargoyle Magazine and editor (or co-editor) of 23 anthologies including "Mondo Barbie," "Conversations with Gore Vidal" and "A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation." His new book is "The Richard Peabody...
2015_MD_GBF_Diversity_15051618Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- We Need Diverse Books (w/Ellen Oh, Tracey Baptiste, Gene Luen Yang, and Aisha Saeed)
We Need Diverse Books

King by Ellen Oh:
Originally from New York City, author Ellen Oh is co-founder and president of WeNeedDiverseBooks. She also is an adjunct college instructor and former entertainment lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. Ellen loves martial arts films,...
2015_MD_GBF_Bagieu_15051614Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Penelope Bagieu ("Exquisite Corpse") w/George O’Connor
Penelope Bagieu: Exquisite Corpse:
Penelope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a best-selling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band and watches lots of nature shows. "Exquisite...
2015_MD_GBF_Swanson_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Peter Swanson ("The Kind Worth Killing")
Peter Swanson: The Kind Worth Killing:
Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, "The Girl with a Clock for a Heart" and "The Kind Worth Killing." His poems, stories and reviews have appeared in such journals as The Atlantic, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Epoch, Measure, Notre Dame Review, Soundings East...
2015_MD_GBF_Naylor_1505162Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ("Now I’ll Tell You Everything")
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: Now I’ll Tell You Everything:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the author of more than 140 books for both children and adults, including Newbery-award winner "Shiloh" and the popular Alice series about a girl growing up in Silver Spring. Her latest book in the Alice series is "Now...
2015_MD_GBF_Campbell_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Rick Campbell ("Empire Rising")
Rick Campbell: Empire Rising:
Rick Campbell spent 32 years in the Navy, serving on four nuclear-powered submarines. On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission is required to launch its nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. Upon retirement, Rick was offered a two-book deal (extended to...
2015_MD_GBF_Gilder_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Sharon Gilder ("The Rose Beyond")
Sharon Gilder: The Rose Beyond:
Sharon Allen Gilder is a native Washingtonian and Gaithersburg resident since 1978. Her debut historical romance novel, “The Rose Beyond,” initially began on a sheet of scrap paper that she carried around in her wallet. After “germinating” for 14 years, the story finally...
2015_MD_GBF_Coll_1505169Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Susan Coll ("The Stager") w/Mary Kay Zuravleff
Susan Coll: The Stager:
Susan Coll is the author of "The Stager," selected as a New York Times and Chicago Tribune editor’s choice. She is also the author of the novels "Beach Week," "Acceptance," "Rockville Pike," and "karlmarx.com." "Acceptance" was made into a television movie starring Joan Cusack...
2015_MD_GBF_Grove_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Tim Grove ("A Grizzly in the Mail")
Tim Grove: A Grizzly in the Mail:
Tim Grove has worked as a public historian for more than 20 years and currently works as the chief of museum learning at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. His career has included positions at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian...
2015_MD_GBF_Baptiste_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Tracey Baptiste ("The Jumbies")
Tracey Baptiste: The Jumbies:
Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad where she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She decided to be a writer at the wise old age of three. Her debut, a young adult novel titled "Angel's Grace," was named one of the 100 best books for reading and sharing by New York...
2015_MD_GBF_Davis_1505168Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- William C. Davis ("Crucible of Command")
William C. Davis: Crucible of Command:
Three-time Jefferson Davis Award winner William C. Davis is one of America’s top Civil War historians. He has authored or edited more than 50 books and is a frequent historical consultant for television and film. His new book, a History Book Club main selection,...
2007_DC_Leepson_07091220Hist Soc of Wash DC -- Mark Leepson ("Desperate Engagement")
General Jubal A. Early  -- "Desperate Engagement": Journalist, historian and author Marc Leepson will present a talk, followed by a booksigning on his new book Desperate Engagement.  This tells the story of the little-known but crucial Civil War Battle of Monocacy.  It follows Confederate General Jubal...
2009_DC_CDLM_09062447Hist Soc of Wash DC & the Humanities Council -- A Conversation w/the District's Living Mayors
A Conversation with the District’s Living Mayors: 30 years of Transformation
The Humanities Council presents a discussion on the transformation of Washington, D.C. over the past 30 years. Invited panelists include all living Mayors of Washington. Note: Two showed up: Anthony Williams and Marion...
2005_DC_Naim_0512065IDB Event: Moisés Naím ("Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy")
Moisés Naím, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy and former minister of industry and trade for Venezuela will discuss his new book, Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, in which the author demystifies the global trade in illegal goods and services and, in the...
2010_DC_Brugioni_10071562International Spy Museum -- Dino Brugioni ("Eyes in the Sky")
Eyes in the Sky: Eisenhower, the CIA, and Cold War Aerial Espionage
He briefed presidents from Eisenhower through Ford. As a founder of the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center, during the Cuban Missile Crisis he was a key member of the team that provided President Kennedy the evidence...
2011_DC_Tories_11010529International Spy Museum -- Thomas Allen ("Tories: Fighting for King")
Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War
Not simply a struggle between independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British, the American Revolution was also a savage and often deeply personal civil war. Conflicting visions of America pitted neighbor against neighbor and Patriot...
2013_DC_Clinton_13061463Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia -- Catherine Clinton
The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia presents Catherine Clinton - Madame President, Mary Todd Lincoln.
Dr. Clinton is visiting Washington from her post at Queen's College in Belfast to share her knowledge on Mrs. Lincoln, and her own experiences as one of the most unique historians of our...
2015_DC_Dudziak_15121058National History Center -- Event: Mary Dudziak ("A Bullet in the Chamber") @ Kluge Center
“A Bullet in the Chamber: The Politics of Catastrophe and the Declaration of World War I”
As members of Congress gathered in April 1917 to decide whether to declare war on Germany, some legislators arrived with battle scars. For Civil War veterans, the memory of that catastrophic war would inform their...
2015_DC_SIAIR_Norfleet_1504293Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: James Norfleet signing
George Norfleet was in the building promoting his book "A Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman Curtis Christopher Robinson"
2012_DC_Goodheart_12011823Natl Archives -- Adam Goodheart ("1861: The Civil War Awakening")
1861: The Civil War Awakening:
Adam Goodheart presents a gripping account of how the Civil War began in 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded to free the country of slavery and end paralyzing attempts to compromise over it. A book signing will...
2010_DC_NACarr_10021728Natl Archives -- Adam Schrager ("The Principled Politician: Governor Ralph Carr")
The Principled Politician: Governor Ralph Carr and the Fight Against Japanese American Internment:
Broadcast journalist and author Adam Schrager discusses his book, The Principled Politician, which tells the story of the only political leader in the country to welcome Japanese Americans to his state...
2015_DC_Amar_15052853Natl Archives -- Akhil Reed Amar ("Law of the Land")
The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic and Lincoln’s Constitutional Vision
Renowned legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar illustrates how geography, federalism, and regionalism have influenced some of the biggest questions in American constitutional law. While we may be united under...
2005_DC_NAACG_05032310Natl Archives -- Allen C. Guelzo ("I Freed Who?")
Emancipation Proclamation: Allen C. Guelzo will discuss "I Freed Who? The Eight Lies We Cheerfully Believe About Lincoln and Emancipation." Based on his latest book, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Guelzo's presentation confronts the numerous...
2009_DC_NAForgotten_09052837Natl Archives -- Amity Shlaes ("The Forgotten Man")
Amity Shlaes discusses her book The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which draws parallels between the Great Depression and the current economic situation. Shlaes rejects the conventional interpretation that the Depression represented capitalism’s failure and that FDR’s New Deal...
2008_DC_NALLC_08101529Natl Archives -- Andrew Jampoler ("Last Lincoln Conspirator")
The Last Lincoln Conspirator:  John Surratt's Flight from the Gallows: Despite all that has been written about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the story of John Surratt—the only conspirator who got away—remains untold and largely unknown. Andrew Jampoler tells what happened to that last...
2009_DC_NAAGR_09121645Natl Archives -- Annette Gordon-Reed ("Hemingses of Monticello")
Annette Gordon-Reed: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family:
In The Hemingses of Monticello, the Hemings family finally comes to light in all its complexity. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law at New York Law School and professor of history at Rutgers...
2012_DC_Pitch_12082315Natl Archives -- Anthony Pitch ("Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814")
The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814
In August 1814, British troops completed a 50-mile march to capture the young American capital. In no time, British arsonists set off an inferno whose glow was seen miles away. This attack was one of the defining moments in the coming-of-age of...
2015_DC_Caroli_15110470Natl Archives -- Betty Boyd Caroli ("Lady Bird and Lyndon")
Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President:
Betty Boyd Caroli restores Lady Bird to her rightful place in history, painting a vivid portrait of a marriage with complex but familiar and identifiable overtones. A book signing follows the program.
2010_DC_CW3D_10061086Natl Archives -- Bob Zeller and John Richter ("Civil War in 3-D")
The Civil War in 3-D:
In partnership with the Center for Civil War Photography, we present an illustrated lecture featuring about 170 stereoscopic images taken during the Civil War. Bob Zeller, president of the Center for Civil War Photography, and John J. Richter, director of imaging for the center,...
2010_DC_McGinty_10052625Natl Archives -- Brian McGinty ("John Brown's Trial")
John Brown’s Trial:
John Brown hoped to incite the slaves in Virginia to a rebellion when he attacked the armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Historians have credited this raid with rousing the country and accelerating the onset of the Civil War. In John Brown’s Trial, author Brian McGinty...
2007_DC_NAWish_07062747Natl Archives -- Byron Hollinshead, Robert Remini, Jay Winik, and Robert Dallek ("I Wish I'd Been There")
I Wish I'd Been There, Byron Hollinshead:
What is the scene or incident in American history that you would like to have witnessed and why? This is the thought-provoking question that author Byron Hollinshead posed to 20 American historians with the invitation to write a personal essay in return. The...
2003_DC_NACC_0311071Natl Archives -- Candace Clifford ("Nineteenth-Century Lights")
Candace Clifford presented a series of slides that she used in her book "Nineteeth-Century Lights: Historic Images of American Lighthouses". Interestingly, she said that all but one lighthouse today is automatic, mentioning that Ted Kennedy required that one in Massachusetts have a full-time keeper....
2013_DC_Clinton_13032932Natl Archives -- Catherine Clinton ("Mourning in America")
Mourning in America: Death in the Civil War White Houses
During their presidencies, both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis suffered the death of a child—a not uncommon event for most American parents in the 19th century. Starting with the death of Willie Lincoln in 1862 and the tragic accident that...
2009_DC_NAGWF_09091637Natl Archives -- Cdr. Henry J. Hendrix ("Roosevelt and the Great White Fleet")
Roosevelt and the Great White Fleet:
Cdr. Henry J. Hendrix, USN, will discuss Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century. Hendrix examines Roosevelt’s use of U.S. seapower to advance his diplomatic efforts and facilitate the emergence of the United States...
2009_DC_NA1864_09051943Natl Archives -- Charles Bracelen Flood ("1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History")
Join us as Charles Bracelen Flood discusses his book 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History. In his narrative, Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln’s final year, in which he oversaw the final campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected President, and laid out his vision for the nation’s future in a...
2011_DC_Matthews_11121369Natl Archives -- Chris Matthews ("Jack Kennedy")
Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero:
Chris Matthews weaves first-hand accounts of John F. Kennedy together to tell the tale of how Kennedy grew from a child of privilege into a war hero and finally became President of the United States, all the while coping with a life-threatening disease. A book signing will...
2012_DC_McBurney_12051046Natl Archives -- Christian McBurney ("Rhode Island Campaign")
On July 29, 1778, a French naval squadron sailed to the entrance of Narragansett Bay. In The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War, Christian McBurney unravels one of the most multifaceted events of the war. A book signing will follow the program.
The...
2009_DC_NACTD_09101448Natl Archives -- Clifton Truman Daniel ("The Truman Letters")
The Truman Letters by Clifton Truman Daniel:
President Harry S. Truman was a prolific letter writer, but it was believed First Lady Bess Truman destroyed all the personal letters she sent to him. Grandson Clifton Truman Daniel gives us a peek at some not-yet-released letters discovered after his...
2012_DC_Gilded_12011737Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts and Max Byrd ("Gilded Age Washington's Liveliest Hostess")
Gilded Age Washington’s Liveliest Hostess:
Cokie Roberts joins Max Byrd for a discussion of the letters of Clover Adams, wife of Henry Adams. In her magnificent Washington house, Clover held a salon for politicians and writers including Henry James, General Sherman, and Oscar Wilde. Her perceptive...
2008_DC_NACR_08050842Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts ("Ladies of Liberty")
Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation:
Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes Cokie Roberts to discuss her newest book, Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. Cokie Roberts tells the story of remarkable women and their achievements in moving the fledgling nation...
2012_DC_Rather_12050449Natl Archives -- Dan Rather ("Rather Outspoken") w/Cokie Roberts
Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather discusses the important moments of his career in his autobiography, including a frank accounting of his dismissal from CBS News and inside stories about the people he has interviewed or worked with over his more than 60 years as a professional journalist. A book...
2010_DC_Eisenhower_101209150Natl Archives -- David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower ("Going Home to Glory")
Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969:
At the end of his second term in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower retired to his farm outside of Gettysburg, PA, and redefined his political role. In Going Home to Glory, grandson David Eisenhower and his wife Julie Nixon...
2011_DC_Hardin_11040617Natl Archives -- David Hardin ("After the War")
After the War: The Lives and Reputations of Great Civil War Figures after the Shooting Stopped:
Journalist David Hardin discusses his book After the War, which follows the lives of the Civil War’s principle players in the years after the conflict. Some figures continued their rise to greatness, while...
2005_DC_NADM_05063020Natl Archives -- David McCullough ("1776")
1776: David McCullough will discuss his latest book, 1776 (Simon and Schuster, 2005), in which he tells the intensely human story of those who marched with Gen. George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a...
2005_DC_NADN_05111531Natl Archives -- David Nichols ("Eisenhower's Civil War")
The Eisenhower Library and Eisenhower Foundation present a Herbert Brownell Memorial Lecture, "Eisenhower's Civil War: The Politics of Civil Rights in the 1950s," by Dr. David Nichols. Dr. Nichols examines the complexities—some groundbreaking, some controversial—of civil rights during this time period,...
2011_DC_Nichols_11042268Natl Archives -- David Nichols ("Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis")
Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis—Suez and the Brink of War:
David A. Nichols, a leading expert on the Eisenhower presidency and author of Eisenhower 1956, discusses how the thirty-fourth president of the United States skillfully negotiated to avert global warfare during the Suez crisis,...
2005_DC_NABOX_0506085Natl Archives -- David Owen ("Birth of Xerox")
Birth of Xerox: David Owen will discuss his book Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg—Chester Carlson and the Birth of Xerox (Simon and Schuster, 2005). What makes the first plain-paper office copier unusual among...
2011_DC_Stewart_11120644Natl Archives -- David O. Stewart ("American Emperor")
American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America:
David O. Stewart discusses Aaron Burr in his book, American Emperor. With his political career in tatters following his indictment for Alexander Hamilton’s murder, Burr plotted an insurrection and invasion of the Spanish colonies of...
2007_DC_NA1787_0704118Natl Archives -- David O. Stewart ("The Summer of 1787")
The Summer of 1787: David O. Stewart. David O. Stewart will discuss his new book, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution. George Washington presided; James Madison kept the notes; Benjamin Franklin offered words of wisdom at crucial times. The Summer of 1787 traces the struggles...
2008_DC_NAPeace_08050726Natl Archives -- David Patterson ("Search for Negotiated Peace")
The Search for Negotiated Peace: Women's Activism and Citizen Diplomacy in World War I:
Author David Patterson discusses his book The Search for Negotiated Peace, the gripping story of the events that moved high-profile American and European citizens, particularly women, into the international peace...
2007_DC_NALinc_0703229Natl Archives -- David Work ("Lincoln and His Generals")
Lincoln and His Generals: Presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Institute. David Work, professor of U.S. history at Texas A&M University in Doha, Qatar, will explore Lincoln's reasons for adopting a policy of appointing politicians to be generals. Work proposes that Lincoln used political...
2003_DC_NADB_0311211Natl Archives -- DeAnne Blanton ("They Fought Like Demons")
This was an interesting presentation by one of the Archives' archivists. She wrote a book describing various women who fought in the Civil War on both sides. Some fought to be with their lovers, others for the money or the cause. In many cases, they were denied veterans benefits when their secrets...
2013_DC_Girls_Atomic_13031384Natl Archives -- Denise Kiernan ("Girls of Atomic City")
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II:
The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942 as one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities. It was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the...
2009_DC_NANG_09082613Natl Archives -- Dennis Conrad ("Papers of General Nathanael Greene")
General Nathanael Greene: An Appraisal:
Dennis Conrad, editor of the Papers of General Nathanael Greene, presents an assessment of Greene and the Revolutionary War in the South. Greene, a forgotten hero of the American Revolution, reconquered the South after the British had destroyed two American...
2010_DC_NAHealy_10022456Natl Archives -- Dennis Noble and Truman Strobridge ("Captain Hell Roaring Mike Healy")
Captain “Hell Roaring” Mike Healy: From American Slave to Arctic Hero:
In the late 1880s, many lives in maritime Alaska rested in the hands of Michael A. Healy. During his years in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, Healy arrested lawbreakers, helped to deter smuggling, rescued sailors in distress,...
2013_DC_Cavett_13041941Natl Archives -- Dick Cavett ("Talk Show")
Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets
From 1968 to 1982, Dick Cavett hosted the nation’s most famous personalities on his late-night talk show. Listen to Cavett’s best tales—one-upping Bette Davis, testifying on behalf of John Lennon, scheming with John Updike—from his...
2005_DC_NAWPC_05031727Natl Archives -- Donald Ritchie ("Reporting from Washington: Washington Press Corps") w/Helen Thomas
Washington Press Corps: Commonly referred to as the "First Lady of the Press," former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas has been breaking through barriers for women reporters while covering every President since John F. Kennedy. She will provide introductory remarks before Donald Ritchie, Assistant...
2013_DC_Goodwin_13111226Natl Archives -- Doris Kearns Goodwin ("The Bully Pulpit")
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism:
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest book, The Bully Pulpit, is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era. Goodwin discusses the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor,...
2007_DC_NARD_07060646Natl Archives -- Douglas Brinkey ("Reagan Diaries") w/Ed Meese, Sam Donaldson, etc
"The Reagan Diaries":
Ronald Reagan’s personal diaries from his eight years as President have been brought together for the first time in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley. The Reagan Diaries reveal insights into the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day events of...
2014_DC_Egerton_14013150Natl Archives -- Douglas Egerton ("Wars of Reconstruction")
The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era:
The brief years of Reconstruction marked the United States’ most progressive moment prior to the civil rights movement. Congressional action ended slavery and gave the vote to black men, and in 1870 the first...
2009_DC_NADOL_09022541Natl Archives -- Douglas R. Egerton ("Death or Liberty")
Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America:
In Death or Liberty, Douglas R. Egerton offers a sweeping chronicle of African American history from Britain’s 1763 victory in the Seven Years’ War to the election of slaveholder Thomas Jefferson as President in 1800. A book signing will...
2012_DC_Waller_12030725Natl Archives -- Douglas Waller ("Wild Bill Donovan")
Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage:
“Wild Bill” Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and the father of today’s CIA. Douglas Waller has mined government and private archives throughout the United States and England,...
2008_DC_NADGF_08010954Natl Archives -- Drew Gilpin Faust ("This Republic of Suffering")
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War:
Join Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust as she speaks on her newest book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Faust’s book is an illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and...
2010_DC_Bearss_10062347Natl Archives -- Ed Bearss ("Receding Tide")
Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg:
On Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal battles ended in Union victory, marking the high tide of Confederate military fortune and ultimately dooming the South’s effort at secession. In Receding Tide, Edwin Cole Bearss, a recognized expert on both...
2007_DC_NALee_07062017Natl Archives -- Elizabeth Brown Pryor ("Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters")
To commemorate the 200th birthday of Robert E. Lee, Elizabeth Brown Pryor discusses her new book, "Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters". Using recently uncovered documents and letters, Pryor sheds new light on aspects of Lee's life that are more complex and contradictory—and...
2014_DC_Varon_14040417Natl Archives -- Elizabeth Varon ("Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War")
Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a popular image of a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But Elizabeth Varon reveals that this rosy image conceals a seething debate over what the surrender meant and...
2012_DC_Carlson_12031446Natl Archives -- Elliot Carlson ("Joe Rochefort's War")
Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway:
Elliot Carlson’s biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the first book written about the officer who headed the U.S. Navy’s decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and broke the Japanese Navy’s code before the Battle of Midway. A...
2015_DC_Raymond_15062450Natl Archives -- Emilie Raymond ("Stars for Freedom")
Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement:
The Stars for Freedom–a handful of celebrities both black and white–risked their careers by crusading for racial equality. Focusing on the “Leading Six” trailblazers—Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr.,...
2015_DC_Gateway_15020376Natl Archives -- Eric Foner ("Gateway to Freedom") w/Ed Ayers, Edna Greene Medford, and Adam Rothman
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Eric Foner builds on fresh evidence, including a secret, detailed record of slave escapes, to tell the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. Ed Ayers, President of...
2015_DC_Lichtblau_15012049Natl Archives -- Eric Lichtblau ("Nazis Next Door")
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men
Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II. But as Pulitzer Prize–winning author Eric Lichtblau explains in The Nazis Next Door, the CIA and FBI brought thousands of former...
2010_DC_NAJHF_10021868Natl Archives -- Evelyn Higginbotham ("From Slavery to Freedom" and the Legacy of John Hope Franklin)
From Slavery to Freedom and the Legacy of John Hope Franklin:
The ninth edition of From Slavery to Freedom by John Hope Franklin and Evelyn Higginbotham has been revised to reflect the most current scholarship on African American history. Tonight we present a program on the legacy of John Hope Franklin...
2008_DC_NAMAC_08092512Natl Archives -- Fergus M. Bordewich ("Washington: Making of the American Capital")
Washington: The Making of the American Capital: In Washington: The Making of the American Capital, Fergus M. Bordewich delves into the history of the early days of Washington, DC, including the hidden and somewhat unsavory side of the city’s beginnings, and describes a story of triumph over a multitude...
2011_DC_Halvorsen_11100649Natl Archives -- Gail Halvorsen ("Berlin Candy Bomber")
The Berlin Candy Bomber:
In June 1948, Russia blockaded the city of Berlin. The Americans, French, and British began a massive airlift of food and supplies. Gail Halvorsen was one of the hundreds of U.S. pilots involved in the airlift. On one flight, he met a group of children who were thrilled when he...
2008_DC_NASea_08052924Natl Archives -- George C. Daughan ("If By Sea")
George C. Daughan discusses the early history of the U.S. Navy in his book, "If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy—from the Revolution to the War of 1812". When the American colonies took up arms against Great Britain, they were confronting the greatest sea power of the age. The fledgling navy had...
2013_DC_Klein_13050992Natl Archives -- Gerda Weissmann Klein ("All But My Life")
A Conversation with Gerda Weissmann Klein:
Gerda Weissmann Klein captivates audiences worldwide with her powerful message of hope, inspiration, love, and humanity. In commemoration of Jewish American Heritage month, we will show the Academy Award-winning HBO documentary of her life, One Survivor...
2011_DC_Wood_11051829Natl Archives -- Gordon Wood ("Idea of America") w/Jay Winik
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States:
More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. Tonight, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Gordon S. Wood reveals how the revolutionary generation, despite living in a distant, sparsely populated...
2014_DC_Holzer_14102340Natl Archives -- Harold Holzer ("Lincoln and the Power of the Press")
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
Tonight’s talk and conversation will focus on press and politics in the age of Abraham Lincoln, including Lincoln’s dabbling in journalism, and his use of political patronage to secure and maintain press support. Lincoln scholar Harold...
2007_DC_NACorp_07102428Natl Archives -- Harold R. Winton ("Corps Commanders of the Bulge")
Corps Commanders of the Bulge:
If the Battle of the Bulge was Germany’s last gasp, it was also America’s proving ground—the largest single action fought by the U.S. Army in World War II. In his new book, Corps Commanders of the Bulge, author Harold R. Winton provides a fresh approach to this epic...
2009_DC_NAHT_09101667Natl Archives -- Helen Thomas and Craig Crawford ("Listen Up, Mr. President")
Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do
Helen Thomas has covered the administrations of nine presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line: “Thank you, Mr. President,” but in Listen Up, Mr....
2014_DC_Gates_14101691Natl Archives -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ("Finding Your Roots")
Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Finding Your Roots.Join us this evening as Gates discusses practical information for...
2014_DC_Blum_14022133Natl Archives -- Howard Blum ("Dark Invasion: 1915")
Dark Invasion: 1915–Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America:
Howard Blum tells the gritty, true–life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I and how a New York Police Department inspector helped uncover the plot. A team of German...
2012_DC_Baker_12121041Natl Archives -- H. Robert Baker ("Prigg v. Pennsylvania")
Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution
Margaret Morgan’s parents were slaves of John Ashmore, a Maryland mill owner. He never laid claim to Margaret, who married a free black man and moved to Pennsylvania. After his death, his widow sent Edward Prigg to...
2012_DC_Armageddon_12101283Natl Archives -- James Blight and Janet Lang ("The Armageddon Letters")
The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy/Khrushchev/Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis:
James Blight and Janet Lang discuss their new book, The Armageddon Letters, which takes readers behind the scenes during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
The speakers were introduced by Stacey Bredhoff, Curator, John...
2008_DC_NANotB_08111221Natl Archives -- James Laxer ("North of the Border: The Counter Revolution")
Join James Laxer, professor of political science at York University in Toronto as he discusses his book The Border. At the end of the Revolutionary War, tens of thousands of loyalists departed from the newly created United States of America, many of them going to the remaining British colonies in North...
2012_DC_McPherson_12100223Natl Archives -- James McPherson ("War on the Waters")
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865:
Even though the two navies represented a small percentage of the Union and Confederate fighting forces, they were crucial to the war’s outcome. Civil War historian James M. McPherson recounts the war’s naval campaigns, their leaders, and...
2014_DC_Webb_14052233Natl Archives -- James Webb ("I Heard My Country Calling")
I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir
James Webb, former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star, and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described “military brat,” has written an extraordinary memoir of his early years and his love of country and service. A...
2009_DC_NALTI_09020928Natl Archives -- Jason Emerson ("Lincoln the Inventor")
Lincoln the Inventor: Abraham Lincoln is the only President to hold a patent. Jason Emerson, author of Lincoln the Inventor, is the first historian to treat the subject of Lincoln’s “device to buoy vessels over shoals” as more than a historical footnote. Emerson also discusses how Lincoln’s penchant for...
2015_DC_Winik_15102820Natl Archives -- Jay Winik ("1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History")
1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History:
It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet...
2013_DC_Frank_13021959Natl Archives -- Jeffrey Frank ("Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage")
Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage:
Eisenhower and Nixon had a twenty-year political and personal relationship despite differences in age and temperament. Their association helped to shape the nation’s political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic goals, from civil rights to the...
2015_DC_Specter_15061833Natl Archives -- Jeffrey Kimball and William Burr ("Nixon’s Nuclear Specter")
Nixon’s Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War:
In 1969, Nixon and Kissinger used coercive diplomacy and excessive military force, including the specter of nuclear force, in their initial efforts to end the Vietnam War. Authors Jeffrey Kimball and William Burr...
2013_DC_Walker_13050331Natl Archives -- Jimmie Walker ("Dynomite! Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times")
Dynomite!: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times—A Memoir:
Jimmie Walker got his start performing comedy in small clubs, and ultimately became a 1970s icon playing J.J. Evans on Good Times. Walker was the first successful young black sitcom star, and his catchphrase—“Dyn-o-mite!”—remains an indicator of the...
2011_DC_Nathan_11052541Natl Archives -- Joan Nathan ("Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America") w/Spike Mendelsohn
Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America:
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month and our upcoming exhibition “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?,” which opens on June 10, we welcome award-winning television personality and cookbook author Joan Nathan. Jewish holidays are defined by food,...
2012_DC_Jackson_12052356Natl Archives -- Joe Jackson ("Atlantic Fever")
Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic
For eight years, a prize of $25,000 for the first successful flight across the Atlantic sat unclaimed until the spring of 1927, when eight aviators suddenly vied for the prize. Joe Jackson discusses this dynamic race to...
2015_DC_Urschel_15090921Natl Archives -- Joe Urschel ("The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation")
The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation
It’s 1933 and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, one of the most celebrated gangsters of the era, set his sights on the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His target: rich oilman Charles Urschel. Joe Urschel, executive director of the...
2014_DC_Shaw_14031227Natl Archives -- John Shaw ("JFK in the Senate")
JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency:
Before John F. Kennedy became a legendary young President, he was the junior Senator from Massachusetts, where JFK’s Presidential ambitions were first realized. Author John Shaw looks at how the young Senator catapulted himself onto the national stage and...
2009_DC_NAGiants_09012226Natl Archives -- John Stauffer ("Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln")
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln are the two preeminent self-made men in American history. Lincoln was born poor, had less than one year of formal school, and became one of the nation’s greatest Presidents. Douglass spent the first 20 years of his life as a slave, had no formal schooling, and...
2015_DC_Ellis_15051256Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("Quartet")
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution:
In 1776, 13 American colonies declared themselves independent states that only temporarily joined forces in order to defeat the British. Once victorious, they planned to go their separate ways. In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian...
2014_DC_Ellis_14060941Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("Revolutionary Summer")
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
The summer of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Ellis discusses his book Revolutionary Summer and the influential figures and events of those months when the...
2009_DC_NABecton_09021132Natl Archives -- Julius Becton ("Becton: Autobiography")
Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant:
Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr., discusses his memoir, Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant. Becton fought for his country in three wars, overcame many obstacles, and reached the unprecedented rank of three-star general. Later, he...
2014_DC_Thompson_14012424Natl Archives -- J. Lee Thompson ("Never Call Retreat")
Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War
J. Lee Thompson provides a look at the final years of Theodore Roosevelt and the way in which the U.S. was drawn into the First World War. At the center of this story is the personal and political battle waged between Roosevelt and President...
2008_DC_NAAA_08101522Natl Archives -- Kate Clifford Larson ("Assassin's Accomplice")
The Assassin’s Accomplice:  Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln:
Kate Clifford Larson tells the story of Mary Surratt, a little-known participant in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, and the first woman ever to be executed by the Federal Government. The Assassin’s Accomplice describes...
2015_DC_Walsh_15042483Natl Archives -- Kenneth T. Walsh ("Celebrity in Chief")
Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom:
Award-winning White House correspondent and Presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh looks at the history of America’s Presidents. He argues that modern Presidents need to be celebrities, building on their fame to rally public...
2014_DC_N2Nation_14112022Natl Archives -- Kevin Gover and Suzan Shown Harjo ("Nation to Nation")
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Suzan Shown Harjo, guest curator of the “Nation to Nation” exhibit, explore the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty...
2008_DC_NATJ_08121019Natl Archives -- Kevin J. Hayes ("The Road to Monticello")
The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson was an avid book collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer. In The Road to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes offers a lively account of Jefferson’s spiritual and intellectual development, focusing on the books and ideas...
2013_DC_Kelley_13011095Natl Archives -- Kitty Kelley ("Capturing Camelot") w/Scott Simon
Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys
Photojournalist Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign in 1960. When Kennedy became President, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him...
2013_DC_Kelley_130912100Natl Archives -- Kitty Kelley ("Let Freedom Ring") w/Marian Wright Edelman, Soledad O’Brien, and Garrick Jordan
Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the March on Washington
On August 28, 1963, despite searing heat, over 250,000 people from all corners of the country marched on our nation’s capital. In the shadow of the Washington Monument, all the marchers shared the same dream: equality for the...
2007_DC_NASpy_07100333Natl Archives -- Larry Berman ("Perfect Spy")
Author Larry Berman discusses his new book, "Perfect Spy", which reveals the double life of journalist and North Vietnamese spy Pham Xuan An. Berman recounts An's travels in the United States during the 1950s and how he used his study of journalism as a cover while collecting information. An would later...
2009_DC_NASky_09102872Natl Archives -- Larry Tise ("Conquering the Sky")
Conquering the Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
Following their first powered flights in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright enjoyed anonymity until 1908. In Conquering the Sky, Larry Tise describes how the Wright brothers were catapulted into unwanted fame by the international...
2008_DC_NATribe_08091745Natl Archives -- Laurence Tribe ("The Invisible Constitution")
Many see the United States Constitution as unchanging text, holding no meaning other than that which is clearly visible on the page. In "The Invisible Constitution", the newest volume from Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series, legal scholar Laurence Tribe shows there is an "invisible constitution" that...
2011_DC_Sorley_11101242Natl Archives -- Lewis Sorley ("Westmoreland")
Westmoreland: Military historian Lewis Sorley discusses how General William Westmoreland, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Superintendent of West Point, was chosen to lead the war effort in Vietnam—and why this selection turned out to be a disaster for the American military. A book signing...
2012_DC_Masur_12121463Natl Archives -- Louis P. Masur ("Lincoln's Hundred Days")
Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union:
Professor and author Louis P. Masur tells the full story of the critical period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the final...
2014_DC_Cheney_14091226Natl Archives -- Lynne Cheney ("James Madison: A Life Reconsidered")
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
Best-selling author Lynne Cheney offers a new biography of James Madison, a modest man who audaciously changed the world. Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and...
2009_DC_NASurvivor_09110355Natl Archives -- Lynne Joiner ("Honorable Survivor")
Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service:
Honorable Survivor weaves John S. Service’s extraordinary story into the fabric of a watershed moment: World War II was ending, the Cold War was dawning, and the McCarthy-era witch-hunters were stirring....
2009_DC_NASS_09070120Natl Archives -- Manley Irwin ("Silent Strategists")
Silent Strategists: Harding, Denby, and the U.S. Navy’s Trans-Pacific Offensive, WWII
In November 1943, the U.S. Navy launched an offensive that would carry U.S. Armed Forces to the far reaches of the Pacific. Author Manley Irwin discusses his findings and the records in the National Archives from the...
2008_DC_NAMDF_08030444Natl Archives -- Margaret Hogan and C. James Taylor ("My Dearest Friend")
My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams:
The 40-year correspondence between John and Abigail Adams reveals one of the most intriguing and inspiring partnerships in American history. Join us as Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical...
2014_DC_Perry_14042334Natl Archives -- Mark Perry ("The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur")
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
Gerneral Douglas MacArthur–imperious, headstrong, and vain–is also remembered as a brilliant commander. Mark Perry examines how this paradoxical man overcame his personal and professional challenges to lead his countrymen in World War...
2012_DC_Updegrove_12042039Natl Archives -- Mark Updegrove ("Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency")
Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency:
Presidential historian Mark Updegrove offers an intimate portrait of LBJ, his presidency, and the turbulent times in which he served. Medicare, Head Start, PBS, NPR, and the Voting Rights act were signed into law by President Johnson—and all are coming under...
2008_DC_NA5Fathoms_08102224Natl Archives -- Mary L. Fowler ("Full Fathom Five: A Daughter's Search")
Mary L. Fowler discusses her book "Full Fathom Five: A Daughter’s Search." Born after her father was lost at sea in 1943, Fowler grew up not knowing who he was or what happened to him and his submarine crew. After researching ship’s logs, letters, and naval records, she wrote this memoir, which reveals...
2014_DC_Gilbert_14091397Natl Archives -- Melissa Gilbert ("My Prairie Cookbook)"
My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours
In My Prairie Cookbook, Melissa Gilbert, star of Little House on the Prairie, offers fans comforting family recipes and childhood favorites. From prairie breakfasts and picnic lunches to treats inspired by Nellie’s...
2007_DC_NAMB_07051041Natl Archives -- Michael Beschloss ("Presidential Courage")
Michael Beschloss will speak on his latest book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789–1989. Presidential Courage describes the inner turmoil faced by U.S. Presidents at moments of crisis and the sources of strength they have drawn upon during such times. It also...
2007_DC_NAUB_07091759Natl Archives -- Michael Klarman ("Unfinished Business") w/John Hope Franklin
"Unfinished Business: Racial Equality and American History" by Michael J. Klarman.
What social and political factors have influenced the path of racial progress, and how have law and court decisions contributed to American equality? In the newest volume from Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series,...
2008_DC_NALibB_08091019Natl Archives -- Michael Meyerson ("Liberty's Blueprint")
Liberty’s Blueprint: The Federalist Papers are the series of essays that James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote to persuade the American people to ratify the Constitution. In Liberty’s Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe...
2007_DC_NAKauf_07121216Natl Archives -- Michael W. Kauffman ("American Brutus")
American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies:
Join us as Michael W. Kauffman, one of the foremost Lincoln assassination authorities, takes familiar history to a deeper level, offering an unprecedented, authoritative account of the Lincoln murder conspiracy. In American Brutus,...
2011_DC_Yockelson_11051163Natl Archives -- Mitch Yockelson ("MacArthur: America's General")
MacArthur: America’s General:
When Douglas MacArthur addressed Congress in 1951, he was the most popular man in America after having served his country in a military career that spanned 52 years and service in three major wars. Archivist Mitch Yockelson takes a fresh look at the fascinating and...
2003_DC_NANY_0311143Natl Archives -- Nancy Beck Young ("Politics of War")
Nancy Beck Young presented a summary of the questions (not really answers) that she'd be addressing an upcoming book called "The Politics of War: Congress, World War II, and the Modernization of American Governance."
Welcoming remarks were provided by Sam Anthony, Producer, Public Programs, National...
2012_DC_Pres_Club_12042777Natl Archives -- Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy ("The President's Club")
The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity
Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover established the Presidents Club at Eisenhower’s inauguration. Time magazine editors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discuss the secret history of the private relationships among the last 13 presidents. A...
2011_DC_Titone_11031820Natl Archives -- Nora Titone ("My Thoughts Be Bloody")
My Thoughts be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that Led to an American Tragedy:
Historian Nora Titone discusses her book My Thoughts be Bloody, which chronicles the rivalry between the Booth brothers Edwin and John Wilkes in their efforts to claim their father's legacy on...
2012_DC_Fourteenth_12102561Natl Archives -- Panel -- Fourteenth Day
The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis/The Secret White House Tapes
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a panel will discuss JFK’s secret White House recordings, which will be played during the program. Caroline Kennedy will offer opening...
2014_DC_Monuments_14021998Natl Archives -- Panel -- Monuments Men (w/Robert Edsel, Greg Bradsher, Nancy Yeide, Michael Kurtz, and Stuart Eizenstat)
The Monuments Men with Robert Edsel
Robert Edsel has dedicated years to painstaking research about the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program–the group known as the Monuments Men–and has written several books including The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in...
2012_DC_Medal_12011054Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty"
Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty
December 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s creation of the Medal of Honor. Medal of Honor recipients Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr., Brian Thacker, and others engage in discussion moderated by Gen. Nicholas B. Kehoe,...
2011_DC_LBJ_Tapes_11042845Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson" (w/Taylor Branch, etc)
The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson:
In partnership with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, we present the latest volumes in the Miller Center’s series of annotated transcripts of President Johnson’s White House tapes. The transcriptions focus on 34 critical...
2005_DC_NAPF_0502026Natl Archives -- Pat Furgurson ("Freedom Rising")
(Official description) Washington During the Civil War: Historian Ernest Pat Furgurson returns to discuss his latest book, Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War (Knopf, 2004). Before 1861, Washington was a dusty, muddy city of 60,000, joked about by urban sophisticates from New York and Boston....
2011_DC_Brady_11010739Natl Archives -- Patricia Brady ("A Being So Gentle")
A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson
The 40-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. But like many great love stories, this one ended tragically when Rachel died only weeks after Andrew was elected...
2005_DC_NAPOT_0503168Natl Archives -- Patricia O'Toole ("When Trumpets Call")
Patricia O'Toole discussed her latest book, When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House (Simon & Schuster, 2005). Only 50 when he left the Presidency in 1909, Theodore Roosevelt continued to lead a life in the political arena. After going on safari for a year, he challenged Taft for the...
2006_DC_NAPC_06092710Natl Archives -- Paul Clancy ("Ironclad")
Ironclad with Paul Clancy:
Author Paul Clancy will discuss his book Ironclad, which tells the saga of the warship USS Monitor and its remarkable salvage 140 years after its sinking. After the lecture be sure to read an eyewitness account of ironclads in our exhibit "Eyewitness--American Originals...
2005_DC_NABA_0505044Natl Archives -- Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen ("Bonus Army")
The Bonus Army: Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen will discuss their book, The Bonus Army: An American Epic (Walker and Company, 2005). In the summer of 1932, at the height of the Depression, some 45,000 veterans of World War I descended on Washington, DC, from all over the country to demand the bonus...
2010_DC_Maiern_10102931Natl Archives -- Pauline Maier ("Ratification")
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787–1788:
When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned in late summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution. Join us as Pauline Maier discusses her latest book Ratification, and the debate...
2009_DC_NATop_09120923Natl Archives -- Peter Carlson ("K Blows Top")
75th Anniversary Noontime Lecture Series: Featuring authors whose research significantly reflects the holdings of the National Archives
"K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America’s Most Unlikely Tourist"
Author Peter Carlson marks the 50th anniversary of Khrushchev’s...
2009_DC_NAL4L_09061872Natl Archives -- Philip B. Kunhardt III ("Looking for Lincoln")
Philip B. Kunhardt III will discuss Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon, which describes the myths, memories, and questions that gathered around Lincoln in the years between his assassination and the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922, and examines how our 16th President’s legend...
2006_DC_NAPD_06021710Natl Archives -- Philip Dray ("Stealing God's Thunder")
Stealing God's Thunder: Pulitzer-Prize finalist Philip Dray will discuss his new Franklin biography, Stealing God's Thunder: Ben Franklin's Lighting Rod and the Invention of America. Long before Franklin was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his...
2014_DC_Tucker_14031813Natl Archives -- Phillip Thomas Tucker ("George Washington’s Surprise Attack")
George Washington’s Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle that Decided the Fate of America:
Phillip Thomas Tucker takes an in-depth look at the Battle of Trenton in George Washington’s Surprise Attack. Using firsthand accounts from officers and soldiers on both sides, he brings to life the...
2010_DC_NATower_10042863Natl Archives -- Raymond Schmidt ("A Tower In Nebraska")
A Tower in Nebraska: How FDR Found Inspiration for the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
During his political career, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a hand in determining the appearance and location of many public projects including the Pentagon and National Archives Building. Nowhere was his...
2012_DC_Slotkin_12091221Natl Archives -- Richard Slotkin ("The Long Road to Antietam")
The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution:
In the summer of 1862, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy—one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the Emancipation...
2007_DC_NARD_07042620Natl Archives -- Robert Dallek ("Nixon and Kissinger")
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were two of the most compelling, contradictory, and important leaders in America in the second half of the 20th century. Tapping into recently disclosed documents and tapes, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about their tumultuous personal relationship and the...
2010_DC_Monuments_10102095Natl Archives -- Robert Edsel ("Monuments Men")
The Monuments Men:
Beyond the familiar history lessons of World War II is an untold story of a Nazi plot to seize the world’s greatest cultural treasures—a plot thwarted by one tiny band of soldiers, detailed in The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History....
2009_DC_NARR_09062414Natl Archives -- Robert Remini ("A Short History of the United States")
Robert Remini, Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, discusses A Short History of the United States, which vividly contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, and growth of the United States along with other themes that have run through our history.
The speaker was...
2010_DC_Remini_10042939Natl Archives -- Robert Remini ("At the Edge of the Precipice")
At The Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise that Saved the Union:
Robert V. Remini, historian of the House of Representatives, discusses his newest book, At the Edge of the Precipice, a fascinating recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a...
2011_DC_Roper_11030219Natl Archives -- Robert Roper ("Now the Drum of War")
Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War:
Join us today as educator and author Robert Roper discusses his book Now the Drum of War, which chronicles the experiences of the Whitman family through their wartime letters. The story covers their lives on the home front, military...
2008_DC_NASpy_08120345Natl Archives -- Robert Wallace ("Spycraft")
Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda: From James Bond to Maxwell Smart to Mission: Impossible, spies and their gadgetry have been captivating public interest for decades. Until now, however, much of the information about the tools used by real-life spies has been...
2009_DC_NAWAW_09120850Natl Archives -- Roger Kennedy and David Larkin ("When Art Worked")
When Art Worked: The New Deal, Art, and Democracy:
Under the New Deal’s Federal Arts Project, the American government helped artists get through a difficult time in history. The New Deal provided food, work, and wages, but it also employed out-of-work artists who worked to enhance community and...
2009_DC_NABerlin_0911099Natl Archives -- Romesh Ratnesar ("Tear Down this Wall!")
"Tear Down this Wall!" Reagan and the Berlin Wall
Romesh Ratnesar, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, recreates Ronald Reagan's historic June 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate and his famous challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev in "Tear Down this Wall!" .
The speaker was introduced by Douglas...
2005_DC_NARW_0502097Natl Archives -- Ronald C. White Jr ("The Eloquent President")
Historian Ronald White, Jr., discusses his latest book, The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words (Random House, 2005). White examines Lincoln's astonishing oratory and explores his growth as a leader, a communicator, and a man of deepening spiritual conviction. Examining a...
2013_DC_Bart_13102530Natl Archives -- Sheldon Bart ("Race to the Top of the World")
Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole:
Richard Byrd and Roald Amundsen competed to be the first to fly over the North Pole. Author Sheldon Bart discusses their race and the epic struggle that ended in an enduring mystery: who was the first man to fly over the...
2005_DC_NASMG_05101713Natl Archives -- Sir Martin Gilbert ("Churchill and America")
Churchill and America: An Archival Perspective: Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill’s official biographer, will discuss his critically hailed new work Churchill and America. Called a "…richly textured and deeply moving portrait of greatness," by the Los Angeles Times and “A masterpiece of...
2005_DC_NAFF_0505114Natl Archives -- Stacy Schiff ("Franklin and France")
Franklin and France: Stacy Schiff will discuss her book A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (Henry Holt, 2005). When Franklin stepped onto French soil without any diplomatic training, bent on convincing France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in...
2005_DC_NASK_0505188Natl Archives -- Stanley Karnow ("Paris in the Fifties")
Paris in the Fifties: Stanley Karnow will discuss his book Paris in the Fifties (Peter Smith Publishing, 2001). In July 1947, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. He stayed 10 years, first as a student and later as a correspondent for Time magazine. By...
2005_DC_NAIT_0506225Natl Archives -- Stanley Weintraub ("Iron Tears")
Iron Tears: Stanley Weintraub will discuss his book Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775–1783 (Free Press, 2005). For generations, Americans have viewed the Revolutionary War as a heroic tale of resistance, exclusively from the perspective of the Continental Army and the...
2010_DC_McCurry_10120334Natl Archives -- Stephanie McCurry ("Confederate Reckoning")
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South:
When the Confederate States of America was formed, Southern statesmen and generals had built a proslavery, antidemocratic nation in order to protect their property—and excluded and disenfranchised white women and slaves, who comprised...
2011_DC_PCartoons_110413173Natl Archives -- Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop ("American Political Cartoons")
American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity 1754–2010
From Benjamin Franklin’s drawing in 1754 to contemporary cartoons, editorial cartoons have always been a part of American journalism and politics, despite the discomfort of the cartoons’ targets—and to the delight of their...
2010_DC_Neff_10050723Natl Archives -- Stephen Neff ("Justice in Blue and Gray: A Legal History of the Civil War")
Justice in Blue and Gray: A Legal History of the Civil War:
Stephen C. Neff offers the first comprehensive study of Civil War legal issues in his book, Justice in Blue and Gray, and argues that many of these issues resonate to this day. Neff examines the lawfulness of secession, executive and...
2015_DC_Inskeep_15091456Natl Archives -- Steve Inskeep ("Jacksonland")
Monday, September 14, at noon
William G. McGowan Theater & US National Archives YouTube Channel
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
Journalist Steve Inskeep’s Jacksonland is the story of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief...
2007_DC_NABFCS_0702217Natl Archives -- Susan O'Donovan ("Becoming Free in the Cotton South")
Becoming Free in the Cotton South : Author Susan O’Donovan will discuss her new book, Becoming Free in the Cotton South, which challenges our most basic ideas about slavery and freedom in America. Instead of seeing emancipation as the beginning or the ending of the story, O’Donovan explores the perilous...
2012_DC_Nathans_12012057Natl Archives -- Sydney Nathans ("To Free A Family: The Journey of Mary Walker")
To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker
What was it like for a mother to flee slavery, leaving her children behind? In To Free a Family, Sydney Nathans uses letters and diaries to tell the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who fled her owner in 1848 and spent the next 17 years trying to recover her...
2015_DC_Smiley_15041058Natl Archives -- Tavis Smiley ("My Journey with Maya") w/Michel Martin
My Journey with Maya with Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley, the host of PBS's “Tavis Smiley” and Public Radio International's “The Tavis Smiley Show,” recounts the story of his enduring friendship with Maya Angelou. Michel Martin, National Public Radio journalist, joins Smiley. Presented in partnership with...
2014_DC_Healy_14010925Natl Archives -- Thomas Healy ("The Great Dissent")
Thursday, January 9, at noon
William G. McGowan Theater
The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America
No right seems more fundamental to American life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the 20th century, Americans were regularly...
2013_DC_Harper_13041677Natl Archives -- Valerie Harper ("I, Rhoda")
I, Rhoda:
Valerie Harper, star of the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, discusses her book I, Rhoda, and her life on and off the screen. On-screen, she represented a self-reliant new identity for women of the 1970s while off-screen she fought alongside feminists Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug for equal...
2003_DC_NAWB_0309305Natl Archives -- Walter Boyne ("Influence of Air Power Upon History")
Walter Boyne was discussing and signing copies of his book "The Influence of Air Power Upon History." A staunch air power advocate, he kept emphasizing how too much emphasis was placed on limiting collateral damage (i.e. civilian victims). He even mentioned that air power should be used against...
2003_DC_NAWI_0309244Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson ("Benjamin Franklin: An American Life")
The National Archives, like the Smithsonian, puts on a speaker program which brings in historians to discuss and sign their new books. Isaacson discussed Benjamin Franklin and signed copies of his "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" book.
2007_DC_NAWI_07052222Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson ("Einstein: His Life and Universe")
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Walter Isaacson will discuss his latest work, Einstein: His Life and Universe. Albert Einstein was the most influential scientist of the 20th century, and Isaacson’s book is the first full biography of this great icon of our age since all of his papers have become...
2015_DC_Marvel_15042250Natl Archives -- William Marvel ("Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton")
Lincoln’s Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton
Edwin Stanton wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. William Marvel reexamines Stanton's life, career, and legacy. A book signing follows the...
2015_DC_First_Ladies_150423116Natl Archives & C-SPAN -- Panel -- First Ladies; Private Lives, Public Image
First Ladies: Private Lives, Public Image:
Susan Swain, president and co-chief operating officer of C-SPAN, leads a discussion on all forty-five First Ladies—their lives, their ambitions, and their unique partnerships with their Presidential spouses. A book signing will follow the program.
Carl...
2015_DC_SIAH_Fischer_1507244Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Chuck Fischer ("White House Pop-Up Book")
Chuck Fischer was on-hand to sign his "White House Pop-Up Book".
2005_DC_AHDDay_05032216Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Donald L. Miller ("D-Days in the Pacific")
This was a preview of the new History Channel documentary, produced by Lou Reda Productions, based on Donald Miller's new book, D-Days in the Pacific. Afterward, there was a discussion with Miller as well as a reception.
2003_DC_AHES_0307299Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Evan Schwartz ("Last Lone Inventor")
Evan Schwartz wrote a book called "The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television." It documents the genius of Philo T. Farnsworth, the man who built and patented the first all-electronic system, in an economic life-and-death battle with the electronic media mogul, David...
2010_DC_Thomas_1003276Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Helen Thomas/Craig Crawford signing
2004_DC_AH3MI_0403262Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: J Samuel Walker ("Three Mile Island")
Walker had written a book, "Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective," which discussed the nuclear melt-down outside of Harrisburg in 1979. At the time, they didn't realize a melt-down had occurred and it was only years later that they learned just how close they had come to...
2004_DC_AHJF_0402113Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Jennifer Fleischner ("Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly")
This talk featured historian Jennifer Fleischner discussing her book "Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly," discussing the story of the President's wife and a former slave who was her seamstress.
2003_DC_AHJC_03062711Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Jim Cullen ("The American Dream")
Jim Cullen wrote a book called "The American Dream" which intrigued the director of the National Museum of American History, Brent Glass. So he brought him in to discuss the book and answer questions from the audience. It was an interesting presentation. While most Americans are familiar with the...
2005_DC_AHJG_0510217Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: John Gorman ("Buckminster Fuller: Designing for Mobility")
Author Michael John Gorman presented Buckminster Fuller as an inventor through a visual exploration of his innovative projects. Hailed as one of the greatest minds of our times, Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) is known as an American visionary. Designer, architect, engineer, inventor and...
2005_DC_AHJS_05121319Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: John Stachel ("1905: Einstein's Miraculous Year")
1905: Einstein's Miraculous Year: The United Nations has endorsed the year 2005 as the World Year of Physics, a time for international celebration of the pioneering contributions of Albert Einstein in 1905 and an opportunity to increase worldwide awareness of the major role physics will play in the...
2003_DC_Apr65_03040930Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Premier of April 1865 History Channel video w/Jay Winik
The National Museum of American History, Behring Center and the History Channel put together a viewing and reception for the a new documentary that they had done called "April 1865" based on the book "April 1865: The Month that Saved America" by author Jay Winik. The documentary covers the last month of...
2012_DC_Monticello_12020641Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: Monticello, Slavery, and the Hemingses (Annette Gordon-Reed and Michel Martin)
Monticello, Slavery, and the Hemingses: A Conversation Between Annette Gordon-Reed and Michel Martin:
NPR’s Tell Me More host Michel Martin, and Annette Gordon-Reed, Prof. of Law, Harvard University, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family will discuss the...
2015_DC_NPC_USWWI_15052195Natl World War I Memorial -- Announcement of competition @ Natl Press Club
NEW DESIGN COMPETITION FOR THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR ONE MEMORIAL
WASHINGTON, DC: On May 21st, 2015, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission will open a design competition for a National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC.
This represents a rare opportunity for the public to witness - and...
2011_DC_CWAS_Etc_11042369Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (1 of 9) -- All except presentations
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S1_11042335Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (2 of 9) -- Speakers: Jay DeLoach and David Freddoso
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S2_11042343Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (3 of 9) -- Speaker: Craig Symonds
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S3_11042352Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (4 of 9) -- Speakers: Robert Schneller Jr. and Andrew Jampoler
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S4_11042376Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (5 of 9) -- Speakers: Robert Browning and Gordon Calhoun
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S5_11042332Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (6 of 9) -- Speakers: Matthew Eng and Robert Schneller Jr.
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S6_11042353Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (7 of 9) -- Speaker: Howard Fuller
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S7_11042355Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (8 of 9) -- Speakers: William Thiesen and William Connery
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S8_11042316Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (9 of 9) -- Speaker: Bob Neyland
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S8SS_11042361Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (9A of 9) -- Bob Neyland's Slide Show
2009_DC_Symonds_09021029Naval Heritage Center -- Craig Symonds ("Lincoln and His Admirals")
Part of the Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” Series of Navy-related Book Lectures. Craig Symonds will read excerpts from his newly published book, Lincoln and His Admirals, followed by Q&A and book signing.

Abraham Lincoln once wrote very honestly to his Navy Secretary, Gideon Welles: “I know little...
2010_DC_Kuebler_100218126Naval Heritage Center -- Diane Kuebler (Seabees of Iwo Jima)
The Seabees of Iwo Jima Lecture at United States Naval Memorial:
Researcher Diane L. Kuebler Will Present an Illustrated Lecture on the Navy’s Construction Battalions in the Famous World War II Battle
Part of the Navy Memorial’s “Year of the Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps” Exhibit. Ms. Kuebler’s...
2010_DC_Guests_10091719Naval Heritage Center -- Linda Goetz Holmes ("Guests of the Emperor")
Linda Goetz Holmes Will Discuss and Sign Her Book "Guests of the Emperor: The Secret History of Japan's Mukden POW Camp" Followed by a Q&A

In World War II, more than 36,000 American men, mostly military but some civilian, were thrown into Japanese POW camps and were turned into forced labor for...
2009_DC_Steichen_09060266Naval Heritage Center -- Mark Famar ("Faces of War: Untold Story of Edward Steichen's WWII Photographers")
United States Navy Memorial and Navy Times co-host: "Faces of War: The Untold Story of Edward Steichen's WWII Photographers".
Navy Times reporter and author Mark Faram will discuss his newly published book about legendary photographer Edward Steichen and the military photographers' unit he formed,...
2009_DC_Stillwell_09060970Naval Heritage Center -- Paul Stillwell ("Submarine Stories")
Part of the Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” Series of Navy-related Book Lectures. Paul Stillwell will read excerpts from his book, "Submarine Stories: Recollections from the Diesel Boats", followed by Q&A and book signing.
Culled from many never-before-published narratives and oral histories...
2010_DC_Beef_Stew_10050560Naval Heritage Center -- Rudy Shappee ("Beef Stew for 2500")
Part of the Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” series of book lectures. Author Rudy Shappee will present his new book Beef Stew for 2500: Feeding Our Navy from the Revolutionary War to the Present, followed by Q&A, a book signing and a lunchtime tasting prepared by the Navy’s culinary...
2010_DC_Moon_Men_10071323Naval Heritage Center -- Scott W. Carmichael ("Moon Men Return")
Author of Moon Men Return: USS Hornet and the Recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts at Navy Memorial
Scott W. Carmichael Will Discuss and Sign His Book Followed by a Q&A

The splashdown and recovery of Apollo 11 on July 24, 1969, was a historic event, which fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's...
2007_DC_BuildingL_07121135NBM -- David Macaulay
For more than 30 years, David Macaulay’s illustrations have helped children—and adults—see and understand the architectural and engineering processes behind the built environment. During this lecture, Macaulay will discuss how he uses drawing not only to peel back exterior façades and interior walls,...
2007_DC_BuildingO_07062266NBM -- David Macaulay ("The Art of Drawing Architecture")
This was the official opening event for a new exhibition at the museum -- "David Macaulay: The Art of Drawing Architecture" -- which included a talk with Macaulay and a tour of the exhibit (where photography was not allowed).
2006_DC_BuildingL_0602224NBM @ The Willard -- Richard & Marie Carr ("The Willard Hotel")
The Willard Hotel: A Landmark Reborn: A fixture in Washington history for more than 150 years, the Willard Hotel has a fascinating history of its own. Richard Wallace Carr, president of The Oliver Carr Company, which redeveloped the hotel in the 1980s, and author of The Willard Hotel, An Illustrated...
2011_DC_FarewellP_11011882Newseum & Eisenhower Institute -- Eisenhower's Farewell Address -- Presentation (w/James Fallows, Dana Priest, Evan Thomas, and David Gergen)
Eisenhower's Farewell Address: 50th Anniversary Program and Reception
Join us for a program hosted by the Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and the Newseum.
David Gergen of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government will lead the...
2011_DC_Farewell_11011888Newseum & Eisenhower Institute -- Eisenhower's Farewell Address -- Receptions
Eisenhower's Farewell Address: 50th Anniversary Program and Reception
Join us for a program hosted by the Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and the Newseum.
David Gergen of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government will lead the...
2003_DC_NPC_BookFair_03111271NPC -- 26th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night (2003)
This is an amazing event! I saw and talked to lots and lots of writers including Dwight Eisenhower's son (who looks way too similar to the former President), Tucker Carlson (from "Crossfire"), Dr Ruth, Oliver North, etc etc.
Authors here: Jon Meacham, James M Perry, Oliver North Dick Thornburgh, Sen...
2004_DC_NPC_BookFair_04111723NPC -- 27th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night (2004)
The event was a bit of a disappointment this year. Fewer big names resulted in a smaller crowd. I had some interesting discussions however and picked up a few books.
Authors here: Norman Polmar and Thomas Allen, Lewis Sorley, Alex Kershaw, Joel Achenbach, George McGovern, Malachy McCourt, Eleanor...
2005_DC_NPC_BookFair_05111736NPC -- 28th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night (2005)
Authors include: Bonnie Angelo, Elizabeth Brownstein, Thomas Allen and Paul Dickson, Art Buchwald, Marfe Ferguson Delano, Gary Hart, Andrew Carroll, Michael Farquhar, Steven V. Roberts, Katherine Skiba, Larry Kane, Jake McGuire, Donald Ritchie, Bob Kinkead, Wendell Minor, Georgie Anne Geyer, Ed Barks,...
2007_DC_NPC_BookFair_07110146NPC -- 30th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2007)
Authors include: Robert Duvall and Alan Geoffrion, Larry Berman, Robert Edsel, Sebastian Junger and John Prendergast, Jay Winik, Rita Cosby, Meryle Secrest, Charlie Savage, Howard Kurtz. David Stewart, James Reston Jr., Karen Page, David A. Andelman, Paul Dickson, Ralph Baruch, Phoebe Damrosch, Laurence...
2008_DC_NPC_BookFair_08111889NPC -- 31st Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2008)
Authors pictured include: Michael Dobbs, Roger Mudd, James Reston Jr., Antonin Scalia, John Siceloff, C. Brian and Ingrid Kelly, Eleanor Herman, Helen Thomas, Chip Bok, Wendell Minor, Neil Connolly, Russell Baker, Jim Wooten, Thomas Allen, Bret Hart, Robert Schlesinger, Paul Dickson, Doug Evelyn, Robb...
2009_DC_NPC_Bookfair_091117156NPC -- 32nd Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2009)
Authors shown here: James Reston Jr., Anthony Pitch, Wayne Alan, Nancy Baggett, Stuart E. Weisberg, Max Cleland, Harlow Giles Unger, Harold Evans, Gil Klein, Vali Nasr, Richard Wolffe, Henry Waxman, Craig Crawford, Helen Thomas, Haynes Johnson, Dan Balz, Janet Langhart Cohen, Ann Coulter, Jack Williams,...
2011_DC_NPC_Bookfair_11111594NPC -- 34th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2011)
Authors in sequence:
* John Farrell ("Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned"),
* Richard L. Holm ("The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA"),
* John Swenson ("New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans"),
* Lisa Yockelson ("Baking Style: Art, Craft, Recipes"),
*...
2014_DC_NPC_Bookfair_141118105NPC -- 37th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2014)
The 37th Annual National Press Club Book Fair & Authors’ Night in partnership with P&P
Politics & Prose is proud to partner with the National Press Club for a night of pols, pundits and prose in the National Press Club Ballroom. Come meet authors Maureen Corrigan, Senator James Webb, Misty Copeland,...
2015_DC_NPC_Bookfair_151117121NPC -- 38th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2015)
Pictured here (in sequence): Stephen Hess, Garrett Peck, David Maraniss, Wil Haygood, Stephanie Steinberg, Eleanor Herman, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Roland Mesnier, Paul Dickson, Jen Chaney, Garrett Peck (again), Evan Thomas, Marvin Kalb, Lisa Leff, David Maraniss (again), Eleanor Herman...
2008_DC_Felzenberg_08071524NPC -- Al Felzenberg ("In The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't)")
Ever since historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr. began the presidential ratings game in 1948, scholars, pundits and regular Americans have made many attempts at evaluating and ranking our nation's presidents from best to worst. But despite vast amounts of new information on past presidents, these...
2007_DC_AP_07062581NPC -- AP/Breaking News -- Presentation itself
NOTE: I had to split this one into two pages because I took too many images.
Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace and Everything Else: Since its founding in 1846, the Associated Press has been the authoritative reporting voice for major news events around the world,...
2007_DC_APR_07062560NPC -- AP/Breaking News -- Reception before, signing after
NOTE: I had to split this one into two pages because I took too many images.
Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace and Everything Else: Since its founding in 1846, the Associated Press has been the authoritative reporting voice for major news events around the world,...
2009_DC_BLee_09020473NPC -- Barbara Lee ("Renegade for Peace and Justice") (w/Helen Thomas)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will discuss her new book, Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me, at a National Press Club Book Event on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Lee will be introduced by Helen Thomas, who has covered every...
2007_DC_Ripken_07041319NPC -- Cal Ripken Jr. ("Get In The Game")
This was a book signing for Cal Ripken Jr's new book "Get In The Game" as well as "The Longest Season". There was an amazing line for this!
2008_DC_Buckley_08091038NPC -- Christopher Buckley ("Supreme Courtship")
New York Times best-selling author Christopher Buckley comes to the National Press Club on Sept. 10 to discuss “Supreme Courtship,” his latest comic look at Washington politics. In “Supreme Courtship,” the president has no success getting his Supreme Court nominees confirmed, so he turns an...
2003_DC_Palahniuk_0309156NPC -- Chuck Palahniuk ("Fight Club")
This discussion was held on the top floor of the National Press Club which is always a treat. The crowd was large, mostly college age and almost entirely white. Chuck read a short story called "Guts" from his next book, answered questions while giving out gifts to people who asked them, and signed for...
2009_DC_Brucie_09121086NPC -- Cousin Brucie ("Rock & Roll... and the Beat Goes On")
Broadcast Legend “Cousin Brucie” to Speak at the National Press Club:
On December 10, at 6:30 pm, “Cousin Brucie” Morrow, member of the Radio Hall of Fame, Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame, and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame will speak at the National Press Club about his new...
2009_DC_Breuhan_0911165NPC -- David Breuhan ("Spread the Wealth")
There was an author talk going on during the Kalb Report so I didn't get to see it but I'm sure it was excellent. Afterward, I talked with the author as well as Hugh Grindstaff and Allison Silberberg.
2007_DC_Seidman_07061853NPC -- Dov Seidman ("How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything...") (w/Tom Friedman)
Dov Seidman shares insights from his new book, HOW: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything...in Business (and in Life) with NY Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and best-selling author Thomas L. Friedman as they discuss the changes that are redefining the business landscape, and how our reactions...
2003_DC_Clift_0310289NPC -- Eleanor Clift ("Founding Sisters")
This event featured a talk by Eleanor Clift, Contributing Editor for Newsweek, who talked about her new book "Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment".
2008_DC_Clift_08031734NPC -- Eleanor Clift ("Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics")
In 2005, Eleanor Clift's husband, journalist Tom Brazaitis, lay dying in a hospital bed in their living room. As Clift cared for her husband through the last two weeks of his life, the nation watched as a very different death played out in a Florida nursing home--one that gripped the entire country,...
2008_DC_Herman_08082640NPC -- Eleanor Herman ("Mistress of the Vatican")
For several decades, there has been a movement within the Roman Catholic Church seeking the ordination of women into the priesthood. Canon law continues to exclude women from church leadership, a position that Popes Paul VI and John Paul II reinforced in numerous encyclicals. Buried in the present...
2007_DC_Wilder_07041031NPC -- Gene Wilder ("My French Whore")
Actor and Author Gene Wilder comes to the National Press Club on April 10 to discuss and sign his new novel, "My French Whore."
Mr. Wilder was introduced by  Heather Forsgren-Weaver, co-chair of the NPC's Book & Author Committee.
2013_DC_Secret_War_130328123NPC -- George Colburn and Evan Thomas ("Eisenhower's Secret War")
Eisenhower’s Secret War
Join former president of the National Press Club Richard Ryan, producer George Colburn, and author Evan Thomas for a special screening of this new documentary.
Eisenhower’s Secret War is producer George Colburn’s 8th prime-time special on Ike since 1991. It tells the story of...
2008_DC_McGovern_08081245NPC -- George McGovern ("Back to the Future") discussion w/David Broder and Haynes Johnson
NPC Newsmaker Program: A conversation with former Sen. McGovern, 1968 Democratic presidential candidate and 1972 presidential nominee; and
Washington Post Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist David S. Broder, reporter on presidential elections since 1960.
"Back to the Future: How Nominating Conventions...
2007_DC_Reston_07071254NPC -- James Reston Jr. ("Conviction of Richard Nixon")
James Reston, Jr. discusses his book "The Conviction of Richard Nixon: The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews". Reston's intimate, behind the scenes memoir of his experience preparing David Frost for his interviews with Richard Nixon in 1977.

In 1977, three years after his resignation, former...
2005_DC_Irving_0508158NPC -- John Irving ("Until I Find You")
John Irving presents Until I Find You — the story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack’s missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But...
2013_DC_Kalb_13040166NPC -- Kalb Report: " On Deadline: American Newspapers In The Digital Age" (w/Martin Baron and Kevin Merida)
On Deadline: American Newspapers In The Digital Age
w/Martin Baron (The Washington Post Executive Editor) and Kevin Merida (The Washington Post Managing Editor).
Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron and Managing Editor Kevin Merida join Marvin Kalb to discuss how our nation’s great newspapers...
2014_DC_Kalb_14041731NPC -- Kalb Report: "45 Words" (w/Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
The Kalb Report: 45 Words
A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the First Amendment
One sentence, just 45 words in length, proclaims and promises the freedoms that define American democracy. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the...
2014_DC_Kalb_14021054NPC -- Kalb Report: "A Conversation on Freedom" (w/Tom Friedman)
The Kalb Report: A Conversation on Freedom with New York Times Columnist Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas FriedmanAs the fall-out from Edward Snowden’s leak to the media of the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs—including recent court rulings involving the constitutionality of these...
2006_DC_Kalb_06112023NPC -- Kalb Report: "A Conversation with Elie Wiesel -- The Bible, The War, and the Media"
The Kalb Report: A Conversation with Elie Wiesel - The Bible, The War, and The Media: GW's award winning Kalb Report forum series returns to the National Press Club when journalist/scholar Marvin Kalb and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel discuss “The Bible, The War, and The Media.”
“Elie Wiesel is...
2013_DC_Kalb_13112273NPC -- Kalb Report: "A Presidency: A Legacy and a Day That Changed America" (w/Dan Rather)
A Conversation with Dan Rather on a Presidency, a Legacy and a Day that Changed America
On November 22, 1963 time stood still as the nation and the world grappled with the sudden and tragic loss of an extraordinary leader. Now 50 years since that fateful day, we remember the life and legacy of...
2011_DC_Kalb_11013165NPC -- Kalb Report: "All The News That's Fit To Print" (w/Bill Keller and Dean Baquet)
“All the News That’s Fit to Print” Behind the Scenes at the New York Times on the Next Kalb Report, Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Executive Editor Bill Keller and Washington Bureau Chief Dean Baquet Take Marvin Kalb Behind the Headlines, Bylines and Paywalls of a 21st Century Newsroom
Jan 19, 2011

WASHINGTON –...
2011_DC_Kalb_11090944NPC -- Kalb Report: "Anchoring 9/11" (w/Charles Gibson, Dan Rather, Brit Hume, Frank Sesno)
Anchoring 9/11: The Day and the Decade:
Charles Gibson, Dan Rather, Brit Hume and Frank Sesno join moderator Marvin Kalb to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the devastating September 11 attacks and discuss the subsequent decade that changed the world.
The series is produced jointly by The George...
2008_DC_Kalb_08031055NPC -- Kalb Report: "Covering the World" (w/Christiane Amanpour)
CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour to Discuss “Covering the World” on The Kalb Report, March 10. CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and legendary journalist Marvin Kalb will discuss war, crisis, and disaster coverage in the third installment of this season’s...
2013_DC_Kalb_13012895NPC -- Kalb Report: "Democracy in Action: A Review of the 2012 Presidential Debates" (w/Bob Schieffer, Martha Raddatz, and Jim Lehrer)
The Kalb Report - "Democracy in Action: A Review of the 2012 Presidential Debates"
Candy Crowley, Jim Lehrer, Martha Raddatz, and Bob Schieffer, the four respected journalists selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to moderate the 2012 debates, join Marvin Kalb to discuss the impact of...
2009_DC_Kalb_090323112NPC -- Kalb Report: "Down to the Wire: Journalism in Crisis"
Down to The Wire: Journalism in Crisis:
Guests
* Vivian Schiller, President & CEO, NPR
* Jon Klein, President, CNN
* Tom Curley, President & CEO, Associated Press
* Alberto Ibargüen, President & CEO, Knight Foundation
Four journalism's most influential executives come together at the...
2007_DC_Kalb_07030542NPC -- Kalb Report: "Future of Journalism" (w/Ann Marie Lipinski, Sean McManus, CLiff Slaon, and Paul Steiger)
The Kalb Report – The Future of Journalism will bring together executives from television, print, and online media organizations to discuss what lies ahead for the field of journalism. The panel discussion moderated by journalist/scholar Marvin Kalb will feature Ann Marie Lipinski, senior vice president...
2008_DC_Kalb_08041438NPC -- Kalb Report: "Investigative Journalism" (w/Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest)
Pulitzer Prize winners Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest join Marvin Kalb in probe of investigative journalism. GW's Kalb Report Presents "In Search of Truth: A Conversation on Investigative Reporting"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest will discuss the craft and impact of...
2013_DC_Kalb_130827173NPC -- Kalb Report: "Remembering a March, a Movement and a Dream!" (w/John Lewis, Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Gwen Ifill, John Wilson, and Dorothy Gilliam)
Fifty years after the historic March on Washington, moderator Marvin Kalb and a distinguished panel of civil rights legends, journalists and scholars will explore the movement that changed the nation, the role of the press in the struggle, and how the lessons learned can be applied in the digital...
2010_DC_Kalb_10111548NPC -- Kalb Report: "Scoops and Scandals" (w/Sam Donaldson, Douglas Brinkley, and Martha Joynt Kumar)
Scoops and Scandals: Two Centuries of Presidents and the Press on the Next Kalb Report, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.
Sam Donaldson, Douglas Brinkley, Martha Joynt Kumar join Marvin Kalb to Explore the Complicated Relationship between Reporters and Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama

WASHINGTON –...
2015_DC_Kalb_151109101NPC -- Kalb Report: "Sunday Talk" (w/Chuck Todd and John Dickerson)
For more than 60 years, Americans have turned to network television on Sunday morning for intelligent, insightful discourse on issues of politics and public policy. A proud history, however, does not guarantee future success in a digital world and a dramatically changing television landscape. On this...
2007_DC_Kalb_07112664NPC -- Kalb Report: "Thank You Mr. President" (w/Dan Rather, Helen Thomas, David Gregory, David Sanger)
"Thank You, Mr. President" Explores Five Decades of White House Coverage as Part of Series on Democracy and the Press Veteran White House journalists David Gregory, Dan Rather, David Sanger, and Helen Thomas will examine the press and the presidency with legendary journalist Marvin Kalb on The Kalb...
2009_DC_Kalb_09020975NPC -- Kalb Report: "The Business of Business Reporting" (w/Alexis Glick, Diana Henriques, Steve Pearlstein, and Ali Velshi)
The Kalb Report Tacles "The Business of Business Reporting": Journalists Alexis Glick, Diana Henriques, Steve Pearlstein, and Ali Velshi join Marvin Kalb in discussion of the global economic crisis and the role of reporters in covering the story.

WASHINGTON - Four of the nation's top business...
2010_DC_Kalb_10092172NPC -- Kalb Report: "The Great Debates" (w/Bob Schieffer, Sander Vanocur, Mike McCurry, and Janet Brown)
Kalb Report Launches New Season with “The Great Debates” September 21 at National Press Club
Bob Schieffer, Sander Vanocur, Mike McCurry and Janet Brown Join Moderator Marvin Kalb To Mark 50th Anniversary of Historic 1960 Kennedy-Nixon Forums and Explore Future of Presidential Debates in Age of Global...
2010_DC_Kalb_10040674NPC -- Kalb Report: "The Making of a Modern Media Mogul" (w/Rupert Murdoch)
“Rupert Murdoch: The Making of a Modern Media Mogul” - Tuesday, April 6
Chairman and CEO of News Corporation Joins Marvin Kalb to Discuss Headlines and Bottom Lines in April 6 Edition of “The Kalb Report,” 8 p.m., The National Press Club
Mar 30, 2010

WASHINGTON - Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of...
2012_DC_Kalb_12111968NPC -- Kalb Report: "Twilight of Network News" (w/Ted Koppel)
The Twilight of Network News:
A Conversation With Ted Koppel on Democracy and The Press
Monday, November 19, 2012

The Kalb Report: The Twilight of Network News -- A Conversation with Ted Koppel

About the Program:
Ted Koppel, the longest serving news anchor in network history, joins Marvin Kalb...
2009_DC_Kalb_09111645NPC -- Kalb Report: "What Makes 60 Minutes Tick?" (w/Lesley Stahl and Jeffrey Fager)
What Makes 60 Minutes Tick? CBS News 60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl and Executive Producer Jeffrey Fager join Marvin Kalb for a behind-the-scenes look at television's most successful news magazine and what it takes to keep 60 Minutes on the air and on top of the ratings.
Guests:
Lesley Stahl,...
2006_DC_Kalb_06032734NPC -- Kalb Report: "Why Murrow Matters" (w/Casey Murrow, Richard C. Hottelet, Don Hewitt, and Daniel Schorr)
The Kalb Report. A panel discussion, moderated by Marvin Kalb on "Why Murrow Matters". The panel includes Casey Murrow (Edward R Murrow's son), Richard C. Hottelet (Murrow colleague and GW Welling Presidential Fellow), Don Hewitt (Murrow colleague and "60 Minutes" creator), and Daniel Schorr (Murrow...
2014_DC_Kalb_141020113NPC -- Kalb Report: "Writing History" (w/Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein)
WRITING HISTORY:
Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Journalism's Finest Hour
On June 17, 1972 a simple botched break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC captured the attention of two intrepid reporters who uncovered a trail of corruption that led all the way up to our...
2015_DC_Explorers_Guild_151023139NPC -- Kevin Costner, Jon Baird, and Rick Ross ("The Explorers Guild")
Kevin Costner along with co-authors Jon Baird and Rick Ross will discuss their new book "The Explorers Guild" on October 23 at 12:00 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.
The Explorers Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason...
2012_DC_King_Peggy_120221120NPC -- King Peggy and Eleanor Herman ("King Peggy")
You are cordially invited to the world book launch of King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and How She Changed an African Village on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Please come to meet a real king, have your photo taken with her,...
2010_DC_Sanchez_10012592NPC -- Leslie Sanchez ("You've Come A Long Way, Maybe")
Leslie Sanchez, popular TV pundit and frequent columnist, discusses her new book, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe: Sarah, Michelle, Hillary, and the Shaping of the New American Woman” at 6:30 pm on Monday, January 25, in the Holeman Lounge. A question and answer session will follow with special guests:...
2006_DC_Beasley_0603093NPC -- Maurine Beasley ("First Ladies and the Press")
Maurine Beasley is a leading scholar of First Ladies and their press relations. This well-written and well-researched book, "First Ladies and the Press," brings together a great deal of valuable information about how presidential wives handled journalists, with special emphasis on the modern period....
2014_DC_NPC_Spots_140607103NPC -- Member tour of Battle of Wilderness/Spotsylvania Courthouse with Civil War Trust w/Don Pfanz
Civil War Trust Day/Battle of the Wilderness: June 7
Battle of the WildernessThe Club’s annual Civil War battlefield trip will commemorate the Battle of the Wilderness with a visit on Saturday, June 7, to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The trip will take place one month...
2006_DC_Crichton_06112815NPC -- Michael Crichton ("Next")
Iconoclastic physician-turned-author Michael Crichton returns to the Press Club on Tuesday, November 28. From the The Andromeda Strain and Congo, to Jurassic Park and State of Fear, Crichton’s mega-bestselling books are disturbing, riveting, and wildly entertaining thrillers that focus on spectacular...
2009_DC_Sesame_09010645NPC -- Michael Davis ("Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street")
Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street: By Michael Davis
Join the Club’s Book & Author Committee for an evening discussion of the unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of Sesame Street, one of the most influential programs in the history of television. In his work of narrative non-fiction,...
2008_DC_NPC100_08010497NPC -- Panel -- "National Press Club at 100" screening and discussion
Speakers in sequence:
-- Jerry Zremski (National Press Club president)
-- Presentation of video with Adam Krell, Jerry Krell, Meyer Odze, and Jerry Zremski (again) -- Jerry and Meyer were the principals from Auteur Productions, Ltd. which produced the video
-- Meyer Odze
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2013_DC_Where_13110499NPC -- Panel -- "Where Were You When Kennedy Was Shot?" (w/Bob Schieffer, Jim Lehrer, Marianne Means, and Sid Davis)
Four journalists who went on to prominent careers share their experiences in Dallas on Nov. 22 1963 when Lee Harvey Oswald’s shots changed their lives – and the life of the nation – forever.
CBS News Senior Correspondent Bob Schieffer was a cub reporter on the Fort Worth Star Telegram when he answered...
2006_DC_Bremer_06011213NPC -- Paul Bremer ("My Year In Iraq")
Ambassador Paul Bremer, who President Bush had appointed to try to rebuild Iraq after the invasion, talked about his experience there, providing his justification for the invasion (while admitting that there were no weapons of mass destruction, he basically said Saddam was a bad guy and the world was...
2008_DC_Body_Of_War_08040368NPC -- Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro, and Tomas Young ("Body of War" screening)
Directors and producers Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro will screen their critically-acclaimed documentary "Body of War" at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom at the National Press Club. "Body of War" follows the return of Iraq War veteran Tomas Young who struggles to adapt to life back in the states with his...
2004_DC_Kennedy_0409164NPC -- Robert F Kennedy Jr ("Crimes Against Nature")
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an environmental attorney, will discuss his new book, "Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy," at a Book Rap. "Crimes Against Nature" is ultimately about the corrosive effect of corporate corruption...
2007_DC_Junger_07041151NPC -- Sebastian Junger ("A Death In Belmont")
Sebastian Junger, acclaimed author of "The Perfect Storm", discussed his life in journalism as well as his recent best-seller, "A Death in Belmont."
2005_DC_Walker_0508048NPC -- Stephen Walker ("Shockwave")
Stephen Walker: "Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima": Stephen Walker nicely retells the story of Japan's selection months before as a target, reflecting the accelerated progress of the war in Europe, and growing concern among U.S. policymakers at the prospect of unthinkable casualties, Japanese as well...
2008_DC_Sorensen_08062454NPC -- Ted Sorensen ("Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History")
Ted Sorensen was John F. Kennedy's legendary right-hand man--special counsel, speech writer, close adviser. Breaking decades of silence in his revealing memoir, "Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History," Sorensen recounts in detail his experience advising JFK through some of the most dramatic moments...
2008_DC_1stAmend_08052161NPC @ World Affairs Council -- "First Amendment: Freedom of the Press & the Future of Journalism" panel discussion
The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press & the Future of Journalism:
Kick-off of the National Press Club’s nationwide centennial program to talk about the First Amendment, Freedom of the Press, and the Future of Journalism.
Join us for a panel discussion on the future of journalism in an...
2004_VA_Lee_0412068Olsson's -- Alan Lee ("Lord of the Rings")
Celebrate fifty years of "The Lord of The Rings" with illustrator Alan Lee. Renowned illustrator of J.R.R. Tolkien's books and Academy Award-winning conceptual designer of "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, Alan Lee presents his illustrated "The Lord of the Rings" books by J.R.R. Tolkien. This fall...
2005_DC_Kershaw_0502105Olsson's -- Alex Kershaw ("Longest Winter")
Author of the best-seller "The Bedford Boys," Alex Kershaw discusses his latest book, "The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon." In December, 1944, deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of eighteen men under the command of twenty-year-old...
2005_VA_Shadid_0509083Olsson's -- Anthony Shadid ("Night Draws Near")
Anthony Shadid: Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for the Washington Post, Anthony Shadid discusses Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War. Shadid uses the experiences of his characters to illustrate how Saddam's downfall paved the way not only for democracy but also for an...
2006_DC_Huff_0609194Olsson's -- Arianna Huffington ("On Becoming Fearless")
Arianna Huffington - On Becoming Fearless: Meet bestselling author and journalist Arianna Huffington at our lunchtime signing. She is fearless but not by nature; she's had to learn to overcome her fears and relies on these hard-won lessons every day. In her own life and in the lives of women she...
2006_DC_Ehrman_0610185Olsson's -- Bart Ehrman ("The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot")
Bart Ehrman - The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed: The recent National Geographic special on the Gospel of Judas introduced viewers to one of the most important biblical discoveries of modern times. Now, a leading historian of the early church and a featured...
2005_VA_Aldrin_05092113Olsson's -- Buzz Aldrin and Wendell Minor ("Reaching for the Moon")
Dr. Buzz Aldrin and Wendell Minor: Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, discusses his new children's book, Reaching for the Moon. Joining him will be illustrator Wendell Minor, one of six American artists selected to cover the launch of the space shuttle Discovery in 1988. Dr. Aldrin...
2006_VA_Ripken_06041412Olsson's -- Cal Ripken, Jr. ("Parenting Young Athletes the Ripken Way")
Cal Ripken, Jr. - Parenting Young Athletes the Ripken Way: Ensuring the Best Experience: Calling all baseball parents and kids! Cal Ripken signs his new book, Parenting Young Athletes the Ripken Way: Ensuring the Best Experience for Your Kids in Any Sport. Unparalleled advice for parents of young...
2003_DC_Candace_0307092Olsson's -- Candace Bushnell ("Sex and the City")
Candace came to town to promote her new novel "Trading Up". She read a passage, answered questions, and signed.
2007_DC_Bernstein_07092014Olsson's -- Carl Bernstein ("A Woman In Charge")
Carl Bernstein - A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Carl Bernstein's stunning portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton shows us the true trajectory of her life and career with its zigzag bursts of risks taken and safety sought. Marshaling all the skills and energy that propelled his...
2005_DC_CBF_0510249Olsson's -- Charles Bracelen Flood ("Grant and Sherman")
Civil War biographer Charles Bracelen Flood discusses Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War. Nodding acquaintances at West Point, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman met again in 1862 and liked each other immediately. The key, Flood writes, is that Sherman was the ideal...
2004_DC_Osgood_0405175Olsson's -- Charles Osgood ("Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack")
2007_DC_Savage_0710099Olsson's -- Charlie Savage ("Takeover: The Return of the Imperial President")
Charlie Savage, who won a Pulitzer for his Boston Globe articles about the signing statements George W. Bush used to negate legislation limiting presidential authority, gives that issue a key part in this account of the Bush administration's efforts to increase executive power. Takeover describes a...
2007_DC_Finan_0705037Olsson's -- Chris Finan ("From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act") (w/Bernie Sanders)
Chris Finan -- "From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America"; introduced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders: “We’ll examine how far the free speech fight has taken us—and how far we have to go.” In this lively history of our most fundamental and perhaps...
2008_DC_Epstein_08052913Olsson's -- Daniel Mark Epstein ("The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage")
The vivacious daughter of an aristocratic Kentucky family, Mary let it be known early and not entirely in jest that she intended to marry a man who would become president of the United States. Touching only lightly on their lives before marriage–and not at all on Mary’s decline after her husband’s...
2004_VA_Barry_04091511Olsson's -- Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson ("Peter and the Starcatchers")
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson together: does it get any better? Join us as they read from their fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure novel, "Peter and the Starcatchers," a 'prequel' to Peter Pan. Young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They...
2005_VA_DKG_05102811Olsson's -- Doris Kearns Goodwin ("Team of Rivals")
Acclaimed historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her new book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. In a multiple portrait that includes William Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates, Lincoln's rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Goodwin...
2005_DC_Goldie_0505093Olsson's -- Goldie Hawn ("A Lotus Grows In The Mud")
An inspiring and unconventional memoir from one of the world's most beloved actresses, Goldie Hawn signs copies of her new memoir, A Lotus Grows in the Mud. Goldie Hawn's life is an ongoing tableau of stories, and she has a born knack for telling them. In this candid and insightful book, Goldie invites...
2007_DC_Harper_07031924Olsson's -- Group -- Louis Bayard, Eleanor Herman, Franklin Foer, and James Swanson
A Celebration of Harper Paperbacks: Please join us for an evening of readings by local authors with paperbacks from HarperCollins Publishers.
* Louis Bayard reads from Mr. Timothy, a novel that imagines Tiny Tim of "A Christmas Carol"; as a grown man in 1860s London who gets embroiled in a murder...
2007_DC_Ewing_0704187Olsson's -- Heather Ewing ("Lost World of James Smithson")
Heather Ewing - The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian: Drawing on unpublished diaries and letters from across Europe and the United States, historian Heather Ewing, who has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, tells the compelling story of the man who...
2006_DC_Thomas_0606198Olsson's -- Helen Thomas ("Watchdogs of Democracy?")
Helen Thomas - Watchdogs of Democracy?: The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public. In the course of more than sixty years spent covering Washington politics, Helen Thomas has witnessed a raft of fundamental changes in the way news is gathered and reported. Thomas sees a growing...
2006_DC_Jamie_06090633Olsson's -- Jamie Lee Curtis ("Is There Really a Human Race?")
The seventh collaboration between Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrator Laura Cornell is a dialogue between a child and a parent about being human, being the best one can be, and understanding that it's the journey and not the destination that counts.
2006_DC_Dean_0607137Olsson's -- John Dean ("Conservatives Without Conscience")
Former Nixon White House legal counsel, whom the FBI has called the "master manipulator" of the Watergate coverup, John Dean takes a sobering look at how radical elements--including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and Bill Frist--are destroying the Republican Party, along with the very...
2005_DC_Shenk_0510183Olsson's -- Joshua Wolf Shenk ("Lincoln Melancholy")
Joshua Wolf Shenk : Washington Monthly writer and contributor to the upcoming documentary about Lincoln's depression that will air this fall on the History Channel, Joshua Wolf Shenk discusses his new book, Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. With a rare...
2006_DC_Berridge_0608103Olsson's -- Kate Berridge ("Madame Tussaud")
Kate Berridge - Madame Tussaud: A Life in Wax: Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet most know little about Madame Marie Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat and a cameo role in the French Revolution. Yet this intelligent, pragmatic business-woman would also...
2005_VA_Kinky_05031617Olsson's -- Kinky Friedman ("Ten Little New Yorkers")
Author of "The Prisoner of Vandam Street," Kinky Friedman read from his latest novel, "Ten Little New Yorkers". Set in Greenwich Village, Kinky has to jump through hoops to find the real killer as the bodies pile up and the cops strongarm Kinky as their man.
2004_VA_Gore_0409144Olsson's -- Kristin Gore ("Sammy's Hill")
Emmy-nominated comedy writer Kristin Gore, daughter of Al and Tipper Gore, is best known for her work as a writer on television shows such as Saturday Night Live and the Fox animated series Futurama. She reads from her fun, fast-paced debut novel, "Sammy's Hill," about the likeable, idealistic Samantha...
2007_VA_Olson_0705156Olsson's -- Lynne Olson ("Troublesome Young Men")
Lynne Olson -- "Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England". On May 7, 1940, the House of Commons began perhaps the most crucial debate in British parliamentary history. On its outcome hung the future of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s government and...
2004_VA_Marlo_0411193Olsson's -- Marlo Thomas ("Thanks & Giving")
Marlo Thomas: Meet the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning actor and author Marlo Thomas in a special bookstore appearance. Creator of the best-selling classic, "Free To Be...You and Me," Marlo Thomas has once again produced a joyful volume for children and the grown-ups in their lives. "Thanks & Giving:...
2008_DC_Tillman_08051221Olsson's -- Mary Tillman ("Boots on the Ground By Dusk")
Mary Tillman: "Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman": On his way to stardom in the pros after a hugely successful college football career at Arizona State, where he graduated summa cum laude, Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract in response to the 9/11...
2005_DC_Farquhar_0506133Olsson's -- Michael Farquhar ("Treasury of Deception")
Michael Farquhar: Writer and editor at The Washington Post and author of "A Treasury of Great American Scandals," Michael Farquhar discusses his latest book, in paperback, A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes, and...
2007_DC_Otterman_0709108Olsson's -- Michael Otterman ("American Torture")
Michael Otterman - American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond: Amnesty International is sponsoring a national book tour of award winning journalist and film-maker Michael Otterman's latest book: American Torture. American Torture examines the origins of this interrogation regime and...
2005_VA_Newt_0506125Olsson's -- Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ("Never Call Retreat")
Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen: Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, and William Forstchen, professor of history at Montreat College, discuss their new historical fiction novel, Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory, which concludes their trilogy with the answer to the great...
2003_DC_Olympia_0307092Olsson's -- Olympia Dukakis ("Ask Me Again Tomorrow")
Olympia was in town to promote her new memoir "Ask Me Again Tomorrow"
2005_DC_OSCard_0503146Olsson's -- Orson Scott Card ("Ender's Game")
Orson Scott Card -- Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of Ender's Game, Orson Scott Cards reads from his latest novel, Shadow of the Giant, which is the follow-up to Ender's Game, and its parallel, Ender's Shadow, and features that novel's hero, Bean (now a young man), wrestling with moral and ethical...
2006_DC_Buchanan_0610208Olsson's -- Patrick Buchanan ("State of Emergency")
Patrick J. Buchanan - State of Emergency: How Illegal Immigration Is Destroying America: America's leading populist conservative alerts the nation that if illegal immigration is not dealt with immediately, then the deconstruction of America--along the lines of culture and values, language and faith,...
2004_VA_Buchanan_0409133Olsson's -- Patrick Buchanan ("Where the Right Went Wrong")
Patrick Buchanan, senior advisor to three former American presidents and candidate for President three times discusses his new book. "Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency," in which Buchanan claims the Bush Administration and...
2005_VA_Hicks_05091413Olsson's -- Robert Hicks ("Widow of the South")
Robert Hicks: "Widow of the South":
The driving force behind the preservation and restoration of the historic Carnton plantation in Tennessee, Robert Hicks reads from his debut historical novel, Widow of the South. Based on true events in his hometown, Hicks follows the saga of Carrie McGavock, a...
2005_VA_Waller_0507284Olsson's -- Robert James Waller ("High Plains Tango")
Robert James Waller: Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller reads from his latest novel, High Plains Tango. Picking up where Bridges of Madison County and A Thousand Country Roads left off, Waller tells the story of Robert Kincaid's...
2005_DC_Ritter_0510126Olsson's -- Scott Ritter ("Iraq Confidential")
Scott Ritter is the straight-talking former marine officer who helped lead the UN weapons inspections of Iraq following the 1991 Gulf War. In his new book, Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein, he argues that Washington was...
2007_VA_McAuliffe_07021027Olsson's -- Terry McAuliffe ("What a Party!")
Terry McAuliffe - What a Party!: My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators and Other Wild Animals: To a generation of Democrats, Terry McAuliffe is the ultimate political insider -- confidante of the candidates, master strategist, mediator among party leaders, and...
2007_DC_Gunn_0704208Olsson's -- Tim Gunn ("A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style")
Tim Gunn with co-author Kate Moloney - Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style: The massively popular "Project Runway," with over 2 million viewers every week, introduced the world to a new fashion authority: Tim Gunn. As the shows style consultant, Tim has won over television audiences...
2006_DC_Wicker_0604264Olsson's -- Tom Wicker ("Shooting Star")
Tom Wicker - Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joseph McCarthy: America's most notorious demagogue emerges as less a fanatic than an opportunist in this lively political biography. Long-time New York Times political writer Tom Wicker, author of well-received studies of Eisenhower and other presidents,...
2003_DC_Horwitz_0309095Olsson's -- Tony Horwitz ("Confederates in the Attic")
Tony Horwitz, who had written "Confederates in the Attic," came to Olsson's to talk about his book about James Cook's epic voyages of discovery. The book is called "Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before" which documents Cook as well as Horwitz's attempts to see how this life...
2004_DC_Isaacson_0405172Olsson's -- Walter Isaacson and Arianna Huffington
2007_DC_Allawi_07040925Politics & Prose -- Ali A. Allawi ("The Occupation of Iraq")
Ali A. Allawi: "The Occupation of Iraq" (Yale Univ., $28): Allawi, who served postwar as minister of finance and minister of defense and is currently senior adviser to the Prime Minister of Iraq, offers a unique and valuable perspective in his critique of the occupation. Not only was there mismanagement...
2012_DC_Bechdel_12050460Politics & Prose -- Alison Bechdel ("Are You My Mother?")
Alison Bechdel - Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama:
In her acclaimed graphic memoir, Fun Home, Bechdel focused on her father, his secret life, and his death. Now she turns to her talented, emotionally repressed mother, exploring the family psychology and the tentative mother-daughter truce the two...
2007_DC_Marcus_07043029Politics & Prose -- Amy Dockser Marcus ("Jerusalem 1913")
Marcus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reported from Israel for seven years, has written a history of the rise of Zionist and Arab nationalism at the end of the Ottoman period and during the Mandate. The Wall Street Journal reporter sees two peoples whose aspirations were ultimately bound to...
2007_DC_Ferguson_07061429Politics & Prose -- Andrew Ferguson ("Land of Lincoln")
This delightful book defies definition. Ferguson explores, through his travels to Lincoln conferences and sites, the hold Lincoln has on the imagination of Americans: his words, his character, his accomplishments, and most of all the mythology.
The speaker was introduced by Mike Giarratano, events...
2007_DC_Rooney_07011018Politics & Prose -- Andy Rooney ("Out of My Mind")
The iconic 60 Minutes commentator is back with observations on topics as varied as breakfast cereal, marriage, and terrorism. Rooney will appear in conversation with Peter Osnos, founder and editor-at-large of PublicAffairs.
The speaker was introduced by Mark LaFramboise, from Politics and Prose.
2008_DC_Hemings_08092257Politics & Prose -- Annette Gordon-Reed ("The Hemingses of Monticello")
Continuing the work that resulted in her "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy," the historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed has done extensive research about the Hemings’s life in the Big House, as well as about their accompanying Jefferson to Paris. Her epic work tells...
2015_DC_Marra_15101678Politics & Prose -- Anthony Marra ("Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories")
Anthony Marra - The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories
Marra’s stunning first novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, won the National Book Critics Circle inaugural John Leonard Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction, and Politics & Prose’s inaugural Carla Cohen Literary Prize. His second...
2010_DC_Berman_10101393Politics & Prose -- Ari Berman ("Herding Donkeys") w/Howard Dean
Ari Berman - Herding Donkeys:
Berman’s lively account of the rise of the Democratic party from its 2004 low point starts with Howard Dean, then shows how the Obama campaign built on Dean’s ideas, especially his fifty-state strategy. A tribute to grassroots activism, the book demonstrates the crucial...
2008_DC_Huffington_08050558Politics & Prose -- Arianna Huffington ("Right Is Wrong")
Right-wing zealots have bequeathed voters an endless war in Iraq, a failing economy, a collapsing health-care system, and a war on science, says Huffington, publisher of one of the most widely read Internet journals. She also blames the media for presenting “both sides” as if there were no way of...
2008_DC_Spiegelman_08110756Politics & Prose -- Art Spiegelman ("Breakdowns")
Art Spiegelman: "Breakdowns". The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus explores the comics form—and how it formed him. Spiegelman traces his life, from a MAD-comics-obsessed boy in Queens to an adult examining his parents’ memories of Auschwitz. An illustrated essay looks back at the ’60s as the...
2010_DC_Yoo_Hoo_10090260Politics & Prose -- Aviva Kempner and Susan Stamberg ("Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg")
Aviva Kempner - Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg:
Kempner’s film uses vintage clips, behind-the-scenes-footage, and interviews to trace the life and work of Gertrude Berg, who wrote, starred in, and produced the first successful American sitcom, “The Goldbergs,” which ran from 1949 to 1956, and earned Berg the...
2015_DC_Ashes_15020879Politics & Prose -- Aviva Kempner, Menachem Rosensaft, Michael Brenner, and Matt Nosanchuk ("God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes")
Aviva Kempner, Menachem Rosensaft, Michael Brenner, and Matt Nosanchuk - God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors
Marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Rosensaft, general counsel of the World Jewish Congress, who has a...
2007_DC_Bradley_07040156Politics & Prose -- Bill Bradley ("The New American Story")
Senator Bill Bradley: "The New American Story" (Random House, $25.95). The former senator from New Jersey argues that two strong political parties are essential to our democracy. As he surveys the political landscape, he wonders whether the Democratic Party's reliance on charismatic leaders rather than...
2011_DC_Blur_11011785Politics & Prose -- Bill Kovach And Tom Rosenstiel ("Blur")
Bill Kovach And Tom Rosenstiel - Blur:
In their primer for consumers of information in the age of blogs and twitters, the authors, both experienced journalists, argue that readers must be editors, and they offer tips on fact-checking, prioritizing, and other skills needed to navigate the proliferating...
2014_DC_Mankoff_14040277Politics & Prose -- Bob Mankoff ("How About Never -- Is Never Good for You?")
Bob Mankoff - How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
It’s the burning question of every New Yorker reader: how do you win the caption contest? Mankoff, the magazine’s cartoon editor and a veteran contributor in the medium, recounts how he got his start as a cartoonist at age...
2011_DC_Reisman_10070764Politics & Prose -- Bob Riesman ("I Feel So Good")
Bob Riesman - I Feel So Good:
Riesman’s life of Big Bill Broonzy (1903–1958) encompasses the bluesman’s many pivotal roles. From melding the traditional, rural blues of his native Arkansas Delta region with the urban sound in 1930s Chicago, to influencing the resurgence of folk music after World War II...
2008_DC_Schieffer_08091545Politics & Prose -- Bob Schieffer ("Bob Schieffer's America")
With his critically acclaimed bestselling memoir "This Just In," Schieffer proved to be a natural storyteller and gifted writer. Delivered “to provoke thought, to explain a complicated subject, or to call attention to a human foible,” Schieffer’s television commentaries are also lively essays. This...
2014_DC_Novak_140208124Politics & Prose -- B.J. Novak ("One More Thing")
B. J. Novak - One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories:
The multi-talented actor, director, stand-up, and writer for the Emmy-award winning The Office makes his debut as a short-story writer with this funny and diverse collection of 64 works of fiction. Averaging about four pages each, these stories...
2010_DC_Carla54Politics & Prose -- Carla Cohen Tribute -- In-Store Displays
Pictures of the in-store displays for the Carla Cohen Tribute.
There's also a slide show highlighting Carla: ...
2010_DC_Carla_Tribute_101121260Politics & Prose -- Carla Cohen Tribute -- People
Speakers in sequence:
- Barbara Meade
- Anne Shields
- Howard Norman
- Mary Kay Zuravleff
- Seymour Hersh
- Alexandra Zapruder
- E.J. Dionne
- Phyllis Thereoux
- Mark LaFramboise
- David Cohen

The reception was catered by Judy Starrells. Contributions for the reception were...
2014_DC_Carla_PrizeM_140511133Politics & Prose -- Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners (w/Anthony Marra and David Finkel) -- Mingling
The Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners:
Established by friends and family of the founding owner of Politics & Prose, this annual award recognizes two authors of first or second books, one fiction, one nonfiction. Join us to celebrate the exceptional work of Anthony Marra, author of A...
2014_DC_Carla_PrizeP_14051197Politics & Prose -- Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners (w/Anthony Marra and David Finkel) -- Presentation
The Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners:
Established by friends and family of the founding owner of Politics & Prose, this annual award recognizes two authors of first or second books, one fiction, one nonfiction. Join us to celebrate the exceptional work of Anthony Marra, author of A...
2015_DC_Carla_PrizeM_15051655Politics & Prose -- Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners (w/Atticus Lish and Bryan Stevenson) -- Miscellaneous
2014 Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners:
Established last year by friends and family of the founding owner of Politics & Prose, this annual award recognizes two authors of first or second books, one fiction, one nonfiction. Join us to celebrate the exceptional work of Atticus Lish, author...
2015_DC_Carla_PrizeP_15051683Politics & Prose -- Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners (w/Atticus Lish and Bryan Stevenson) -- Presentation
2014 Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners:
Established last year by friends and family of the founding owner of Politics & Prose, this annual award recognizes two authors of first or second books, one fiction, one nonfiction. Join us to celebrate the exceptional work of Atticus Lish, author...
2007_DC_Manning_07041524Politics & Prose -- Chandra Manning ("What This Cruel War Was Over')
Manning, an assistant professor of history at Georgetown, examines what slavery meant to Union and Confederate soldiers. Examining original sources—regimental newspapers, letters, etc.—Manning found that Union soldiers identified the freeing of slaves as a goal, in contrast to Confederate solders, who...
2011_DC_Mann_11091139Politics & Prose -- Charles C. Mann ("1493")
Charles C. Mann - 1493:
The author of the best-selling 1491, the story of pre-Colombian America, here looks at the enormous impact of the European arrival in the New World. The ramifications were global: while trade altered the balance of power and wealth among nations, the Colombian Exchange, often...
2011_DC_Flood_11110556Politics & Prose -- Charles Flood ("Grant's Final Victory")
Charles Flood - Grant's Final Victory:
Grant’s Memoirs were an instant bestseller in 1885, and are still valued for their literary and historic merit. Gravely ill when he wrote, Grant died just four days after completing the manuscript. Flood’s moving account of Grant’s last years is as illuminating...
2015_DC_Clinton_15092429Politics & Prose -- Chelsea Clinton ("It's Your World")
Chelsea Clinton - It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference....
2011_DC_Matthews_11112866Politics & Prose -- Chris Matthews ("Jack Kennedy")
Chris Matthews - Jack Kennedy:
The highlights of JFK’s life are well known. In his recounting of Kennedy’s family life, his PT boat rescue, his stellar rise in politics, Matthews draws on interviews with Kennedy’s associates, oral histories, and a range of other documents to show how Kennedy really...
2007_DC_Matthews_07100557Politics & Prose -- Chris Matthews ("Life's a Campaign")
Chris Matthews "Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me about Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success": During the lifespan of P&P, our longtime friend and supporter Chris Matthews has risen from political aide to TV superstar. In his new book, much like his earlier book Hardball, Matthews...
2007_DC_Buckley_07040526Politics & Prose -- Christopher Buckley ("Boomsday")
Christopher Buckley: "Boomsday" (Twelve, $24.99): Buckley, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, returns to Politics and Prose with another rollicking romp through Washington politics. His new political satire pits Twenty-Somethings against Baby Boomers, with a heroine who suggests that Baby...
2014_DC_Todd_14120266Politics & Prose -- Chuck Todd ("The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House")
Chuck Todd - The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House:
An outsider may be more aware of the flaws in a system than someone used to the status quo, but making effective changes often requires insider savvy. Todd, host of Meet the Press, frequent political commentator, and coauthor of How Obama Won,...
2011_DC_Lusane_11021966Politics & Prose -- Clarence Lusane ("Black History Of The White House")
Clarence Lusane - The Black History Of The White House:
Lusane’s chronicle of the White House is also the story of the struggle for civil rights in America. A professor at American University and former editor of Black Political Agenda, Lusane recounts the stories of the black laborers who built the...
2007_DC_Eals_07081575Politics & Prose -- Clay Eals ("Steve Goodman") (w/Tom Paxton and Saul Broudy)
In Steve Goodman’s short life, he made an incalculable contribution to American folk music (“City of New Orleans,” “A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request”). Drawing upon hundreds of interviews, Clay Eals has compiled a one-of-a-kind chronology of this truly original, consummately talented singer-songwriter....
2010_DC_Yoe_100416137Politics & Prose -- Craig Yoe and Warren Bernard ("Great Anti-War Cartoons")
Yoe, a historian of cartoons, has assembled a vast array of anti-war comics that span the globe and date back to the 1600s. These comics run the gamut of emotions, from Bill Mauldin’s humor to Francisque Poulbot’s sorrow. Yoe’s presentation will include source material from Warren Bernard’s private...
2013_DC_Balz_13080747Politics & Prose -- Dan Balz ("Collision 2012")
Dan Balz - Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America:
Obama’s re-election was strikingly different from his 2008 victory. In this detailed review of the 2012 presidential race, Balz, Washington Post correspondent and Washington Week panelist, looks at both the Obama and...
2011_DC_Rasmussen_11011577Politics & Prose -- Daniel Rasmussen ("American Uprising")
Daniel Rasmussen - American Uprising:
The largest slave rebellion in American history took place in New Orleans in January 1811. Of 500 armed slaves, more than 100 were killed by federal troops and French planters, after which news of the incident was suppressed. Rasmussen’s extensive research into the...
2008_DC_Schorr_08012227Politics & Prose -- Daniel Schorr ("Come To Think of It")
Our dear friend, the remarkable Dan Schorr, has compiled his scripts from his years at National Public Radio. His journalism career spans seventy years, reporting World War II, the Kennedy assassination, right on through to 9/11 and its aftermath. His experience and wisdom emerge clearly from these...
2014_DC_Barry_14030675Politics & Prose -- Dave Barry ("You Can Date Boys When You're Forty")
Dave Barry - You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About:
Barry’s new essay collection is “about many things,” but foremost among them is the popular humorist’s role as a parent. Thanks to his teenage daughter, the sixty-five-year-old writer...
2008_DC_Price_08062134Politics & Prose -- David A. Price ("The Pixar Touch")
Before the success of Toy Story, Pixar Animation Studios was a struggling computer company. What happened to turn computer animation from an unprofitable fringe industry into the entertainment dynamo it is now? Price has interviewed dozens of company insiders, from executives to animators. 
The speaker...
2015_DC_Baldacci_15112456Politics & Prose -- David Baldacci ("The Guilty")
David Baldacci - The Guilty:
Starting with The Innocent, Will Robie staked his claim as one of the most coldly efficient professional killers any government could have on retainer. On his fourth international mission, however, Robie chokes. He can’t pull the trigger. To go forward, Robie must go...
2012_DC_Fox_Effect_12022766Politics & Prose -- David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt ("The Fox Effect")
David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt -- The Fox Effect:
With co-author Ari Rabin-Havt, Brock, founder and CEO of Media Matters for America and author of the political memoir Blinded by the Right, traces changes in Fox News since Roger Ailes became its president in 1996. Using memos and tapes leaked by Fox...
2008_DC_Hajdu_08040744Politics & Prose -- David Hajdu ("The Ten-Cent Plague")
David Hajdu "The Ten-Cent Plague":
This dark and scary tale from the music critic at the New Republic and author of Positively Fourth Street is also a true one. During the political witchhunts of the ’50s, another menace appeared: comic books. Causing moral panic, comics were blamed for antisocial...
2008_DC_Macaulay_08102133Politics & Prose -- David Macaulay ("The Way We Work")
As he did for machines in The Way Things Work, Macaulay explains the body’s smallest building blocks, and then shows how each of the major systems works. Once again, he gives us clear explanations, humor, and wonderful illustrations.
The speaker was introduced by Gussie Lewis, from Politics and...
2010_DC_Maraniss_10031951Politics & Prose -- David Maraniss ("Into The Story")
David Maraniss - Into The Story:
This collection of 32 stories and essays by our friend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author (Clemente, They Marched Into Sunlight), covers a rich array of topics, focusing on history as it affects individuals. Maraniss revisits Vietnam with an American...
2015_DC_Maraniss_15092934Politics & Prose -- David Maraniss ("Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story")
David Maraniss - Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story:
Journalist, historian, biographer, and a Washington Post associate editor, the award-winning Maraniss has written critically acclaimed books on events including the Vietnam War and the 1960 Rome Olympics, and turned out thorough, even definitive...
2012_DC_Nasaw_12111444Politics & Prose -- David Nasaw ("The Patriarch")
David Nasaw - The Patriarch:
With unprecedented access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers, the award-winning biographer of Andrew Carnegie and William Randolph Hearst gets behind the myths and mysteries to tell the truth about this complex man. Kennedy’s boundless ambition led him into myriad business,...
2011_DC_Ackerman_11041044Politics & Prose -- Diane Ackerman ("One Hundred Names for Love")
Diane Ackerman - One Hundred Names for Love:
In 2005 Ackerman’s husband, the British writer Paul West, suffered a stroke that severely damaged the language centers in his brain. She encouraged him to record his experience in The Shadow Factory, and now adds her own powerful and moving memoir from the...
2008_DC_Meyer_08081147Politics & Prose -- Dick Meyer ("Why We Hate Us")
A long-time CBS journalist, now with NPR, Meyer has identified pervasive marketing, perversion of culture, and self-promotion as contributing to an absence of self-respect among American citizens. He makes suggestions for ways out of the demeaning cultural zeitgeist.
The speaker was introduced by Bill...
2007_DC_McCaig_07040719Politics & Prose -- Donald McCaig ("Canaan")
Donald McCaig "Canaan" (W.W. Norton, $24.95): McCaig’s novels brilliantly marry history and fiction. Jacob's Ladder , his first, was an unsentimental story about the ravages of the Civil War in Virginia. His new book starts at the war's end and ends at Custer's Last Stand, with characters who reflect...
2015_DC_Waller_15102545Politics & Prose -- Douglas Waller ("Disciples")
Douglas Waller - Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan
Waller, a former correspondent for Newsweek and Time, and the author of A Question of Loyalty and other books of military and intelligence history, follows up his biography of Wild Bill Donovan...
2011_DC_Waller_11021367Politics & Prose -- Douglas Waller ("Wild Bill Donovan")
Douglas Waller - Wild Bill Donovan:
Called “Wild Bill” for his battlefield bravado in World War I, Donovan led the Office of Strategic Services during the Second World War, introducing covert methods of warfare that became the stuff of spy legends. Separating the man from the myths, Waller, author of A...
2011_DC_Hurricane_11021578Politics & Prose -- Dr. Rubin Carter and Ken Klonsky ("Eye Of The Hurricane")
Dr. Rubin Carter and Ken Klonsky - The Eye Of The Hurricane:
Dr. Carter, once a boxing champion, was wrongfully convicted of murder and served nineteen years in prison. His story has been told in the film The Hurricane; now he speaks for himself. Working with Klonsky, a journalist and prisoners’...
2011_DC_Showalter_11012743Politics & Prose -- Elaine Showalter ("The Vintage Book Of American Women Writers")
Elaine Showalter - The Vintage Book Of American Women Writers:
Showalter introduced readers to dozens of heretofore overlooked literary figures in A Jury of her Peers, her comprehensive study of women writers. Now she has edited a rich selection of poetry and fiction by American women from Anne...
2012_DC_Clift_12052443Politics & Prose -- Eleanor Clift ("Selecting A President")
Eleanor Clift - Selecting A President:
The first in a series of civics primers designed for students, this volume clearly and cogently describes the U.S. presidential electoral system. Clift, political commentator and reporter for television and print media, with Matthew Spieler, a former social policy...
2011_DC_Counterstrike_11091043Politics & Prose -- Eric Schmitt & Thom Shanker ("Counterstrike")
Eric Schmitt & Thom Shanker: Counterstrike:
National security correspondents for The New York Times, the authors recount the evolution of America’s struggle against Al Qaeda from the initial “war on terror” to a more nuanced approach. Using Cold War deterrence strategy, for instance, military,...
2008_DC_Jarecki_08102830Politics & Prose -- Eugene Jarecki ("The American Way of War")
A sequel to his award-winning film, Why We Fight, Jarecki's book argues that George Washington, and later Dwight Eisenhower, each correctly forewarned of the growth of a military-industrial complex antithetical to democratic values.
The speaker was introduced by Mike Giarratano, events manager for...
2014_DC_Doctorow_14012153Politics & Prose -- E.L. Doctorow ("Andrew's Brain")
E.L. Doctorow - Andrew's Brain:
Andrew's Brain (Random House, $26), the latest novel from the author of bestsellers including Ragtime, The March, and Homer and Langley is a vivid examination of whether or not a man can know his own mind. Cast as a kind of dialogue, the narrative follows Andrew and an...
2011_DC_Fukuyama_11042559Politics & Prose -- Francis Fukuyama ("The Origins Of Political Order")
Francis Fukuyama: The Origins Of Political Order
The first of a projected two-volume study of state formation, the latest work from the author of the much-discussed End of History takes a rich, multidisciplinary approach, examining how politics and government are grounded in geography, biology,...
2008_DC_Harris_08042795Politics & Prose -- Fred Harris ("Does People Do It?")
Former Senator Fred Harris has penned a charming autobiography. Son of an Oklahoma tenant farmer, Fred was the first member of his family to attend college. He remembers his Uncle Ralph saying, “whatever your job is, go about it like you was killing snakes.” And that is how Harris has tried to live his...
2008_DC_Krupp_08032585Politics & Prose -- Fred Krupp ("Earth The Sequel")
Fred Krupp, "Earth the Sequel" (W.W. Norton, $24.95). These stories of everyday innovators and influential investors prove that solutions to global warming and energy efficiency are not only possible—they’re under way. The future depends on initiative, inspiration and, above all, coherent policies,...
2014_DC_Sherman_14020746Politics & Prose -- Gabriel Sherman ("The Loudest Voice in the Room")
Gabriel Sherman - The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—And Divided a Country:
Rupert Murdoch tapped Roger Ailes in 1996 to develop Fox News, and neither the media nor the political landscape has been the same since. Sherman, New America Foundation...
2011_DC_Graff_11041651Politics & Prose -- Garrett M. Graff ("The Threat Matrix")
The age of terrorism has introduced new kinds of threats that call for new strategies to keep America secure. In his portrait of today’s FBI, Graff, the editor-in-chief of The Washingtonian, draws on extensive interviews and once-secret documents to present a new generation of agents.
The speaker was...
2015_DC_Hart_15072068Politics & Prose -- Gary Hart ("Republic of Conscience")
Gary Hart - The Republic of Conscience:
Hart, Colorado senator from 1975 to 1987 and currently the U.S. special envoy to Northern Ireland, is both a political progressive and a self-described “political…fundamentalist.” In his latest work of political theory, the author of The Courage of Our...
2008_DC_GWill_08061630Politics & Prose -- George Will ("One Man's America")
The distinguished Washington journalist’s new book is both personal and political. He travels through America, visiting Chicago, Los Angeles, and the Virginia Civil War battlefields. He also gives us glimpses of his own life, his thirty-five-year-old Down syndrome son and his recently deceased mother....
2015_DC_Xi_Governance_150917109Politics & Prose -- Gua Weimin, Di Dongsheng, and Ross Terrill ("Xi Jinping: The Governance of China")
Xi Jinping - The Governance of China:
In anticipation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States this month, Politics and Prose is hosting a special event at the store on September 17 featuring several Chinese authorities. Participants were:
* Gua Weimin, deputy director of the...
2007_DC_Asim_07042153Politics & Prose -- Jabari Asim ("The N Word")
Asim, op-ed columnist for the Washington Post, gives the definitive history of "the N word" from Thomas Jefferson's essays on slavery to current usage in hip-hop culture. Asim concludes that despite efforts to "reclaim" the word, it remains a slur, although its power can, rarely, be used for good.
The...
2013_DC_Swanson_13111661Politics & Prose -- James L. Swanson ("End of Days") w/Ron Collins
James L. Swanson - End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Rife with theories, reports, and legends, the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy have had long afterlives. Swanson delved into the first in his bestselling Manhunt, and now looks at the second, taking readers through an...
2007_DC_McPherson_07022832Politics & Prose -- James McPherson ("This Might Scourge")
James M. McPherson: This Mighty Scourge: America’s preeminent Civil War historian (Battle Cry of Freedom, Crossroads of Freedom) has gathered together a group of his essays—some previously unpublished—on the Civil War, including essays on General Robert E. Lee’s goals in the Gettysburg campaign, Lincoln...
2008_DC_McPherson_08101927Politics & Prose -- James McPherson ("Tried By War")
The master Civil War historian considers Lincoln America’s greatest war leader.  With no previous military experience, Lincoln invented the idea of commander in chief, dictating strategy, mobilizing public opinion, and cajoling reluctant generals. In doing so, Lincoln violated some long-standing civil...
2013_DC_Reston_13101938Politics & Prose -- James Reston, Jr. ("The Accidental Victim")
James Reston, Jr. - The Accidental Victim
Expanding on the Time cover story he wrote for the 25th anniversary of the JFK assassination, Reston revisits the historic event to ask if the man who died was the one Oswald meant to kill. Rejecting not only conspiracy theories but the assumption that Oswald’s...
2007_DC_Gaines_07091511Politics & Prose -- James R. Gaines ("For Liberty and Glory")
Barely over 20 years old, Lafayette became one of Washington's most successful generals. Separated by a generation, Washington was the age of Lafayette's father, they had a warm personal relationship, noteworthy because of Washington's reserve. They were men who made their times and were also made by...
2011_DC_Close_110816115Politics & Prose -- Jennifer Close ("Girls In White Dresses")
Jennifer Close - Girls In White Dresses:
Close’s debut fiction chronicles the ups and downs, the heartaches and headaches, of three young women. Getting by with a little help from each other, Isabella, Mary, and Lauren work at jobs they feel ambivalent about and fall in love with men they know they...
2015_DC_Eisenberg_15112070Politics & Prose -- Jesse Eisenberg ("Bream Gives Me Hiccups")
Jesse Eisenberg - Bream Gives Me Hiccups:
To accomplishments that include writing and acting in plays—most recently with Vanessa Redgrave—publishing in The New Yorker, and being nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Social Network, Eisenberg now adds a lively collection of short fiction....
2010_DC_Lehrer_10051662Politics & Prose -- Jim Lehrer ("Super")
In his 20th novel, the prolific PBS NewsHour anchor focuses on the Santa Fe Railroad’s luxurious Super Chief, which traveled between Chicago and Los Angeles in 39 hours. Set in 1956 and based on actual events, the book is a murder mystery as well as a look at the train’s wealthy and glamorous...
2010_DC_Carter_10113091Politics & Prose -- Jimmy Carter ("White House Diary")
Former President Carter kept a diary during his term as Chief Executive, and by the time he left office he had written some 5,000 pages on issues such as energy, the Camp David Accords, and the Iranian hostage crisis, as well as domestic politics. Now he has gathered selections from these journals,...
2015_DC_Klein_15102024Politics & Prose -- Joe Klein ("Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home")
Joe Klein - Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home
In his seventh book, Klein, author of the legendary Primary Colors and the award-winning Time “In the Arena” columnist, tells the inspiring story of Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL who was eager to put his military...
2010_DC_Banville_10022547Politics & Prose -- John Banville ("The Infinities")
John Banville, "The Infinities":
John Banville, winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Sea, returns to read from his 15th novel. An elegant fiction about mortality and the immortals who may surround us, the book tells the story of the final days of Adam Godley, a renowned mathematician, the family who...
2007_DC_Dean_07091427Politics & Prose -- John Dean ("Broken Government")
President Nixon’s White House counsel, John Dean, has created a successful post-Watergate career as a political analyst, commentator, and author. His new book examines the institutional damage he believes the Republican Party has inflicted on the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of...
2007_DC_McPhee_07050110Politics & Prose -- John ("Uncommon Carriers") and Martha McPhee ("L'America")
John McPhee ("Uncommon Carriers") and Martha McPhee ("L'America"). We are proud to welcome one of the grand masters of literature, John McPhee, in a joint appearance with his daughter Martha, a well-received novelist in her own right. She was described in a Washington Post review of L’America as a...
2009_DC_Meacham_09010726Politics & Prose -- Jon Meacham ("American Lion")
Jon Meacham: American Lion. The Newsweek editor and author of Franklin and Winston and American Gospel presents a new look at the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Meacham sketches a fresh, colorful, and very human portrait of the man. He credits Jackson with guiding the country away from elitism and into...
2012_DC_Meacham_12111576Politics & Prose -- Jon Meacham ("Thomas Jefferson")
Jon Meacham - Thomas Jefferson:
Meacham’s Jefferson was an Enlightenment Age renaissance man. President and politician, he was also a visionary and philosopher, an inventor, an architect, a gardener—and much else. In this comprehensive portrait, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Andrew Jackson...
2015_DC_Friedlander_15113045Politics & Prose -- Judah Friedlander ("If the Raindrops United")
Judah Friedlander - If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons:
A stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander appeared in American Splendor and is best known for his work in 30 Rock. But he’s not just a multi-talented performer—Friedlander has written the karate primer, How to Beat Up Anybody, and he’s...
2010_DC_Feiffer_10031878Politics & Prose -- Jules Feiffer ("Backing Into Forward")
Jules Feiffer - Backing Into Forward: Feiffer, the inimitable cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and author of novels, nonfiction, and children’s books, tells his life story as a series of creative pursuits and encounters with powerful mentors. From his childhood strategy of avoiding bullies by...
2015_DC_Abdul-Jabbar_15103161Politics & Prose -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ("Mycroft Holme")
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Mycroft Holme:
In his first novel for adults, the NBA-legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of On the Shoulders of Giants and, not-incidentally, a long-time fan of the Holmes mysteries, focuses on Sherlock’s older, smarter but, according to Arthur Conan Doyle, less industrious,...
2011_DC_Marlantes_11091952Politics & Prose -- Karl Marlantes ("What It's Like To Go To War")
Karl Marlantes - What It's Like To Go To War:
What Marlantes experienced in Vietnam as a twenty-three-year-old lieutenant of a platoon of forty marines has haunted him since 1969. He turned his tour of duty into the acclaimed novel Matterhorn, and in his first book of nonfiction he continues his...
2007_DC_Ackerman_07051251Politics & Prose -- Kenneth D. Ackerman ("Young J. Edgar")
Kenneth D. Ackerman, "Young J. Edgar" (Carroll & Graf, $28.95): Attorney General Palmer chose his 24-year-old assistant J. Edgar Hoover to lead a series of nationwide “raids against terrorism” in 1919. Ackerman, a lawyer and writer, explains how Hoover was chosen immediately afterward to head the FBI,...
2015_DC_Explorers_Guild_151024112Politics & Prose -- Kevin Costner, Jon Baird, and Rick Ross ("The Explorers Guild") w/Keith Donohue
Kevin Costner, Jon Baird, Rick Ross - The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala
Costner, the actor, director, and producer, created The Explorers Guild with his Horizon co-writer, Jon Baird, who is a former editor of Harvard Lampoon and author of Day Job and Songs From Nowhere Near the...
2008_DC_Dozier_08052848Politics & Prose -- Kimberly Dozier ("Breathing the Fire")
On Memorial Day 2006, while reporting from Baghdad for CBS News, Dozier and her crew were victims of a car bombing. The attack killed the crew.Dozier, though wounded, remained conscious, and here she recounts her experience of the attack and the struggle to survive, cope, and heal.
The speaker was...
2015_DC_MasurMcP_15051351Politics & Prose -- Louis Masur ("Lincoln's Last Speech") and James McPherson ("War That Forged A Nation")
Louis P. Masur - Lincoln's Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion & James M. McPherson - The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters
Lincoln oversaw the start of the Civil War but was not there for its end or, more importantly, for the Reconstruction of the...
2008_DC_Barry_08100361Politics & Prose -- Lynda Barry ("What It Is")
The latest from this master of brush, pen, and ink includes comic panels from Barry’s artistic life; full-page collages crammed with imagery and questions; and a workbook with real exercises from her workshops. Plus a sweet coda: her own sketches and jottings while she worked on the book.
The speaker...
2010_DC_Olson_10022246Politics & Prose -- Lynne Olson ("Citizens of London")
Lynne Olson - Citizens Of London:
Olson follows Troublesome Young Men, her account of the renegade Tories who put Churchill in power, with another fine history of the period. She focuses on three resolute Americans who supported the Brits and helped bring the U.S. to their rescue: Edward R. Murrow;...
2012_DC_Bowden_12102728Politics & Prose -- Mark Bowden ("The Finish")
Mark Bowden - The Finish:
As he did in Black Hawk Down for the 1993 Mogadishu operation that left eighteen American soldiers dead, Bowden has written a definitive account of the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden. Combining deep knowledge of U.S. special forces, access to government...
2010_DC_Feldstein_10100250Politics & Prose -- Mark Feldstein ("Poisoning The Press")
Mark Feldstein - Poisoning The Press:
In their long, public, and very dirty fight, Richard Nixon and the columnist Jack Anderson set the stage for the contentious relationship between government and the press that Feldstein—a George Washington University professor of media and public affairs—sees...
2011_DC_FoggyBk_11010836Politics & Prose -- Matthew Gilmore And Joshua Olsen ("Foggy Bottom And The West End In Vintage Images")
Matthew Gilmore And Joshua Olsen - Foggy Bottom And The West End In Vintage Images:
With period photographs and thoroughly researched text, the authors - both associated with the area’s history discussion list and web site H-DC - recreate the factories, breweries, and gasworks that once stood where...
2008_DC_Dobbs_08062230Politics & Prose -- Michael Dobbs ("One Minute to Midnight")
Michael Dobbs: "One Minute to Midnight": Washington Post reporter Dobbs has produced an authoritative history of what most people believe was the closest the U.S. and USSR came to a nuclear blowup. Early reviewers have praised the book’s pacing and style, as well as its abundance of new factual...
2012_DC_Dobbs_12102658Politics & Prose -- Michael Dobbs ("Six Months in 1945")
Michael Dobbs - Six Months in 1945:
Meeting in Yalta in 1945, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin intended to end World War II. As they divided Europe into two spheres of influence, however, they began the next conflict—the Cold War. Dobbs, a former Washington Post foreign correspondent who covered the...
2010_DC_Lewis_10031869Politics & Prose -- Michael Lewis ("The Big Short") w/Joel Achenbach
Michael Lewis (in conversation with Joel Achenbach) - The Big Short:
The bestselling author of Liar’s Poker and other books about money, Lewis here presents his interpretation of how and why the American economy has tanked. From villains on Wall Street to ineffectual government regulatory agencies, and...
2010_DC_Norris_10101257Politics & Prose -- Michele Norris ("The Grace of Silence")
Michele Norris - The Grace Of Silence:
This memoir by the co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered delves into both family and national history to paint a vivid picture of the lasting effects of racism. Norris weaves memories of her Minneapolis childhood with events she learned of only later, chief...
2013_DC_Shyamalan_13110668Politics & Prose -- M. Night Shyamalan ("I Got Schooled") w/Chris Matthews
M. Night Shyamalan - I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap
Shyamalan wanted to do more than help just a few individuals with the foundation he and his wife started—he wanted to effect lasting improvements in the...
2010_DC_Philbrick_10051457Politics & Prose -- Nathaniel Philbrick ("The Last Stand")
Philbrick follows his nautical bestsellers, The Heart of the Sea and Sea of Glory, with this vivid account of General Custer’s defeat. While Custer lost his battle against the Plains Indian tribes led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, the event also proved to be the Plains Indians’ own last stand.
The...
2006_DC_Gabler_06121311Politics & Prose -- Neal Gabler ("Walt Disney")
Neal Gabler: "Walt Disney": The well-known Hollywood chronicler is the first writer to be given unlimited access to the Disney archives. In this exhaustively researched biography, Gabler captures the vision of Walt Disney as he transformed animation into an art form and, from movies to themeparks, made...
2009_DC_Sheehan_09100475Politics & Prose -- Neil Sheehan ("A Fiery Peace in a Cold War')
Neil Sheehan - A Fiery Peace In A Cold War: World War II morphed quickly into a Cold War with a race for new and more deadly weapons. A convergence of many factors led to the arms race: 1) The new President Truman was unlikely to give the Soviets the benefit of the doubt, for he was not involved enough...
2010_DC_Ngugi_10031771Politics & Prose -- Ngugi wa Thiong’o ("Dreams In A Time Of War")
Ngugi wa Thiong’o: Dreams In A Time Of War
As he recounts in his memoir, the future professor and author of Wizard of the Crow, Decolonizing the Mind, and other books, was born in rural Kenya, the fifth child of his father’s third wife. From the effects of World War II on the then-British colony to the...
2010_DC_Carr_10062939Politics & Prose -- Nicholas Carr ("The Shallows")
Nicholas Carr - The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains:
Expanding his much-discussed Atlantic Monthly article about the Internet’s social and cognitive effects, Carr argues from scientific and anecdotal evidence that the Web, by fostering distraction in place of concentration, changes...
2011_DC_Galifianakis_110211241Politics & Prose -- Nick Galifianakis ("If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute")
Nick Galifianakis - If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute:
Since 1997 Galifianakis has drawn the cartoons for the nationally syndicated advice column by Carolyn Hax, a selection of which appeared in the 2001 book, Tell Me About It: Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat ... and 56 Other Things NOT to Do While...
2015_DC_Art_of_RT_150109106Politics & Prose -- Nick Galifianakis, Gene Weingarten, and David Apatoff ("Art of Richard Thompson")
Nick Galifianakis, Gene Weingarten,and David Apatoff - The Art of Richard Thompson
Named the Outstanding Cartoonist of 2010 by the National Cartoonists Society, Richard Thompson is best known for his syndicated series, Cul de Sac. But his work encompasses much more, and in this colorful career...
2013_DC_Graphic_Novels_130916102Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Art and Style of Graphic Novels" -- w/Glen Weldon, Laura Lee Gulledge, Rutu Modan, Matt Phelan, and Gene Yang
The Art and Style of Graphic Novels: Panel Discussion:
Join moderator Glen Weldon, author and a contributor to NPR’s pop culture blog and podcast, for the second P&P graphic novel panel with some of today’s most innovative artists. Discussing and demonstrating their work with Weldon are graphic...
2015_DC_Picture_Book_151108109Politics & Prose -- Panel --"Too Good to Miss -- Picture Books for Older Readers" w/Julie Danielson, Jason Chin, Christopher Myers, John Parra, Chris Soentpiet, and Jacqueline Woodson
Third Annual Picture Book Panel: Too Good to Miss—Picture Books for Older Readers:
Two years ago, a spellbinding event with author and editor David Levithan and author Jacqueline Woodson made us eager to hear more conversations between major figures in children's and young adult literature. To create...
2007_DC_Oliphant_07101880Politics & Prose -- Pat Oliphant ("Leadership: Political Cartoons - The Bush Years")
Pat Oliphant's newest collection of sharp-witted cartoons tackles Bush's tenure in office, taking him and other leaders to task. Oliphant, a Pulitzer winner, is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world.
Neither Democrat nor Republican is safe from the influential paintbrush of...
2013_DC_Dickson_13011943Politics & Prose -- Paul Dickson ("Words from the White House")
Paul Dickson - Words from the White House:
There’s British English and American English—and it’s been that way for a long time. The Founding Fathers saw coining words as a way to build a distinct culture, and Dickson’s latest fascinating compendium is a gathering of terms and phrases contributed by...
2007_DC_Karasik_07080124Politics & Prose -- Paul Karasik ("I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets")
With fanatic zeal, Karasik spent years tracking down and archiving the almost-forgotten comic book tales of Fletcher Hanks. They are uncanny tales from the golden age of comics, where the heroes have a penchant for poetic justice. Then Karasik gives us his powerful personal narrative of meeting Hanks’s...
2009_DC_Karasik_09101849Politics & Prose -- Paul Karasik ("You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation")
Paul Karasik, Ed. - You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation: Since the release of I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets, Karasik has archived even more of Fletcher Hank’s brutally surreal comics and here he presents a second sampling of Hank’s work. An expansive introduction offers details on the...
2011_DC_Starr_11102946Politics & Prose -- Paul Starr ("Remedy And Reaction")
Paul Starr - Remedy And Reaction:
Why is America’s health-care system so difficult to reform? In his history of recent health-care battles, Starr offers both an insider’s perspective, drawing on his experience as a senior advisor on health care policy to President Clinton, as well as that of a...
2011_DC_Spousonomics_11040314Politics & Prose -- Paula Szuchman & Jenny Anderson ("Spousonomics")
Paula Szuchman & Jenny Anderson - Spousonomics:
Applying economic theory to marital relations, the authors examine marriage in terms of loss- aversion, division of labor, information asymmetry, and the like to help couples resolve the daily trials of togetherness. Letting theory play out in case...
2011_DC_Bergen_11011657Politics & Prose -- Peter Bergen ("The Longest War")
Peter Bergen - The Longest War:
CNN national security analyst and author of The Osama bin Laden I Know, Bergen is one of the foremost experts about al-Qaeda. Working from long-term knowledge of the region and extensive interviews with combatants, he argues here that mainstream Islam, not Western force,...
2009_DC_Yarrow_091002123Politics & Prose -- Peter Yarrow ("Day Is Done")
Peter Yarrow, of the wonderful trio Peter, Paul and Mary, wrote Day is Done as an anti-war song during the Vietnam era. With colorful illustrations by Melissa Sweet, the lyrics make a beautiful picture book, which comes with a CD. Yarrow will join us to sing some old favorites and sign his book. All...
2013_DC_Moe_13092768Politics & Prose -- Richard Moe ("Roosevelt's Second Act")
Richard Moe - Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War:
In deciding to run for an unprecedented third term as president, FDR weighed a number of factors, from domestic politics and the odds that another Democrat could defeat the Republican candidate, Wendell Wilkie, to the...
2015_DC_Price_15030256Politics & Prose -- Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) ("The Whites")
Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) - The Whites
Writing as Harry Brandt, Price has concocted a fast-paced literary thriller that pays homage as much to Melville as it does to today’s urban realities. Billy Graves has barely hung on in the NYPD since he accidentally shot a ten-year-old boy nearly...
2013_DC_Rashke_13011932Politics & Prose -- Richard Rashke ("Useful Enemies")
Richard Rashke - Useful Enemies:
The author of The Killing of Karen Silkwood and Escape from Sobibor investigates this country’s post-war immigration policy, which admitted many former Nazis who had technical skills useful to space and science programs, while denying entry to Holocaust victims....
2010_DC_RTKK_100909186Politics & Prose -- Richard Thompson and Keith Knight
Richard Thompson & Keith Knight:
Richard Thompson -- Cul De Sac Golden Treasury (Andrews McMeel, $16.99), and
Keith Knight -- The Knight Life (Grand Central, $17.99).
In conjunction with the Small Press Expo (September 11-12 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center), we’re delighted...
2007_DC_Atkinson_07100424Politics & Prose -- Rick Atkinson ("Day of Battle")
"The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 " by Rick Atkinson. The second volume of the "Liberation Trilogy" is a harrowing history of the Allied campaign in Italy from July 1943 to June 1944. According to Atkinson's detailed account, the campaign was poorly planned and wracked with...
2012_DC_Atkinson_1211149Politics & Prose -- Rick Atkinson ("My Bookstore")
Rick Atkinson - My Bookstore:
Atkinson, D.C.-based author of Day of Battle, An Army at Dawn, and other works, is one of seventy-six contributors to this anthology of essays, odes, and tributes to the special relationship between writers and their local bookstores. Edited by Ronald Rice, a publishing...
2010_DC_Riordan_100506178Politics & Prose -- Rick Riordan ("The Red Pyramid")
The author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Rick Riordan will present and sign his new book, which begins a new series and introduces his fans to an entirely different pantheon of gods!

Carter and Sadie Kane are working on a research experiment with their Egyptologist father when the Egyptian god...
2015_DC_Reich_15100267Politics & Prose -- Robert B. Reich ("Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few")
Robert B. Reich - Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few
Reich’s distinguished career spans three administrations, including a tenure as Clinton’s secretary of labor. He has been awarded the Vaclav Havel Foundation Prize for work in economic and social thought, and is the author of a dozen books,...
2007_DC_Reich_07091327Politics & Prose -- Robert B. Reich ("Supercapitalism")
Reich points out that capitalism may have triumphed following the end of the cold war, but democracy has weakened. America and many emerging democracies are stifled by corruption and "political domination by small elites." The challenge Reich sets forth is to involve citizens rather than companies in...
2007_DC_Novak_07071856Politics & Prose -- Robert D. Novak ("Prince of Darkness")
Journalist and pundit Robert Novak, the man who outed Valerie Plame, retraces his 50-year career in this no-holds-barred memoir. Novak is feisty and revealing as he recounts his political journey to the right, his spiritual conversion from secular Jew to Catholic, his battles with liquor, and his...
2011_DC_Massie_11112837Politics & Prose -- Robert K. Massie ("Catherine The Great")
Robert K. Massie - Catherine The Great:
With award-winning biographies of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and the Romanovs already under his belt, Massie is a natural to tell the story of Catherine (1729-1796). And it’s a remarkable story: born to a minor noble family in Germany, she was only...
2007_DC_Shrum_07062028Politics & Prose -- Robert Shrum ("No Excuses")
Shrum got a large share of the blame for the losing Democratic presidential campaigns of 2000 and 2004. Now he promises to reveal the real reasons why the Kerry campaign didn't respond faster to the Swift Boat attacks, why Al Gore didn't let Bill Clinton campaign in 2000, as well as how Clinton got...
2008_DC_Remini_08103037Politics & Prose -- Robert V. Remini ("A Short History of the United States")
Remini, emeritus professor of history and winner of the National Book Award for The Life of Andrew Jackson, has accomplished the nearly impossible: a lively, brief, and balanced history of four centuries of America from its discovery to the current outbreak of terrorism.
The speaker was introduced by...
2013_DC_Wilson_13081946Politics & Prose -- Robert Wilson ("Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation")
Robert Wilson - Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation:
Mathew Brady is remembered as perhaps the Civil War photographer—but in fact he couldn’t stomach battlefields and assigned others to take the pictures that his photographic service then managed. Wilson, American Scholar editor and biographer of...
2009_DC_Merry_09120275Politics & Prose -- Robert W. Merry ("A Country Of Vast Designs")
Robert W. Merry - A Country Of Vast Designs:
Robert Merry, publisher of Congressional Quarterly, examines the one-term presidency of James Polk and concludes that Polk’s tenure in the White House has been underrated. Polk not only won the struggle with Britain over the Oregon Territory, but he also...
2008_DC_Mudd_08041360Politics & Prose -- Roger Mudd ("The Place To Be")
In his nostalgic memoir, the longtime, award-winning TV anchorman recalls his salad days, the 20 years he spent in the CBS News Washington bureau before an abrupt end, when CBS tapped Dan Rather instead of Mudd to succeed Walter Cronkite. Mudd’s book is full of great anecdotes and insider media...
2010_DC_Chernow_10100939Politics & Prose -- Ron Chernow ("Washington")
Ron Chernow - Washington:
The National Book Award-winning biographer of J.P Morgan, Alexander Hamilton, and others here gives a rich, full account of the first president, delving into his private life as well as chronicling his public accomplishments. Chernow undercuts the standard view of Washington...
2011_DC_Afraid_11021287Politics & Prose -- Ron Collins and Sam Chaltain ("We Must Not Be Afraid To Be Free")
Ron Collins and Sam Chaltain - We Must Not Be Afraid To Be Free:
This history of free speech in America by Collins, a professor at the Washington College of Law, and Chaltain, former national director of the Forum for Education and Democracy, draws its title from a statement by Justice Hugo Black, who...
2011_DC_Reagan_11012564Politics & Prose -- Ron Reagan ("My Father At 100")
Ron Reagan - My Father At 100:
Were he still alive, President Reagan would turn 100 on February 6, 2011. To mark the centennial, his son, a political commentator for MSNBC and host of his own radio show, has written an intimate memoir about the father he knew—and the one he didn’t. This moving...
2008_DC_Suskind_08090848Politics & Prose -- Ron Suskind ("The Way of the World")
In a book which combines his talent for character (A Hope in the Unseen) with his deep anger about the practices of President Bush’s administration (One Percent Doctrine), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind returns with an explosive election year account of the looming national security...
2011_DC_Stewart_11081550Politics & Prose -- Rory Stewart ("Can Intervention Work?")
Rory Stewart - Can Intervention Work?:
Combining first-hand experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, and other regions with a survey of philosophies that have informed state-building, Stewart, author of The Places in Between and King of the Marshes, and co-author Gerald Knaus, founding chairman of...
2014_DC_Chast_14051391Politics & Prose -- Roz Chast ("Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?")
Roz Chast - Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
While her style is inimitably her own, Chast’s story of aging parents will resonate with many. In four-color cartoon panels, photos, and text, Chast, a New Yorker contributor since 1978 and the author/illustrator of a dozen books, recounts her...
2015_DC_McCloud_150206110Politics & Prose -- Scott McCloud ("The Sculptor") w/Michael Cavna
Scott McCloud - The Sculptor
Would you sell your soul for art? Faust did, and in McCloud’s update on the deal-with-the-devil theme the young and ambitious David Smith, does too. This powerful and moving story by the award-winning comics artist follows Smith as he trades life-span for the ability to...
2012_DC_Graham_12031263Politics & Prose -- Senator Bob Graham ("Keys to the Kingdom")
Senator Bob Graham - Keys To The Kingdom
This thriller from the former Florida senator and governor starts with the murder of the 9/11 Congressional Commission co-chair and leads to the uncovering of an international conspiracy involving al-Qaeda and Saudi Arabia. The plot culminates in a race against...
2012_DC_Bair_1210276Politics & Prose -- Sheila Bair ("Bull By the Horns")
Sheila Bair - Bull by the Horns:
While many have weighed in on the causes and lessons of the recent financial crisis, Bair, who was head of the FDIC during the crucial years 2006 to 2011, was one of the first to recognize the full risk of subprime loans. Her book offers an insider’s perspective on the...
2011_DC_Prakash_110618119Politics & Prose -- Snigdha Prakash ("All The Justice Money Can Buy")
Snigdha Prakash - All The Justice Money Can Buy:
The investigative journalist goes behind the scenes of a high-stakes trial, shadowing a top trial lawyer as he takes on one of the nation’s most respected drug companies. Building on Prakash’s NPR reports on Merck’s painkiller, Vioxx.
The speaker was...
2009_DC_Cohen_09111123Politics & Prose -- Stephen Cohen ("Beyond America's Grasp")
Stephen Cohen, director of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development, has written a comprehensive account of American Middle East diplomacy since the end of World War I. The product of forty years of work and study in the region, this volume begins with the idealism of Woodrow Wilson—which...
2012_DC_Colbert_121116107Politics & Prose -- Stephen Colbert ("America Again")
Stephen Colbert - America Again:
SIGNING ONLY
Colbert’s latest critique finds America no less great for having lost its edge in certain sectors, such as economics and manufacturing—and maybe foreign relations and healthcare. Come meet one of TV’s most astute pundits for a signing of his new book.
2015_DC_Hess_150118103Politics & Prose -- Stephen Hess ("Professor and the President")
Stephen Hess - The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House:
Having served in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Daniel Patrick Moynihan may have seemed an unlikely choice to advise Nixon on social policies. Nixon brought the liberal academic on board shortly...
2013_DC_Hess_13021479Politics & Prose -- Stephen Hess ("Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012")
Stephen Hess - Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012:
In the seventh—and concluding—volume of his Newswork series, Hess returns to the nearly 500 reporters whose work he surveyed first in 1978, looking at career trajectories and soliciting ideas about the field. Hess—whose own career...
2006_DC_Wozniak_06112123Politics & Prose -- Steve Wozniak ("iWoz")
Steve Wozniak ("iWoz"): In this technically fascinating yet easily accessible memoir, Wozniak recalls his childhood fascination with technology, the founding of Apple (with Steve Jobs), the invention of the personal computer, and all the pranks he’s pulled along the way. Illustrations and sidebars...
2006_DC_Terkel_06040520Politics & Prose -- Studs Terkel in conversation with Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards talks with the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian whose interviews with workers, musicians, unionists, and artists document hundreds of unique American stories from the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and through the present day.
The speakers were introduced by...
2005_DC_Hunter_0510199Politics & Prose -- Tab Hunter ("Tab Hunter Confidential") in conversation with John Waters
This was an interview with John Waters, the Baltimore-native known for some unusual movies like "Pink Flamingos", interviewing former heart-throb Tab Hunter. It was a promotion for Hunter's autobiography "Tab Hunter Confidential". The rapid transformation of the introverted Art Gelien into Tab Hunter,...
2007_DC_Gunn_07042179Politics & Prose -- Tim Gunn ("A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style")
Tim Gunn, the popular fashion authority on Bravo’s hit show Project Runway, applies his trademark 'make it work' approach to personal style. From shopping to donning, his wisdom and advice will help you create your own look for every occasion. Also present was co-author Kate Mahoney.
The speaker was...
2008_DC_Tomorrow_0810039Politics & Prose -- Tom Tomorrow ("The Future's So Bright I Can't Bear To Look")
In the heat of election season... From the creator of the acerbic and hilarious cartoon, "This Modern World" comes his latest full-color compilation. Tomorrow looks unflinchingly at America and the world in the second, collapsing term of George W. Bush--and looks forward to the future, post-Bush era....
2015_DC_Weiner_15073041Politics & Prose -- Tom Weiner ("One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon")
Tim Weiner - One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon:
Director of the Carey Institute’s nonfiction residency program and an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton, Weiner has won the Pulitzer for reporting on secret government programs and the National Book Award...
2015_DC_Stiles_15110233Politics & Prose -- T. J. Stiles ("Custer's Trials")
T. J. Stiles - Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America:
Stiles won multiple awards for his debut biography on Jesse James. With his next work, The First Tycoon, a life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, he earned both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award. Now, in his eagerly awaited third...
2007_DC_Isaacson_07041333Politics & Prose -- Walter Isaacson ("Einstein")
Using newly discovered historical papers, Isaacson, head of the Aspen Institute and author of biographies of Kissinger and Benjamin Franklin, skillfully weaves together the personal, scientific, and political aspects of Einstein’s life to create a portrait of a complex genius whose creative nature...
2011_DC_Isaacson_11120155Politics & Prose -- Walter Isaacson ("Steve Jobs")
Walter Isaacson - Steve Jobs:
To his string of bestselling biographies of Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Kissinger, and others, Isaacson now adds the life story of Steve Jobs. Written with the cooperation of its subject, this profile of the inventor, entrepreneur, leader, and visionary, offers a detailed...
2011_DC_Bernard_11082597Politics & Prose -- Warren Bernard ("Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising")
Warren Bernard - Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising:
The comic strip has its roots in advertising as well as in art. In the first book-length study of these dual sources, Rick Marschall, founder of Nemo: The Classic Comics Library, and Warren Bernard, a prolific commentator on and...
2007_DC_Gibson_07081727Politics & Prose -- William Gibson ("Spook County")
A continuation of Pattern Recognition, Gibson's ninth novel is a brisk tale of espionage and paranoia that also explores the sociocultural effects of emergent technology. The characters are colorful and unforgettable, ranging from an indie rocker turned high-tech journalist, to a Cuban-Chinese criminal,...
2015_DC_Cohen_15070244Politics & Prose -- William S. Cohen ("Collision")
William S. Cohen - Collision:
Now running the Cohen Group, an international consulting firm, Cohen served as secretary of defense under Clinton and spent twenty-four years in public office in the Senate and U.S. Congress. He is the author of several books on race in America and has written on politics...
2015_DC_Campbell_15021565Politics & Prose -- W. Joseph Campbell ("1995: The Year the Future Began")
W. Joseph Campbell - 1995: The Year the Future Began:
What were you doing in 1995? If you were Bill Clinton, you were making the acquaintance of Monica Lewinsky. If you were a computer geek, you were on-line. If you lived in Oklahoma City, you may have witnessed the nation’s deadliest terrorist attack...
2010_DC_MI6_10100151Politics & Prose and International Spy Museum -- Keith Jeffrey ("Secret History of MI6") w/Sir John Scarlett
Keith Jeffrey - The Secret History Of MI6:
The world’s first spy agency, Britain’s MI6 was formed just before the First World War. For this authorized history of the organization, Jeffery, professor of British history at Queen’s University, Belfast, was granted access to hitherto secret archives. His...
2012_DC_Schwarzenegger_12100280Politics & Prose & Washington Post Live @ Hamilton -- Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Total Recall")
In partnership with Politics & Prose, Washington Post Live invites you to join a conversation with Arnold Schwarzenegger at The Hamilton.
The speaker was introduced by ??? and Bradley Graham.
He was in conversation with Ned Martel, Washington Post Style editor.
2010_DC_Remnick_10040782Politics & Prose @ Avalon Theatre -- David Remnick ("The Bridge") w/Michele Norris
David Remnick - The Bridge @ The Avalon Theatre:
Using interviews and letters, David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, tells the 44th president’s life story and traces his remarkable political journey that led to the White House. His new book was previously presented in a distilled format as a...
2007_DC_Greenspan_07091942Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Alan Greenspan ("The Age of Turbulence") w/Daniel Yergin
Alan Greenspan: "The Age of Turbulence" in conversation with Daniel Yergin (Pulitzer Prize-winning author). Alan Greenspan shares the story of his public life and his worldview. He discusses globalization, seeing the world as presenting citizens with enormous new possibilities but also enormous new...
2011_DC_Kennedy_11092627Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Caroline Kennedy & Michael Beschloss ("Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations")
Caroline Kennedy & Michael Beschloss - Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations On Life With John F. Kennedy:
In March 1964 Jacqueline Kennedy sat down with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and the two recorded a series of interviews, which were then sealed and deposited in the JFK Library. The...
2013_DC_Gaiman_130621112Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Neil Gaiman ("Ocean at the End of the Lane")
Politics & Prose Bookstore is pleased to present Neil Gaiman for The Ocean at the End of the Lane at GW Lisner Auditorium.
From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers—#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman—comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at...
2015_DC_Smith_15100991Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Patti Smith ("M Train") w/Maureen Corrigan
Patti Smith - M Train — at GW Lisner Auditorium
Musician, writer, poet—the artist known as Patti Smith is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has a record on the list of top 100 albums of all time. The French Ministry of Culture has declared her a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, and she...
2012_DC_Rushdie_12100864Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Salman Rushdie ("Joseph Anton: A Memoir")
Salman Rushdie - Joseph Anton: A Memoir at Lisner Auditorium:
Who is Joseph Anton? From 1989 until the Fatwa against him was rescinded, Salman Rushdie disappeared into a pseudonym he created from the names of two writers he admired: Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. His new memoir is an account of the...
2013_DC_Sotomayor_13011867Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Sonia Sotomayor ("My Beloved World")
Politics & Prose Bookstore presents The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
How does a Latina from a Bronx housing project work her way up to a spot on the Supreme Court? Sotomayor, the High Court's first Hispanic member, knew from early on that she wanted to be a lawyer; by age forty, she was a federal district...
2014_DC_King_14111251Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Stephen King ("Revival")
Stephen King - Revival — at GW Lisner Auditorium
Think of the many different meanings of revival—and you'll still be amazed by what King, author of more than 50 worldwide bestsellers, has in store in his latest supernatural mystery-thriller, Revival. The strange haunting of Jamie Morton begins when...
2013_DC_Meltzer_131023120Politics & Prose @ MLK Memorial Library -- Brad Meltzer ("History Decoded") w/Scott Rolle
Brad Meltzer - History Decoded — at MLK Memorial Library:
Starting with Meltzer’s signature What if...these ten enduring cases—all featured on the popular TV series—combine history, legend, and great storytelling. From the whereabouts of the Confederacy’s lost treasure to what might or might not be...
2006_DC_Buchwald_06121223Politics & Prose @ Wesley United Methodist Church -- Art Buchwald ("Too Soon to Say Goodbye")
Art Buchwald: "Too Soon to Say Goodbye": Beloved humorist Art Buchwald (Beating Around the Bush) was given a terminal diagnosis in February, with a prognosis of fewer than three weeks. His stay in a hospice stretched into weeks, then months. Wit intact, Buchwald recounts his dying days, from the unique...
2007_DC_Mailer_07032628Politics & Prose @ Wesley United Methodist Church -- Norman Mailer ("The Castle In The Forest")
Norman Mailer: The Castle in the Forest (Random House, $27.95) In Conversation with Alan Cheuse (Author, Professor, and Book Commentator, NPR) The great Norman Mailer returns with a new novel, a fictional chronicle of Hitler's boyhood, told by a devil sent by Satan to nurture the nascent evil in the...
2009_DC_Holzer_090418117Reynolds Center & Washington College -- Harold Holzer ("John Henry Brown's Abraham Lincoln") -- People
American Pictures: The American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture. This series pairs great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. Each American Pictures lecture features an eminent writer, thinker, historian, or...
2012_DC_Groom_1204047Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Winston Groom ("Ronald Reagan")
Winston Groom signs copies of his children's book Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President.
2004_VA_Cokie_0405267Rosslyn Ren -- Cokie Roberts ("Founding Mothers")
From the event description: Cokie Roberts, co-anchor of the ABC news program "This Week" and an ABC special correspondent covering politics, Congress, and public policy discusses her new book, "Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, as part of the Rosslyn Renaissance Rooms With a View...
2005_VA_Clift_0505248Rosslyn Ren -- Eleanor Clift ("Founding Sisters")
This event was co-sponsored by the Rosslyn Renaissance and featured an evening with Eleanor Clift as she discussed several of her books, "Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment" and "Madam President: Women Blazing the Leadership Trail," as well as her tenure of the McLaughlin report.
2010_DC_Sedaris_10110884Sixth & I -- Amy Sedaris ("Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People")
Amy Sedaris: "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People"
America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People proves that crafting...
2015_DC_Diamant_15011337Sixth & I -- Anita Diamant ("Boston Girl") w/Gayle Wald
Anita Diamant, In Conversation with Gayle Wald
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night comes The Boston Girl, a novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism, told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early 20th...
2011_DC_Judd_11041268Sixth & I -- Ashley Judd ("All That Is Bitter and Sweet")
For the past seven years, actor and activist Ashley Judd has kept poignant journals of her travels into the world's human-rights hot spots, where as a global ambassador for PSI/Youth AIDS, she waded into slums, brothels, and war-torn villages on four continents, advocating programs to improve the lives...
2009_DC_Yehoshua_090419130Sixth & I -- A.B. Yehoshua ("Friendly Fire") w/Leon Wieseltier
Best known as a novelist and playwright, A.B. Yehoshua is among the most widely recognized and celebrated Israeli authors. Described by The New York Times as "a kind of Israeli Faulkner," Yehoshua is the author of numerous novels, including The Lover, Late Divorce, Mr. Mani, and The Liberated Bride....
2014_DC_Geist_14060584Sixth & I -- Bill and Willie Geist ("Good Talk Dad")
Bill and Willie Geist:
In Good Talk, Dad: The Birds, The Bees, and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have, the New York Times bestselling authors, father-son team, and TV hosts of CBS Sunday Morning, NBC’s Today, and Morning Joe riff on everything from music and sports to summer camp, driving lessons,...
2011_DC_Flay_11092179Sixth & I -- Bobby Flay ("Bar Americain Cookbook")
When Bobby Flay looks at a map of the U.S., he doesn’t see states—he sees ingredients: wild Alaskan king salmon, tiny Maine blueberries, fiery southwestern chiles. The Food Network celebrity and renowned chef-restaurateur created his Bar Americain restaurants to celebrate America’s regional flavors and...
2013_DC_Thor_13071067Sixth & I -- Brad Thor ("Hidden Order") w/Jamie Weinstein
Brad Thor:
The #1 New York Times best-selling author has penned 12 thrillers featuring Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. In his next release, Hidden Order, a string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C. in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead,...
2015_DC_Bergen_15041397Sixth & I -- Candice Bergen ("A Fine Romance") w/Madhulika Sikka
Candice Bergen In Conversation with Madhulika Sikka
In A Fine Romance, Candice Bergen shares with humor, honesty, and wisdom the big events of her life: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter...
2012_DC_Sacks_12120560Sixth & I -- Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ("The Great Partnership") w/Leon Wieseltier
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier
In The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Jonathan Sacks argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but...
2014_DC_Rudder_14092296Sixth & I -- Christian Rudder ("Dataclysm") w/Megan Garber
Christian Rudder, OkCupid Co-founder, In Conversation with Megan Garber
Dataclysm (da tə kli zəm) n.: the deluge of digital information reshaping our view of the world.

Half of Americans under 35 check Facebook first thing in the morning.
People have already tweeted more words than in every book...
2011_DC_Roberts_11032393Sixth & I -- Cokie & Steve Roberts ("Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families")
Cokie & Steve Roberts: Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families:
When Cokie and Steve Roberts met in college, they believed their different traditions—she is Catholic, he is Jewish—would prevent them from getting married. Forty-five years later, they have learned not only to respect and...
2011_DC_Worldviews_11100668Sixth & I -- Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow ("In War of the Worldviews") w/Tim Shriver
Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow:
In War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, the two bestselling authors debate the most fundamental questions of human existence.
How did the universe begin? Where did life come from? Is there design in nature?
Without defending organized religion, Chopra...
2011_DC_Martin_110427105Sixth & I -- Demetri Martin ("This Is A Book")
Demetri Martin’s first book, This Is a Book, is the renowned comedian’s hilarious foray into prose comedy. In these pages, Martin expands on the sensibility he’s developed on stage as an award-winning stand-up comedian and on television as a writer-performer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily...
2011_DC_Keaton_11111732Sixth & I -- Diane Keaton ("Then Again")
In celebration of the release of Then Again, Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself, the Academy Award-winning actress comes to DC as part of her exclusive 4-city book tour.
After making her film debut in 1970, Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the...
2013_DC_Fagen_13102985Sixth & I -- Donald Fagen ("Eminent Hipsters") w/Cary Sherman
Donald Fagen In Conversation with Cary Sherman
For over four decades, Steely Dan has been rock-and-roll royalty, going from “the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies,” according to Rolling Stone, to the 2001 Grammy winners for Album of the Year, one of the biggest upsets in Grammy history....
2012_DC_Ratigan_12020187Sixth & I -- Dylan Ratigan ("Greedy Bastards")
After years of learning about an American decision-making system centered on exploitation and extraction, the host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show lost his temper on-air. He received an outpouring of support from frustrated Americans who agreed that our country's principles are on sale to the highest...
2015_DC_Costello_15101564Sixth & I -- Elvis Costello ("Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink") w/Dan Kois
Elvis Costello In Conversation with Dan Kois
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had...
2014_DC_Digital_14022791Sixth & I -- Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen ("New Digital Age")
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
Billions of people are coming online in the next decade. Their physical lives, human rights, and civic relationships will be forever altered. Technology is reshaping human society in ways we never imagined, and the story for the future is one of promise and innovation.
In...
2014_DC_Google_140930100Sixth & I -- Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg ("How Google Works") w/Elise Hu
Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg In Conversation with Elise Hu
Note: This program does not include a book signing.
In How Google Works, Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, and Rosenberg, advisor to the CEO, pull back the curtain on a company that has changed the way we work and redefined what it...
2013_DC_Desbois_13040898Sixth & I -- Father Patrick Desbois ("The Holocaust by Bullets") w/Jonathan Safran Foer
Father Patrick Desbois in Conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer:
In commemoration of Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the French Catholic priest committed to documenting unmarked mass graves of the Holocaust speaks with Foer, bestselling author and recent appointee to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2019_03_16B1_LincolnS279Abraham Lincoln 2019 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Speakers
Lincoln symposium. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Remarks at 9:00 a.m. This even... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_14C1_GWU_4Freedoms337DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms (1st visit)
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms February 13, 2019 through April 29, 2019 Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces make their way to Washington as part of a major international traveling exhibition on the Four Freedoms famously outlined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech; free...
2019_03_09A1_Hernandez104Politics & Prose -- Jaime Hernandez ("Is This How You See Me?") w/Sarah Boxer
Jaime Hernandez - Is This How You See Me? in conversation with Sarah Boxer With his brothers Gilbert and Mario, Jaime Hernandez created Love and Rockets, one of the first comics to appear in the 1980s alternative comics movement. Hernandez has continued and expanded that series with his award-winnin... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_27E1_Addiction213Natl Archives -- PBS NOVA "Addiction" screening and discussion
Addiction Addiction, a documentary produced for PBS’s NOVA, examines how easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction—the deadliest in U.S. history. Now, science is revealing how addiction affects the brain, and top ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_04A1_Royce157DC -- USC/PDC/PDAA -- Hon. Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Welcoming Hon. Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Her bio: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/280673.htm (Partially reviewed)


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