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2017_DC_MacLean_17121915AFL-CIO Headquarters -- Event: Nancy MacLean ("Democracy in Chains")
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
An explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution.
“The Koch project has brought us to the worst political crisis in...
2017_DC_DocHist1F_170428215DC -- Celebration of the publication of the last volumes of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress @ Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati, The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Editors
invite you to a reception celebrating the publication of Volumes 21 and 22 and the completion of the
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress
Partial list of planned speakers:
2017_DC_Gingrich_17011229DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Newt Gingrich (Understanding Trump and Trumpism: Part 2)
Understanding Trump and Trumpism: Part Two
Following Speaker Gingrich’s previous address on “The Principles of Trumpism,” he continues his reflections this month in a 6-part series of presentations on understanding the incoming President and the phenomenon of Trumpism as well as the policy challenges...
2017_DC_EU_Future_17011217DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Panel: Future of the EU
The Future of the EU: Understanding the Roots of Political Fragmentation in Europe
Across the Atlantic, support for populist, antiestablishment parties is on the rise. Concern about political fragmentation in Europe is gaining steam. In France, Marine Le Pen of the Front National is a leading candidate...
2017_DC_White_17042062DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Jonathan White ("Midnight in America") w/Michael Bishop
Cottage Conversation: Midnight In America
On Thursday, April 20th, join us as author Jonathan White and Michael Bishop of the George Washington University’s National Churchill Library, discuss White’s book, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War.
Mr. White is an...
2017_DC_Donaldson_1712132DC -- Sam Donaldson @ Union Station
I ran into Sam Donaldson at Union Station on my way to an event. We talked about the previous evening's defeat of Roy Moore and other things.
2017_MD_GBF_AG_TM_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Alex George, Tom McAllister
(6) Alex George and Tom McAllister

Alex George
“Setting Free The Kites”
Genre: F Speaking: 3:15 Location: FSF
Alex George is the author of the national and international best-seller, “A Good American.” In addition to writing books, Alex is also the founder and director of the Unbound Book Festival...
2017_MD_GBF_AFF_RX_17052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Alexis Frederick-Frost, Ru Xu (w/Gareth Hinds)
(4) Alexis Frederick-Frost and Ru Xu, moderated by Gareth Hinds

Alexis Frederick-Frost
“Hocus Focus”
Genre: CH Speaking: 1:15 Location: JH
Alexis Frederick-Frost is co-author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed “Adventures in Cartooning” series. “Hocus Focus” is the latest in a series of...
2017_MD_GBF_AW_MB_FK_17052022Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks, Falynn Koch (w/Dave Roman)
(5) Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks, and Falynn Koch, moderated by Dave Roman

Alison Wilgus
“Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared”
Genre: CH Speaking: 2:15 Location: JH
Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based best-selling writer for comics and prose. She has upcoming graphic novels and...
2017_MD_GBF_Camacho_1705202Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Austin S. Camacho (“Pyramid Deception”)
(1) Austin S. Camacho
“Pyramid Deception: A Hannibal Jones Thriller”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:00 Location: DH
Austin S. Camacho is the author of six novels about Washington, D.C.- based private eye Hannibal Jones, five novels in the Stark and O’Brien series, and the detective novel, “Beyond Blue.”
2017_MD_GBF_Reception_170519251Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Author Reception @ Asbury Methodist Village
Some of the folks shown here, pretty much in sequence, include:
Jud Ashman, Chris Van Dusen, Alex George, Christine Kendall, Jessica B. Harris, Salina Yoon, Phil Bildner, Kim Alexander, Todd Moss, Alison Wilgus, Penelope Bagieu, Booki Vivat, Dave Roman, Christina Kovac, Erin Teagan, Jen Swann Downey,...
2017_MD_GBF_Greenman_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ben Greenman (“Dig If You Will the Picture") w/Cerphe
(4) Ben Greenman, in conversation with Cerphe

Ben Greenman
“Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince”
Genre: NF Speaking: 1:15 Location: GS
Ben Greenman is a New York Times best-selling author and has written memoirs with George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic...
2017_MD_GBF_Macy_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Beth Macy (“Truevine")
(5) Beth Macy
“Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South”
Genre: NF Speaking: 1:15 Location: HLM
Beth Macy is The New York Times best-selling author of “Truevine” and “Factory Man.” Beth’s work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers,...
2017_MD_GBF_BH_JR_SR_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Betty Hafner, Joan Z. Rough, Seena Reza (w/Larry Matthews)
(2) Betty Hafner, Joan Z. Rough, and Seena Reza, moderated by Larry Matthews

Betty Hafner
“Not Exactly Love: A Memoir”
Genre: NF Speaking: 11:15 Location: RC
Betty Hafner writes a monthly book review column for The Town Courier in Montgomery County, MD. She was a teacher and counselor in high...
2017_MD_GBF_PBH_17052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Brian Biggs, Tom Lichtenheld
(2) Picture Book Humor: Brian Biggs and Tom Lichtenheld

Brian Biggs
“Noisy Night”
Genre: CH Speaking: 11:15 Location: JH
Brian Biggs is the illustrator of approximately one bazillion children’s books, three of which he also wrote. Brian creates his pictures in an old, one-story garage studio in...
2017_MD_GBF_Stolarz_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Brian W. Stolarz (“Grace and Justice on Death Row")
(5) Brian W. Stolarz
“Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man”
Genre: NF Speaking: 2:15 Location: RC
Brian W. Stolarz is an award-winning criminal defense attorney and best-selling author. His work has been profiled in The Washington Post, The Houston...
2017_MD_GBF_Truth_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Brigid Kemmerer, Michelle Knudsen
(4) Searching for Truth: Brigid Kemmerer and Michelle Knudsen

Brigid Kemmerer
“Letters to the Lost”
Genre: YA Speaking: 1:15 Location: ON
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the Elementals series, and has moved all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, to the lakeside in Cleveland,...
2017_MD_GBF_Super_Powers_1705209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Carolina Tung Richmond, Kimberly McCreight (w/Jess Stork)
(7) Super Powers in Dangerous Worlds: Carolina Tung Richmond and Kimberly McCreight, moderated by Jess Stork

Caroline Tung Richmond
“The Darkest Hour”
Genre: YA Speaking: 4:15 Location: ON
Caroline Tung Richmond is the author of two YA novels. She also works as a freelance writer whose work has...
2017_MD_GBF_Kitchener_1705207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Caroline Kitchener (“Post Grad") w/Fran Webber
(3) Caroline Kitchener, in converation with Fran Webber

Caroline Kitchener
“Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: RC
Caroline Kitchener is an author and journalist living in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Princeton in 2014 with a degree...
2017_MD_GBF_Brioso_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Cesar Brioso (“Havana Hardball”)
(1) Cesar Brioso
“Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:00 Location: HLM
César Brioso was born in Havana, Cuba and is a digital producer for USA Today Sports. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and blogs about Cuban...
2017_MD_GBF_FriendsM_17052019Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Chris Van Dusen, Brian Floca
(3) Frends Misbehaving: Chris Van Dusen and Brian Floca

Chris Van Dusen
“Hattie & Hudson”
Genre: CH Speaking: 12:15 Location: JH
Chris Van Dusen is the creator of many outstanding books for children, including “The Circus Ship” and “Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit.” He is also the illustrator of...
2017_MD_GBF_CK_AB_17052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Christina Kovac, Adam Brookes (w/Neely Tucker)
(5) Christina Kovac and Adam Brookes, moderated by Neely Tucker

Christina Kovac
“The Cutaway”
Genre: F Speaking: 1:15 Location: DH
Christina Kovac writes psychological thrillers set in Washington, D.C. She worked for 17 years managing Washington, D.C. newsrooms and producing crime and political...
2017_MD_GBF_Believe_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Christine Kendall, Meg Medina
(5) Believe in Yourself: Christine Kendall and Meg Medina

Christine Kendall
“Riding Chance”
Genre: YA Speaking: 2:15 Location: ON
Christine Kendall studied children’s literature at the Southampton Writers’ Conference and was named a semi-finalist in the 2014 River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest....
2017_MD_GBF_CR_PK_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Chuck Raasch, Paul Kahan
(7) Chuck Raasch and Paul Kahan

Chuck Raasch
“Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg”
Genre: NF Speaking: 4:15 Location: GS
Chuck Raasch is a Washington correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Prior to that, he was a columnist and...
2017_MD_GBF_Shirley_17052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Craig Shirley (“Reagan Rising") w/Juan Williams
(5) Craig Shirley, in conversation with Juan Williams

Craig Shirley
“Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976–1980”
Genre: NF Speaking: 1:15 Location: JM
Craig Shirley is the author of four best-sellers on former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. He was named by the London Telegraph as “the best of the...
2017_MD_GBF_Zak_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Dan Zak (“Almighty") w/George Leventhal
(2) Dan Zak, in conversation with George Leventhal

Dan Zak
“Almighty: Courage, Resistance and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age”
Genre: NF Speaking: 11:15 Location: GS
Dan Zak is a general assignment feature writer for The Washington Post. He has written a wide range of news stories, narratives...
2017_MD_GBF_FEntre_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Danielle Tate, Avis Yates Rivers
(1) Female Entrepreneurs: Danielle Tate and Avis Yates Rivers

Danielle Tate
“Elegant Entrepreneur: The Female Founder’s Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:15 Location: GS
Danielle Tate is the founder and CEO of MissNowMrs. com, a multimillion dollar online...
2017_MD_GBF_DS_BS_17052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- David O. Stewart, Burt Solomon (w/Jennifer B. Yacovissi)
(3) David O. Stewart and Burt Solomon, moderated by Jennifer B. Yacovissi

David O. Stewart
“The Babe Ruth Deception”
Genre: F Speaking: 11:15 Location: DH
David O. Stewart has written three novels and four books of American history: “The Summer of 1787;” “Impeached;” “American Emperor” and...
2017_MD_GBF_DS_MH_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- David Swinson, Mark Hannon (w/Nik Korpon)
(6) David Swinson and Mark Hannon, moderated by Nik Korpon

David Swinson
“Crime Song”
Genre: F Speaking: 2:15 Location: DH
David Swinson is a retired police detective who served 16 years with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department. He is the author of “The Second Girl,” which was one...
2017_MD_GBF_Smith_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Dominic Smith (“The Last Painting of Sara de Vos”) w/Mark Laframbroise
(3) Dominic Smith, moderated by Mark Laframbroise

Dominic Smith
“The Last Painting of Sara de Vos”
Genre: F Speaking: 11:15 Location: EAP
Dominic Smith is the author of four novels, including “The Last Painting of Sara de Vos,” a New York Times best-seller and a New York Times Book Review Editors’...
2017_MD_GBF_Miller_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Emily Jeanne Miller (“The News from the End of the World”) w/Christine Koubek
(5) Emily Jeanne Miller, in converation with Christine Koubek

Emily Jeanne Miller
“The News from the End of the World”
Genre: F Speaking: 1:15 Location: EAP
Emily Jeanne Miller earned her M.F.A. from the University of Florida and has received fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and The...
2017_MD_GBF_BV_ET_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Erin Teagan, Carol Weston
I screwed up on this one and didn't actually photograph the panel. I only got two of the authors. Sorry Booki!

Erin Teagan
“The Friendship Experiment”
Genre: YA Speaking: 12:15 Location: ON
Erin Teagan has a Master’s degree in Science and worked in biochemistry labs for more than 10 years. She is...
2017_MD_GBF_Frost_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Frances Frost (“Mourning Calm”)
(1) Frances Frost
“Mourning Calm”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:00 Location: EAP
Frances Frost is amazed by the new worlds, people and experiences one encounters in the pages of a book. She loves books that will make you laugh, cry, think and dream.
2017_MD_GBF_Sports_17052021Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Fred Bowen, Phil Bildner
(6) Sports: Fred Bowen and Phil Bildner

Fred Bowen
“Outside Shot”
Genre: CH Speaking: 3:15 Location: JH
Fred Bowen is the author of 22 action-packed books for kids. He also has written a weekly sports column for kids in The Washington Post since 2000.

Phil Bildner
“Rookie of the Year”
2017_MD_GBF_GM_PH_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Greer Macallister, Peter Heller
(7) Greer Macallister and Peter Heller

Greer Macallister
“Girl in Disguise”
Genre: F Speaking: 4:15 Location: FSF
Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist who earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University. Her debut novel, “The Magician’s Lie,” was...
2017_MD_GBF_Assadi_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Hannah Lillith Assadi w/Garine Isassi
(4) Hannah Lillith Assadi, in conversation with Garine Isassi

Hannah Lillith Assadi
Genre: F Speaking: 12:15 Location: EAP
Hannah Lillith Assadi was raised by her Jewish mother and Palestinian father in Arizona. She received her M.F.A. from the Columbia University School of the Arts, where she was...
2017_MD_GBF_Parish_1705207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Herman Parish. featuring Karen Cramer
(1) Herman Parish. featuring Karen Cramer

Herman Parish
“Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash”
Genre: CH Speaking: 10:15 Location: WC
Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first Amelia Bedelia book. After Peggy passed away in 1988, Herman continued the classic...
2017_MD_GBF_Imagination_17052019Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Imagination Station
IMAGINATION STATION is home to storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers, authors, and magic. All acts encourage reading, writing and a love of books.

Pictured here:
* Mayor's Book Club Awards: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Junior Mayor will present awards to the third grade student and class that read the...
2017_MD_GBF_Viertel_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jack Viertel (“The Secret Life of the American Musical") w/Jason Loewith
(5) Jack Vierfel, in conversation with Jason Loewith

Jack Viertel
“The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built”
Genre: NF Speaking: 2:15 Location: GS
Jack Viertel is the senior vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns and operates five Broadway Theaters, currently...
2017_MD_GBF_JA_JC_17052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jami Attenberg, Jade Chang (w/Liz Hottel)
(5) Jami Attenberg and Jade Chang, moderated by Liz Hottel

J. Courtney Sullivan
“Saints for All Occasions”
Genre: F Speaking: 1:15 Location: FSF
J. Courtney Sullivan is a New York Times best-selling novelist. She has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York...
2017_MD_GBF_Wilser_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jeff Wilser (“Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life”)
(3) Jeff Wilser
“Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: GS
Jeff Wilser is the author of five books. His writing has appeared in New York magazine, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, TIME, Glamour, and many other publications. He has written about U.S. history, health,...
2017_MD_GBF_Conley_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jen Conley (“Cannibals”) w/E.A. Aymar
(2) Joe Conley in conversation with E.A. Aymar

Jen Conley
“Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:35 Location: DH
Jen Conley’s short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Needle, Crime Factory and many others. She has contributed to the Los Angeles Review of Books...
2017_MD_GBF_Time_Travel_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jen Swann Downey, Ted Sanders
(2) Time Travel: Jan Swann Downey and Ted Sanders

Jen Swann Downey
“The Ninja Librarians: Sword in the Stacks”
Genre: CH Speaking: 11:15 Location: ON
Jen Swann Downey is the author of two books in The Ninja Librarians series. She will be forever haunted by the Twilight Zone episode in which a...
2017_MD_GBF_1TN_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jenni L. Walsh, Orly Konig, Adriana Arrington
(1) First-Time Novelists: Jenni L. Walsh, Orly Konig and Adriana Arrington

Jenni L. Walsh
“Becoming Bonnie”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:15 Location: RC
Jenni L. Walsh has spent the past decade enticing readers as an award-winning advertising copywriter. Her passion lies in transporting readers to...
2017_MD_GBF_Armstrong_1705207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jennifer Keishin Armstrong w/Carlos Lozado
(6) Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, in conversation with Carlos Lozado

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
"Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything”
Genre: NF Speaking: 3:15 Location: GS
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the TV columnist for BBC Culture. She also writes for several other...
2017_MD_GBF_Nolen_1705209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jerdine Nolen, Debbie Levy
(4) Jerdine Nolen and Debbie Levy

Jerdine Nolen
“Eliza’s Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary”
Genre: CH Speaking: 1:15 Location: WC
Jerdine Nolen is the author of many award-winning books. “Thunder Rose” is a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and “Eliza’s Freedom Road” was an...
2017_MD_GBF_Harris_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jessica B. Harris (“My Soul Looks Back") w/Tamika Smith
(6) Jessica B. Harris, in conversation with Tamika Smith

Jessica B. Harris
“My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir”
Genre: NF Speaking: 3:15 Location: RC
Jessica B. Harris is one of a handful of African Americans to achieve prominence in the culinary world. She is considered one of the preeminent scholars...
2017_MD_GBF_Nathan_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Joan Nathan (“King Solomon’s Table")
(7) Joan Nathan
“King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World”
Genre: NF Speaking: 4:15 Location: RC
Joan Nathan is the author of 11 cookbooks. Her previous cookbook, “Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France,” was named one of the...
2017_MD_GBF_JM_DC_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Juana Medina, Doreen Cronin
(2) New Stories for Early Readers: Juana Medina and Doreen Cronin

Juana Medina
“Juana & Lucas”
Genre: CH Speaking: 11:15 Location: WC
Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She teaches at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University.

2017_MD_GBF_JS_JC_17052014Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- J. Courtney Sullivan, Jennifer Close
(4) J. Courtney Sullivan and Jennifer Close

J. Courtney Sullivan
“Saints for All Occasions”
Genre: F Speaking: 1:15 Location: FSF
J. Courtney Sullivan is a New York Times best-selling novelist. She has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle,...
2017_MD_GBF_KH_MB_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Katherine Heiny, Michelle Brafman (w/Holly Smith)
(8) Katherine Heiny and Michelle Brafman, moderated by Holly Smith

Katherine Heiny
“Standard Deviation”
Genre: F Speaking: 4:15 Location: EAP
Katherine Heiny is the author of “Single, Carefree, Mellow,” a collection of short stories. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic,...
2017_MD_GBF_Jamison_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Kay Radfield Jamison (“Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire") w/Carlos Lozada
(4) Kay Radfield Jamison, in conversation with Carlos Lozada

Kay Redfield Jamison
“Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: HLM
Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and...
2017_MD_GBF_Gender_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Keith Donohue, Keith Fentonmiller (w/Kim Alexander)
(1) Gender-Bending Fiction w/Keith Donohue and Keith Fentonmiller, moderated by Kim Alexander

Keith Donohue
“The Motion of Puppets”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:15 Location: FSF
Keith Donohue is the author of five novels. “The Stolen Child” was a New York Times best-seller and his work has been named on...
2017_MD_GBF_Lippman_17052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Laura Lippman (“Wilde Lake”)
(7) Laura Lippman
“Wilde Lake”
Genre: F Speaking: 3:15 Location: DH
Laura Lippman is a New York Times best-selling novelist who has won more than 20 awards for her fiction. She has published 20 novels, a novella and a collection of short stories.
2017_MD_GBF_CFriendships_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Leila Sales, Hena Khan
(7) Changing Friendships: Leila Sales and Hena Khan

Leila Sales
“Once Was a Time”
Genre: YA Speaking: 4:15 Location: JH
Leila Sales is the author of the middle grade time-travel novel “Once Was a Time,” as well as four YA novels. She also edits books for children and teens at Viking Children’s...
2017_MD_GBF_Strong_Girls_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Lindsay Smith, Amalie Howard
(1) Strong Girls Facing the Universe: Lindsay Smith and Amalie Howard

Lindsay Smith
“A Darkly Beating Heart”
Genre: YA Speaking: 10:15 Location: ON
Lindsay Smith is the author of Cold War-era espionage novels “Sekret” and “Skandal,” as well as the fantasy novel, “Dreamstrider.” She writes on...
2017_MD_GBF_Odysseys_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Lisa Martin, Erin Entrada Kelly
(6) Unexpected Odysseys: Lisa Martin and Erin Entrada Kelly

Lisa Martin
“Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft”
Genre: CH Speaking: 3:15 Location: WC
Lisa Martin has worked as an educator and children’s poet. “Anton and Cecil” is her first series for young readers, co-written with her aunt, Valerie...
2017_MD_GBF_Nature_17052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Maria Gianferrari, Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal
(3) Nature Lovers: Maria Gianferrari, Kate Messner, and Christopher Silas Neal

Maria Gianferrari
“Coyote Moon”
Genre: CH Speaking: 12:15 Location: WC
Maria Gianferrari was inspired to write “Coyote Moon” after her first coywolf sighting on a moonlit night in her own backyard. “Coyote Moon” is an...
2017_MD_GBF_Olsen_1705207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Maria Leonard Olsen (“Not the Cleaver Family")
(1) Maria Leonard Olsen
“Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:00 Location: JM
Maria Leonard Olsen is a biracial woman whose parents were forbidden by law to marry in Maryland in 1961. She is a lawyer, radio show host, journalist, writing retreat...
2017_MD_GBF_Shriver_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Mark K. Shriver (“Pilgrimage")
(2) Mark K. Shriver
“Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:35 Location: HLM
Mark K. Shriver is president of Save the Children Action Network in Washington, D.C. He created the Choice Program and is a former Maryland state legislator.
2017_MD_GBF_Dearborn_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Mary Dearborn (“Ernest Hemingway”)
(8) Mary Dearborn
“Ernest Hemingway: A Biography”
Genre: NF Speaking: 4:15 Location: HLM
Mary Dearborn is the author of six books. She received a B.A. in English and Classics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
2017_MD_GBF_MB_RC_1705207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Matthew Betley, Rick Campbell (w/Dana King)
(4) Matthew Betley and Rick Campbell, moderated by Dana King

Matthew Betley
“Oath of Honor”
Genre: F Speaking: 12:15 Location: DH
Matthew Betley is a former Marine officer who deployed to Djibouti after September 11, and to Iraq prior to the surge. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH,...
2017_MD_GBF_Goodman_1705209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Melvin A. Goodman (“Whistleblower at the CIA")
(2) Melvin A. Goodman
“Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:35 Location: JM
Melvin A. Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years. Currently he is the director of the National Security Project at...
2017_MD_GBF_Wadman_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Meredith Wadman (“The Vaccine Race")
(3) Meredith Wadman
“The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease”
Genre: NF Speaking: 11:15 Location: JM
Meredith Wadman has covered the politics of medical research in Washington for 20 years. She is a reporter at Science and has formerly written for Nature and...
2017_MD_GBF_Misc_170520131Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Miscellaneous
Various booths, the Politics and Prose tent, crowds, etc. Some folks here include Jud Ashman, Grant Goodman, and Debbie Parker.
2017_MD_GBF_Music_17052035Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Musicians @ Marvin Gaye Stage (Chris Aaron, Jason Mendelson, Faith Hayden, Travis Tucker, Don Muller, Joseph R. Monasterial, and Hayley Fahey)
Take a few minutes to relax between author presentations with a gourmet snack and a cup of coffee, or glass of beer or wine while enjoying live performances by singer-songwriters on the Marvin Gaye Stage.
The Brew & Vine Café is located at the Concert Pavilion, adjacent to the Author Signings A...
2017_MD_GBF_Hill_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Nathan Hill (“The Nix”) w/Liz Hottel
(2) Nathan Hill in conversation with Liz Hottel

Nathan Hill
“The Nix”
Genre: F Speaking: 11:15 Location: FSF
Nathan Hill’s debut novel, “The Nix,” was named the #1 book of the year by Audible and Entertainment Weekly, and one of the year’s best books by The New York Times, The Washington Post and...
2017_MD_GBF_Bagieu_17052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Penelope Bagieu w/Michael Cavna
(3) Penelope Bagieu in conversation with Michael Cavna

Penelope Bagieu
“California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: FSF
Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris and is a best-selling graphic novel author. “Culottées,” her graphic novel of short...
2017_MD_GBF_PC_WH_1705209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Peter Cozzens, William Hogeland
(8) Peter Cozzens and William Hogeland

Peter Cozzens
“The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West”
Genre: NF Speaking: 4:15 Location: JM
Peter Cozzens is the author of 16 critically acclaimed books on the Civil War and the American West. “The Earth is Weeping”...
2017_MD_GBF_PBS_17052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ruth Chan, Salina Yoon
(1) Picture Book Solutions: Ruth Chan and Salina Yoon

Ruth Chan
“Georgie’s Best Bad Day”
Genre: CH Speaking: 10:15 Location: JH
Ruth Chan is a children’s book author and illustrator who loves cake just as much as her adorable cat Georgie. Originally from Canada, she now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.,...
2017_MD_GBF_Freeman_1705202Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sally Mott Freeman (“The Jersey Brothers")
(7) Sally Mott Freeman
“The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home”
Genre: NF Speaking: 3:15 Location: JM
Sally Mott Freeman was a speechwriter and PR executive for 25 years before launching research for her book, “The Jersey Brothers.” Sally...
2017_MD_GBF_Weinberger_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sharon Weinberger (“The Imagineers of War")
(4) Sharon Weinberger
“The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: JM
Sharon Weinberger is a national security writer focusing on science and technology issues and a 2011 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow,...
2017_MD_GBF_Communities_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sheila Turnage, Kimberly Willis Holt
(7) Communites are Extended Family: Sheila Turnage and Kimberly Willis Holt

Sheila Turnage
“The Odds of Getting Even”
Genre: CH Speaking: 4:15 Location: WC
Sheila Turnage grew up on a farm in eastern North Carolina. She authored two non-fiction books and one picture book before she started writing...
2017_MD_GBF_Blumenthal_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sidney Blumenthal (“Wrestling With His Angel”)
(6) Sidney Blumenthal
“Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1849-1856”
Genre: NF Speaking: 2:15 Location: JM
Sidney Blumenthal is the former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post,...
2017_MD_GBF_SH_SD_LK_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Susan Higginbotham, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie (w/Garine Isassi)
(7) Susan Higginbotham, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, moderated by Garine Isassi

Susan Higginbotham
“Hanging Mary”
Genre: F Speaking: 3:15 Location: EAP
Susan Higginbotham is the author of two works of nonfiction and six historical novels set in England and the United States. This most recent...
2017_MD_GBF_Shapes_1705209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Susan Stockdale, Michael Hearst
(5) Unusual Shapes: Susan Stockdale and Michael Hearst

Susan Stockdale
“Fantastic Flowers”
Genre: CH Speaking: 2:15 Location: WC
Susan Stockdale is the author and illustrator of eight picture books that celebrate nature and have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice,...
2017_MD_GBF_SF_SJ_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Suzanne Feldman, Sadeqa Johnson (w/Alice Stephens)
(6) Suzanne Feldman and Sadeqa Johnson, moderated by Alice Stephens

Suzanne Feldman
“Absalom’s Daughters”
Genre: F Speaking: 2:15 Location: EAP
Suzanne Feldman is the recipient of The Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize and a finalist for the Bakeless Prize in fiction. Her short...
2017_MD_GBF_Clancy_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Tara Clancy (“The Clancys of Queens")
(4) Tara Clancy
“The Clancys of Queens”
Genre: NF Speaking: 1:15 Location: RC
Tara Clancy’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily and The New York Times Magazine. She is a Moth GrandSlam winner and frequent host of The Moth Mainstage live shows.
2017_MD_GBF_Oliphant_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Thomas Oliphant (“The Road to Camelot")
(6) Thomas Oliphant
“The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign”
Genre: NF Speaking: 2:15 Location: HLM
Thomas Oliphant has been a correspondent for The Boston Globe since 1968 and its Washington columnist since 1989. He has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, NewsHour, Face the Nation, The Today...
2017_MD_GBF_TM_MP_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Todd Moss, Matthew Palmer
(8) Todd Moss and Matthew Palmer

Todd Moss
“Ghosts of Havana”
Genre: F Speaking: 4:15 Location: DH
Todd Moss is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. Previously he served as deputy assistant Secretary of State, where he was responsible for diplomatic relations...
2017_MD_GBF_Anbinder_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Tyler Anbinder (“City of Dreams”)
(7) Tyler Anbinder
“City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York”
Genre: NF Speaking: 3:15 Location: HLM
Tyler Anbinder is the author of three books, and a history professor at George Washington University, where he teaches courses on the history of American immigration and the...
2017_MD_GBF_Werner_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ursula Werner (“The Good at Heart”)
(2) Ursula Werner
“The Good at Heart”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:35 Location: EAP
Ursula Werner is a writer and attorney who has spent most of her professional life practicing law. She has published two books of poetry. “The Good at Heart” is her first novel.
2017_MD_GBF_Chambers_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Veronica Chambers (“The Meaning of Michelle”)
(3) Veronica Chambers
“The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own”
Genre: NF Speaking: 11:15 Location: HLM
Veronica Chambers is best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, “Mama’s Girl.” She was a culture writer at Newsweek, an editor at The...
2017_MD_GBF_Change_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Whitney Taylor, Dana Schwartz
(6) Ready for Change: Whitney Taylor and Dana Schwartz

Whitney Taylor
“Definitions of Indefinable Things”
Genre: YA Speaking: 3:15 Location: ON
Whitney Taylor is a YA writer that only speaks one language -- fangirl. When she’s not devouring books, she’s taking selfies, obsessing over any TV show...
2017_MD_GBF_W4Children_17052020Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Workshops for Children
WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN. Photographed here are:

Dave Roman and Alexis Frederick-Frost: Comics Character Team Up
Join author Dave Roman ("Astronaut Academy," "Teen Boat") and Alexis Frederick-Frost ("Adventures in Cartooning") for an interactive workshop that’s all about developing unique characters...
2017_MD_GBF_W4Adults_17052026Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Writing Workshops (for adults and teens)
Free Writing Workshops sponsored in part by The Writers Center. Talks photographed here:

Writing Children’s Books
Have you always wanted to write for children? Then come and join the fun! Awardwinning children’s author Mary Quattlebaum guides a discussion on plot, character, audience, and voice as...
2017_DC_Topol_1708193International Spy Museum -- Allan Topol ("Washington Power Play")
Allan Topol - Washington Power Play
In-Store Book Signing
Join us at the International Spy Museum for an in-store book signing of Washington Power Play by Allan Topol. Allan is the author of thirteen novels of international intrigue. Two of them, Spy Dance and Enemy of My Enemy, were national best...
2017_DC_Literary_HillBF_170507152Literary Hill BookFest (2017) @ Eastern Market
The Literary Hill BookFest is a celebration of Capitol Hill authors, booksellers, publishers, libraries, and other book-related groups held annually at Eastern Market.
Folks pictured here (more or less in sequence): Quintin Peterson, Frederick Reuss, Louise Farmer Smith, Christopher Datta, Nick Mann,...
2017_DC_Miller_17050259Natl Archives -- Adrian Miller ("The President’s Kitchen Cabinet")
The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families
Award-winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the Presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First...
2017_DC_Forgotten_Irish_17031674Natl Archives -- Damian Shiels ("The Forgotten Irish") w/David T. Gleeson and Michael Hussey
The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America
On the eve of the Civil War, 1.6 million Irish-born people were living in the United States, most in the major industrialized cities of the North. For The Forgotten Irish, Damian Shiels researched Civil War pension records to craft the stories...
2017_DC_JFK100_17050366Natl Archives -- Douglas Brinkley and Stephen Kennedy Smith ("JFK: A Vision for America")
JFK100—JFK: A Vision for America
JFK: A Vision for America brings together Kennedy’s greatest speeches alongside essays by America’s top historians, political thinkers, writers, and artists. Edited by historian Douglas Brinkley and JFK’s nephew Stephen Kennedy Smith, is the definitive compendium of...
2017_DC_Ayers_17112942Natl Archives -- Edward L. Ayers ("The Thin Light of Freedom")
The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America
Edward L. Ayers retells the story of the Civil War on a human scale by focusing on two communities in the Great Valley: Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. During the war, the valley saw pitched...
2017_DC_Van_Cleve_17102339Natl Archives -- George William Van Cleve ("We Have Not a Government")
We Have Not a Government: The Articles of Confederation and the Road to the Constitution
Monday, October 23, at noon
In professor George William Van Cleve’s book, We Have Not a Government, we encounter a sharply divided America and a Congress that grudgingly agreed to support the 1787 Constitutional...
2017_DC_Vietnam_BN_17101794Natl Archives -- Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ("The Vietnam War") w/Cokie Roberts
The Vietnam War with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Cokie Roberts will moderate a discussion with directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War, in conjunction with the November 10 opening of the National Archives exhibit, "Remembering Vietnam," in our Lawrence F....
2017_DC_Schwartz_17052311Natl Archives -- Marie Jenkins Schwartz ("Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves")
Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves
In Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves, Marie Jenkins Schwartz examines the relationships that developed between the First Ladies and their slaves in the households of the Founding Fathers from Virginia. Martha Washington, Martha...
2017_DC_35Wall_17111187Natl Archives -- Panel -- 35th Anniversary of The Wall
35th Anniversary of The Wall
In partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), we present a panel discussion about the history and legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dedicated on November 13, 1982. The program will stream live on YouTube.
Welcoming Remarks:
* The Honorable David...
2017_DC_CJournalism_171207135Natl Archives -- Panel -- Conflict Journalism in South East Asia (w/Ted Koppel, Tony Hirashiki, Barrie Dunsmore, and Terry Irving)
Conflict Journalism in South East Asia
In conjunction with our exhibit, Remembering Vietnam, we present a panel discussion on the role of the television journalist during the Vietnam War, and how it influenced subsequent conflicts. Participating on the panel will be journalist and former anchor of...
2017_DC_Tubman_17022894Natl Archives -- Panel -- Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage and Vision
Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage and Vision
In celebration of the March 2017 grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor’s Center, we join the National Park Service in presenting a panel discussion examining the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and the ongoing preservation of...
2017_DC_Gates_17012640Natl Archives -- Robert M. Gates ("A Passion for Leadership") w/Michael Allen
A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service
Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates discusses his latest book. Having led change successfully at three monumental organizations—the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense—he offers us the...
2017_DC_Rushay_17041934Natl Archives -- Sam Rushay [via Skype?] ("Truman Doctrine and the Origins of the Cold War")
The Truman Doctrine and the Origins of the Cold War
Sam Rushay, supervisory archivist at the Harry S. Truman Library, will discuss the historical significance of the Truman Doctrine in observation of its 70th anniversary. Presentation materials available at...
2017_DC_Miller_17030846Natl Archives -- Scott Miller ("Agent 110")
Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII
In Agent 110, Scott Miller describes how newly minted spy Allen Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of the German Underground. In this work, Dulles exposed the political maneuverings of the Soviets. A book signing will follow the...
2017_DC_Stahr_17082241Natl Archives -- Walter Stahr ("Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary")
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
Award-winning author Walter Stahr tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton. A book signing follows the program.
The speaker was introduced by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.
2017_DC_Vietnam_Lesson_17111668Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored
Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored
What lessons have we learned—and must we learn—from the Vietnam War? How does the war continue to reverberate in our politics today? A bipartisan group of former Members of Congress join experts on the Vietnam War to examine the tumultuous Vietnam era. Many...
2017_DC_Glass_Ceiling_17030284Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Women’s History Month: The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?
Women’s History Month: The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?
When a major political party nominated the first woman for the American Presidency, was the proverbial glass ceiling broken or just cracked? A bipartisan group of former Congresswomen will discuss their paths to public service, the challenges...
2017_DC_NBF_Stavridis_17090210Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Adm. James Stavridis
Adm. James Stavridis
A retired Navy admiral, James Stavridis is dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and chairman of the board of the U.S. Naval Institute. He retired from the Navy after 37 years...
2017_DC_NBF_McDermott_17090211Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Alice McDermott
Alice McDermott
Writer and university professor Alice McDermott won the National Book Award for her 1998 novel, “Charming Billy.” McDermott is the Johns Hopkins Richard A. Mackery Professor of the Humanities. Her 2006 novel, “After This,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her novel “Someone” was a...
2017_DC_NBF_King_1709024Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Amy Sarig King
Amy Sarig King
Amy Sarig King is an award-winning young adult novelist from Pennsylvania and a faculty member at the Vermont College of Fine Arts writing for children and young adults program. Her recently published young adult novels include “Still Life with Tornado,” which follows a teenaged artist...
2017_DC_NBF_Berg_17090218Natl Book Festival 2017 -- A. Scott Berg
A. Scott Berg
With the publication of his first book, “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” in 1978, A. Scott Berg won a National Book Award. His third book, “Lindbergh,” about the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Just 12 days after Katharine Hepburn died in 2003, Berg...
2017_DC_NBF_CSpan_1709029Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Book TV on C-Span2
Folks here include Leland Melvin and David McCullough being interviewed by Peter Slen (Host, C-Span)

Leland Melvin
Leland Melvin is an engineer, NASA astronaut and former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA...
2017_DC_NBF_Van_Dusen_1709026Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen is an author and illustrator of children’s picture books. He began his career as an illustrator at a magazine for teenagers and as a freelance illustrator, until he wrote his first children’s book, “Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee.” He has been writing and illustrating...
2017_DC_NBF_Toibin_17090212Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Colm Toíbín
Colm Toíbín
Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including “The Master,” winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and “Brooklyn,” winner of the Costa Book Award and now a major motion picture. He is also the author of best-selling “Nora Webster” and “The Testament of Mary.” Tóibín is currently...
2017_DC_NBF_Rice_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Condoleezza Rice (w/David Rubenstein)
Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the second woman and the second African American to hold the office. She was secretary of state in 2005-2009 and national security adviser in 2001-2005 for President George W. Bush. She has been on the faculty of Stanford University since...
2017_DC_NBF_Chaon_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Dan Chaon
Dan Chaon
Dan Chaon is a novelist and short story writer. Chaon completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern and received his M.A. from Syracuse. His work “Among the Missing” was a 2001 finalist for the National Book Award. Currently, he is the Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing and...
2017_DC_NBF_Baldacci_17090213Natl Book Festival 2017 -- David Baldacci
David Baldacci
David Baldacci is the best-selling author of more than 30 novels, several of which 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...
2017_DC_NBF_McCullough_17090240Natl Book Festival 2017 -- David McCullough (w/David Rubenstein)
David McCullough
Former 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...
2017_DC_NBF_Gabaldon_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon
The best-selling author of the wildly popular Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon has written eight Outlander novels, which have sold more than 28 million copies. Her new book, “Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction” (Delacorte) comprises seven novellas of...
2017_DC_NBF_EO_MM_1709025Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Ellen Oh and Meg Medina
Ellen Oh
A former lawyer who taught academic research and writing, Ellen Oh has a curiosity for ancient Asian history which has inspired her work on the young adult Prophecy series. When she found a lack of material on Korean history in local bookstores, her father assisted her research by translating...
2017_DC_NBF_Yang_17090250Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Gene Luen Yang (w/Michael Cavna, then Mike Lester and Ann Telnaes)
Gene Luen Yang
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang is a writer of both graphic novels and comics. His first graphic novel, “American Born Chinese,” is about a teenager struggling with his identity – a theme that is common in much of Yang’s work, which emphasizes the...
2017_DC_NBF_HK_KK_1709026Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Hari Kunzru and Katie Kitamura (Conversation: A Literary Power Couple)
Hari Kunzru
London-born Hari Kunzru is the author of five novels. His work has been translated into 21 languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian and The New Yorker. He is the recipient of fellowships from the...
2017_DC_NBF_Cooper_17090212Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Helene Cooper
Helene Cooper
A frequent commentator on Washington public affairs television shows, Helene Cooper is a Pentagon reporter for The New York Times. She was previously the newspaper’s assistant editorial page editor, a diplomatic correspondent and White House correspondent. In 2015, the newspaper won a...
2017_DC_NBF_Rogneby_1709025Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Jenny Rogneby
Jenny Rogneby
Jenny Rogneby is a Swedish crime and thriller author who currently lives in Malta and Barcelona. She studied criminology, sociology, law and psychology at Stockholm University and later was a criminal investigator in the Stockholm City Police Department for seven years. Her work inspired...
2017_DC_NBF_Scalzi_17090211Natl Book Festival 2017 -- John Scalzi
John Scalzi
John Scalzi is an award-winning author of science fiction and a popular blog writer. His debut novel, “Old Man's War,” won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. His novel “Redshirts” won the 2013 Hugo Award for best novel. Material from his blog, The Whatever,...
2017_DC_NBF_Vasquez_17090213Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Juan Gabriel Vásquez (w/Scott Simon)
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Juan Gabriel Vásquez is the author of the best-selling “The Sound of Things Falling” as well as the award-winning “The Informers” and “The Secret History of Costaguana.” His books have been published in 26 languages worldwide. Vásquez has received an International IMPAC Dublin...
2017_DC_NBF_Vance_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- J.D. Vance (w/David Rubenstein)
J.D. Vance
The author of the New York Times No. 1 best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” (HarperCollins), J.D. Vance was raised in the southwestern Ohio city of Middletown and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. His book has struck a chord in the national...
2017_DC_NBF_DiCamillo_1709023Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council (2014-2015). Her novel “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” won the 2014 Newbery Medal. DiCamillo also won the Newbery for “The Tale of...
2017_DC_NBF_Glasgow_1709028Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Kathleen Glasgow
Kathleen Glasgow
Being a writer was Kathleen Glasgow’s childhood aspiration. While she was always good at making her own stories, she never considered herself a writer until she started getting poems and stories published in literary journals. Her debut novel, “Girl in Pieces” (Delacorte), was an...
2017_DC_NBF_KM_TO_SL_17090211Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Kathy McKeon, Thomas Oliphant, and Steven Levingston
Kathy McKeon
Kathy McKeon spent 13 years as Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny. McKeon was hired as Kennedy’s assistant in 1964, when McKeon was just 20 years old and recently arrived from Ireland. Rose Kennedy, Jacqueline’s mother-in-law, referred to McKeon as “Jackie’s girl”...
2017_DC_NBF_Peirce_17090261Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Lincoln Peirce (w/Michael Cavna and Roz Chast)
Lincoln Peirce
Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist and writer from Portland, Maine. His comic strip, “Big Nate,” was syndicated in 1991 and currently appears in over 400 newspapers, including The Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is also the author and...
2017_DC_NBF_Shetterly_17090220Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Margot Lee Shetterly
Margot Lee Shetterly
While growing up in Hampton, Virigina, Margot Lee Shetterly came to know many of the women who worked there with her father, who was a research assistant. These women included those who would later become the subject of her best-selling debut book, “Hidden Figures: The American...
2017_DC_NBF_Lu_1709027Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Marie Lu
Marie Lu
Marie Lu is the author of the best-selling “Legend” and “The Young Elites” series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games and getting stuck...
2017_DC_NBF_Lewis_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Michael Lewis (w/Mitch Albom)
Michael Lewis
Most of the books of Michael Lewis have been New York Times best-sellers. He is well-known for his nonfiction accounts of the global financial crisis such as “The Big Short,” “Flash Boys” and “Boomerang.” His book about an African-American who was adopted by white evangelical Christians,...
2017_DC_NBF_Curato_1709027Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Mike Curato
Mike Curato
A polka-dotted elephant was the subject of Mike Curato’s first book, “Little Elliot, Big City," which has been translated into more than 10 languages. There are now four books in the series. Curato has also provided illustrations for other writers’ books, such as J.J. Austrian’s “Worm Loves...
2017_DC_NBF_ML_AT_17090279Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Mike Lester and Ann Telnaes (w/Michael Cavna, Gene Yang, then Roz Chast)
Mike Lester
Mike Lester is an award-winning editorial cartoonist and illustrator whose work is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group. His children’s book “A Is for Salad” (Puffin) was a New York Times best-seller in 2000. In 2012, he created and launched the comic strip “Mike du Jour.” He has...
2017_DC_NBF_Misc_17090250Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous things. The Politics and Prose book sale area, the Pavilion of States, the Library of Congress Town Square, etc. Folks include authors Bruce White and William Seale at the White House Historical Association, Gareth Hinds and Alison Morris, Peter Slen (the C-Span interviewer), Megan...
2017_DC_NBF_Hill_1709026Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Nathan Hill
Nathan Hill
Nathan Hill’s short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, AGNI, The Gettysburg Review and Fiction, which awarded him its annual Fiction Prize. His best-selling debut book, “The Nix” (Vintage), was named one of the best books of 2016 by The New York...
2017_DC_NBF_Russell_17090220Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Nikki Russell and Rachel Renee Russell
Nikki Russell
Daughter of the best-selling author Rachel Renee Russell, Nikki Russell has been a member of the writing world for years as the namesake of the main character of the Dork Diaries series. For many years she has done the illustrations for the Dork Diaries books. Her most recent work, done...
2017_DC_NBF_Cozzens_17090217Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Peter Cozzens
Peter Cozzens
Peter Cozzens recently retired as a Foreign Service officer at the State Department after 30 years. While at State, he wrote 17 books on the Civil War and the American West. His new book is “The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West” (Knopf). A starred...
2017_DC_NBF_PP_17090220Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Politics and Prose Area
2017_DC_NBF_Saujani_1709029Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani is a lawyer, politician and founder of the tech organization Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that works to close the gender gap in technology. In 2015, she was named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list. Saujani has also been named one of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women Changing...
2017_DC_NBF_White_17090217Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Ronald C. White
Ronald C. White
The New York Times said of Ronald C. White’s latest book, “American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant” (Random House): “White delineates Grant’s virtues better than any author before.” White has also written three book on the 16th president, including “A. Lincoln: A Biography,” which...
2017_DC_NBF_Chast_17090251Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Roz Chast (w/Michael Cavna, Ann Telnaes, Mike Lester, then Lincoln Pierce)
Roz Chast
Roz Chast is an award-winning cartoonist whose work has been published in The New Yorker, Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook and Mother Jones, among other publications. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received her Bachelor of Fine...
2017_DC_NBF_Palacio_1709028Natl Book Festival 2017 -- R. J. Palacio
R. J. Palacio
R. J. Palacio is a children’s book author, illustrator and graphic designer of book covers who lives in New York City. Her first novel, “Wonder,” was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and award-winner. It follows a 10-year-old boy with a facial disfigurement and the difficulties of being...
2017_DC_NBF_Turow_17090211Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Scott Turow
Scott Turow
The author of many best-selling works, including the No. 1 New York Times best-selling novel “Innocent,” Scott Turow is one of the legal thriller genre’s most successful writers. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. When...
2017_DC_NBF_Moses_1709028Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Shelia P. Moses
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,"...
2017_DC_NBF_SR_JR_1709023Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Sherri Duskey Rinker is a children’s book author and graphic designer whose first book, “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site,” was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller. Her first book was inspired by her young son’s fascination with trucks and their bedtime ritual of imagining...
2017_DC_NBF_Blumenthal_17090222Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Sidney Blumenthal
Sidney Blumenthal
Journalist Sidney Blumenthal has been an aide to President Bill Clinton and was an adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He has also been on the staff of the Clinton Foundation. He has worked for The New Yorker, The Washington Post and The New Republic, and he...
2017_DC_NBF_Stone_17090210Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Tanya Lee Stone
Tanya Lee Stone
Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author of picture books, nonfiction and young adult books who teaches writing at Champlain College. Awards for her children’s nonfiction work include the NAACP Image Award for “Courage Has No Color,” the Robert F. Silbert Medal for “Almost Astronauts:...
2017_DC_NBF_Friedman_17090213Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman
New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman is a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize—two for his reportage and one for commentary. He is internationally recognized for his writing on the Middle East, foreign affairs and the environment. Friedman is also the author of the...
2017_DC_NBF_TF_EL_1709022Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Travis Foster and Ethan Long
Travis Foster
Travis Foster graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design in 1989 (illustration) and has worked full time as a freelance illustrator for more than 25 years. In 2015 Foster started to offer his services as an agent to other artists. His previous books include “What’s New at the...
2017_DC_NPC_Bookfair_171110121NPC -- 40th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2017)
Pols, Pundits & Cultural Legends
Book Fair & Authors' Night
The Capitol region’s premiere holiday book event is back for the 40th year! The National Press Club Journalism Institute is once again partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and...
2017_DC_Kalb_17040885NPC -- Kalb Report: "Fight for Freedom of the Press" (w/Jake Tapper and David Fahrenthold)
The Fight for Freedom of the Press
The White House has launched an all-out war against the press terming several news organizations, including CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and The New York Times, the “enemy of the American people,” and their work, “fake news.” The president’s chief strategist has called the...
2017_DC_Kalb_17101677NPC -- Kalb Report: "Guardians of the Fourth Estate" (w/Dean Baquet and Marty Baron)
The Kalb Report: Guardians of the Fourth Estate
The President of the United States has challenged the legitimacy of journalism. What is his intent and can he succeed? What is the proper response from the journalistic community? Are some news organizations “out to get him” as backers of the president...
2017_DC_Metheny_17061222NYU & DC Jazz Fest -- Salon Series: A Conversation with Pat Metheny
Salon Series: A Conversation with Pat Metheny
NYU Washington, DC and DC Jazz Fest present Meet the Artist: featuring Pat Metheny. Pat Methany is a renowned jazz guitarist and composer, earning both commercial success and a reputation as a sophisticated and respected guitar improvisor.
Jazz in the...
2017_DC_Franken_171003103Politics & Prose -- Al Franken ("Al Franken, Giant of the Senate")
Al Franken - Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. He was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. His memoir is about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an...
2017_DC_Waters_17102937Politics & Prose -- Alice Waters ("Coming to My Senses")
Alice Waters - Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
Waters’s memoir combines anecdotes, letters, photos, and recipes to tell the remarkable story of how she opened Chez Panisse and helped launch the local organic food movement. Her path from a conventional suburban upbringing to...
2017_DC_McCarthy_17040949Politics & Prose -- Andrew McCarthy ("Just Fly Away")
Andrew McCarthy - Just Fly Away:
Fifteen-year-old Lucy has a perfectly normal life and a drama-free family. Although her parents can be embarrassing sometimes, she has never questioned how much they love her. When Lucy learns she has a half-brother from her father’s secret affair eight years ago, she...
2017_DC_Hornaday_17072943Politics & Prose -- Ann Hornaday ("Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies")
Ann Hornaday - Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies
To get the most out of a film, Hornaday argues, viewers need to be as actively engaged in watching it as the filmmakers were in creating it. Film critic for The Washington Post, Hornaday guides us through the movie-making process and shows how to...
2017_DC_Blitt_171029102Politics & Prose -- Barry Blitt ("Blitt") w/Mike Allen
Barry Blitt - Blitt — in conversation with Mike Allen
From the Obama fist bump to Hillary Clinton in the boxing ring to Donald Trump in a tiara, Blitt’s drawings have indelibly captured key political moments. A cartoonist and illustrator, Blitt has published several books for children, including The 39...
2017_DC_Overload_17120466Politics & Prose -- Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz ("Overload")
Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz - Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
Host of Face the Nation from 1991 to 2015, Schieffer has been with CBS News since 1969. He’s one of the few journalists to have covered the White House, the Pentagon, Congress, and the State Department, work...
2017_DC_Meltzer_17011171Politics & Prose -- Brad Meltzer ("I Am Jim Henson")
Brad Meltzer - I Am Jim Henson:
You may know Jim Henson as the beloved voice of Kermit the Frog, and the creative mind behind The Muppets and Sesame Street. But did you know that he made his first Kermit puppet out of his mother’s old sweater? Brad Meltzer gives insight into the puppeteer’s childhood...
2017_DC_Matthews_17110464Politics & Prose -- Chris Matthews ("Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit")
Chris Matthews - Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
Matthews, political commentator and host of MSNBC’s Hardball, uncovered new facets of JFK in his acclaimed Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. Now he looks closely at the brilliant younger brother Jack often overshadowed. Drawing on extensive research and...
2017_DC_Roberts_17030269Politics & Prose -- Cokie Roberts ("Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation")
Cokie Roberts - Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
So many women throughout history have been key drivers for our nation’s progress, but too often they go unrecognized for their contributions. Acclaimed political commentator and author, Roberts, has written an informational picture book...
2017_DC_Murphy_17120567Politics & Prose -- Cullen Murphy ("Cartoon County")
Cullen Murphy - Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe
Murphy, editor at large at Vanity Fair and the author of books including God’s Jury, grew up in the middle of a thriving community of illustrators and cartoonists in southwestern Connecticut. His father, John...
2017_DC_Jones_17092044Politics & Prose -- Dan Jones ("The Templars")
Dan Jones - The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
The Knights Templar was a Catholic military order established in 1119, just after the First Crusade. Charged with protecting Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land, the order was supported by the wealthy and powerful of Europe...
2017_DC_Dorsen_17040919Politics & Prose -- David M. Dorsen ("The Unexpected Scalia")
David M. Dorsen - The Unexpected Scalia: A Conservative Justice's Liberal Opinions
In his comprehensive analysis of Antonin Scalia’s judicial philosophy, Dorsen, Of Counsel with Sedgwick, LLP, former Assistant Chief Counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee, and author of Henry Friendly, finds that the...
2017_DC_Sesno_17022399Politics & Prose -- Frank Sesno ("Ask More")
Frank Sesno - Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change
Perhaps the most essential skill for solving problems, Sesno says, is simply asking questions. Questions help define parameters, gauge needs, and fuel creativity. But framing the right questions at the...
2017_DC_Grisham_17062866Politics & Prose -- John Grisham ("Camino Island") w/David Grann
John Grisham - Camino Island
Join us for an exclusive evening with John Grisham for his new book, Camino Island. This thriller starts with a spectacular heist: thieves break into a vault in Princeton's Firestone Library and get away with rare books and manuscripts insured for $25 million—and probably...
2017_DC_Applegate_17092666Politics & Prose -- Katherine Applegate ("Wishtree")
Katherine Applegate - Wishtree
Trees tell stories, in the rings on their trunks and in the spirits whispering in their leaves. This story chronicles a community through the perspective of the neighborhood “wishtree”, where individuals pin their hopes and dreams. When a new family moves into the...
2017_DC_Wainwright_17090659Politics & Prose -- Loudon Wainwright III ("Liner Notes")
Loudon Wainwright III - Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things
A revered singer, songwriter, and actor, Wainwright has recorded nearly thirty albums since the late 1960s. Many of his songs have an autobiographical inspiration, and his...
2017_DC_Bowden_170829105Politics & Prose -- Mark Bowden ("Hue 1968") w/Bob Woodward
Mark Bowden - Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam — in conversation with Bob Woodward
Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, was the country’s third-largest city in 1968 when it became the center of the Tet Offensive. The North Vietnamese stormed Hue from hidden outposts, surprising...
2017_DC_Kalb_17102193Politics & Prose -- Marvin Kalb ("The Year I Was Peter the Great")
Marvin Kalb - The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 — Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia
1956 is known in Russia as “the year of the thaw” for the anti-communist uprisings that followed Khrushchev’s denunciation of Stalin. That year, Kalb was a diplomatic attaché at the U.S....
2017_DC_Korda_17092739Politics & Prose -- Michael Korda ("Alone")
Michael Korda - Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory
1940 was a year of world-changing events: Germany plowed through the Maginot Line and invaded France, trapped Allied troops were evacuated from Dunkirk, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister and...
2017_DC_Curato_17091263Politics & Prose -- Mike Curato ("All the Way to Havana")
Margarita Engle and Mike Curato - All the Way to Havana
We are delighted that your child’s class will be joining us at Politics and Prose Bookstore on September 12 for a visit with author Margarita Engle and illustrator Mike Curato to celebrate their first picture book collaboration, All the Way to...
2017_DC_Dallek_17110890Politics & Prose -- Robert Dallek ("Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life")
Robert Dallek - Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life
One of the country’s premier presidential historians, Dallek is the author of studies including the classic An Unfinished Life, Camelot’s Court, and the award-winning Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945. His new book, the...
2017_DC_Stone_17070851Politics & Prose -- Roger D. Stone ("The Lives of Dillon Ripley")
Roger D. Stone - The Lives of Dillon Ripley: Natural Scientist, Wartime Spy, and Pioneering Leader of the Smithsonian Institution
With its nineteen museums and galleries, nine research facilities, and the National Zoo, The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. Much...
2017_DC_Collins_17111268Politics & Prose -- Ronald K. L. Collins ("The Judge") w/Adam Liptak
Ronald K. L. Collins - The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons — in conversation with Adam Liptak
It’s a given that judges should be above merely political concerns. The more realistic view, however, is that the judicial decision-making of both legal realists and originalists is entirely political. In this...
2017_DC_Quinn_17091148Politics & Prose -- Sally Quinn ("Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir")
Sally Quinn - Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir
A quintessential Washingtonian, Quinn is an author, television reporter, and journalist who has worked and socialized with the city’s movers and shakers for several decades. Her memoir chronicles her work at The Washington Post and her marriage to its...
2017_DC_Simon_17051089Politics & Prose -- Scott Simon ("My Cubs: A Love Story")
Scott Simon - My Cubs: A Love Story
Simon, the award-winning host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, is a life-long Cubs fan. His heartfelt and vivid memoir of growing up in Chicago reflects on how the team shaped the neighborhood and the city, and how it influenced the boy Simon was and the man he...
2017_DC_Isaacson_17110657Politics & Prose -- Walter Isaacson ("Leonardo Da Vinci")
Walter Isaacson - Leonardo Da Vinci
As great a scientist as he was an artist, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) produced aesthetic masterpieces such as The Last Supper and Mona Lisa alongside The Vitruvian Man, which was also a study in proportions. Most of his projects drew on multiple disciplines, and...
2017_DC_Hogeland_17052223Politics & Prose -- William Hogeland ("Autumn of the Black Snake")
William Hogeland - Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West
In his fifth book, Hogeland, an independent historian whose works include The Whiskey Rebellion and Declaration, looks back to 1791, when a seemingly inconsequential encounter between a...
2017_DC_Siegel_17120531Politics & Prose @ Chevy Chase Library -- Mark Siegel ("5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior")
Mark Siegel - 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior — at Chevy Chase Library (DC)
Award-winning writer and illustrator Mark Siegel shares The Sand Warrior, the first book of the sci-fi/fantasy adventure series 5 Worlds, providing a behind-the-scenes look at making an epic graphic novel series. The Five Worlds...
2017_DC_Baldwin_17111448Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen ("You Can't Spell America Without Me")
Alec Baldwin - You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody) — at GW Lisner Auditorium
GW and Politics and Prose Present Alec Baldwin with Kurt Andersen
Working the special magic of political satire,...
2017_DC_Rather_17110975Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Dan Rather ("What Unites Us") w/Jonathan Capehart
Dan Rather - What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism — at GW Lisner Auditorium
“The world is a better place when we have an open exchange of ideas,” Rather states on News and Guts, his Facebook news feed and social media platform. Adding millions of followers to the legions of viewers he won across a...
2017_MD_Alice_17091442Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Alex Alice ("Castle in the Stars")
Alex Alice - Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
A year after his mother’s disappearance, Seraphin still holds out hope that she is alive somewhere. When summoned to a Bavarian castle for a mysterious reason, Seraphin thinks he might be closer to finding his...
2017_DC_Alexis_FF_17041767Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Alexis Frederick-Frost ("Hocus Focus")
Alexis Frederick-Frost - Hocus Focus — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Imagine how frustrated you’d be if you worked for a wizard and never learning any magic! The Knight knows this feeling well, and he’s determined to change it. His plan is simple: find a book of spells, whip up a potion, steal the...
2017_MD_Jenkins_17021546Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Emily Jenkins ("A Greyhound, a Groundhog")
Emily Jenkins - A Greyhound, a Groundhog — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Award-winning children’s author Emily Jenkins tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a greyhound and a groundhog. As soon as they meet, they feed off each other’s restlessness, running around and encountering the wonders...
2017_MD_Joyce_17042456Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- William Joyce ("Bently & Egg...")
William Joyce - Bently & Egg, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Meet William Joyce and celebrate the reissue of three of his classic picture books. You’ll be able to spend A Day With Wilbur Robinson in his house of wacky...
2017_DC_HR_Clinton_17091827Politics & Prose @ Warner Theater -- Hillary Rodham Clinton ("What Happened")
Join Hillary Rodham Clinton this Fall as she travels the United States. She’ll connect with audiences in a conversation about a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny. She’ll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what’s next, and what’s on your mind.
2017_DC_Hanks_17102035Politics & Prose @ Warner Theater -- Tom Hanks ("Uncommon Type") w/Ann Patchett
Tom Hanks, an avid typewriter collector, is releasing his first book of short stories, Uncommon Type, which is filled with typewriters, and with stories about dreams and nightmares come true. Hanks follows an Eastern European man from his war-torn home to a new life in America and explores how bowling a...
2017_DC_Jenner_17042773Sixth & I -- Caitlyn Jenner ("The Secrets of My Life") w/Buzz Bissinger
Caitlyn Jenner:
In The Secrets of My Life, Jenner shares details of her childhood as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world’s most famous transgender woman. In...
2017_DC_Sesno_17011290Sixth & I -- Frank Sesno ("Ask More") w/Chuck Todd
Frank Sesno In Conversation with Chuck Todd
The year of 2017 is the year of questions: questions for the new president, for the country, for ourselves as citizens of a changing planet. Questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things. But few...
2017_DC_Bush_171026126Sixth & I -- Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush ("Sisters First") w/Frank Bruni
Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
In Conversation with Frank Bruni
Grab your sister (or a friend who is just like one!) for an event with former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush during their Sisters First Tour this fall. Settle in for an evening of personal stories and...
2017_DC_Foner_17051174USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Keynote: Eric Foner
May 11 Evening Keynote Address: Eric Foner (Columbia University)
Columbia University’s Eric Foner will deliver the keynote address, “The Significance of Reconstruction in American History."
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars...
2017_DC_USCHS_P1_17051257USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 1: Award Presentation (Fafa Nutor) and Paul Finkelman (Thaddeus Stevens)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P2A_17051280USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 2: Brook Thomas (Horatio Bateman’s "Reconstruction")
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P3A_17051243USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 3: Michael Vorenberg (14th Amendment)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P4A_17051241USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 4: Spencer Crew (Reconstruction at NMAAHC)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P5A_17051225USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 5: L. Diane Barnes (Frederick Douglass)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P6A_17051232USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 6: Lucy Salyer (Expatriation)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P7_17051224USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 7: Final group Q&A
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_Showcase_170912254USCHS -- Freedom Award (2017) -- Showcase to Honor Congress for its Support of the Humanities
Master of Ceremonies: Murray Horwitz
Special Guest: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Welcome Remarks: Ronald A. Sarasin, President, U. S. Capitol History Society; Former Member of Congress (R-CT)

Aquila Theatre: Our Warrior Chorus:
* Introduction by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
* Desiree...
2017_DC_USCHS_Freedom2_17091285USCHS -- Freedom Award (2017) to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Formal Presentation
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:...
2017_DC_USCHS_Freedom_17091298USCHS -- Freedom Award (2017) to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Mingling Before and After
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:...
2017_DC_Adams_17061448USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Carl Adams ("Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln")
Brown Bag Book Talk and Lecture with Carl Adams (Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln)
Carl Michael Adams was born and raised in Alton, Illinois, and has been a lifelong Lincoln scholar. Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville...
2017_DC_Holzer_17021588USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Harold Holzer (Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol)
Harold Holzer To Speak At Free U.S. Capitol Historical Society Event:
Talk Will Focus on Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol
Award-winning writer and lecturer Harold Holzer will give the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2017 Black History Month Lecture on Wednesday, February...
2017_DC_Ozer_17110814USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Mark Ozer ("Washington DC: The World Capital in The American Century 1941-1990")
USCHS Fall Lecture Series
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present five lunchtime lectures this fall, including book talks and discussions about DC and Capitol art, history, and memorials.
Mark Ozer
Book Talk on Washington DC: The World Capital in The American Century 1941-1990
2017_DC_Scott_17121377USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Pamela Scott ("An Historical Atlas of Washington, DC")
Pamela Scott, Independent scholar
"An Historical Atlas of Washington, DC, 1780s to 2015"
2017_DC_Winick_17081625USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Stephen Winick (American Folklife Center)
Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center “Dipping from the Well: Treasures from the American Folklife Center Archive”
2017_DC_Book_Present_17110810USCHS -- Presentation of "The American Spirit" to Senators on Capitol Hill
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a fan of David McCullough's work, helped distribute some copies of McCullough's book "The American Spirit" to other senators as a board member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. These were photos taken when officials from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society stopped by the...
2017_DC_WP_Balance_17111683Washington Post -- A World in Balance
A World in Balance: Solutions for Sustainability
Humans are changing the Earth in unprecedented ways. Global population growth, changes in behavior and migration, and new trends in industry and technology may leave lasting impacts on natural resources and the environment.
On November 16, The...
2017_DC_WP_Branson_17042834Washington Post -- CEO Series -- Sir Richard Branson
On Friday, April 28, The Washington Post continues its CEO Series Executive Actions with Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group. The Post’s Jonathan Capehart will talk one-on-one with Branson about his expansive career – spanning sea, land, sky and space. They will discuss the role of...
2017_DC_WP_MastHead1Washington Post -- Masthead
The "Democracy Dies in Darkness" tagline is on the masthead now.
2017_DC_WP_Health202_17102576Washington Post Live -- Health 202
The Health 202 Live
On Wednesday, October 25, The Washington Post will bring together elected officials, members of the business community and experts who are shaping the policy, regulation and practice of health care for a live news program examining the issues, questions and stories dominating the...
2017_DC_WP_Infrastructure_170308107Washington Post Live -- Infrastructure: The Road Ahead
President Trump has promised to rebuild America’s highways, railways, bridges, airports, and pipelines. As his administration formulates its infrastructure plan and lawmakers in Congress voice their priorities, The Washington Post will bring together industry experts and policymakers to examine what’s...
2017_DC_Doyle_17052446White House Historical Association -- William Doyle ("PT-109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy")
Please join us for a lecture by William Doyle, best-selling author of "PT-109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy." The story of PT-109 is intricately intertwined with the presidency of John F. Kennedy. While discussing the story of the sinking of PT-109 and the rescue...

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