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2019_02_13A_Hess32DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Stephen Hess ("Bit Player")
The title “Bit Player” perfectly reflects Stephen Hess’s long and distinguished career as a Washington insider.
Bit Player: My Life with Presidents and Ideas
Featuring author Stephen Hess
The title “Bit Player” perfectly reflects Stephen Hess’s long and distinguished career as a Washington insider.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_28A1_Monument177Natl Archives -- Harold Holzer ("Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French") w/Edna Greene Medford
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
In celebration of Lincoln’s birthday, we present a program focusing on the monument built to honor the 16th President and the artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, Daniel Chester French. Monument Man is the first comprehensive... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_27A1_Reidy136Natl Archives -- Joseph P. Reidy ("Illusions of Emancipation")
National Book Launch for "Illusions of Emancipation"
Professor Joseph P. Reidy will discuss how emancipation was not just a product of Lincoln’s proclamation or Confederate defeat. It was a process. Slavery did not die quietly or quickly, nor did it fulfill every dream of the enslaved or their allies.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_23A1_McCabe116Politics & Prose -- Andrew G. McCabe ("The Threat")
Andrew G. McCabe - The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
McCabe started working at the FBI in 1996 and served in many capacities, from street agent on the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force to leading the Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_09_Meltzer94Politics & Prose -- Brad Meltzer ("The First Conspiracy") w/Josh Mensch
Brad Meltzer - The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington — in conversation with Josh Mensch
Writing history with the same command of pacing, suspense, and vivid action that has made him one of today’s finest thriller writers, Meltzer in his new book tells the startling, and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_10_Kidd76Politics & Prose -- Chip Kidd ("Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal")
Chip Kidd - Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal
An acronym for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, saying the word “shazam” invoked the powerful line of heroic elders who allowed ordinary Billy Batson to become Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal. In the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_07E_Kalb115Politics & Prose -- Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford ("President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead")
Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford - President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead — in Children and Teens
When Ava’s mom remarries, Ava gets stuck with a younger, annoying stepbrother, J.P. Struggling to adjust to her new life, Ava’s mom announces a family trip to Boston. While on this trip, Ava... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_05A_Peck93Politics & Prose -- Garrett Peck ("The Great War in America")
Garrett Peck - The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath
The First World War had been underway for two years before President Wilson committed U.S. troops to help make the globe “safe for democracy,” but the nation’s initial reluctance to take part in the conflict has colored our views of... (Partially reviewed)
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-winning... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_03_Brown63Politics & Prose -- Jeremy Brown ("Influenza")
Dr. Jeremy Brown - Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
The Spanish Flu pandemic, the deadliest in history, infected some 500 million people worldwide and killed 20 to 50 million. In the hundred years since, medicine has made great strides—substituting flu shots for... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_12_LM_GK69Politics & Prose -- Lopez Matthews ("Howard University in the World Wars") and Gil Klein ("Trouble in Lafayette Square")
Lopez D. Matthews Jr - Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation
Gil Klein - Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House
In Howard University in the World Wars (History Press, $23.99) historian and archivist Lopez D. Matthews draws on a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_15E1_Race_In_America114Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America" (6th) w/April Ryan, Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Race in America Today: A Panel Discussion — moderated by April Ryan, featuring Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Join April Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author of Under Fire, At Mama’s Knee, and The Presidency in Black and White for the sixth in an... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_20A_Shinkle83Politics & Prose -- Peter Shinkle ("Ike's Mystery Man") w/Michael Isikoff
Peter Shinkle - Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler — in conversation with Michael Isikoff
Robert "Bobby" Cutler (1895-1974) earned a law degree at Harvard and served two stints as Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor. While historians have recognized his contributions to the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_27A1_Wilentz95Politics & Prose -- Sean Wilentz ("No Property in Man")
Sean Wilentz - No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding
Since a number of the nation’s founders were slave-holders, many historians have interpreted the Constitution as not merely tolerating slavery but positively enshrining it. In this revisionist account, Wilentz... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_05A1_Jones180Politics & Prose -- Senator Doug Jones ("Bending Towards Justice")
Taking his title from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," Jones chronicles the arduous struggle to punish those responsible for the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four girls. Though the FBI... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_10A1_Wheeler116Politics & Prose -- Tom Wheeler ("From Gutenberg to Google")
Tom Wheeler - From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future
As chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 and before that as an entrepreneur, Wheeler has been a key figure in the telecommunications world for some four decades. In his new book he puts today’s tremendous technological changes in... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_14F1_Schultz175Sixth & I -- Howard Schultz ("From the Ground Up") w/Doris Kearns Goodwin
Howard Schultz, In Conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin
From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks comes From the Ground Up, an account of the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in society today.
This program does not include a book signing. A limited number of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_06C1_Brown168Sixth & I -- Karamo Brown ("Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope") w/Sam Sanders
Karamo Brown In Conversation with Sam Sanders
When Karamo Brown first auditioned for Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what “culture” could mean for the show as how people feel about themselves and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_08C_Cousteau139Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Fabien Cousteau ("Great White Shark Adventure")
Fabien Cousteau Great White Shark Adventure — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Famed explorer Fabien Cousteau and his junior explorers set off on an expedition to the coast of South Africa, home to the world’s largest concentration of great white sharks. They, along with his team of research experts, have... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_25C_Impeachments16USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Lessons From Judicial Impeachments in the 1980s
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Lessons From Judicial Impeachments in the 1980s
Daniel M. Freeman, J.D. -- Academic Director, Public Law; Assistant Professor, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University
‌Impeachment is a constitutional process to address... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_31C1_WP_Christy92Washington Post -- Chris Christy ("Let Me Finish") w/Robert Costa
On Thursday, January 31, Washington Post Live will host one of most influential Republican leaders in the country, former Governor and Presidential candidate Chris Christie. Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post will conduct the interview with Christie who promised "not to... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_23A1_WP_Rezaian117Washington Post -- Jason Rezaian ("Prisoner") w/David Ignatius
For 544 days, Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian was held in an Iranian prison, threatened with execution and physical abuse, and used as a bargaining chip in high-stakes diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran. Rezaian, who served as Tehran Bureau Chief for The Washington Post when he... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_19A1_Hitchcock119White House Historical Association -- William Hitchcock ("The Age of Eisenhower") w/Ann Compton
White House History with Ann Compton: The Age of Eisenhower Lecture with William Hitchcock
William Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950 and professor of history at the University of Virginia will cover the life and legacy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower,... (Partially reviewed)


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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