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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...
2005_IL_ALA2005C21American Library Association 2005 conference in Chicago, IL -- Authors
Includes Jules Feiffer, Kate DiCamillo ("Because of Winn-Dixie"), Gary Stromberg ("The Harder They Fall"), Gene Ha (DC Comics), Henry Winkler, Arthur Frommer, and Jennifer Read Hawthorne.
2007_DC_ALAC145American Library Association 2007 conference in Washington, DC -- Authors
2010_DC_ALA131American Library Association 2010 conference in Washington, DC
Including various authors: Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Alan Nelson, Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff ("Queen of your Own Life"), Lucy Christopher ("Stolen"), Henry Cole, Pamela Duncan Edwards ("While the World Is Sleeping"), Alison Formento ("This Tree Counts!"), Amy Clipston, Lindsay George, Jackie...
2011_DC_Nichols_11021668American University -- Event: 3rd Annual Eisenhower Symposium w/David Nichols
The third annual Eisenhower Symposium was held at American University's Abramson Family Founders Room in American University’s new School of International Service Building. The title of the symposium is Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis-Suez and the Brink of War, a “book launch” of the...
2020_ZZ_Autographs_1994238Autographs (various) -- 1994
Philly, SDCC, and a later NYCC
2020_ZZ_Autographs_1995209Autographs (various) -- 1995
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2006110Autographs (various) -- 2006
2020_ZZ_Autographs_200791Autographs (various) -- 2007
SDCC, Mid-Ohio Con, etc plus some overflow from 2012
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2008111Autographs (various) -- 2008
2020_ZZ_Autographs_200999Autographs (various) -- 2009
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2010169Autographs (various) -- 2010
Including some into 2012
2020_ZZ_Autographs_201176Autographs (various) -- 2011
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2012150Autographs (various) -- 2012
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2013219Autographs (various) -- 2013
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2014236Autographs (various) -- 2014
2014/2015 plus some overflow from 2018 and 2019
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2015127Autographs (various) -- 2015
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2016138Autographs (various) -- 2016
I hadn't been photographing the books originally but after the 2016 San DiegoComic-Con, I reconsidered. I was still in California and my friend Richard Thompson, who had seen all the previous books in person, was in a bad way in Virginia with the last torturous stages of Parkinsons. I photographed the...
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2017150Autographs (various) -- 2017
2020_ZZ_Autographs_2018158Autographs (various) -- 2018
2020_ZZ_Autographs_201999Autographs (various) -- 2019
Normally, I start an autograph/sketch book every year at San Diego Comic-Con (July) and use the same one until it's time for the next SDCC, in which case I put away the old book and start a new one. If there are too many events before the SDCC, I end up spilling over into older autograph books. Life...
2020_ZZ_Autographs_X10Autographs (various) -- Miscellaneous
1996_DC_CJones_BN_9610076Barnes & Noble -- Chuck Jones
2004_MD_Shaara_0411093Barnes & Noble -- Jeff Shaara ("To The Last Man")
Jeff was promoting his latest book, "To the Last Man", a novel about World War I. He also talked about some of his other books and his father, Michael, who 30 years before wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning "The Killer Angels" which became the movie "Gettysburg".
2005_VA_Newt_0506112Books A Million -- Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ("Never Call Retreat")
This event, at the McLean Books a Million, was announced to start at 5pm but actually started at 3pm. I got there at 4:30pm and got a passing glance at both authors.
2006_DC_Franken_06092912Borders -- Al Franken ("The Truth (with Jokes)")
Al Franken: Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and funny, Al's political satire is poised to become the most talked-about book. Armed with an additional chapter, the paperback edition of this book is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and its right-wing cronies, once again.
2005_DC_Andrea_0509144Borders -- Andrea Mitchell ("Talking Back...")
Veteran broadcast Journalist, Andrea Mitchell, signed copies of her book "Talking Back...To Presidents, Dictators and Assorted Scoundrels". Andrea has also been a trailblazer for women everywhere and her personal journey is not only inspiring, it is exciting.
2002_DC_Buchwald_0211156Borders -- Art Buchwald
Art Buchwald, the Washington Post humorist, was doing a book-signing locally so I trudged up to the Dupont Circle area to see him. He's certainly an interesting looking person and he radiates warmth and cheer. While I was there, he pointed over to a shelf with best sellers and said "Death and decay....
2005_DC_BB_King_05091210Borders -- BB King ("B.B. King Treasures")
Just in time for his 80th birthday this month, B.B. King delivers "The B.B. King Treasures," a scrapbook following the path of his storied life and career. Included in this coffee table-worthy showpiece is perhaps the greatest treasure of all: a 60-minute CD filled with unreleased interviews and jam...
2006_DC_Newhart_06092218Borders -- Bob Newhart ("I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This")
Legendary comic Bob Newhart discusses his new book "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!" in conversation with American Film Institute director and NPR commentator, (and former Barnum & Bailey clown) Murray Horwitz. "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!" is The first book ever from an icon of American comedy. A...
2006_DC_Sheehan_0609257Borders -- Cindy Sheehan ("Peace Mom")
Cindy Sheehan: The woman who turned grief into action and took her anti-war message to the President's doorstep tells her story in her own words -- a wrenching tale of heroism that will inspire a new generation of activists.
2007_DC_Barry_07092116Borders -- Dave Barry ("History of the Millennium (So Far)")
Dave Barry: Thucydides, Gibbon, Tuchman, McCullough - to the names of the world's great historians must now be added the name of Dave Barry, who has taken a long, hard look at our new millennium (so far) and, when he stopped hyperventilating, written it all down, because nobody would believe it...
2007_DC_Cheadle_07050232Borders -- Don Cheadle and John Prendergast ("Not On Our Watch")
"Not On Our Watch" is an empowering book, offering six strategies readers can implement about Darfur. Don Cheadle 3.5 million Sudanese are going hungry, 2.5 million have been displaced by violence, and 400,000 have died in Darfur to date. Both shocked and energized by this ongoing tragedy, Don Cheadle...
2007_MD_Potter_07072057Borders -- Harry Potter roll-out party
One of those bookstore-sponsored events for the release of the last volume in the Harry Potter series.
2005_MD_Fonda_0504166Borders -- Jane Fonda ("My Life So Far")
Jane Fonda may have grown up in the shadow of her legendary father, but she quickly proved her talents in her own right. More than an actress, she also has been a controversial political activist as well as a popular fitness guru. We've seen her triumphs and she's shared her personal challenges. She...
1998_VA_Shaara_9806274Borders -- Jeff Shaara ("Gods and Generals")
2006_MD_McCoy_0602254Borders -- Jerry McCoy ("Historic Silver Spring")
Jerry A McCoy, Librarian and Silver Spring Historical Society, came to show slides and promote his new book "Historic Silver Spring".
2005_DC_Collins_0504275Borders -- Judy Collins (performance)
2007_MD_Albright_07033129Borders -- Madeleine Albright ("The Mighty and the Almighty")
Madeleine Albright: "The Mighty and the Almighty". Defying conventional wisdom, Albright suggests not only that religion and politics are inseparable, but that their partnership, when properly harnessed, can be a force for justice and peace.
2005_MD_Johnson_05120624Borders -- Marcus Johnson (performance)
Marcus Johnson is a jazz keyboardist who records for Three Keys Music. This was a special holiday performance by him and the band, previewing songs from his new release "Smooth Jazz Christmas."
2007_DC_Johnson_07030248Borders -- Marcus Johnson (performance)
Marcus Johnson: Jazz great Marcus Johnson and his trio help us celebrate the grand opening of our cool new cafe with a hot jazz set.
In attendance in the audience was former Redskin Barry Wilburn (#45) who asked for a photo with Marcus so that's here too.
2005_DC_Nader_0507258Borders -- Ralph Nader
2007_DC_Nader_0706149Borders -- Ralph Nader ("An Unreasonable Man")
Leader of the modern Consumer Movement himself Ralph Nader signs copies of his critically acclaimed DVD, An Unreasonable Man. The documentary follows Nader as a public interest lawyer to the man who today boasts a legislative record longer than most politicians in office today. Now you can meet this man...
2005_DC_Watts_0509075Borders -- Steven Watts ("Henry Ford")
Steven Watts: Henry Ford, a major architect of modern America, has lived on in the imagination of his fellow citizens as an enduring figure of fascination, an inimitable individual, a controversial personality, and a social visionary from the moment his Model T brought the automobile to the masses and...
2006_DC_EK_0604279Borders -- Ted Kennedy ("America Back On Track")
This was a book-signing event for "America Back on Track," billed as Kennedy's first major policy book in more than forty years. Just the week before, he had been named as one of the U.S. top 10 Senators by Time magazine.
Their list: Thad Cochran, Ted Kennedy, John McCain, Jon Kyl, Arlen Specter,...
2005_DC_Uncle_Earl_05110418Borders -- Uncle Earl (performance)

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

In Revolution of Hope, President Fox outlines a new vision of hope for the future of the Americas. He speaks out forcefully on hot global topics like immigration, the war in Iraq, racism, globalization, the role of the United Nations, free trade, religion, gender equity, indigenous...
2018_DC_Rall_18021816Busboys Takoma -- Ted Rall ("Meet the Deplorables")
Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome political cartoonist Ted Rall to Takoma.
Legendary infiltration journalist HARMON LEON is at it again, this time teaming up with ferocious political cartoonist TED RALL to answer the question most of America has been asking: "What the hell happened in...
2003_DC_Pitch_0309163Capitol Hill History Project -- Anthony Pitch (The Burning of Washington)
Author Anthony S Pitch came in to discuss his book "The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814" which included stories about the city as well as the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
2016_DC_Douglass_160509118Capitol Hill History Project -- Bob Sonderman and Ka'mal McClarin ("Frederick Douglass in Washington")
Overbeck Lecture: Frederick Douglass in Washington
On Monday, May 9, the Overbeck History Lecture Series welcomes National Park Service museum curators Bob Sonderman and Ka'mal McClarin for an illustrated presentation on Frederick Douglass's years in Washington, including a display of some of the great...
2012_DC_Hays_12020796Capitol Hill History Project -- Cindy Hays (Past and Future of Congressional Cemetery)
Overbeck Lecture: The Past and Future of Congressional Cemetery
On Tuesday, February 7, Cindy Hays will deliver an illustrated Overbeck History Lecture on Congressional Cemetery, its significance to the Capitol Hill community, and its impressive, ongoing restoration by concerned neighbors and friends....
2009_DC_Janke_09092237Capitol Hill History Project -- Cindy Janke ("The Onetime Owner of Most of Capitol Hill")
Overbeck Lecture: The Onetime Owner of Most of Capitol Hill:
Don’t miss it. On Tuesday evening, September 22, local historian Cindy Janke will present an illustrated Overbeck History Lecture on William Prout, the 18th century owner of the land that today comprises most of the Capitol Hill Historic...
2008_DC_Brown_08040852Capitol Hill History Project -- C. Dudley Brown (Capitol Hill Row House Designs)
On the evening of Tuesday, April 8, the highly respected historic restoration expert C. Dudley Brown will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the unique character and features of Capitol Hill’s historic row houses. His presentation will include a pictorial tour along with commentary on the mistakes...
2010_DC_Wolf_10030250Capitol Hill History Project -- Dick Wolf (Capitol Hill Restoration Society)
Wolf, a longtime leader in neighborhood preservation, will offer an “unauthorized review” of the struggles and accomplishments of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society since its founding in 1955. The storied organization has fought repeatedly and, for the most part, successfully against the destruction...
2002_DC_Morris_0202057Capitol Hill History Project -- Edmund and Sylvia Morris (Teddy Roosevelt)
This was the inaugural lecture of the Capitol Hill History Project. Edmund Morris had recently published his second book on Theodore Roosevelt, called "Theodore Rex". He had also written the first in that series, called "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" as well as "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan." His...
2002_DC_Smith_0209107Capitol Hill History Project -- Edward C Smith (Capitol Hill During the Civil War)
This meeting was held at the Masonic Naval Lodge Hall. Introduced by John Franzen (chairman of the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project) and then Lucinda Janke (Kiplinger Washington Collection), Professor Edward C Smith from American University gave a talk about "Capitol Hill During the Civil...
2006_DC_Marolda_0604116Capitol Hill History Project -- Edward Marolda (History of the Navy Yard)
A History of the Navy Yard from the Navy’s Top Historian: Few people today are aware of how great a role the Washington Navy Yard has played in the life and development of Capitol Hill. The walled facility at the foot of 8th Street was once the biggest builder of Navy ships in the country, and then...
2011_DC_Brown_11110852Capitol Hill History Project -- Gordon Brown ("Captain Who Burned His Ships")
Reserve Now for Nov. 8 Overbeck Lecture: "The Captain Who Burned His Ships"
On Tuesday, November 8, local author Gordon S. Brown will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the growth of the Washington Navy Yard under its first commandant, Captain Thomas Tingey, and the terrible choice he faced...
2012_DC_Morley_12091857Capitol Hill History Project -- Jefferson Morley ("Snow-Storm in August")
The Overbeck History Lecture Series kicks off its new season on September 18th with a gripping account of Washington's first race riot and the criminal trials that followed, prosecuted by the city's politically ambitious district attorney, Francis Scott Key.
Salon Washington correspondent Jefferson...
2008_DC_Vlach_08021210Capitol Hill History Project -- John Vlach (African American Housing in 19th Century DC)
On Tuesday, February 12, the Overbeck History Project welcomes the noted folklife historian John M. Vlach, who will share findings from his recent studies of African American housing in 19th century DC, offering a visual survey slave quarters, alley dwellings and other residences. This is a return...
2003_DC_Vlach_0304086Capitol Hill History Project -- John Vlach (Capitol Hill Before L'Enfant)
This was an interesting discussion entitled "Capitol Hill Before L'Enfant" about how Washington DC was founded including the various families whose holdings formed the core of the city. I'd never really understood how it worked but basically the farmers agreed to give up farming and become real estate...
2009_DC_Wennerstein_09041450Capitol Hill History Project -- John Wennersten and Robert Pohl ("Abraham Lincoln and the end of Slavery in the District of Columbia")
The Overbeck History Project continues its Lincoln bicentennial theme with a lecture by Capitol Hill historians John R. Wennersten and Robert Pohl on the end of slavery in Washington, DC. Emancipation in the District came on April 16, 1862, nine months prior to the general Emancipation Proclamation,...
2005_DC_Browne_0509136Capitol Hill History Project -- Joseph Browne (Adolf Cluss)
A friend and follower of Karl Marx in his native Germany, Adolf Cluss arrived on Capitol Hill with grand ideas for reforming society and becoming a major architect. He eventually cooled on Communism, but succeeded spectacularly as a designer of some of Washington’s most distinctive landmarks, including...
2011_DC_Smith_11030827Capitol Hill History Project -- Kathryn Schneider Smith ("Washington at Home")
On Tuesday, March 8, Kathryn Schneider Smith will present an Overbeck History Lecture based on the completely updated second edition of her book Washington at Home: An Illustrated History of Neighborhoods in the Nation's Capital.
Using Capitol Hill as a starting point, Smith will explore how DC became...
2014_DC_Wharton_14091660Capitol Hill History Project -- Kira Wharton ("History of the US Marine Band")
A History of the U.S. Marine Band
On Tuesday, September 16, the U.S. Marine Band's historian, Gunnery Sergeant Kira Wharton, will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the renowned band's origins at the end of the 18th century and its long and colorful history in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
2014_DC_Anderson_14020482Capitol Hill History Project -- Leslie Anderson ("Who Was Michael Shiner?")
Reserve Now for February 4 Overbeck Lecture: Who Was Michael Shiner?
On Tuesday, February 4, Leslie Anderson will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the remarkable life of Michael Shiner, a freed slave who worked at the Washington Navy Yard, rose to prominence in the Capitol Hill community, and...
2006_DC_Janke_0602073Capitol Hill History Project -- Lucinda Janke (Breweries of Capitol Hill)
“The Breweries of Capitol Hill”: Not a trace of them remains today, but in the late 19th century Capitol Hill boasted two of Washington’s largest breweries, complete with beer gardens and brass bands. Please join us on Tuesday, February 7, for our next Overbeck History Lecture, as we figuratively raise...
2013_DC_Murray_13110565Capitol Hill History Project -- Martin Murray ("Walt Whitman")
On Tuesday evening, November 5, the Overbeck History Lecture Series will explore Walt Whitman's immersion in the life of his adopted city, Washington, DC, during the Civil War and the following decade. Whitman scholar Martin G. Murray will discuss the poet's many roles here, sharing visual images and...
2007_DC_Canning_07041010Capitol Hill History Project -- Mike Canning ("Hollywood on the Potomac")
On Tuesday evening, April 10, Hill Rag film critic Michael Canning will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the strange, ill-informed and occasionally accurate ways that Hollywood moviemakers have depicted Washington, DC. With clips from films spanning most of the twentieth century, Canning will...
2013_DC_Canning_13020564Capitol Hill History Project -- Mike Canning ("Hollywood on the Potomac")
On Tuesday evening, February 5, Hill Rag film critic Mike Canning will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture based on his new book Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, DC.

Canning has long been fascinated by the ways that moviemakers have depicted our nation's capital. With clips...
2014_DC_No_Vote_14111762Capitol Hill History Project -- Nelson Rimensnyder ("Why DC Has No Vote in Congress")
Overbeck Lecture: Why DC Has No Vote in Congress
Among all the capital cities of all the democracies in the world, only Washington, DC has no voting representation in its national legislature. How did this happen? And why, after two centuries of trying to rectify the problem, do citizens here still...
2002_DC_Smith_02111221Capitol Hill History Project -- Sam and Kathryn Smith
This session of the CHHP was a lively discussion by Sam and Kathy Smith, who've been activists on the Hill for years. They discussed life on the Hill from the 1960's forward. Sam was the editor of the Capital East Gazette, a founder of the DC Statehood Party, and the national Green Party. (As John...
2008_DC_Berg_08090931Capitol Hill History Project -- Scott W. Berg ("L'Enfant's Grand Avenues")
Overbeck Lecture: L’Enfant’s Grand Avenues: The Overbeck History Lecture Series resumes with a new look at the French visionary who designed Washington, DC. Pierre L’Enfant’s critical role in the creation of the federal city will be examined by George Mason University writer and teacher Scott W. Berg at...
2014_DC_Grant_14040886Capitol Hill History Project -- Stephen H. Grant ("Collecting Shakespeare")
On Tuesday, April 8, Stephen H. Grant will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the lives of Henry and Emily Folger, who amassed the world's greatest collection Shakespeare treasurers, including 82 First Folios, and built a library on Capitol Hill to house them.
Based on his new book Collecting...
2012_DC_Boasberg_121120109Capitol Hill History Project -- Tersh Boasberg (experiences as head of DHPRB)
Longtime champion of DC historic preservation Tersh Boasberg will deliver our next Overbeck History Lecture on the evening of Tuesday, November 20, reflecting on his experience as chairman of the District's Historic Preservation Review Board, the DC Zoning Commission, and other leadership roles. A noted...
2004_DC_Kelly_04041311Capitol Hill History Project -- Tom Kelly (Sights and Sounds from the 1930s)
Capitol Hill native and longtime journalist Tom Kelly, who is currently writing his memoirs, described sights, sounds and characters from his childhood here in the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Tom Kelly's first newspaper job was as a copy boy at the Washington Post in 1939. After serving in the...
2006_MD_Baldacci_0611055Costco @ Beltsville? -- David Baldacci ("The Collectors")
David Baldacci is the author of eleven previous consecutive New York Times best-sellers: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, The Christmas Train, Split Second, Hour Game, and The Camel Club, as well as his Freddy and the French...
2003_VA_Hillary_0306251Costco @ Pentagon City -- Hillary Clinton ("Living History")
Interesting event! They advertised in the paper for this and of course Costco is for members only. It turns out that you had to have a coupon to get her signed book and they had ...
2002_VA_KBurns_0212076Costco @ Pentagon City -- Ken Burns ("Civil War" DVD)
Ken Burns was at the Costco in Pentagon City to promote the DVD version of the "Civil War" documentary series that he did for PBS. I thought it would be crowded but it wasn't--I guess $85 items aren't exactly impulse buys. As he sat signing next to a drip from a leak in the ceiling, he said he was...
2007_VA_Ramsdell_0703316Costco @ Pentagon City -- Mike Ramsdell ("A Train To Potevka")
Mike Ramsdell was born and raised in Bear River, Utah. He attended Utah State University, the University of Utah Law School, and the Russian Language Institute in Washington, D.C. He was commissioned as an officer in the Military Intelligence Corps. His career specialty in Russian/Soviet...
1996_DC_JLeno_9610012Crown Books -- Jay Leno
1997_MD_McCarthy_9711141Crown Books -- Jenny McCarthy (not great pictures)
These weren't great pictures.
2018_DC_Wuerker_18020212DC -- After party @ Matt Wuerker's
Folks include Matt Wuerker, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) and his wife Sue, Pat Bagley, and Patrick Chappatte.
2018_DC_Telnaes_180202107DC -- Book Party for Ann Telnaes and "Trump's ABC" @ Mott House
Book Party for Ann Telnaes and "Trump's ABC"
The Ann Telnaes Fan Club: Yogi, Conrad, Matt & Pat
@ The Mott House
Folks here include Ann Telnaes, Barbara Dale, Pat Bagley, Carolyn Belefski, Teresa Roberts Logan, Conrad Martin, Bono Mitchell, Amy Thompson, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL), Martha Kennedy, Dane...
2003_DC_Clift_03110618DC -- Capitol Hill -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Eleanor Clift at "Iron Jawed Angels" preview
This event featured a talk by Eleanor Clift, Contributing Editor for Newsweek, who talked about her book "Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment", as well as a preview clip from the HBO film "Iron Jawed Angels" which will debut in February. She was introduced by Helen Thomas, another journalist....
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:
2015_DC_Lewis_15012553DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin ("March Book Two")
2015_DC_Fantom_FCBD_15050214DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Free Comic Book Day
Folks included Andrew Aydin and Jamie Noguchi
2016_DC_Fantom_FCBD_16050713DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Free Comic Book Day
It's that time of year again, Fantomites!
Free Comic Book Day 2015 was one of our biggest FCBDs ever, and we're gonna make this year's event EVEN BIGGER!
We're giving away 6,000 books composed of 50 made-for-FCBD comics!
Special guests JOE KEATINGE and LEILA DEL DUCA, the creative team behind one of...
2020_DC_Pak_20021622DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Greg Pak signing
Greg Pak Signing | Darth Vader #1
Our friend Greg Pak returns for a surprise visit! To celebrate the release of Darth Vader #1, Greg is coming back to Fantom Comics to hang out, talk shop, and sign books! So stop on by, come chat with us, and grab some books! We'll talk Star Wars, comics, and have an...
2016_DC_Rafer_16032632DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Rafer Roberts Comics Workshop/Signing!
HEY! Local creator, Rafer Roberts, is the new writer for Archer and Armstrong, an action-adventure/buddy comedy colliding a drunk, delinquent immortal who has given up on saving the world and the idealistic young man who needs him ...
So join us to celebrate the launch of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 with a...
2020_DC_King_20030760DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Tom King
Strange Adventures Signing w/ Tom King
Tom King presents Strange Adventures, telling the story of Adam Strange as a man of two worlds. We're happy to announce that Tom will be returning to the store. Signing will follow a podcast discussion with Julian Lytle of IGNORANT BLISS.
2015_DC_Gellman_15092284DC -- Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission & City Club of Washington: Irwin Gellman ("President and the Apprentice")
The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission & City Club of Washington cordially invite you to a presentation and book signing by author Dr. Irwin F. Gellman on his newly released book.
Sequence of Events:
* Reception
* National...
2003_DC_Woodward_0306104DC -- eGov -- Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward, one of the team of two Washington Post reporters (the other being his partner Carl Bernstein) who helped bring down the Nixon administration. I'm not entirely sure why he was a keynote speaker at the eGov conference but I enjoyed him anyway. He mentioned that there are quarterly tapes...
2003_DC_Newt_0306114DC -- eGov -- Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich gave a keynote at eGov. Much of what he said centered on technology and how we have to adjust and then he moved on to management styles and ways of getting things done. He was a very effective speaker and I ended up taking notes.
2004_DC_Edge_04032410DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- Digital Edge: eGovernment Making a Difference In Our Lives
Panelists included: Eleanor Clift (Newsweek contributing editor, serving as moderator), Brad Stone (Newsweek Silicon Valley correspondent), Donald Murphy (National Park Service Deputy Director), Casey Coleman (GSA person heading the FirstGov portal site), David B McMillen (from the Technology,...
2009_DC_Goodall_09090954DC -- Georgetown University -- Event: Dr. Jane Goodall
Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Jane Goodall in Gaston Hall. Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will give a special keynote lecture at Georgetown University. Join Dr. Goodall as she shares stories from her new book, 'Hope for Animals and Their...
2019_DC_Ikes_Soul_19061754DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Alan Sears and Craig Osten ("The Soul of an American President")
The Soul of an American President: The Untold Story of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Faith
Featuring co-authors Alan Sears and Craig Osten
Moderated by Tim Goeglein, Vice President, External Relations, Focus on the Family
While there have been many biographies of Dwight D. Eisenhower that focus on his...
2011_DC_Coulter_11061725DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Ann Coulter ("Demonic")
630 WMAL and the Heritage Foundation Cordially Invite You to a Book-Signing for "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America" featuring the best-selling author Ann Coulter who will be autographing copies of Demonic purchased at the event and answering audience questions.
Liberals activate mobs,...
2015_DC_Kilmeade_15110632DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Brian Kilmeade ("Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates")
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History:
Brian Kilmeade and his co-author Don Yaeger return with another fascinating historical narrative. Like their bestseller George Washington's Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates sheds light on a...
2015_DC_Shirley_15101920DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Craig Shirley ("Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan")
Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan featuring author Craig Shirley
His name in American politics is more cited than any other president. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are radically different today, mainly as a result of Ronald Reagan and the force of his ideas....
2016_DC_Shepard_16031048DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Geoff Shepard ("The Real Watergate Scandal")
The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down, featuring author Geoff Shepard
The Watergate cover-up trial is one of the most dramatic political show trials in modern American history. It resulted in the convictions on all counts of President Nixon’s top aides:...
2015_DC_Loconte_15091718DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Joseph Loconte ("A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War")
A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918
Featuring author Joseph Loconte
The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West....
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...
2018_DC_Gingrich_18052238DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Newt Gingrich ("Trump's America")
Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback
Featuring The Honorable Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Hosted by: Kay Coles James, President, The Heritage Foundation
No one understands the "Make America Great Again" effort with more insight and...
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...
2018_DC_Hate_Speech_18101622DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Panel: Will America Ban Hate Speech?
Will America Ban Hate Speech?
Featuring (seated left to right):
* John York, (Moderator) Policy Analyst, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation
* Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School, Former...
2019_DC_Hess_19021322DC -- 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....
2016_DC_Coates_16011931DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Victoria Coates ("David's Sling")
A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art: Featuring author Victoria C. G. Coates

Throughout Western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of these...
2020_DC_Ferreiro_20011532DC -- Institute of World Politics -- Event: Larrie D. Ferreiro ("Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain")
Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain
by The Institute of World Politics
Author Larrie D. Ferreiro will discuss "Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain."
Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History
Winner of the Journal of the American...
2019_DC_Waller_19101077DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Douglas Waller ("Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation")
This Thursday, October 10, 2019, join us as Doug Waller discusses his new book, Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation, which is a story of espionage, sabotage, and intrigue-and of a shrewd president who valued what his operatives uncovered.
Cottage Conversations offer relaxing evenings to...
2009_DC_Clinton_09052068DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Catherine Clinton ("Mrs. Lincoln, A Life")
Cottage Conversations: Catherine Clinton:
Join us for Cottage Conversations featuring author Catherine Clinton. Clinton will speak about her new book, Mrs. Lincoln, A Life (Harper Collins, 2009). The talk is immediately followed by a book signing with the author.
2008_DC_Manning_08091849DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Chandra Manning ("What This Cruel Was Over")
This was a Lincoln Cabinet (donor) plus others event which featured a talk by Chandra Manning based on her book "What This Cruel Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery and the Civil War"
2016_DC_Holzer_16011449DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Harold Holzer ("A Just and Generous Nation")
Harold Holzer, co-author of the new book A Just and Generous Nation, will discuss Lincoln’s beliefs and policies on economic rights and opportunity. Mr. Holzer, winner of The 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of...
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...
2018_DC_Masur_18022658DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Kate Masur ("They Knew Lincoln")
Cottage Conversation: They Knew Lincoln
Join us as historian Kate Masur, along with co-presenter and President Lincoln’s Cottage Executive Director, Erin Carlson Mast, discuss Masur’s most recent project, They Knew Lincoln.
Originally published in 1942 and now reprinted for the first time, They Knew...
2015_DC_Lincoln_Anderegg_15111956DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Michael Anderegg ("Lincoln and Shakespeare") w/Michele Osherow
Join us Thursday, November 19 for our Cottage Conversation with Michael Anderegg and Michele Osherow. Together they will discuss Abraham Lincoln's fascination with William Shakespeare and what that reveals about the 16th president.
Dr. Anderegg, author of the new book Lincoln and Shakespeare, is...
2013_DC_Moe_13101778DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Richard Moe ("Roosevelt's Second Act")
October 17: Richard Moe, author of Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War and former president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, compares the presidencies of Lincoln and Roosevelt
Guests are invited to mingle with authors at a 6:00 pm cocktail reception in...
2016_DC_Blumenthal_16051962DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Sidney Blumenthal ("A Self-Made Man”) w/Jonathon Karl
Cottage Conversation: Sidney Blumenthal’s “A Self-Made Man”
Join us on Thursday, May 19, as Sidney Blumenthal discusses A Self-Made Man: the Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, the first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency,...
2019_DC_Holzer_19061275DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Harold Holzer ("Monument Man")
Cottage Conversation: Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
Join us as Harold Holzer discusses his new book, Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French.
2015_DC_Selznick_150508109DC -- Martin Luther King Memorial Library -- Event: Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Featuring Brian Selznick
Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Featuring Brian Selznick
Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books
The DC Public Library is proud to host the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture sponsored by The Association for Library Service to Children on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Martin...
2009_DC_Macaulay_09061376DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Event: David Macaulay
David Macaulay, Author Talk and Book Signing:
Join David Macaulay for a discussion about his new book, The Way We Work, as he illuminates the most important machine of all — the human body. Your body is made up of various complex systems, and Macaulay is a master at making the complex understandable....
2013_DC_Changing_13111365DC -- News Literacy Project @ Lisner Auditorium -- America's Changing Role in the World (w/Gwen Ifill, Thomas Friedman, and Andrea Mitchell)
America's Changing Role in the World and How the Press Covers It - The News Literacy Project's major fall event will be "America's Changing Role in the World and How the Press Covers It" on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Gwen Ifill of PBS is the moderator; the panelists are Thomas L. Friedman,...
2006_DC_OAH_06042235DC -- Org of American Historians/Abraham Lincoln Institute -- Lincoln's war powers
This was a panel discussion presented by the Abraham Lincoln Institute at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Washington, DC. Three members of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute presented paper on presidential war powers. , Michael Burlingame, Allen...
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.
2015_DC_Lewis_15120231DC -- Upshur Books -- Tom Lewis ("Washington: A History of our National City")
Join us for a presentation by historian Tom Lewis about our home town and its role in the history of the nation.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Lewis paints a sweeping portrait of the capital city whose internal conflicts and promise have mirrored those of America writ large. Breathing life into the men and women...
2020_DC_Wuerker_200216100DC -- Word Bubble Party @ Matt Wuerker's
Folks here include Alexandra Bowman, Teresa Roberts Logan, Claire Rhode, Randy Lieberman and Ulia, Steve Artley, Martha and Dane Kennedy, Matthew Schneer, Donna Lewis, Matt Wuerker, Dana Maier and Ralph Geiger, Mike Rhode, Clay Jones, Mike Jenkins, Lisa Vogel and Art Hondros, Nicole Belanus, Warren...
2016_DC_WB_Sunstein_16061543DC -- World Bank Group InfoShop Bookstore -- Cass R. Sunstein ("World According to Star Wars") w/Phil Hay
The World According to Star Wars
Cass R. Sunstein, moderator Phil Hay (Communications Advisor, World Bank Group)
This fun, erudite, and often moving book explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also...
2016_DC_WB_Stiglitz_160929100DC -- World Bank Group InfoShop Bookstore -- Joseph E. Stiglitz ("The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe") w/Kaushik Basu
"The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe"
Presented by author JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ Professor, Columbia University
Moderator KAUSHIK BASU Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Can Europe prosper without the euro? The 19 countries that share the euro currency...
2007_DC_Maus_07022016DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Art Spiegelman ("Maus")
Art Spiegelman
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus.

Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Vladek...
2007_DC_Katchor_07041727DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Ben Katchor
In his "picture stories," Ben Katchor turns the American city into a wonderland of tin ceilings, illuminated storefronts, and unusual enterprises: the Senseless Elaboration Parlor, the Sublime Vision Center, the Mortal Coil Mattress Store. The first cartoonist to win a MacArthur "genius grant," Katchor...
2008_DC_Gerberg_08121658DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Mort Gerberg ("Last Laughs")
Mort Gerberg: Last Laughs: Cartoons About Aging, Retirement...and the Great Beyond
Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Mort Gerberg has assembled an all-star cast of gifted and popular cartoonists including George Booth, Roz Chast, Frank Modell, JB Handelsman, Sidney Harris and Jack Ziegler to join him in...
2002_DC_DOCSF_02121626Dept of Commerce -- Event: Secretary's Forum: Children of the Twilight Struggle
The Secretary's Forum is a periodic event that Commerce sponsors. This particular one was called "Children of the Twilight Struggle: Reflections From The Cold War & Its Relevance To The War On Terrorism". This event, introduced by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, featured Sergei Khrushchev (Soviet...
2003_DC_DOCSF_0305057Dept of Commerce -- Event: Secretary's Forum: Eliot Cohen
This was the second Secretary's Forums I attended. This one featured Eliot Cohen, professor and director of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. He had a book, "Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime",...
2006_DC_DOCSF_06120614Dept of Commerce -- Event: Secretary's Forum: Greatness, Reagan and Winston Churchill
Dr. Sampson at the Department of Commerce hosted author, Steven Hayward who discussed his unexpected discovery, during his ongoing biographical research and writing about the Reagan presidency, of the startling number of parallels and similarities between Reagan and Winston Churchill, which led him to...
2005_DC_Bearss_05083111Dept of Interior -- Ed Bearss talk
On August 29, 1862, 2nd Lieutenant David Potts, Company I, 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was killed in the dense woods near an unfinished railroad cut at the Battle of Second Manassas. Moving against a strong position held by troops commanded by General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, Potts'...
2007_DC_Nichols_07092575Eisenhower Institute -- David Nichols ("A Matter of Justice")
The Eisenhower Institute hosted David A. Nichols, author of A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution for a lecture, reception, and book signing.
In this newly-published book, Nichols, a leading authority on the Eisenhower presidency, gives a groundbreaking...
2010_DC_Matlock_10032346Eisenhower Institute -- Jack Matlock ("Superpower Illusions")
Eisenhower Institute Invites you to an Author Series Event featuring
Ambassador Jack Matlock
Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray - And How to Return to Reality
Jack F. Matlock, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from March 1987 to August 1991, served...
2012_DC_Smith_120228101Eisenhower Institute -- Jean Edward Smith ("Eisenhower in War and Peace")
The Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College cordially invites you to an Author Series Event featuring Jean Edward Smith and his newest book: Eisenhower in War and Peace
Jean Edward Smith, deemed "today’s foremost biographer of formidable figures in American history" by journalist George Will, makes...
2011_DC_Newton_11111045Eisenhower Institute -- Jim Newton ("Eisenhower: White House Years")
The Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College cordially invites you to an Author Series Event featuring Jim Newton and his newest book:
Eisenhower: The White House Years
The event will include a brief reception with light fare and refreshments, followed by the lecture, a question and answer session,...
2007_DC_Pipes_07111445Eisenhower Institute -- Kasey Pipes ("Ike's Final Battle")
Kasey Pipes will discuss his book, "Ike's Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality."

Ike's Final Battle was published just in time for the 50th anniversary of Little Rock, an event that Pipes says "changed the nation." His book shines new light on the critical, but often...
2007_DC_Perry_07110660Eisenhower Institute -- Mark Perry ("Partners in Command")
The Eisenhower Institute, together with the George C. Marshall Foundation, are hosting an author event on November 6, 2007, featuring Mark Perry, author of the recently-released Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace. The event will be at the Eisenhower Institute in...
2008_DC_Ancram_08111761Eisenhower Institute -- Michael Ancram ("Isolation and Polarization: The West's Failing Agenda")
The Right Honorable Michael Ancram discussed "Isolation and Polarization - The West's Failing Agenda" at the Eisenhower Institute.
Mr. Ancram was Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office responsible for the peace process during the Major administration.  From 2001-2005, he was Deputy Leader...
2013_DC_Hastings_13100884Eisenhower Institute -- Sir Max Hastings ("Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War")
The Eisenhower Institute cordially invites you to an Author Series Event on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 featuring Sir Max Hastings and his new book:
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
The event will include a brief reception followed by a lecture with an introduction by Susan Eisenhower, a question...
2016_DC_Sepetys_160203152Embassy of Lithuania and Politics & Prose -- Ruta Sepetys ("Salt to the Sea")
Ruta Sepetys - Salt to the Sea — at The Embassy of Lithuania **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
When the Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine in 1945, it became the single deadliest maritime disaster in history: over 9,000 soldiers and civilians perished, far more casualties than those of the...
2010_DC_Swanson_10102835Ford's Theatre -- James Swanson ("Bloody Crimes")
James Swanson Reading and Book-Signing:
James L. Swanson discusses his newest book, Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse, the sequel to his award-winning work Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. Swanson weaves together the stories of two...
2012_DC_Stauffer_12021219Ford's Theatre -- John Stauffer ("Giants")
Author John Stauffer:
In his dual biography Giants, author John Stauffer explores the parallel lives of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, the preeminent self-made men of their time. Stauffer describes their personal and political struggles with a keen understanding of the dilemmas they confronted...
2010_DC_Ford_Authors_10071053Ford's Theatre -- Lincoln Scholars
Join us on Saturday, July 10, and meet Lincoln historians Jean H. Baker, Gabor Boritt, Michael Burlingame, Catherine Clinton, Harold Holzer, Matthew Pinsker, James L. Swanson and Douglas L. Wilson. The scholars will be signing copies of their books in the Atlantic Lobby of Ford's Theatre from 2:30 to...
2009_DC_LLRace_09042016Ford's Theatre -- Living Lincoln Series -- Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln
Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln.
A panel discussion with:
Edna Greene Medford, Moderator, Howard University
Lucas Morel, Washington and Lee University
Catherine Clinton, Queens University, Belfast
Vernon Burton, Coastal Carolina University and University of Illinois
2011_DC_Booths_11020710Ford's Theatre -- Nora Titone ("My Thoughts Be Bloody")
John Wilkes Booth: The Family Dysfunction That Led to Tragedy
Historian Nora Titone will read excerpts from and lead a discussion about her new book, My Thoughts Be Bloody. A fascinating look at the intense sibling rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, My Thoughts Be Bloody explores how...
2012_DC_Fords_Special_12022023Ford's Theatre -- President's Day -- Special Events (Jon Spelman, Tony Horwitz, Chris Matthews, Harold Holzer, and Michael Beschloss)
Several special events:
(1) Paul R. Tetreault, director of Ford's Theatre, in front of the CEL
(2) Jon Spelman, of Tales of the Lincoln:
Explore the myth and legend of Abraham Lincoln with storyteller Jon Spelman. In this fascinating new look at our 16th president, Spelman recounts tales about...
2013_MD_GBF_Hernandez_1305183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Daniel Hernandez ("They Call Me A Hero")
Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir.
“I don’t consider myself a hero,” says Daniel Hernandez. “I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime...
2013_MD_GBF_Thomas_13051817Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Evan Thomas ("Ike's Bluff")
Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower...
2013_MD_GBF_McCleary_1305181Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kathleen McLeary ("A Simple Thing")
How far would you go to protect your children? Would you do it at the expense of your marriage? How far would you go to protect yourself?
For Susannah Delaney, the answers lie thousands of miles away, off the northwest corner of Washington state. When Susannah discovers her young son is being bullied...
2013_MD_GBF_Boehlert_1305184Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kathy and Patrick Boehlert ("Little Things That Matter in the Big Game")
What did a high school varsity basketball team and a nine-year-old boy with cancer have to do with each other during the 2010-2011 season? The basketball team encouraged and lifted up the nine-year-old. The nine-year-old encouraged and lifted up the basketball team. This is the story of how a local high...
2013_MD_GBF_Kelley_13051819Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kitty Kelley ("Capturing Camelot")
A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time
A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK’s best...
2013_MD_GBF_Olson_1305186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Lynne Olson ("Entering World War II")
From the acclaimed author of “Citizens of London” comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world.
At the center of this...
2013_MD_GBF_Stiefvater_1305181Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Maggie Stiefvater ("Raven Boys")
Meet one of the today’s most popular and beloved teen/YA authors, Maggie Stiefvater.
2013_MD_GBF_Comita_1305182Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Marcella Kriebel (Cooking Demo/Comida Latina)
Join us for an enjoyable cooking demonstration from cookbook author and illustrator, Marcella Kriebel.
2013_MD_GBF_Shriver_13051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Mark Shriver ("Life of Sargent Shriver")
Join Mark Shriver as he discusses the life of his father, and distinguished American, Sargent Shriver.
2013_MD_GBF_Goodman_1305189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Mel Goodman ("National Insecurity")
“Mel Goodman has spent the last few decades telling us what’s gone wrong with American intelligence and the American military, and now, in National Insecurity, he tells us what we must do to change the way the system works, and how to fix it. Goodman is not only telling us how to save wasted billions–he...
2013_MD_GBF_Misc_13051850Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Miscellaneous
2013_MD_GBF_Irwin_1305185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Neil Irwin ("Alchemists")
When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of...
2013_MD_GBF_MTV_13051821Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman ("I Want My MTV")
Moderator: Hank Stuever
Meet original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman, who will be interviewed onstage by Washington Post television critic Hank Stuever.
2013_MD_GBF_Baseball_1305183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Baseball and Society w/Tom Dunkel and Thomas Oliphant
Moderator: Paul Dickson
Join a discussion about baseball and its larger implications for American life.
Tom Dunkel is the author of “Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line.”
Thomas Oliphant is the co-author of “Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game.”
And the...
2013_MD_GBF_Bookselling_13051829Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Book Industry from the Independent Booksellers' Perspective w/Mitchell Kaplan, Chris Kerr, and Lissa Muscatine
Moderator: John Mutter

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Things You Won't Say by Sarah Pekkanen

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

Dave Roman: Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry

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

The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy

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

Shenandoah by Sue Eisenfeld

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

Just Itsy by Lana Krumwiede

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

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

King by Ellen Oh:
Originally from New York City, author Ellen Oh is co-founder and president of WeNeedDiverseBooks. She also is an adjunct college instructor and former entertainment lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. Ellen loves martial arts films,...
2015_MD_GBF_Bagieu_15051614Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Penelope Bagieu ("Exquisite Corpse") w/George O’Connor
Penelope Bagieu: Exquisite Corpse:
Penelope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a best-selling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band and watches lots of nature shows. "Exquisite...
2015_MD_GBF_Swanson_1505166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Peter Swanson ("The Kind Worth Killing")
Peter Swanson: The Kind Worth Killing:
Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, "The Girl with a Clock for a Heart" and "The Kind Worth Killing." His poems, stories and reviews have appeared in such journals as The Atlantic, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Epoch, Measure, Notre Dame Review, Soundings East...
2015_MD_GBF_Naylor_1505162Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ("Now I’ll Tell You Everything")
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: Now I’ll Tell You Everything:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the author of more than 140 books for both children and adults, including Newbery-award winner "Shiloh" and the popular Alice series about a girl growing up in Silver Spring. Her latest book in the Alice series is "Now...
2015_MD_GBF_Campbell_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Rick Campbell ("Empire Rising")
Rick Campbell: Empire Rising:
Rick Campbell spent 32 years in the Navy, serving on four nuclear-powered submarines. On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission is required to launch its nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. Upon retirement, Rick was offered a two-book deal (extended to...
2015_MD_GBF_Gilder_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Sharon Gilder ("The Rose Beyond")
Sharon Gilder: The Rose Beyond:
Sharon Allen Gilder is a native Washingtonian and Gaithersburg resident since 1978. Her debut historical romance novel, “The Rose Beyond,” initially began on a sheet of scrap paper that she carried around in her wallet. After “germinating” for 14 years, the story finally...
2015_MD_GBF_Coll_1505169Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Susan Coll ("The Stager") w/Mary Kay Zuravleff
Susan Coll: The Stager:
Susan Coll is the author of "The Stager," selected as a New York Times and Chicago Tribune editor’s choice. She is also the author of the novels "Beach Week," "Acceptance," "Rockville Pike," and "" "Acceptance" was made into a television movie starring Joan Cusack...
2015_MD_GBF_Grove_1505164Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Tim Grove ("A Grizzly in the Mail")
Tim Grove: A Grizzly in the Mail:
Tim Grove has worked as a public historian for more than 20 years and currently works as the chief of museum learning at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. His career has included positions at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian...
2015_MD_GBF_Baptiste_1505163Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Tracey Baptiste ("The Jumbies")
Tracey Baptiste: The Jumbies:
Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad where she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She decided to be a writer at the wise old age of three. Her debut, a young adult novel titled "Angel's Grace," was named one of the 100 best books for reading and sharing by New York...
2015_MD_GBF_Davis_1505168Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- William C. Davis ("Crucible of Command")
William C. Davis: Crucible of Command:
Three-time Jefferson Davis Award winner William C. Davis is one of America’s top Civil War historians. He has authored or edited more than 50 books and is a frequent historical consultant for television and film. His new book, a History Book Club main selection,...
2016_MD_GBF_Leotta_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Allison Leotta ("The Last Good Girl")
Allison Leotta:
Allison Leotta is a former federal sex-crimes prosecutor who now writes thrillers about a fictional sex-crimes prosecutor. She also reality-checks TV crime dramas on her award-winning blog.
A Harvard Law graduate, Leotta has provided legal commentary for CNN, MSNBC, PBS and others. Her...
2016_MD_GBF_Burfoot_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Amby Burfoot ("The First Ladies of Running")
Amby Burfoot:
Amby Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon, and has been a Runner’s World Magazine editor since 1978, currently serving as editor at large. Burfoot has run 110,000 miles in his life, and has completed the Manchester CT Thanksgiving Day 5-Mile 53 years in succession. Burfoot’s new book,...
2016_MD_GBF_Patriarchs_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter Onuf ("Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination")
Annette Gordon-Reed:
Annette Gordon-Reed is the author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning “The Hemingses of Monticello” and is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced...
2016_MD_GBF_Marra_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Anthony Marra ("The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories")
Anthony Marra:
Anthony Marra is the New York Times-bestselling author of “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,” which has been translated into sixteen languages. His second book, “The Tsar of Love and Techno,” was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. He is the recipient of...
2016_MD_GBF_Reception_160520243Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Author Reception
2016_MD_GBF_Glickman_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Barbara Glickman ("Maryland’s Public Gardens and Parks")
Barbara Glickman:
Barbara Glickman’s travels have taken her to gardens around the country and the world. She holds a Bachelors Degree in English from Franklin and Marshall College, a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Marketing from George Washington...
2016_MD_GBF_Ripert_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Eric Ripert ("32 Yolks") w/Bryan Voltaggio
Eric Ripert:
Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin which has held three stars from the Michelin Guide since its inception in 2005, ranks 18 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and was most recently rated New York City’s Most Popular Restaurant...
2016_MD_GBF_Shields_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef John Shields ("Chesapeake Bay Cooking")
John Shields:
Chef, author and television personality John Shields is the owner of the celebrated Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. John is often called “The Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay,” and he has written four popular cookbooks on the cuisine of the region. Released...
2016_MD_GBF_OConnell_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Patrick O’Connell ("The Inn at Little Washington")
Patrick O'Connell:
Patrick O’Connell is a self-taught chef who pioneered a refined, regional American cuisine in the Virginia countryside. His alliance with local farmers and artisanal producers was an adaptation born of necessity more than 35 years ago. Long before the farm-to-table movement had a...
2016_MD_GBF_Kalb_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Claudia Kalb ("Andy Warhol was a Hoarder")
Claudia Kalb:
Claudia Kalb is an award-winning journalist and author specializing in science and medicine. A former senior writer at Newsweek, Kalb has reported on a wide range of subjects, from emotional memory to the origins of autism. Her new book, “Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder,” probes the intricacies...
2016_MD_GBF_Cann_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Dana Cann ("Ghosts of Bergen County") w/Michelle Brafman
Dana Cann:
Dana Cann’s debut novel, “Ghosts of Bergen County,” is out this spring from Tin House Books. His short stories have been published in The Sun, The Massachusetts Review, The Gettysburg Review, Barrelhouse, Fifth Wednesday Journal, The Florida Review, and Blackbird, among other journals. He...
2016_MD_GBF_Stewart_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- David O. Stewart ("The Wilson Deception")
David O. Stewart:
David O. Stewart, a former lawyer, is the author of several books, including “The Lincoln Deception;” “The Summer of 1787,” which won the Washington Writing Award for Best Book of 2007; and “Madison’s Gift.” David has also garnered the 2013 History Prize from the Society of the...
2016_MD_GBF_Mysteries_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Debbiann Holmes & Vivian Lawry (Virginia is for Mysteries II – Making Fiction Real)
Debbiann Holmes:
Debbiann Holmes lives in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Her first book, “Unforeseen Circumstances,” was printed and available for purchase the summer of 2010. The book was a finalist in the 2010 USA Best Books of the Year award. The sequels, “Compromises” and “Surrender,” followed...
2016_MD_GBF_Wiles_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Deborah Wiles ("Revolution")
Deborah Wiles:
Deborah Wiles is the author of picture books — “One Wide Sky” and “Freedom Summer” — and middle-grade novels: “Love, Ruby Lavender;” “Each Little Bird That Sings” (a 2005 National Book Award Finalist); “The Aurora County All-Stars;” and two documentary novels: “Countdown,” book one of...
2016_MD_GBF_Rehm_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Diane Rehm ("On My Own") w/Eleanor Clift
Diane Rehm:
Diane Rehm has hosted The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C.—distributed by NPR—since 1979; the show has a weekly listening audience of two and a half million. Currently, it is broadcast on nearly two hundred stations and Sirius Satellite Radio across the country, as well...
2016_MD_GBF_Sawyer_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Donna Drew Sawyer ("Provenance")
Donna Drew Sawyer:
Before writing “Provenance,” Donna Drew Sawyer spent more than three decades advancing the creativity of others as a Madison Avenue advertising executive; a public relations manager for Big Bird, Elmo and the gang on Sesame Street and as a senior administrator for national arts...
2016_MD_GBF_Campbell_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ellen Prentiss Campbell ("The Bowl with Gold Seams")
Ellen Prentiss Campbell:
Ellen Prentiss Campbell is the author of the short story collection “Contents Under Pressure” (Broadkill River Press, February 2016), which was nominated for The National Book Award. “The Bowl with Gold Seams” (Apprentice House Press) is her debut novel. Her short fiction has...
2016_MD_GBF_Aymar_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- E. A. Aymar ("You’re As Good As Dead") w/Alan Orloff
E.A. Aymar:
E.A. Aymar is the author of “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead” (2013) and “You’re As Good As Dead” (2015). He also writes a monthly column for the Washington Independent Review of Books, and is the Managing Editor of The Thrill Begins (for the International Thriller Writers). His short fiction...
2016_MD_GBF_Dionne_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- E. J. Dionne ("Why the Right Went Wrong") w/David Mark
E.J. Dionne:
E.J. Dionne is a bestselling author, a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Washington Post and nearly a hundred other newspapers, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of six books, and edited or co-edited...
2016_MD_GBF_Bowen_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Fred Bowen ("Out of Bounds")
Fred Bowen:
Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who loved to read. Now he is the author of 21 action-packed chapter books for kids, including his most recent, “Out of Bounds.” He has written the weekly sports column for kids in The Washington Post since 2000.
Bowen has been a guest author at hundreds of...
2016_MD_GBF_Hinds_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Gareth Hinds ("Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune")
Gareth Hinds:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of literary classics, including “Beowulf,” “King Lear,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “The Odyssey,” “Romeo & Juliet” and “Macbeth.” His latest illustration project is the action-packed nonfiction book “Samurai...
2016_MD_GBF_Risen_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- James Risen ("Pay Any Price")
James Risen:
James Risen is the author of “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War” and an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He was the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a member of The New York Times reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for...
2016_MD_GBF_Selingo_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jeff Selingo ("There is Life After College")
Jeff Selingo:
Jeffrey J. Selingo has reported on higher education for two decades as an award-winning journalist and author of three books. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, where he writes weekly about college and universities, their future, and how students can succeed in a...
2016_MD_GBF_Deaver_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jeffery Deaver ("The Steel Kiss")
Jeffery Deaver:
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His latest book is “The Steel...
2016_MD_GBF_Bamberger_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Joanne C. Bamberger ("Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox")
Joanne C. Bamberger:
Joanne Bamberger, an attorney and journalist, is the author/editor of the Amazon #1 bestseller “Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox,” an anthology that explores why so many Americans are conflicted about Hillary Clinton and her bid for the White House.
She is the publisher...
2016_MD_GBF_Marciano_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Bemelmans Marciano ("Witches of Benevento")
John Bemelmans Marciano:
Writer and artist John Bemelmans Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans. John has continued his grandfather’s legacy of the Madeline books with “Madeline and the Old House in Paris,” “Madeline at the White House” and “Madeline and the Cats of Rome.” He is the author of...
2016_MD_GBF_Feinstein_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Feinstein ("The Legends Club")
John Feinstein:
“The Legends Club” is John Feinstein’s 36th book. He is the author of “A Season on the Brink” and “A Good Walk Spoiled,” both #1 New York Times bestsellers and “Last Shot,” which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for mystery writing in the Young Adult category. He was inducted into the U.S....
2016_MD_GBF_Parra_16052114Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Parra ("Waiting for the Biblioburro")
John Parra:
John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine art painter. His latest book is “Waiting for the Biblioburro.” His children’s books have earned starred reviews and appeared on the Texas Library Association’s 2×2 Reading List. His awards include: The SCBWI Golden Kite...
2016_MD_GBF_Methven_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jon Methven ("Strange Boat") w/Luke David
Jon Methven:
Jon Methven’s work has appeared in Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The New York Times, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Observer, Daily Beast, The Morning News, n+1 and The Awl. His first novel, “This Is Your Captain Speaking,” was published by Simon & Schuster in...
2016_MD_GBF_Williams_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Juan Williams ("We the People") w/Craig Shirley
Juan Williams:
Juan Williams, a former White House correspondent at the Washington Post where he worked for over 21 years, has been a senior correspondent and talk show host at NPR. His latest book is “We the People.” He is currently a political analyst for Fox News and cohost of the daily news...
2016_MD_GBF_Thomas_1605211Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kara Thomas ("The Darkest Corners")
Kara Thomas:
Kara is the author of “The Darkest Corners,” coming from Penguin Random House/Delacorte Press in Spring 2016. She also wrote the “Prep School Confidential” series (St. Martin’s Press). She also wrote a pilot, “The Revengers” for the CW under the pen name Kara Taylor. She has written for...
2016_MD_GBF_KAL_16052134Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kevin Kallaugher ("Daggers Drawn")
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL):
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun.
In a distinguished career than spans 38 years, KAL has created over 8000 cartoons and 140 magazine covers. His resumé includes six collections of his...
2016_MD_GBF_Green_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kristen Green ("Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County")
Kristen Green:
Kristen Green is the author of “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,” published by Harper in 2015 to critical acclaim. The Washington Post called it “a gift to a new generation of readers” and made it a Notable Nonfiction pick. It was an editors’ choice at The New York...
2016_MD_GBF_Guroff_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Margaret Guroff ("The Mechanical Horse")
Margaret Guroff:
Margaret Guroff is a magazine and online writer and editor of features, essays, and investigative work. A former editor of Baltimore Magazine, she is now an executive editor at AARP The Magazine.
Guroff teaches nonfiction writing courses at The Johns Hopkins University and speaks...
2016_MD_GBF_Andrews_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Mary Kay Andrews ("The Weekenders")
Mary Kay Andrews:
Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of “Beach Town,” “Save the Date,” “Ladies’ Night,” “Spring Fever,” “Summer Rental,” “The Fixer Upper,” “Deep Dish,” “Blue Christmas,” “Savannah Breeze,” “Hissy Fit,” “Little Bitty Lies,” and “Savannah Blues.” Her latest book is...
2016_MD_GBF_Fong_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Mei Fong ("One Child") w/Adam Brookes
Mei Fong:
Author and journalist Mei Fong covered Hong Kong and China for The Wall Street Journal, where she won a shared Pulitzer, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Publishers in Asia and Amnesty International. After leaving China, she was on faculty at the...
2016_MD_GBF_Misc_160521117Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Miscellaneous
Among various booths and such are some isolated pictures the following presentations.
Performers at Imagination Station:
* Penny Theater: The Gingerbread Boy and Sam Who Never Forgets
* Kitty Felde and Book Club for Kids
* Story Teller Noa Baum and Character Counts!
* Dr. Ilona Holland and...
2016_MD_GBF_Hashimi_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Nadia Hashimi ("When the Moon is Low")
Nadia Hashimi:
Nadia Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. She is the daughter of Afghan immigrants who fulfilled their American dream and established roots in the United States. Nadia attended Brandeis University and went on to graduate from medical school and train in pediatrics at...
2016_MD_GBF_Carlson_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Nancy Naomi Carlson ("Calazaza's Delicious Dereliction")
Nancy Naomi Carlson:
Nancy Naomi Carlson is a poet, translator and editor, as well as a recipient of a literature translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also received grants from the Maryland Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Author...
2016_MD_GBF_Book_Industry_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Book Industry and Importance of Libraries w/Becky Clark, Mary Ellen Icaza, Kiera Parrott, and Emily Sheketoff
2016_MD_GBF_Contemp_Fic_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Contemporary Fiction w/David Lubar and Kristen-Paige Madonia
David Lubar:
David Lubar novels, including “Hidden Talents” and “Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie,” are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madam Bovary. His “Weenies” short story collections have sold more than two million copies, and his chapter book,...
2016_MD_GBF_Edge_Seat_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Edge-of-Your-Seat Fiction w/Sarah Pekkanen and Helen Klein Ross
Sarah Pekkanen:
Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally best-selling author of “Catching Air,” “The Opposite of Me,” “Skipping a Beat,” “These Girls” and “The Best of Us,” as well as a series of linked short stories for eReaders. Her newest book is “Things You Won’t Say.” Her work also has been published...
2016_MD_GBF_Courage_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Finding Courage w/Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Megan Frazer Blakemore
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, author of 140 books for both children and adults, will be speaking about her latest novel for young teens, “Going Where It’s Dark.” Where it’s dark, in this case, is deep down inside the earth. This time the author of the “Shiloh” books and the “Alice”...
2016_MD_GBF_Grace_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Finding Grace in Unexpected Places w/Sarah Kaufman and Isabel Vincent
Sarah Kaufman:
Sarah L. Kaufman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic at The Washington Post. She has written about the arts, sports and culture for more than 20 years.
A former U.S. Senate Page and French-American Foundation journalism fellow, she has lived in France, Germany and the...
2016_MD_GBF_Inspired_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Get Inspired! w/Hattie N Washington and Rose Ihedigbo
Dr. Hattie N. Washington:
Dr. Hattie N. Washington is currently a Professor of Education at Coppin State University (CSU) in Baltimore, MD. She likes to be known as “Aunt Hattie” and is the Founder & President of Aunt Hattie’s Place, Inc. , a non-profit residential facility for males with special...
2016_MD_GBF_Graphic_Arts_16052132Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Graphic Arts w/Dave Roman, John Patrick Green, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
Pictures include the "Comics Character Team Up" event.

Dave Roman:
Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the “Astronaut Academy” series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels “Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis” and “Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery.”...
2016_MD_GBF_Elections_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Graphic Elections w/Paul Czajak and Syl Sobel
Paul Czajak:
Paul Czajak got an F with the words “get a tutor” on his college writing paper and, after that, he never thought he’d become a writer. But after spending twenty years as a chemist, he knew his creativity could no longer be contained. Paul lives in New Jersey with his wife and two little...
2016_MD_GBF_IThrillers_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: International Thrillers w/Chris Pavone, Todd Moss and Matthew Palmer
Chris Pavone:
Chris Pavone is author of the New York Times bestsellers, “The Accident” and “The Expats,” winner of the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family. His new novel, “The Travelers,” will be published...
2016_MD_GBF_Laugh_16052132Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Laugh Out Loud Fun w/Cece Bell and Aaron Reynolds
Cece Bell:
Cece Bell is the author-illustrator of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book, “Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover.” She is also the creator of the Newbery Honor–winning graphic novel, “El Deafo,” and “The Sock Monkey” picture books, among other works for children.
Cece Bell lives in an old...
2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_Adv_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Middle Grade Adventure Tales w/Katy Kelly and Lisa Martin
Katy Kelly:
Katy Kelly is the author of two award-winning Random House series for middle readers, “Lucy Rose” and “Melonhead.” Both are set on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where, not coincidentally, Kelly grew up. Her goal, she says. “is to make readers laugh their heads off. She has succeeded....
2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_Fan_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Middle Grade Fantasy w/M. Tara Crowl and Dianne K. Salerni
M. Tara Crowl:
M. Tara Crowl grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She studied Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, then received an MA in Creative Writing at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her debut novel, “Eden’s Wish,” was released in 2016 by Disney-Hyperion. The second...
2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_HFic_16052113Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Middle Grade Historical Fiction w/Gennifer Choldenko and Shawn K Stout
Gennifer Choldenko:
Gennifer Choldenko is best known for her Tales from Alcatraz series. The first book in the series, “Al Capone Does My Shirts,” was a Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. It has sold more than a million copies in the...
2016_MD_GBF_Mod_Fiction_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Modern Fiction w/Garine Isassi, Michael Landweber, Paula Whyman, and Kathy Flann
Garinè B. Isassi:
Garinè is a former singer/songwriter who grew up with one foot in Texas and the other in New Jersey. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she is a lover of music, chocolate and altruistic sarcasm; a writer of post-punk humor; and the illustrious founder of Helicopter Moms...
2016_MD_GBF_Location_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Mysteries on Location w/Con Lehane and Colleen Shogan
Con Lehane:
Con Lehane is a mystery writer who lives outside Washington, D.C. He’s published three previous crime novels featuring New York City bartender Brian McNulty. Over the years, he has worked as a college professor, a union organizer, a labor journalist, and has tended bar at two dozen or so...
2016_MD_GBF_Scientists_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Picture Books for Future Scientists w/Dianna Hutts Aston and Maris Wicks
Dianna Hutts Aston:
Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many award-winning books, among them “An Egg Is Quiet,” “A Seed Is Sleepy,” “A Butterfly Is Patient,” “A Rock Is Lively” and the new “A Beetle Is Shy,” all illustrated by Sylvia Long. Her book, “The Moon Over Star,” illustrated by Jerry Pinkney,...
2016_MD_GBF_PBooks_Young_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Picture Books for Youngest Readers w/Laura Gehl and Jennifer Sattler
Laura Gehl:
Laura Gehl is the author of “One Big Pair of Underwear, ” a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, and Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice; “Hare And Tortoise Race Across Israel” and “And Then Another Sheep Turned Up” (both PJ library...
2016_MD_GBF_SciFi_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Sci-Fi and Fantasy w/Kathy MacMillan, Lori Goldstein, and Martina Boone
Kathy MacMillan:
Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff from Baltimore, Md. Her young adult novel, “Sword and Verse” (HarperTeen, 2016), explores questions of power and prejudice in an epic fantasy setting. Kathy is the...
2016_MD_GBF_Trailblazing_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Trailblazing Women w/John Norris and Marlene Trestman
John Norris:
John Norris is the executive director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at American Progress. Previously, he served as the Washington chief of staff for the International Crisis Group and the director of communications for U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe...
2016_MD_GBF_WW2_HF_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: World War II Historical Fiction w/Monica Hesse and Meg Wiviott
Monica Hesse:
Monica Hesse is a features writer at The Washington Post, where she writes widely-shared longform pieces and has covered royal weddings, dog shows, political campaigns and White House state dinners. Monica has talked about those stories and others on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN, FOX, and NPR....
2016_MD_GBF_WW2_ParisHF_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: World War II Paris Historical Fiction w/Meg Waite Clayton and Jo Baker
Meg Waite Clayton:
Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, most recently “The Race for Paris”—the story of two journalists vying to make history by reporting the liberation of Paris in the summer of 1944.
“The Wednesday Sisters” was named one of...
2016_MD_GBF_Crush_16052112Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Writers on Love w/Cathy Alter, Dave Singleton, Carolyn Parkhurst & Shane Harris
Cathy Alter:
Cathy Alter is a returning GBF author. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Washingtonian,, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Smith Magazine, and McSweeney’s. She is the author of “Virgin Territory: Stories From the Road to...
2016_MD_GBF_Young_Expl_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Young Explorers w/Timothy Young and Steve Light
Timothy Young:
Timothy Young has had a long career doing all kinds of interesting and fun stuff. He’s been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director and graphic designer. His career highlights include being the Head Model-Maker for the Penny cartoons on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,...
2016_MD_GBF_Rosenblatt_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Roger Rosenblatt ("Thomas Murphy") w/Alice McDermott
Roger Rosenblatt:
Roger Rosenblatt’s essays for TIME and PBS have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy. He is the author of six off-Broadway plays and seventeen books, including the national bestsellers “Kayak Morning,” “Unless it Moves the Heart,” “Making Toast,” “Rules For Aging,”...
2016_MD_GBF_Childress_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ron Childress ("And West is West")
Ron Childress:
Ron Childress began publishing short stories in the 1980s. The manuscript of his debut novel, “And West is West,” won the PEN/Bellwether Prize in 2014. Originally planning to teach English literature and write fiction, he changed his career path after a year as a college adjunct. Moving...
2016_MD_GBF_Smith_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ronald L. Smith ("Hoodoo")
Ronald L. Smith:
Ronald L. Smith is a former advertising writer, and the author of “Hoodoo,” a southern gothic fantasy novel for young readers. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center named it to their Annual Best of the Year List. He was recently...
2016_MD_GBF_Horn_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sam Horn ("Got Your Attention?")
Sam Horn:
Sam Horn, Intrigue Expert and TEDx speaker, is a communications strategist who helps people create collaborative, respectful, one-of-a-kind projects – TED talks, presentations, funding pitches, books and brands – that scale their influence for good. Her speaking clients include NASA, Intel,...
2016_MD_GBF_Hunt_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Samantha Hunt ("Mr. Splitfoot") w/Susan Coll
Samantha Hunt:
Samantha Hunt’s most recent novel, “Mr. Splitfoot,” is about orphans who talk to the dead. It connects con artists, mothers and meteors in a subversive ghost story.
Samantha’s second book, “The Invention of Everything Else,” a novel about inventor Nikola Tesla, was a finalist for the...
2016_MD_GBF_Blumenthal_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sidney Blumenthal ("A Self-Made Man")
Sidney Blumenthal:
Sidney Blumenthal is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post, Washington editor and staff writer for The New Yorker, senior writer for The New Republic, and...
2016_MD_GBF_Carhart_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Thad Carhart ("Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France")
Thad Carhart:
Thad Carhart is the author of “The Piano Shop on the Left Bank,” which is in its 21st edition with more than 160,000 copies sold in the U.S., and “Across the Endless River,” a historical novel. His most recent book, “Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in Paris,” is a memoir of his...
2016_MD_GBF_Kurkjian_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Tim Kurkjian ("I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies")
Tim Kurkjian:
Tim Kurkjian is a baseball analyst, host and reporter for ESPN TV and the Emmy award-winning ESPN productions “Baseball Tonight” and “SportsCenter.” Tim is also a senior writer for ESPN magazine and and a frequent contributor to baseball discussions on Tony Kornheiser’s “Pardon...
2016_MD_GBF_Devens_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Toby Devens ("Happy Any Day Now")
Toby Devens:
Toby Devens is the award-winning author of novels “Happy Any Day Now,” published by Penguin Random House, “My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet),” and “Barefoot Beach,” scheduled for release July 5. Her collection of poetry, “Mercy, Lord, My Husband’s in the Kitchen,” was published by...
2016_MD_GBF_Glenn_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Tom Glenn ("The Trion Syndrome")
Tom Glenn:
Tom Glenn has worked as an intelligence operative, a musician, a linguist (seven languages), a cryptologist, a government executive, a care-giver for the dying, a leadership coach and, always, a writer. Much of his fiction came from the better part of thirteen years he operated under cover...
2016_MD_GBF_Pacelle_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Wayne Pacelle ("The Humane Economy")
Wayne Pacelle:
As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle leads one of the 100 largest charities in the U.S., according to Forbes Magazine. During his tenure, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization, and its impact is felt throughout the...
2016_MD_GBF_Dreazen_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Yochi Dreazen ("The Invisible Front")
Yochi Dreazen:
Yochi Dreazen, managing editor of Foreign Policy, is one of the country’s most respected military journalists. He has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the Wall Street Journal and reported from more than 20 countries. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the Washington...
2017_MD_GBF_AG_TM_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Alex George and 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 and 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, and Falynn Koch, moderated by 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
(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
Among those authors shown here are (pretty much in sequence) 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_Believe_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Believe in Yourself: Christine Kendall and 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_Greenman_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ben Greenman 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
(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, and 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_Stolarz_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Brian W. Stolarz
(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_Kitchener_1705207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Caroline Kitchener 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
(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_CFriendships_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Changing Friendships: Leila Sales and 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_CK_AB_17052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Christina Kovac and 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_CR_PK_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Chuck Raasch and 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_Communities_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Communites are Extended Family: Sheila Turnage and 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_Shirley_17052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Craig Shirley 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 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_DS_BS_17052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- David O. Stewart and 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 and 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 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 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 and 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_FEntre_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Female Entrepreneurs: Danielle Tate and 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_1TN_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- First-Time Novelists: Jenni L. Walsh, Orly Konig and 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_Frost_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Frances Frost
(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_FriendsM_17052019Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Friends Misbehaving: Chris Van Dusen and 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_Gender_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Gender-Bending Fiction: Keith Donohue and 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_GM_PH_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Greer Macallister and 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 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 and 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
(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 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_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 and 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 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
(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_JS_JC_17052014Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- J. Courtney Sullivan and 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 and 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 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_Lippman_17052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Laura Lippman
(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_Olsen_1705207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Maria Leonard Olsen
(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
(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
(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 and 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
(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
(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 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_Nature_17052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Nature Lovers: Maria Gianferrari, Kate Messner, and 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_JM_DC_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- New Stories for Early Readers: Juana Medina and 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_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 and 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_PBH_17052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Picture Book Humor: Brian Biggs and 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_PBS_17052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Picture Book Solutions: Ruth Chan and 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_Change_1705203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ready for Change: Whitney Taylor and 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_Freeman_1705202Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sally Mott Freeman
(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_Truth_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Searching for Truth: Brigid Kemmerer and 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_Weinberger_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sharon Weinberger
(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_Blumenthal_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sidney Blumenthal
(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_Sports_17052021Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sports: Fred Bowen and 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_Strong_Girls_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Strong Girls Facing the Universe: Lindsay Smith and 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_Super_Powers_1705209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Super Powers in Dangerous Worlds: Carolina Tung Richmond and 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_SH_SD_LK_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Susan Higginbotham, Stephanie Dray and 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_SF_SJ_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Suzanne Feldman and 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
(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
(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_Time_Travel_1705205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Time Travel: Jen Swann Downey and 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_TM_MP_1705208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Todd Moss and 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
(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_Odysseys_1705206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Unexpected Odysseys: Lisa Martin and 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_Shapes_1705209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Unusual Shapes: Susan Stockdale and 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_Werner_1705204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ursula Werner
(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
(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_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...
2018_MD_GBF_Molloy_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Aimee Molloy
Aimee Molloy
The Perfect Mother: A Novel
In the most anticipated book of the summer, this addictive psychological thriller chronicles a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. Soon to be a major motion picture starring...
2018_MD_GBF_AM_JD_18051913Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Alice McDermott and Jane Delury
Jane Delury, Alice McDermott
Alice McDermott and Jane Delury discuss their recent novels
Century-spanning examinations of love, longing and sacrifice, and how a single decision can affect multiple generations.
Moderated by Bethanne Patrick.

Alice McDermott
Alice McDermott’s eighth novel,...
2018_MD_GBF_Families_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- All-American Families: Karina Yan Glaser, Hena Khan
Karina Yan Glaser, Hena Khan
All-American Families
In these middle-grade series starters, meet fourth-grader Zayd Saleem, who has some serious hoop dreams. And meet the large, biracial family The Vanderbeekers, who have only the last two weeks in December to save their home.

Karina Yan...
2018_MD_GBF_AckermannA_18051976Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Ann Marie Ackermann
Ann Marie Ackermann
Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee
With Special Guest Kornelius Bamberger, Mayor of Bonnigheim, Germany, an unlikely story about the solving of the murder of the mayor of Bonnigheim, Germany, in 1835. Witness...
2018_MD_GBF_Reception_180518262Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Author Reception
2018_MD_GBF_Lipska_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Barbara Lipska
Barbara Lipska
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery
As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness?only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. Her powerful memoir recounts her ordeal...
2018_MD_GBF_Hero_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Be Your Own Hero: Laura Geringer Bass, Nisha Sharma
Laura Geringer Bass, Nisha Sharma
Be Your Own Hero
When life doesn't go according to plan, it takes friends, family, imagination, and a little luck to find a way through.

Laura Geringer Bass
Laura Geringer Bass is the author of more than 20 books for young people, including “A Three Hat...
2018_MD_GBF_Hoffman_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Carl Hoffman
Carl Hoffman
The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure
Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary 'Wild Men of Borneo.' One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization? Or lost his mind? Global...
2018_MD_GBF_Chills_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Chills and Thrills: Julia Fine, Alma Katsu w/Keith Donohue
Julia Fine, Alma Katsu
Chills and Thrills
Join Julia Fine and Alma Katsu to discuss stories where supernatural forces are both benevolent and sinister.
Moderator by Keith Donohue

Julia Fine
Julia Fine is author of “What Should Be Wild.” She teaches writing at DePaul University and is a...
2018_MD_GBF_Lehane_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Con Lehane
Con Lehane
Murder in the Manuscript Room
The second in Con Lehane's 42nd Street Library mystery series, Murder in the Manuscript Room is a smart, compelling mystery in which the characters themselves are at least as interesting as the striking sleuthing

Con Lehane
Con Lehane...
2018_MD_GBF_CRomance_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Contemporary Romance: Stoni Alexander, Denny S. Bryce, Tracey Livesay, Kelly Maher, Alisha Rai
Stoni Alexander, Denny S. Bryce, Tracey Livesay, Kelly Maher, Alisha Rai
Contemporary Romance
On the day of the royal wedding, join our panel of contemporary romance authors as they discuss crafting princely heroes and happily ever afters.
Moderated by Denny S. Bryce.

2018_MD_GBF_CrimeFC_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Crime Fiction Collectives: Alan Orloff, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Donna Andrews, John Betancourt, E.A. Aymar
Alan Orloff, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Donna Andrews, John Betancourt, E.A. Aymar
Crime Fiction Collectives
Join the creators, editors and contributors of some of crime fiction's best-loved and most awarded anthologies in a lively discussion about the state and future of short stories...
2018_MD_GBF_Crosswise_18051911Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Crosswise: Bill Press, Ted Bell
Bill Press, Ted Bell
CROSSWISE, The Non-Fiction Angle
In the age of Partisan Politics, one spy thriller writer and one non-fiction memoirist discuss the advantages and challenges of each genre in its ability to help us understand political divisions and find ways to build bridges

2018_MD_GBF_Dean_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Debra Dean
Debra Dean
Hidden Tapestry : Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One
The unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors--childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, and polyamorous New York bohemian -- and the two women who shared his life and wove his...
2018_MD_GBF_Deliciously_18051910Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Deliciously Dark Comedies: Paul Goldberg, Jon Methven, Stephen McCauley
Paul Goldberg, Jon Methven, Stephen McCauley
Deliciously Dark Comedies
When life is coming apart at the seams, all that's left to do is laugh.
Moderated by Katherine Heiny.

Paul Goldberg
Paul Goldberg’s debut novel “The Yid” was published in 2016 to widespread acclaim and named a...
2018_MD_GBF_Drugs_18051911Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Drugs, Relationships, and Power: Kelly J. Ford, Eryk Pruitt
Kelly J. Ford, Eryk Pruitt
Drugs, Relationships, and Power
Set in the South among smooth talking drug dealers, these novels explore themes of identity, loyalty, and purpose.
Moderated by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

Kelly J. Ford
Kelly J. Ford is the author of “Cottonmouths,” named...
2018_MD_GBF_AckermanE_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Elliot Ackerman
Elliot Ackerman
Dark At The Crossing
National Book Award Finalist Elliot Ackerman tells a story of the Syrian civil war through the lens of an Arab-American who meets a Syrian refugee couple. The novel explores themes of failure, grief, and whether to keep faith or begin anew
In conversation...
2018_MD_GBF_Exploring_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Exploring Our Region: Kim Roberts, Rachel Cooper, Renee Sklarew
Kim Roberts, Rachel Cooper, Renee Sklarew
Exploring Our Region
Join us to learn more about walking for health and history, both in and around DC.
Moderated by Carrie Callaghan.

Rachel Cooper
Rachel Cooper is a freelance writer and author with extensive knowledge of the Washington,...
2018_MD_GBF_Dionne_18051915Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- E.J. Dionne
E.J. Dionne
One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported
The award-winning author of One Nation After Trump explains Trump's rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions. He also offers...
2018_MD_GBF_Challenges_18051910Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Facing Challenges: Kate Beasley, Nadia Hashimi
Kate Beasley, Nadia Hashimi
Facing Challenges
Although Jason was born in the US his mother wasn't, and he's terrified that they will be separated. Gertie Reece Foy lives with her Dad and Aunt, but wants to let her mother know what she's missing.

Kate Beasley
Kate Beasley is author of...
2018_MD_GBF_Mysteries_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Fantastic Mysteries: Kamilla Benko, Deron Hicks
Kamilla Benko, Deron Hicks
Fantastic Mysteries
First, a young boy is discovered in Washington DC's National Gallery without any recollection of who he is. Second, an enchanting fantasy about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange...
2018_MD_GBF_Bowen_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Fred Bowen
Fred Bowen
Trey is overjoyed when his lucky charm helps him make the travel team, but will his luck hold out? He's not sure until his uncle reminds him of grandmother's favorite saying: "The harder you work, the luckier you get."

Fred Bowen
Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who...
2018_MD_GBF_Krist_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Gary Krist
Gary Krist
The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles
Spanning the years from 1900 to 1930, 'The Mirage Factory' is the enthralling tale of an improbable city and the people who willed it into existence by pushing the limits of human engineering and...
2018_MD_GBF_Forman_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman
New from the #1 bestselling author of If I Stay
An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and discovering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is author Gayle Forman at her finest.
In conversation with Matthew Winner.

Gayle Forman
2018_MD_GBF_Girl_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Girl Power: Winifred Conkling, Jessica Spotswood
Winifred Conkling, Jessica Spotswood
Ogden Nash Pavilion
Girl Power
In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections.

Winifred Conkling
Winifred Conkling is an award-winning...
2018_MD_GBF_Biographies_18051914Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Graphic Biographies: Michael Kupperman, Julian Voloj
Michael Kupperman, Julian Voloj
Graphic Biographies
These illustrated volumes shine a light on two notable mid-century figures: Joe Shuster, the artist behind Superman, and Joel Kupperman, Quiz Kid, and writer and artist Michael Kupperman's father
Moderated by Michael Cavna.

2018_MD_GBF_Healing_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Healing Memoirs: Marcia Butler, Andrea Jarrell
Marcia Butler, Andrea Jarrell
Healing Memoirs
Whether trying to escape the past with music, as both a prodigy and later a professional, or plunging into despair and self-recrimination at the news of a woman's murder, both memoir authors' bravery and wisdom helped them heal from...
2018_MD_GBF_Wrenching_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Heart-Wrenching Family Dramas: Lauren Grodstein, Carolyn Parkhurst
Lauren Grodstein, Carolyn Parkhurst
Heart-Wrenching Family Dramas
How far will a mother go to find what's best for her child? These two novels explore what happens when life doesn't go according to plan.
Moderated by Holly Smith.

Lauren Grodstein
Lauren Grodstein is the author of four...
2018_MD_GBF_Hilarious_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Hilarious and Heartbreaking Teen Fiction: Jared Reck, Ashley Woodfolk
Jared Reck, Ashley Woodfolk
Hilarious and Heartbreaking Teen Fiction
These teens must find their way through challenges when tragedy strikes and life as you know it changes in an instant.

Jared Reck
Jared Reck is a debut author; his novel is “A Short History of the Girl Next Door.” He...
2018_MD_GBF_HRomance_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Historical Romance: Cathy Gohlke, Carrie Turansky, Roseanna M. White
Cathy Gohlke, Carrie Turansky, Roseanna M. White
Historical Romance
Join our Historical Romance authors as they discuss bringing history to life and weaving actual historical events into their novels.
Moderated by Sally MacKenzie.

Cathy Gohlke
Cathy Gohlke – a Christy, Carol and INSPY...
2018_MD_GBF_History_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- History and Science: Sarah Albee, Howard Bennett, M.D.
Sarah Albee, Howard Bennett, M.D.
History and Science
Learn the story of man's best friend, from the first domesticated dogs to the pampered pooches of today. Then explore the stuff happening inside your body, with facts, diagrams, and gross stories, written by a practicing...
2018_MD_GBF_Humor_18051914Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Humor: Erin Danielle Russell, Aaron Reynolds, Dan Santat
Erin Danielle Russell, Aaron Reynolds, Dan Santat
Laugh out loud with these playful picture books. Meet the platypus and beaver buddies who want to surf, and meet Kaylee, who wants to be the Princess of Pranks!

Erin Danielle Russell
Erin Danielle Russell has been writing stories...
2018_MD_GBF_Bicknell_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Bicknell
John Bicknell
Lincoln's Pathfinder: John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856
The 1856 presidential race was the most violent peacetime election in American history. But amid all the violence, a ray of hope: Fremont's strong showing in the North blazed the trail for Abraham...
2018_MD_GBF_Feinstein_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Feinstein
John Feinstein
The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long...
2018_MD_GBF_Parra_18051911Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Parra
John Parra
Join award-winning illustrator John Parra as he shares his picture book based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.

John Parra
John Parra is an award winning...
2018_MD_GBF_Pineda_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Jon Pineda
Jon Pineda
Let's No One Get Hurt
With the cinematic and terrifying beauty of the American South humming behind each line, this coming-of-age story is set equally between real-world issues of race and socioeconomics, and a magical, Huck Finn-esque universe of community and exploration.
2018_MD_GBF_Esposito_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Joseph A. Esposito
Joseph A. Esposito
Dinner in Camelot: The Night America's Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House
During the Cold War, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine notable academics and artists at a White House dinner, symbolizing a time when...
2018_MD_GBF_Pietrzyk_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Leslie Pietrzyk
Leslie Pietrzyk
Silver Girl
A nameless young woman starts her freshman year of college with one goal in mind: survival. Set in the early 80s, against the backdrop of a city terrorized by the Tylenol Killer, Silver Girl is a deftly psychological account of the nuances of sisterhood

2018_MD_GBF_Abolitionists_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Lives of Abolitionists: Eugene L. Meyer, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Eugene L. Meyer, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Lives of Abolitionists
Learn about Civil War-era activists who devoted their lives to the cause of ending slavery in the United States.
Moderated by Will Pittman.

Eugene L. Meyer
Eugene L. Meyer is an award-winning journalist and a former...
2018_MD_GBF_Sederer_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Lloyd Sederer
Lloyd Sederer
The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs
Hear about a groundbreaking examination of addiction from the Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and...
2018_MD_GBF_LandM_18051916Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Love and Marriage: Elizabeth Flock, Molly McClosky, Melissa Scholes Young
Elizabeth Flock, Molly McClosky, Melissa Scholes Young
Love and Marriage
Three authors tell stories, two fiction and one non-fiction, exploring marriage, fidelity, and finding your place in a new culture.
Moderated by Liz Hottel.

Elizabeth Flock
Elizabeth Flock is author of...
2018_MD_GBF_Miller_18051930Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Madeline Miller
Madeline Miller
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
2018_MD_GBF_Bittman_18051910Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman
How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food
Mark Bittman is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series. His ultimate grilling guide features simple recipes for great flame-cooked food.

Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman...
2018_MD_GBF_Betley_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Matthew Betley
Matthew Betley
Field of Valor
Set in the aftermath of Betley's 'machine-gun pace' Oath of Honor and the discovery of a deadly global conspiracy, the president requests Logan West to form a covert task force with the mission to dismantle a nameless enemy.

Matthew Betley
2018_MD_GBF_Mayors_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Mayor's Book Club Awards Presentation
2018_MD_GBF_Gordon_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Meryl Gordon
Meryl Gordon
Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend
In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Bunny Mellon, the style icon who designed the White House Rose Garden, serves as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics,...
2018_MD_GBF_Woes_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Middle School Woes: Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Shang
Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Shang
Middle School Woes
David Da-Wei Horowitz is preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah. It's hard work because it involves trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything, and David just wants everyone to be happy.

2018_MD_GBF_Misc_18051999Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Miscellaneous
The Politics and Prose tent, muddy boots, vendor tables, kids activities, etc.
2018_MD_GBF_Music_18051914Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Musicians Stage
Performers here:

Hayley Fahey:
Hayley is a prolific singer-songwriter with a voice that captivates audiences: soulful, sweet, powerful. She is a multi-instrumentalist, and has a presence onstage that lights up a room. She draws influence from country, blues and folk, infusing storytelling and...
2018_MD_GBF_Native_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Native Americans in Ohio: Mary Stockwell, Glenn F. Williams
Mary Stockwell, Glenn F. Williams
Native Americans in Ohio
In border conflicts leading up to the War for Independence, and western expansion afterwards, learn about Revolutionary Heroes who fought against Native American Tribes in Ohio

Mary Stockwell
Mary Stockwell holds a Ph.D. in...
2018_MD_GBF_Nature_18051916Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nature: Steve Light, Robert Sabuda
Steve Light, Robert Sabuda
Pop-up horses leap off the page, and in a board book, a blackbird flies from one color to another in these artistically vibrant and stunning explorations of our world.

Steve Light
Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many picture books, including...
2018_MD_GBF_Big_Read_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- NEA Big Read: Immigrant Stories: Adrienne Benson, Aminatta Forna
Adrienne Benson, Aminatta Forna
NEA Big Read: Immigrant Stories
Two novels ask us to consider recognizing connections in a place that's not our own. Set in London's West African Ghanaian immigrant community, and in a East-African Kenyan Maasai village, explore unforeseen ways to find home and...
2018_MD_GBF_Reynolds_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nicholas Reynolds
Nicholas Reynolds
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961
A riveting, New York Times Bestselling, international cloak-and-dagger epic, here is the stunning untold story of Ernest Hemingway's dangerous secret life -- including his role as a Soviet agent...
2018_MD_GBF_Korpon_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nik Korpon in conversation with Eryk Pruitt
Nik Korpon
Queen of the Struggle
When freedom is brutally withheld, the people have no choice but to rise up, in this post-apocalyptic science fiction sequel to The Rebellion's Last Traitor

Nik Korpon
Nik Korpon is the author of the Memory Thief series—”The Rebellion’s Last...
2018_MD_GBF_ODonnell_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Patrick K. O'Donnell
Patrick K. O'Donnell
The Unknowns
Celebrated military historian and bestselling author Patrick K. O'Donnell, (Washington's Immortals), reveals the untold story behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Patrick K. O’Donnell
Patrick K. O’Donnell , author of “The Unknowns: The Untold Story...
2018_MD_GBF_Padgett_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Philip Padgett
Philip Padgett
Advocating Overlord : The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb
In 1943, a new generation of leaders overcame their differences to make common cause against a shared threat. This intriguing history reveals how President Franklin D. Roosevelt altered his attitude toward Winston...
2018_MD_GBF_Naylor_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Early Reader Action
Roxie is back! And that means the Hooligans are not far behind. These friends find more trouble afoot, that is, Uncle Dangerfoot to be exact. Their little beach vacation is not what it seems.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is...
2018_MD_GBF_Weiss_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Piper Weiss
Piper Weiss
You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession
A highly-sought New York tennis coach was discovered to be a child predator. Twenty years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand...
2018_MD_GBF_PVG_18051933Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Poe and Van Gogh: Deborah Heiligman, Gareth Hinds
Deborah Heiligman, Gareth Hinds
Poe and Van Gogh
One book is a striking graphic adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's best-known works, the other an award-winning story of brotherly love between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, Theo, while illuminating the time they lived in.

2018_MD_GBF_Poetry_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Poetry Panel: Kateema Lee, V.P. Loggins, Kurt Olsson, Erica Wright
Kateema Lee, V.P. Loggins, Kurt Olsson, Erica Wright
Poetry Panel
Award-winning Maryland poets share poetry to inspire connections and to help make sense of our lives
Moderated by Lucinda Marshall.

Kateema Lee
Kateema Lee is a Washington, D.C., native. Her recent work has been published...
2018_MD_GBF_Putting_18051913Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Putting Eliza Hamilton in the Narrative: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Susan Holloway Scott
Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Susan Holloway Scott
Putting Eliza Hamilton in the Narrative
Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Historical Fiction and Hamilton
Moderated by Nicole Hertvik.

Stephanie Dray
Stephanie Dray is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of...
2018_MD_GBF_Prisoners_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Revolutionary War Prisoners: Ken Miller, Robert P. Watson
Ken Miller, Robert P. Watson
Revolutionary War Prisoners
American POWs in Brooklyn's floating prison stirred colonial outrage, while British captives held in makeshift detention camps in Lancaster, PA created a flashpoint for community conflict, prolonging the fight to create a national...
2018_MD_GBF_Hanson_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Royce Hanson
Royce Hanson
Suburb : Planning Politics and the Public Interest
Join former MoCo Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson to explore how well a century of strategic land-use decisions served the public interest in Montgomery County, Maryland

Royce Hanson
Royce Hanson is research professor...
2018_MD_GBF_Kean_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Sam Kean
Sam Kean
Caesar's Last Breath : Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
Take a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it.

Sam Kean
Sam Kean is...
2018_MD_GBF_Science_18051932Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Science Comics Series: Joe Flood, Falynn Koch, Dave Roman
Joe Flood, Falynn Koch, Dave Roman
Science Comics Series
Dive in for an intimate look at sharks and get to know the critters behind history's worst diseases in these volumes from the popular Science Comics series.

Joe Flood
Joe Flood is an comic book author and artist, who took to...
2018_MD_GBF_Space_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Space and Aliens for Early Readers: Paul Noth, Jonathan Roth
Paul Noth, Jonathan Roth
Space and Aliens for Early Readers
When Hap sells his whole family to the aliens, he must figure out how to get them all back. And meet space-school attendee Bob and his alien bestie Beep, who make the perfect team.

Paul Noth
Paul Noth is a writer and artist...
2018_MD_GBF_Coll_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Susan Coll and The Writer's Center's "The Novel Year" workshop
Susan Coll
The Novel Year class readings
Featured readers are participants in The Writer's Center's 'The Novel Year' workshop intended to support serious novelists complete or revise a draft of their manuscript. They will be reading from their works-in-progress
2018_MD_GBF_Price_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- S.L. Price
S.L. Price
Playing Through the Whistle : Steel, Football, and an American Town
What happens to a town when a dream dies? Does it just disappear? Playing Through the Whistle, Finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, is a masterpiece of narrative journalism that...
2018_MD_GBF_Bell_18051913Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Ted Bell in conversation with Bill Press
Ted Bell, Bill Press
CROSSWISE, The Fiction Angle
In the age of FAKE NEWS, one spy thriller writer and one non-fiction memoirist discuss the challenges of each genre in its ability to reveal truths about modern politics, foreign threats and how to appeal to both sides of the...
2018_MD_GBF_Fantasy_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Teen Fantasy: Lexa Hillyer, Alyssa Schwartz
Lexa Hillyer, Alyssa Schwartz
Teen Fantasy
Teens in a support group should help them heal. Instead, each develops a psychic power. And, Devoted half sisters face a threat even greater than that of the evil queen, the threat of losing each other forever.

Lexa Hillyer
Lexa Hillyer is the...
2018_MD_GBF_Wife_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- The Wife Between Us: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
The Wife Between Us
An instant New York Times Bestseller, twisted and deliciously chilling,The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Moderated by Jennifer Bort...
2018_MD_GBF_Glenn_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Tom Glenn
Tom Glenn
Last of the Annamese
Drawn from the author's own experience during the war, Last of the Annamese evokes a haunting portrait of the lives of those trapped in Saigon in April 1975 as the city, and surrounding country, fell to North Vietnamese forces.

Tom Glenn
Tom Glenn has worked...
2018_MD_GBF_Untangling_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Untangling the Past, Embracing the Future: Orly Konig, Teresa Bruce
Orly Konig, Teresa Bruce
Untangling the Past, Embracing the Future
Teresa Bruce joins Orly Konig to discuss two stories, one fiction and one non-fiction, of family heartbreak, secrets, loss and love. Both writers untangle painful pasts, and embrace hopeful futures.
Moderated by...
2018_MD_GBF_Imagination_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Use Your Imagination: Sarah Jacoby, Megan Wagner Lloyd
Sarah Jacoby, Megan Wagner Lloyd
Use Your Imagination
These picture books let your imagination soar: one book explores the events of a single day; the other follows the changing of the seasons and friends who find materials to build perfect forts in all of them.

Sarah Jacoby
2018_MD_GBF_Variations_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Variations on a Theme: M. Scott Douglass, Jesse Waters
M. Scott Douglass, Jesse Waters
Variations on a Theme
Both authors use a single theme as the backbone of their writing. Douglass writes poems about life as a wanderer, and Waters, writing about a man identifying a body, loops his short stories back on themselves.
Moderated by Richard...
2018_MD_GBF_Wildlife_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Wildlife: Denise Fleming, Maria Gianferrari
Denise Fleming, Maria Gianferrari
These picture books tell stories of birds. A robin's animal friends help build her nest in this book of collages. In the other, follow a father red-tailed hawk in his hunt to feed his family in a suburban neighborhood.

Denise Fleming
2018_MD_GBF_W4Children_18051924Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Workshops for Children
Folks here include:

Drawing Dragons and Monsters
Presented by: Steve Light
Author-illustrator Steve Light will give a drawing demo and guide kids step-by-step through creating their own dragons and monsters.

Comics Character Team Up
Presented by: Dave Roman
Join author Dave Roman (Astronaut...
2018_MD_GBF_W4Adults_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Writing Workshops (for adults and teens)
Folks here include:

Whodunit! How to Write a Mystery
Presented by: Alan Orloff
A sample class from The Writer’s Center, this workshop will teach writing fundamentals as they apply to the mystery and examine characteristics of the many subgenres (thrillers, too!) Learn about mystery-specific...
2019_MD_GBF_Cupcakes_19051817Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- 10th anniversary cupcakes and cake
2019_MD_GBF_AMSC_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Abby Maslin, S. Michael Scadron (Moderated by Adele Levine)
Abby Maslin, S. Michael Scadron, Adele Levine -- Life can change on a dime. Abby Maslin talks about learning to care for her husband as he healed, and how they rebuilt their marriage. S. Michael Scadron shares the highs and lows of his life as he learned both to walk and to live his life fully...
2019_MD_GBF_AGKM_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh
Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh -- In Gratz's "Refugee," we follow the stories of three families seeking asylum at different times in history. Historically accurate with suspense and emotion, this novel expands our understanding of the difficult situations people have faced over time. In Marsh's "Nowhere...
2019_MD_GBF_AGAH_19051818Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alex Graudins, Andy Hirsch (Moderated by Dave Roman)
Alex Graudins, Andy Hirsch, Dave Roman -- This Science Comics panel will showcase comics that contain excellent science information with graphics about one topic, and loads of fun!

Alex Graudins
Latest Title: Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine
Alex Graudins is a a Rhode...
2019_MD_GBF_ABMB_1905184Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Andrea Bartz, Marcia Butler (Moderated by Bethanne Patrick)
Andrea Bartz, Marcia Butler, Bethanne Patrick -- New York City is the backdrop for these compulsively readable debut novels by Andrea Bartz and Marcia Butler. Each explores the effects of death, grief and secrets on tangled relationships.

Andrea Bartz
Latest Title: The Lost Night
Andrea Bartz is a...
2019_MD_GBF_AKEK_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim (Moderated by Susan Coll)
Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim -- Two Korean families torn apart by war and circumstance. Angie Kim and Eugenia Kim each share gorgeous, shattering novels inspired by their own lives and families. A can't-put-it-down courtroom drama and a powerful saga set against the backdrop of the Korean War lead to...
2019_MD_GBF_Hillerman_19051811Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Anne Hillerman (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Anne Hillerman -- Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.

Anne Hillerman
2019_MD_GBF_Reception_190517245Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Author Reception
Lots of folks here including: Jud Ashman, Fred Bowen, Dave Roman, Jonathan Roth, Russell Ginns, Randon Noble, Wade Hudson, Cheryl Hudson, Maya Motayne, Julie Langsdorf, Andrea Bartz, Jannifer Yacovissi, Garrett Peck, James Swanson, Minh Le, Alan Gratz, Jackie Craven, Randon Noble, Susan Tan, Ellen...
2019_MD_GBF_Bradlee_19051828Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Ben Bradlee, Jr.
Ben Bradlee, Jr. -- The political facts of a divided America are stark, but the stories of the men, women and families in The Forgotten offer a kaleidoscopic and fascinating portrait of the complex on-the-ground political reality of America today.

Ben Bradlee Jr.
Latest Title: The Forgotten: How the...
2019_MD_GBF_Levey_19051817Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Bob Levey
Bob Levey -- Beloved former Washington Post Columnist Bob Levey's novel Larry Felder, Candidate is a searching snapshot of how difficult it can be to attain a lifelong dream - and to leave others behind.

Bob Levey
Latest Title: Larry Felder, Candidate
Bob Levey is a prize-winning journalist who has...
2019_MD_GBF_CBCCAS_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Caroline Bock, Carrie Callaghan, Alice Stephens (Moderated by Mariko Hewer)
Caroline Bock, Carrie Callaghan, Alice Stephens -- Literally Boundless: Literary Fiction in Three Different Forms. Literary fiction takes the form of short stories, satire, and historical fiction with writers Caroline Bock, Alice Stephens, and Carrie Callaghan. All three consider themes of sacrifice and...
2019_MD_GBF_CHWHEO_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Ellen Oh
Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Ellen Oh -- Ellen Oh, Co-Founder of We Need Diverse Books, presents short stories by diverse authors for middle grade students. Cheryl and Wade Hudson join her with a collection of diverse authors and illustrators empowering students to build a better tomorrow.

2019_MD_GBF_Pavone_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Chris Pavone (In conversation with Jeffery Deaver)
Chris Pavone, Jeffery Deaver -- Join the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems - and that it involves her family, in conversation with award-winning author Jeffery...
2019_MD_GBF_Wilson_19051813Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Chris Wilson (In conversation with Jud Ashman)
Chris Wilson -- The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance. At eighteen, he was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. This is his unforgettable story.

Chris Wilson
Latest Title:...
2019_MD_GBF_CTJW_1905183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Christopher Tilghman, Jenni L. Walsh
Christopher Tilghman, Jenni L. Walsh -- Christopher Tilghman returns to the saga of the Mason and Bayly families as an interracial couple leaves Maryland for 1890's France, and Jenny L. Walsh returns to the star-crossed lovebirds Bonnie and Clyde as he's locked up, and she's left waiting, their dreams...
2019_MD_GBF_CKEL_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Claudia Kousoulas, Ellen Letourneau
Claudia Kousoulas, Ellen Letourneau -- Bread & Beauty's recipes have been shared by the Agricultural Reserve's people, a legacy of family and labor, just as the Reserve is a legacy of stewardship we hand to the future. Net proceeds from the sale of Bread & Beauty benefit Montgomery Countryside Alliance...
2019_MD_GBF_DYoung_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Damon Young (In conversation with Carmen Phelps)
Damon Young -- Cultural critic Damon Young discusses his memoir-in-essays, "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker," in which he uses perspective on his own life to explore the inherent tensions and joys of living while being a black man in America today.
2019_MD_GBF_Maraniss_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss -- In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family's ordeal, from blacklisting to...
2019_MD_GBF_DCAE_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing
Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing -- Clayton's "Everlasting Rose" is the second book in the Belles Series is set in a fictional Orleans with palace intrigue and page turning suspense. In Ewing's "The Cerulean," Sera Lighthaven finds herself accidentally stranded on a hostile planet and must find a way to...
2019_MD_GBF_Lipman_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Elinor Lipman (In conversation with Jenny Yacovissi)
Elinor Lipman, Jenny Yacovissi -- The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results, has been described as funny, warm, sharp, smart, and full of love for family, no matter how flawed.

2019_MD_GBF_ESRS_19051819Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Eliot Schrefer, Ronald L. Smith
Eliot Schrefer, Ronald L. Smith -- In the 2nd book in Schrefer's Lost Rain Forest series, Gogi must use his powers carefully to protect the rain forest and his friends. A magical adventure for nature and animal lovers. In Smith's "The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away," twelve-year-old Simon becomes...
2019_MD_GBF_EWRG_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Erica Wright, Randee Green (Moderated by Carrie Callaghan)
Erica Wright, Randee Green, Carrie Callaghan -- Author Erica Wright pens an ode to female power and courage, with a heroine who risks her life with a deep sea fishing company with sinister connections. Joined by author Randee Green and moderated by Carrie Callaghan.

Randee Green
Latest Title:...
2019_MD_GBF_Thomas_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Etan Thomas (In conversation with Tony Massenburg)
Etan Thomas, Tony Massenburg -- Etan Thomas, former eleven-year NBA star joins former Maryland and NBA basketball player Tony Massenberg in conversation about Thomas' interviews of over 50 athletes and others, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Dwyane Wade, who believe in using their...
2019_MD_GBF_Miller_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- E. Ethelbert Miller (In conversation with Alan King)
E. Ethelbert Miller, Alan King -- Poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from and discuss poems that celebrate and interpret the game, as well as talk about his other works, and his career as a poet. In conversation with author and poet Alan King.

E. Ethelbert Miller
Latest Title:...
2019_MD_GBF_EAJCJM_19051823Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Julie Maloney (Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp)
E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Julie Maloney -- Join E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver and Julie Maloney for a discussion of their three crime novels about love, loss, family, and fighting for what you know is right.

E.A. Aymar
Latest Title: The Unrepentant
“... one of the most promising and talented...
2019_MD_GBF_Peck_19051815Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Garrett Peck
Garrett Peck -- Garrett Peck's The Great War in America presents an opportunity to reexamine the country's role on the global stage and the tremendous political and social changes that overtook the nation because of the war.

Garrett Peck
Latest Title: The Great War in America: World War I and Its...
2019_MD_GBF_GSCH_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Gary D. Schmidt, Corey Ann Haydu
Gary D. Schmidt, Corey Ann Haydu -- In Schmidt's "Pay Attention Carter Jones," we meet the Jones family on the stressful and chaotic first day of school. Everything is perfect and orderly in Haydu'ss "Eventown," but is the quest for perfection worth what the family must give up?

Gary D....
2019_MD_GBF_GCPK_19051811Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Gennifer Choldenko, Patti Kim
Gennifer Choldenko, Patti Kim -- In the fourth book in Choldenko's Alcatraz series, Moose's strong sense of responsibility motivates him to rescue his special needs sister from a dangerous situation. Set in a tight knit Korean Community, Kim's "I'm OK" shows the strength of community and how one young...
2019_MD_GBF_GCRS_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Grace Cavalieri, Rose Solari, Katherine E. Young, Reuben Jackson, and Elizabeth Hazen
Grace Cavalieri, Rose Solari -- Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri writes of women's lives, loves, and work in a multitude of voices. Join moderator Rose Solari and others in a tribute to one of America's most beloved and influential women of letters.
NOTE: If Grace was in attendance, she wasn't...
2019_MD_GBF_HKBR_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts
Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts -- In Khan's third book in the Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream series, Zayd sustains a sports injury that sidelines him. Can he continue to be the team captain while not in the game? And, in Roberts' "Nikki on the Line," Nikki Doyle is invited to play on an elite...
2019_MD_GBF_Jones_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Ida E. Jones
Ida E. Jones -- Victorine Quille Adams was a Baltimore native who persisted in educating and empowering voters throughout her life. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.

Ida E. Jones
Latest Title: Baltimore Civil Rights...
2019_MD_GBF_JCLD_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jackie Craven, Lisa Dordal (Moderated by Dan Brady)
Jackie Craven, Lisa Dordal, Dan Brady -- Lisa Dordal and Jackie Craven write from different perspectives about what it means to be human, and the complicated emotions and expectations everyone faces.

Jackie Craven
Latest Title: Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters
Born into a family of...
2019_MD_GBF_Mustich_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- James Mustich (In conversation with David O. Stewart)
James Mustich, David O. Stewart -- Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that's as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.

James Mustich
Latest Title: 1,000 Books to Read...
2019_MD_GBF_Kuhns_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jamie Ferguson Kuhns
Jamie Ferguson Kuhns -- Montgomery Parks' Senior Historian Jamie F. Kuhns celebrates Josiah Henson, who was a husband, an abolitionist, a freedom seeker and Underground Railroad conductor, an author, and an international celebrity. His heroic story is tied directly to Montgomery County,...
2019_MD_GBF_JZLM_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jeff Zentner, Lizzy Mason
Jeff Zentner, Lizzy Mason -- Jeff Zentner creates a fun and emotional ride in "Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee" that touches on the many changes inevitable with high school graduation. And, suffering from grief and guilt, a young girl befriends a neighbor who shows her how to seek out a better life...
2019_MD_GBF_JGMB_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty
Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty -- Bestselling author Jessica Day George continues her new Rose Legacy series with "The Queen's Secret." Melinda Beatty discusses her stunning, original fantasy, "Heartseeker," the first in a new series.

Jessica Day George
Latest Title: The Queen's Secret
2019_MD_GBF_Long_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jessica Long (In conversation with Fred Bowen)
Jessica Long, Fred Bowen -- Jessica Long discusses her memoir, "Unsinkable," an inspirational and heartwarming story of becoming a Paralympic swimming champion.

Jessica Long
Latest Title: Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion
Jessica Long, a 13x Paralympic Swimming...
2019_MD_GBF_JPLD_1905184Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- John Parra
John Parra, Lulu Delacre -- Through John Parra's art we see the back wall of a building made beautiful by a community mural in "Hey, Wall." Lulu Delacre illustrates, "Olinguito, de la A a la Z!," a beautiful Andean cloud forest with the help of a newly discovered South American mammal. The bilingual...
2019_MD_GBF_Eig_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jonathan Eig (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Jonathan Eig -- Jonathan Eig's "Ali : A Life" reveals Muhammad Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition. Ali is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the...
2019_MD_GBF_JRPN_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jonathan Roth
Jonathan Roth, Paul Noth -- In the latest in Roth's "Beep and Bob" series, Bob explains Halloween to Beep, who is over the moon with anticipation. Beep's space friends descend on the school, demanding Take Us to Your Sugar. A middle school science experiment goes terribly wrong creating a black hole...
2019_MD_GBF_KLJW_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Karen Leggett Abouraya, Jenni L. Walsh
Karen Leggett Abouraya, Jenni L. Walsh -- Two stories about Malala Yousafzai, who was left with life threatening injuries after being attacked on an Afghanistan school bus. She spoke up and is now a spokesperson for educational rights for all children. In 2014 she was the youngest recipient of the Nobel...
2019_MD_GBF_KLJM_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Joy Thomas Moore (Moderated by Holly Smith)
Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Joy Thomas Moore -- Award-winning writers and parents themselves, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a certified parent educator, and Joy Moore, a successful mother who raised her child without a partner, reveal their challenges and strategies for bringing up children to learn...
2019_MD_GBF_OBrien_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Keith O'Brien
Keith O'Brien -- Join Keith O'Brien as he discusses his New York Times bestseller Fly Girls, the untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won.

Keith O’Brien
Latest Title: Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied...
2019_MD_GBF_KHDW_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles
Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles -- In Holt's "The Boy's Gift," 9 year old Daniel must move to a new home because of his parents' divorce, and the reader is reminded that sometimes change can be a new beginning. And in Wiles' "A Long Line of Cakes," Emma Lane Cake moves to Aurora County and is...
2019_MD_GBF_Onwuach_19051814Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kwame Onwuachi (In conversation with Dr. Michele L. Simms-Burton)
Kwame Onwuachi -- In this inspiring memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, Kwame Onwuachi shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age.

Kwame Onwuachi
Latest Title: Notes from a Young Black Chef
Kwame Onwuachi is the executive chef at Kith and Kin in Washington, D.C....
2019_MD_GBF_Cary_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Lorene Cary (In conversation with Robin Alva Marcus)
Lorene Cary -- Only the second memoir from Black Ice author Lorene Cary, Ladysitting is a piece of the larger history of African American migration, and makes sure that a black woman's death adds meaning to her life. It is an elegy to a people, a community, a family, and two notable women.

2019_MD_GBF_Olson_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Lynne Olson (In conversation with Bethanne Patrick)
Lynne Olson, Bethanne Patrick -- The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from Lynne Olson, the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island.

Lynne Olson
Latest Title: Madame...
2019_MD_GBF_Gharib_19051819Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Malaka Gharib (In conversation with Michael Cavna)
Malaka Gharib
Latest Title: I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir
Malaka Gharib is a journalist at NPR. She is the author of “I Was Their American Dream,” a graphic memoir about being Filipino-Egyptian-American. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the...
2019_MD_GBF_Olsen_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Maria Leonard Olsen
Maria Leonard Olsen -- By sharing her experience, Maria Leonard Olsen shines a spotlight on what women can do and learn in this important chapter of life, when familial responsibilities typically diminish, and women are able to explore what truly makes them whole and happy.

Maria Leonard...
2019_MD_GBF_Thiessen_19051818Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Mark Thiessen
Mark Thiessen -- Mark Thiessen has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990. Join him to see an exquisite photo collection showcasing awe-inducing moments from around the world, including the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on...
2019_MD_GBF_MQTR_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Matthew Quirk, Tom Rosenstiel
Matthew Quirk, Tom Rosenstiel -- Join authors Matthew Quirk and Tom Rosenstiel for ripped-from-the-headlines DC thrillers that will keep your pulse pounding. In the shadowy intelligence world, political rivalries and government conspiracies will have you wondering which is stranger - truth or...
2019_MD_GBF_MSRBDA_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Matthew Swanson and Robi Behr, Diana Harmon Asher -- In "The Real McCoy's: Two's a Crowd," fourth grader Moxie McCoy realizes she needs her younger brother to solve a crime. Matthew Swanson provides the humor and Robbi Behr provides the illustrations. In Asher's "Sidetracked," Joseph reluctantly joins...
2019_MD_GBF_MTGH_19051834Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Megan Whalen Turner, Gareth Hinds
Megan Whalen Turner, Gareth Hinds -- Turner's "Thick as Thieves," the 5th book in the Queen's Thief series is filled with intrigue, battles, dangerous journeys and divine intervention. Hinds' illustrated adaptation of "The Iliad" takes the reader to the battlefields of Troy, the divine battles of the...
2019_MD_GBF_MYoung_1905183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Melissa Scholes Young
Melissa Scholes Young -- Grace in Darkness is the long-awaited eighth volume of the "Grace and Gravity" series, a literary journal devoted to women writers in the DC region. Editor Melissa Scholes Young writes "these are women writers with guts. Their courage doesn't need nor ask permission"

2019_MD_GBF_MGMM_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Mia Garcia, Maya Motayne
Mia Garcia, Maya Motayne -- In Garcia's "The Resolutions," four inseparable friends are together for their annual New Year's Eve celebration. This time, each friend must make a resolution for another friend, which proves more difficult than they thought. Motayne's "Nocturna" is the first book in a...
2019_MD_GBF_MLZO_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Minh Le, Zachariah Ohora
Minh Le, Zachariah Ohora -- In Minh Le's "Drawn Together," a young boy and his grandfather, unable to communicate through a common language, connect by drawing together. Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association 2019 best picture book award. In OHora's "Bikes for Sale," through bold,...
2019_MD_GBF_Misc_190518155Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Miscellaneous
The Politics and Prose tent, vendor tables, kids activities, etc.
Folks here include Cerphe Colwell, Grant Goodman, Jud Ashman, Eugene Meyer, Tom Glenn, Melissa Koberlein, Frida Larios
2019_MD_GBF_MHJS_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Monica Hesse, James Swanson
Monica Hesse, James Swanson -- Hesse's "The War Outside" is set in a WWII internment camp, where a German girl and a Japanese girl become secret friends. In Swanson's "Chasing King's Killer," James Earl Ray learns of Dr. Martin Luther King's plan to travel to a March in Memphis. He finds a boarding...
2019_MD_GBF_Music_19051846Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Musicians Stage
MARVIN GAYE Artist Performance Schedule

Performers pictured here:

Travis Tucker
Travis Tucker is a diverse entertainer whose voice ranges from caressing silky smooth ballads, to punching high-energy dance tunes and intricate raps. An accomplished songwriter and motivational speaker, Travis is...
2019_MD_GBF_AB_19051823Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (In conversation with Damon Young)
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Damon Young -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah talks about his award-winning short story collection. In conversation with Damon Young, Editor-in-Chief of Very Smart Brothas, they will discuss how placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations reveals the violence, injustice,...
2019_MD_GBF_NAAM_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Arkady Martine (Moderated by Bethanne Patrick)
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Arkady Martine, Bethanne Patrick -- Short story author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and science fiction writer Arkady Martine explore themes of cultural unrest, protest and the fight for humanity, viewed through the lens of different genres.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
2019_MD_GBF_PHKLAM_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Anna Jean Mayhew
Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Anna Jean Mayhew -- Small town living is explored in three books by authors Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis and Anna Jean Mayhew. Hear about a midwife in West Virginia during World War II, a mother facing gentrification in 1960s North Carolina, and a wife...
2019_MD_GBF_PProse_19051830Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Politics and Prose Tent
Authors visiting the tent included Dan Brady, Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty, and Lizzy Mason
2019_MD_GBF_RNMW_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik (Moderated by Holly Smith)
Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik -- Authors Randon Billings Noble and Marion Winik explore how we choose to live with our memories of the dead and those who are lost from our lives. Through essays exploring what it means to be haunted and through eulogies for loved ones and strangers alike, both...
2019_MD_GBF_RCTO_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Rick Campbell, Tj O'Connor (Moderated by Audrey Bastian)
Rick Campbell, Tj O'Connor -- The stakes are high in two international thrillers by Rick Campbell and Tj O'Connor. A rogue CIA agent and a National Security Advisor must act quickly to prevent terrorist attacks and a military coup from leading to war.

Rick Campbell
Latest Title: Treason
A native of...
2019_MD_GBF_Scheer_1905184Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Rob Scheer
Rob Scheer -- Poignant, gripping and inspiring, a timely call to action and a courageous and candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.

Rob Scheer
Latest Title: A Forever Family: Fostering Change One...
2019_MD_GBF_SMCM_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sally MacKenzie, Charis Michaels (Moderated by Rebecca Speas)
Sally MacKenzie, Charis Michaels -- Historical fiction takes a romantic turn with a swirl of brides, earls, magnates, and scandalous affairs. Authors Sally MacKenzie and Charis Michaels entrance readers with their historical romances.

Sally MacKenzie
Latest Title: What Ales the Earl
2019_MD_GBF_SBJK_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarah Blake, Jennifer Klepper (Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp)
Sarah Blake, Jennifer Klepper -- The best book club books raise challenging questions. Join Sarah Blake and Jennifer Klepper as they explore family histories and tough choices through one family's New England inheritance which unearths long-hidden secrets, and an asylum-seeking client whose case stirs...
2019_MD_GBF_McCoy_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarah McCoy (Moderated by Nicole Hertvik)
Sarah McCoy -- Sarah McCoy brings to life two strong women: one a fictionalized account of determined socialite Alva Vanderbilt, the other, Marilla Cuthbert, imagined from the pages of a beloved children's classic.
Moderated by Nicole Hertvik.
Note: Therese Anne Fowler, originally scheduled for the...
2019_MD_GBF_SBJL_19051816Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarahlyn Bruck, Julie Langsdorf (Moderated by Jenny Yacovissi)
Sarahlyn Bruck, Julie Langsdorf, Jenny Yacovissi -- Join debut novelists Sarahlyn Bruck and Julie Langsdorf to explore suburban dreams as they combust. Tension, grief and dysfunction give rise to change and personal growth.

Sarahlyn Bruck
Latest Title: Designer You
Sarahlyn Bruck writes...
2019_MD_GBF_Page_19051814Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Susan Page (In conversation with Lee Horwich)
Susan Page -- Join Susan Page, the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today who has covered six White House administrations, for a vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush. The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political...
2019_MD_GBF_Tan_1905182Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Susan Tan (In conversation with Ellen Oh)
Susan Tan, Ellen Oh -- A conversation about books for middle grade readers that highlight children from diverse families.

Susan Tan
Latest Title: Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story
Susan Tan is the author of “Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire” (winner of the Asian/Pacific American...
2019_MD_GBF_TMWW_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Tony Massenburg, Walt Williams
Tony Massenburg, Walt Williams -- The nation saw Len Bias' 1986 death as a moral failure. But former Terrapins Tony Massenburg and Walt Williams focused on the lessons they learned from Len's life, which molded them into pillars of support in Maryland's revival, and helped them become courageous and...
2019_MD_GBF_Houghton_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Vince Houghton
Vince Houghton -- The International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insane.

Vince Houghton
Latest Title: Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence...
2019_MD_GBF_Shaw_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Vivian Shaw (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Vivian Shaw -- A witty, charming fantasy adventure in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. Dreadful Company is the second Dr. Greta Helsing Novel - perfect for fans of Neverwhere and V. E....
2019_MD_GBF_W4Children_19051833Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Workshops for Children
Writing Workshops for Children

Let’s Create Fabulous Fishes!
Presented by: Susan Stockdale
Author/illustrator Susan Stockdale will read her picture book, Fabulous Fishes. She will then guide children in exploring different fish shapes, colors and patterns to create their own fish using oil pastels...
2019_MD_GBF_W4Adults_19051811Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens
Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens

Ones photographed here:

Create a Writing Routine that Works
Presented by: Melanie Figg
Struggling to reach a writing goal, or want to add more writing time into your life? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to create a regular writing...
2019_MD_GBF_ZORG_19051811Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Zeno Alexander, Russell Ginns
Zeno Alexander, Russell Ginns -- Through a secret passage to a portal, Lenora can go into outer space and see future inventions but faces an enemy that wants to destroy all knowledge in Alexander's "The Library of Ever." In Ginns' "Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs," Samantha's Uncle sends her...
2009_DC_CDLM_09062447Hist Soc of Wash DC & the Humanities Council @ Carnegie Library -- A Conversation w/the District's Living Mayors
A Conversation with the District’s Living Mayors: 30 years of Transformation
The Humanities Council presents a discussion on the transformation of Washington, D.C. over the past 30 years. Invited panelists include all living Mayors of Washington. Note: Two showed up: Anthony Williams and Marion...
2016_DC_District_16010645Hist Soc of Wash DC @ Carnegie Library -- Event: DISTRICT photo exhibit opening
Desperation. Beauty. Energy. The every-day in the capital city. Presented by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and Joseph Mills, DISTRICT explores Washington during the 1960s and 1970s through the extraordinary eye of photographer Chris Earnshaw.
Exhibit will then be on view in the Historical...
2007_DC_Leepson_07091220Hist Soc of Wash DC @ Carnegie Library -- Mark Leepson ("Desperate Engagement")
General Jubal A. Early  -- "Desperate Engagement": Journalist, historian and author Marc Leepson will present a talk, followed by a booksigning on his new book Desperate Engagement.  This tells the story of the little-known but crucial Civil War Battle of Monocacy.  It follows Confederate General Jubal...
2005_DC_Naim_0512065IDB Event: Moisés Naím ("Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy")
Moisés Naím, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy and former minister of industry and trade for Venezuela will discuss his new book, Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, in which the author demystifies the global trade in illegal goods and services and, in the...
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...
2010_DC_Brugioni_10071562International Spy Museum -- Dino Brugioni ("Eyes in the Sky")
Eyes in the Sky: Eisenhower, the CIA, and Cold War Aerial Espionage
He briefed presidents from Eisenhower through Ford. As a founder of the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center, during the Cuban Missile Crisis he was a key member of the team that provided President Kennedy the evidence...
2011_DC_Tories_11010529International Spy Museum -- Thomas Allen ("Tories: Fighting for King")
Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War
Not simply a struggle between independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British, the American Revolution was also a savage and often deeply personal civil war. Conflicting visions of America pitted neighbor against neighbor and Patriot...
2015_DC_Americas_Award_150918182Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Duncan Tonatiuh and Margarita Engle
Library to Host 2015 Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature:
Authors Duncan Tonatiuh and Margarita Engle will receive the Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature during a special awards presentation on Friday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Hispanic Division Reading Room,...
2015_DC_Little_Nemo_150918106Library of Congress -- Event: Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens ("Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream") @ Madison Bldg
Book talk- DRAWING ON HISTORY - Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream
Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens of Locust Moon Press tell the fascinating story of the creation of the 2015 Eisner Award winning volume, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream.
In 2014, Locust Moon Press started a Kickstarter...
2019_DC_NPHarris_190911149Library of Congress -- Event: Neil Patrick Harris ("The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third")
NBF Presents: Neil Patrick Harris | The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third
Join us for the kick-off event of the Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents series for an exciting evening of magic and moderated conversation with award-winning actor and author Neil Patrick Harris as he celebrates...
2015_DC_Holocaust_15110959Library of Congress -- Event: Writing the Holocaust (w/Anthony Pitch and Nancy Geise) @ Madison Bldg
The Library’s European Division and its Hebrew Language Table will host "Writing the Holocaust," a discussion with authors Anthony Pitch and Nancy Geise, moderated by Michlean Amir of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Pitch will discuss his book, "Our Crime Was Being Jewish," featuring vivid memories...
2015_DC_Ayers_15062481Library of Congress Kluge Center -- Event: Ed Ayers ("The Shape of the Civil War")
Edward L. Ayers, noted historian and president of the University of Richmond, will deliver a lecture titled "The Shape of the Civil War" on Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m.
Hosted by the John W. Kluge Center, the event will occur in room 119 on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10...
2015_DC_Dudziak_15121058Library of Congress Kluge Center & National History Center -- Event: Mary Dudziak ("A Bullet in the Chamber")
“A Bullet in the Chamber: The Politics of Catastrophe and the Declaration of World War I”
As members of Congress gathered in April 1917 to decide whether to declare war on Germany, some legislators arrived with battle scars. For Civil War veterans, the memory of that catastrophic war would inform their...
2013_DC_Clinton_13061463Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia -- Catherine Clinton
The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia presents Catherine Clinton - Madame President, Mary Todd Lincoln.
Dr. Clinton is visiting Washington from her post at Queen's College in Belfast to share her knowledge on Mrs. Lincoln, and her own experiences as one of the most unique historians of our...
2014_DC_Literary_HillBF_140504104Literary Hill BookFest (2014) @ Eastern Market
Come to the Literary Hill BookFest on Sunday, May 4th from 11am-3pm at the North Hall, Eastern Market (225 7th Street, SE) for another great afternoon of discussions, readings, and signings with Capitol Hill's best writers of memoirs and fiction, politics and poetry, history and sports, food and...
2016_DC_Literary_HillBF_160501229Literary Hill BookFest (2016) @ 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 include: Nick Auclair, Nick Mann, Karen Branan, Diane Wilson Onwuchekwa, James Herbert, Colleen Shogan, Louise...
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,...
2018_DC_Literary_HillBF_180506268Literary Hill BookFest (2018) @ Eastern Market
Literary Hill BookFest 2018
Celebrating Books & Authors on Capitol Hill
he Literary Hill BookFest is a celebration of Capitol Hill authors, booksellers, publishers, libraries, and other book-related groups held annually at Eastern Market.

This year's author list:
Brett Abrams, Richard Agemo, Nick...
2019_DC_Literary_HillBF_190505293Literary Hill BookFest (2019) @ Eastern Market
Come meet our friendly authors and partake in the vibrant literary culture of Capitol Hill. With all different genres and styles represented -- from children's books to poetry, from nonfiction to mystery and romance -- there's something for everyone....
Author folks here pretty much in sequence:...
2018_DC_Marching_18042387March on Washington Film Festival -- Marching to Progress: Women in 2018 @ NYU
Marching to Progress: Women in 2018 is presented by The March on Washington Film Festival, Raben_Impact, and the NYU Brademas Center. This event will commemorate the Women’s March and assess how we are moving women from marching to voting and further activism. Clips from Robin Hamilton's Fannie Lou...
2015_DC_SIAIR_Norfleet_1504293Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: James Norfleet signing
George Norfleet was in the building promoting his book "A Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman Curtis Christopher Robinson"
2001_DC_SIAIR_25th_0107018Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event:25th Anniversary
The museum marked its 25th anniversary on July 1, 2001. Since opening in 1976, it has become the most popular museum in the world, attracting more than nine million people a year.
2012_DC_Goodheart_12011823Natl Archives -- Adam Goodheart ("1861: The Civil War Awakening")
1861: The Civil War Awakening:
Adam Goodheart presents a gripping account of how the Civil War began in 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded to free the country of slavery and end paralyzing attempts to compromise over it. A book signing will...
2010_DC_NACarr_10021728Natl Archives -- Adam Schrager ("The Principled Politician: Governor Ralph Carr")
The Principled Politician: Governor Ralph Carr and the Fight Against Japanese American Internment:
Broadcast journalist and author Adam Schrager discusses his book, The Principled Politician, which tells the story of the only political leader in the country to welcome Japanese Americans to his state...
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...
2015_DC_Amar_15052853Natl Archives -- Akhil Reed Amar ("Law of the Land")
The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic and Lincoln’s Constitutional Vision
Renowned legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar illustrates how geography, federalism, and regionalism have influenced some of the biggest questions in American constitutional law. While we may be united under...
2005_DC_NAACG_05032310Natl Archives -- Allen C. Guelzo ("I Freed Who?")
Emancipation Proclamation: Allen C. Guelzo will discuss "I Freed Who? The Eight Lies We Cheerfully Believe About Lincoln and Emancipation." Based on his latest book, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Guelzo's presentation confronts the numerous...
2009_DC_NAForgotten_09052737Natl Archives -- Amity Shlaes ("The Forgotten Man")
Amity Shlaes discusses her book The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which draws parallels between the Great Depression and the current economic situation. Shlaes rejects the conventional interpretation that the Depression represented capitalism’s failure and that FDR’s New Deal...
2008_DC_NALLC_08101529Natl Archives -- Andrew Jampoler ("Last Lincoln Conspirator")
The Last Lincoln Conspirator:  John Surratt's Flight from the Gallows: Despite all that has been written about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the story of John Surratt—the only conspirator who got away—remains untold and largely unknown. Andrew Jampoler tells what happened to that last...
2009_DC_NAAGR_09121645Natl Archives -- Annette Gordon-Reed ("Hemingses of Monticello")
Annette Gordon-Reed: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family:
In The Hemingses of Monticello, the Hemings family finally comes to light in all its complexity. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law at New York Law School and professor of history at Rutgers...
2012_DC_Pitch_12082414Natl Archives -- Anthony Pitch ("Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814")
The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814
In August 1814, British troops completed a 50-mile march to capture the young American capital. In no time, British arsonists set off an inferno whose glow was seen miles away. This attack was one of the defining moments in the coming-of-age of...
2015_DC_Caroli_15110470Natl Archives -- Betty Boyd Caroli ("Lady Bird and Lyndon")
Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President:
Betty Boyd Caroli restores Lady Bird to her rightful place in history, painting a vivid portrait of a marriage with complex but familiar and identifiable overtones. A book signing follows the program.
2018_DC_Drury_18102926Natl Archives -- Bob Drury ("Valley Forge")
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin: Valley Forge: The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury has written an inspiring account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution. At the end of 1777, the Continental Army was starving; the men were...
2010_DC_CW3D_10061079Natl Archives -- Bob Zeller and John Richter ("Civil War in 3-D")
The Civil War in 3-D:
In partnership with the Center for Civil War Photography, we present an illustrated lecture featuring about 170 stereoscopic images taken during the Civil War. Bob Zeller, president of the Center for Civil War Photography, and John J. Richter, director of imaging for the center,...
2010_DC_McGinty_10052625Natl Archives -- Brian McGinty ("John Brown's Trial")
John Brown’s Trial:
John Brown hoped to incite the slaves in Virginia to a rebellion when he attacked the armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Historians have credited this raid with rousing the country and accelerating the onset of the Civil War. In John Brown’s Trial, author Brian McGinty...
2007_DC_NAWish_07062747Natl Archives -- Byron Hollinshead, Robert Remini, Jay Winik, and Robert Dallek ("I Wish I'd Been There")
I Wish I'd Been There, Byron Hollinshead:
What is the scene or incident in American history that you would like to have witnessed and why? This is the thought-provoking question that author Byron Hollinshead posed to 20 American historians with the invitation to write a personal essay in return. The...
2003_DC_NACC_0311071Natl Archives -- Candace Clifford ("Nineteenth-Century Lights")
Candace Clifford presented a series of slides that she used in her book "Nineteeth-Century Lights: Historic Images of American Lighthouses". Interestingly, she said that all but one lighthouse today is automatic, mentioning that Ted Kennedy required that one in Massachusetts have a full-time keeper....
2013_DC_Clinton_13032932Natl Archives -- Catherine Clinton ("Mourning in America")
Mourning in America: Death in the Civil War White Houses
During their presidencies, both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis suffered the death of a child—a not uncommon event for most American parents in the 19th century. Starting with the death of Willie Lincoln in 1862 and the tragic accident that...
2009_DC_NAGWF_09091660Natl Archives -- Cdr. Henry J. Hendrix ("Roosevelt and the Great White Fleet")
Roosevelt and the Great White Fleet:
Cdr. Henry J. Hendrix, USN, will discuss Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century. Hendrix examines Roosevelt’s use of U.S. seapower to advance his diplomatic efforts and facilitate the emergence of the United States...
2009_DC_NA1864_09051941Natl Archives -- Charles Bracelen Flood ("1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History")
Join us as Charles Bracelen Flood discusses his book 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History. In his narrative, Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln’s final year, in which he oversaw the final campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected President, and laid out his vision for the nation’s future in a...
2011_DC_Matthews_11121361Natl Archives -- Chris Matthews ("Jack Kennedy")
Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero:
Chris Matthews weaves first-hand accounts of John F. Kennedy together to tell the tale of how Kennedy grew from a child of privilege into a war hero and finally became President of the United States, all the while coping with a life-threatening disease. A book signing will...
2012_DC_McBurney_12051044Natl Archives -- Christian McBurney ("Rhode Island Campaign")
On July 29, 1778, a French naval squadron sailed to the entrance of Narragansett Bay. In The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War, Christian McBurney unravels one of the most multifaceted events of the war. A book signing will follow the program.
2009_DC_NACTD_09101445Natl Archives -- Clifton Truman Daniel ("The Truman Letters")
The Truman Letters by Clifton Truman Daniel:
President Harry S. Truman was a prolific letter writer, but it was believed First Lady Bess Truman destroyed all the personal letters she sent to him. Grandson Clifton Truman Daniel gives us a peek at some not-yet-released letters discovered after his...
2012_DC_Gilded_12011737Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts and Max Byrd ("Gilded Age Washington's Liveliest Hostess")
Gilded Age Washington’s Liveliest Hostess:
Cokie Roberts joins Max Byrd for a discussion of the letters of Clover Adams, wife of Henry Adams. In her magnificent Washington house, Clover held a salon for politicians and writers including Henry James, General Sherman, and Oscar Wilde. Her perceptive...
2008_DC_NACR_08050742Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts ("Ladies of Liberty")
Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation:
Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes Cokie Roberts to discuss her newest book, Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. Cokie Roberts tells the story of remarkable women and their achievements in moving the fledgling nation...
2016_DC_Nelson_16120753Natl Archives -- Craig Nelson ("Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness")
Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness
According to author Craig Nelson, the America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor:...
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...
2012_DC_Rather_12050444Natl Archives -- Dan Rather ("Rather Outspoken") w/Cokie Roberts
Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather discusses the important moments of his career in his autobiography, including a frank accounting of his dismissal from CBS News and inside stories about the people he has interviewed or worked with over his more than 60 years as a professional journalist. A book...
2010_DC_Eisenhower_101209141Natl Archives -- David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower ("Going Home to Glory")
Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969:
At the end of his second term in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower retired to his farm outside of Gettysburg, PA, and redefined his political role. In Going Home to Glory, grandson David Eisenhower and his wife Julie Nixon...
2011_DC_Hardin_11040614Natl Archives -- David Hardin ("After the War")
After the War: The Lives and Reputations of Great Civil War Figures after the Shooting Stopped:
Journalist David Hardin discusses his book After the War, which follows the lives of the Civil War’s principle players in the years after the conflict. Some figures continued their rise to greatness, while...
2019_DC_Maraniss_19051630Natl Archives -- David Maraniss ("A Good American Family")
A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father
Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s. A Good American Family recounts his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication. Elliott Maraniss, a...
2005_DC_NADM_05063020Natl Archives -- David McCullough ("1776")
1776: David McCullough will discuss his latest book, 1776 (Simon and Schuster, 2005), in which he tells the intensely human story of those who marched with Gen. George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a...
2005_DC_NADN_05111531Natl Archives -- David Nichols ("Eisenhower's Civil War")
The Eisenhower Library and Eisenhower Foundation present a Herbert Brownell Memorial Lecture, "Eisenhower's Civil War: The Politics of Civil Rights in the 1950s," by Dr. David Nichols. Dr. Nichols examines the complexities—some groundbreaking, some controversial—of civil rights during this time period,...
2011_DC_Nichols_11042268Natl Archives -- David Nichols ("Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis")
Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis—Suez and the Brink of War:
David A. Nichols, a leading expert on the Eisenhower presidency and author of Eisenhower 1956, discusses how the thirty-fourth president of the United States skillfully negotiated to avert global warfare during the Suez crisis,...
2005_DC_NABOX_0506085Natl Archives -- David Owen ("Birth of Xerox")
Birth of Xerox: David Owen will discuss his book Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg—Chester Carlson and the Birth of Xerox (Simon and Schuster, 2005). What makes the first plain-paper office copier unusual among...
2011_DC_Stewart_11120641Natl Archives -- David O. Stewart ("American Emperor")
American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America:
David O. Stewart discusses Aaron Burr in his book, American Emperor. With his political career in tatters following his indictment for Alexander Hamilton’s murder, Burr plotted an insurrection and invasion of the Spanish colonies of...
2007_DC_NA1787_0704118Natl Archives -- David O. Stewart ("The Summer of 1787")
The Summer of 1787: David O. Stewart. David O. Stewart will discuss his new book, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution. George Washington presided; James Madison kept the notes; Benjamin Franklin offered words of wisdom at crucial times. The Summer of 1787 traces the struggles...
2008_DC_NAPeace_08050726Natl Archives -- David Patterson ("Search for Negotiated Peace")
The Search for Negotiated Peace: Women's Activism and Citizen Diplomacy in World War I:
Author David Patterson discusses his book The Search for Negotiated Peace, the gripping story of the events that moved high-profile American and European citizens, particularly women, into the international peace...
2019_DC_Rubenstein_191216131Natl Archives -- David Rubenstein ("The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians") w/Taylor Branch, H.W. Brands, and Jay Winik
The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively...
2007_DC_NALinc_0703229Natl Archives -- David Work ("Lincoln and His Generals")
Lincoln and His Generals: Presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Institute. David Work, professor of U.S. history at Texas A&M University in Doha, Qatar, will explore Lincoln's reasons for adopting a policy of appointing politicians to be generals. Work proposes that Lincoln used political...
2003_DC_NADB_0311211Natl Archives -- DeAnne Blanton ("They Fought Like Demons")
This was an interesting presentation by one of the Archives' archivists. She wrote a book describing various women who fought in the Civil War on both sides. Some fought to be with their lovers, others for the money or the cause. In many cases, they were denied veterans benefits when their secrets...
2013_DC_Girls_Atomic_13031377Natl Archives -- Denise Kiernan ("Girls of Atomic City")
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II:
The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942 as one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities. It was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the...
2009_DC_NANG_09082613Natl Archives -- Dennis Conrad ("Papers of General Nathanael Greene")
General Nathanael Greene: An Appraisal:
Dennis Conrad, editor of the Papers of General Nathanael Greene, presents an assessment of Greene and the Revolutionary War in the South. Greene, a forgotten hero of the American Revolution, reconquered the South after the British had destroyed two American...
2010_DC_NAHealy_10022456Natl Archives -- Dennis Noble and Truman Strobridge ("Captain Hell Roaring Mike Healy")
Captain “Hell Roaring” Mike Healy: From American Slave to Arctic Hero:
In the late 1880s, many lives in maritime Alaska rested in the hands of Michael A. Healy. During his years in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, Healy arrested lawbreakers, helped to deter smuggling, rescued sailors in distress,...
2013_DC_Cavett_13041939Natl Archives -- Dick Cavett ("Talk Show")
Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets
From 1968 to 1982, Dick Cavett hosted the nation’s most famous personalities on his late-night talk show. Listen to Cavett’s best tales—one-upping Bette Davis, testifying on behalf of John Lennon, scheming with John Updike—from his...
2005_DC_NAWPC_05031727Natl Archives -- Donald Ritchie ("Reporting from Washington: Washington Press Corps") w/Helen Thomas
Washington Press Corps: Commonly referred to as the "First Lady of the Press," former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas has been breaking through barriers for women reporters while covering every President since John F. Kennedy. She will provide introductory remarks before Donald Ritchie, Assistant...
2013_DC_Goodwin_13111226Natl Archives -- Doris Kearns Goodwin ("The Bully Pulpit")
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism:
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest book, The Bully Pulpit, is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era. Goodwin discusses the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor,...
2007_DC_NARD_07060646Natl Archives -- Douglas Brinkey ("Reagan Diaries") w/Ed Meese, Sam Donaldson, etc
"The Reagan Diaries":
Ronald Reagan’s personal diaries from his eight years as President have been brought together for the first time in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley. The Reagan Diaries reveal insights into the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day events of...
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...
2014_DC_Egerton_14013150Natl Archives -- Douglas Egerton ("Wars of Reconstruction")
The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era:
The brief years of Reconstruction marked the United States’ most progressive moment prior to the civil rights movement. Congressional action ended slavery and gave the vote to black men, and in 1870 the first...
2009_DC_NADOL_09022541Natl Archives -- Douglas R. Egerton ("Death or Liberty")
Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America:
In Death or Liberty, Douglas R. Egerton offers a sweeping chronicle of African American history from Britain’s 1763 victory in the Seven Years’ War to the election of slaveholder Thomas Jefferson as President in 1800. A book signing will...
2012_DC_Waller_12030725Natl Archives -- Douglas Waller ("Wild Bill Donovan")
Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage:
“Wild Bill” Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and the father of today’s CIA. Douglas Waller has mined government and private archives throughout the United States and England,...
2008_DC_NADGF_08010947Natl Archives -- Drew Gilpin Faust ("This Republic of Suffering")
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War:
Join Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust as she speaks on her newest book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Faust’s book is an illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and...
2010_DC_Bearss_10062335Natl Archives -- Ed Bearss ("Receding Tide")
Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg:
On Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal battles ended in Union victory, marking the high tide of Confederate military fortune and ultimately dooming the South’s effort at secession. In Receding Tide, Edwin Cole Bearss, a recognized expert on both...
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...
2007_DC_NALee_07062017Natl Archives -- Elizabeth Brown Pryor ("Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters")
To commemorate the 200th birthday of Robert E. Lee, Elizabeth Brown Pryor discusses her new book, "Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters". Using recently uncovered documents and letters, Pryor sheds new light on aspects of Lee's life that are more complex and contradictory—and...
2014_DC_Varon_14040417Natl Archives -- Elizabeth Varon ("Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War")
Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a popular image of a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But Elizabeth Varon reveals that this rosy image conceals a seething debate over what the surrender meant and...
2012_DC_Carlson_12031446Natl Archives -- Elliot Carlson ("Joe Rochefort's War")
Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway:
Elliot Carlson’s biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the first book written about the officer who headed the U.S. Navy’s decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and broke the Japanese Navy’s code before the Battle of Midway. A...
2015_DC_Raymond_15062450Natl Archives -- Emilie Raymond ("Stars for Freedom")
Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement:
The Stars for Freedom–a handful of celebrities both black and white–risked their careers by crusading for racial equality. Focusing on the “Leading Six” trailblazers—Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr.,...
2015_DC_Gateway_15020376Natl Archives -- Eric Foner ("Gateway to Freedom") w/Ed Ayers, Edna Greene Medford, and Adam Rothman
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Eric Foner builds on fresh evidence, including a secret, detailed record of slave escapes, to tell the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. Ed Ayers, President of...
2015_DC_Lichtblau_15012049Natl Archives -- Eric Lichtblau ("Nazis Next Door")
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men
Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II. But as Pulitzer Prize–winning author Eric Lichtblau explains in The Nazis Next Door, the CIA and FBI brought thousands of former...
2019_DC_Thomas_19042480Natl Archives -- Evan Thomas ("First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life") w/Michael Beschloss
First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life
When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings—doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and...
2010_DC_NAJHF_10021865Natl Archives -- Evelyn Higginbotham ("From Slavery to Freedom" and the Legacy of John Hope Franklin)
From Slavery to Freedom and the Legacy of John Hope Franklin:
The ninth edition of From Slavery to Freedom by John Hope Franklin and Evelyn Higginbotham has been revised to reflect the most current scholarship on African American history. Tonight we present a program on the legacy of John Hope Franklin...
2008_DC_NAMAC_08092512Natl Archives -- Fergus M. Bordewich ("Washington: Making of the American Capital")
Washington: The Making of the American Capital: In Washington: The Making of the American Capital, Fergus M. Bordewich delves into the history of the early days of Washington, DC, including the hidden and somewhat unsavory side of the city’s beginnings, and describes a story of triumph over a multitude...
2011_DC_Halvorsen_11100646Natl Archives -- Gail Halvorsen ("Berlin Candy Bomber")
The Berlin Candy Bomber:
In June 1948, Russia blockaded the city of Berlin. The Americans, French, and British began a massive airlift of food and supplies. Gail Halvorsen was one of the hundreds of U.S. pilots involved in the airlift. On one flight, he met a group of children who were thrilled when he...
2008_DC_NASea_08052922Natl Archives -- George C. Daughan ("If By Sea")
George C. Daughan discusses the early history of the U.S. Navy in his book, "If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy—from the Revolution to the War of 1812". When the American colonies took up arms against Great Britain, they were confronting the greatest sea power of the age. The fledgling navy had...
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...
2013_DC_Klein_13050987Natl Archives -- Gerda Weissmann Klein ("All But My Life")
A Conversation with Gerda Weissmann Klein:
Gerda Weissmann Klein captivates audiences worldwide with her powerful message of hope, inspiration, love, and humanity. In commemoration of Jewish American Heritage month, we will show the Academy Award-winning HBO documentary of her life, One Survivor...
2011_DC_Wood_11051827Natl Archives -- Gordon Wood ("Idea of America") w/Jay Winik
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States:
More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. Tonight, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Gordon S. Wood reveals how the revolutionary generation, despite living in a distant, sparsely populated...
2014_DC_Holzer_14102340Natl Archives -- Harold Holzer ("Lincoln and the Power of the Press")
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
Tonight’s talk and conversation will focus on press and politics in the age of Abraham Lincoln, including Lincoln’s dabbling in journalism, and his use of political patronage to secure and maintain press support. Lincoln scholar Harold...
2019_DC_Monument_190228117Natl 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...
2007_DC_NACorp_07102428Natl Archives -- Harold R. Winton ("Corps Commanders of the Bulge")
Corps Commanders of the Bulge:
If the Battle of the Bulge was Germany’s last gasp, it was also America’s proving ground—the largest single action fought by the U.S. Army in World War II. In his new book, Corps Commanders of the Bulge, author Harold R. Winton provides a fresh approach to this epic...
2009_DC_NAHT_09101667Natl Archives -- Helen Thomas and Craig Crawford ("Listen Up, Mr. President")
Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do
Helen Thomas has covered the administrations of nine presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line: “Thank you, Mr. President,” but in Listen Up, Mr....
2014_DC_Gates_14101688Natl Archives -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ("Finding Your Roots")
Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Finding Your Roots.Join us this evening as Gates discusses practical information for...
2018_DC_Folktales_18011060Natl Archives -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar ("The Annotated African American Folktales") w/A'Lelia Bundles
African American Folktales
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar will discuss their book, The Annotated African American Folktales. The illustrated book celebrates nearly 170 stories across several continents and is a kaleidoscopic study of the African American folklore tradition. It presents fairy...
2014_DC_Blum_14022133Natl Archives -- Howard Blum ("Dark Invasion: 1915")
Dark Invasion: 1915–Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America:
Howard Blum tells the gritty, true–life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I and how a New York Police Department inspector helped uncover the plot. A team of German...
2012_DC_Baker_12121039Natl Archives -- H. Robert Baker ("Prigg v. Pennsylvania")
Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution
Margaret Morgan’s parents were slaves of John Ashmore, a Maryland mill owner. He never laid claim to Margaret, who married a free black man and moved to Pennsylvania. After his death, his widow sent Edward Prigg to...
2016_DC_Berlin_16021039Natl Archives -- Ira Berlin ("The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States")
Ira Berlin: "The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States"
Answers to questions about who ended slavery, how, and why remain fiercely contested more than a century and a half after the passage of the 13th Amendment. In The Long Emancipation, Ira Berlin offers a framework for...
2012_DC_Armageddon_12101280Natl Archives -- James Blight and Janet Lang ("The Armageddon Letters")
The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy/Khrushchev/Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis:
James Blight and Janet Lang discuss their new book, The Armageddon Letters, which takes readers behind the scenes during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
The speakers were introduced by Stacey Bredhoff, Curator, John...
2016_DC_Conroy_161115103Natl Archives -- James Conroy ("Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime")
Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime
Author James Conroy will discuss Lincoln’s White House, a book that brings to life the executive mansion and the people who knew it. Conroy explores daily life and day-to-day business during the most tumultuous Civil War years. Drawing on primary...
2008_DC_NANotB_08111221Natl Archives -- James Laxer ("North of the Border: The Counter Revolution")
Join James Laxer, professor of political science at York University in Toronto as he discusses his book The Border. At the end of the Revolutionary War, tens of thousands of loyalists departed from the newly created United States of America, many of them going to the remaining British colonies in North...
2012_DC_McPherson_12100223Natl Archives -- James McPherson ("War on the Waters")
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865:
Even though the two navies represented a small percentage of the Union and Confederate fighting forces, they were crucial to the war’s outcome. Civil War historian James M. McPherson recounts the war’s naval campaigns, their leaders, and...
2014_DC_Webb_14052233Natl Archives -- James Webb ("I Heard My Country Calling")
I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir
James Webb, former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star, and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described “military brat,” has written an extraordinary memoir of his early years and his love of country and service. A...
2009_DC_NALTI_09020926Natl Archives -- Jason Emerson ("Lincoln the Inventor")
Lincoln the Inventor: Abraham Lincoln is the only President to hold a patent. Jason Emerson, author of Lincoln the Inventor, is the first historian to treat the subject of Lincoln’s “device to buoy vessels over shoals” as more than a historical footnote. Emerson also discusses how Lincoln’s penchant for...
2015_DC_Winik_15102820Natl Archives -- Jay Winik ("1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History")
1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History:
It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet...
2018_DC_Abrams_18030726Natl Archives -- Jeanne E. Abrams ("First Ladies of the Republic")
First Ladies of the Republic
Jeanne E. Abrams takes a look at the First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role. The position of First Lady was not officially authorized or defined, but they worked to project a public persona...
2013_DC_Frank_13021956Natl Archives -- Jeffrey Frank ("Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage")
Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage:
Eisenhower and Nixon had a twenty-year political and personal relationship despite differences in age and temperament. Their association helped to shape the nation’s political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic goals, from civil rights to the...
2015_DC_Specter_15061833Natl Archives -- Jeffrey Kimball and William Burr ("Nixon’s Nuclear Specter")
Nixon’s Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War:
In 1969, Nixon and Kissinger used coercive diplomacy and excessive military force, including the specter of nuclear force, in their initial efforts to end the Vietnam War. Authors Jeffrey Kimball and William Burr...
2020_DC_Mitchell_20021859Natl Archives -- Jerry Mitchell ("Race Against Time")
Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era
Investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell takes readers on the twisting road that led to the reopening of four of the most infamous killings during the civil rights movement. His work played a central role in bringing...
2013_DC_Walker_13050329Natl Archives -- Jimmie Walker ("Dynomite! Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times")
Dynomite!: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times—A Memoir:
Jimmie Walker got his start performing comedy in small clubs, and ultimately became a 1970s icon playing J.J. Evans on Good Times. Walker was the first successful young black sitcom star, and his catchphrase—“Dyn-o-mite!”—remains an indicator of the...
2011_DC_Nathan_11052541Natl Archives -- Joan Nathan ("Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America") w/Spike Mendelsohn
Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America:
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month and our upcoming exhibition “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?,” which opens on June 10, we welcome award-winning television personality and cookbook author Joan Nathan. Jewish holidays are defined by food,...
2012_DC_Jackson_12052352Natl Archives -- Joe Jackson ("Atlantic Fever")
Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic
For eight years, a prize of $25,000 for the first successful flight across the Atlantic sat unclaimed until the spring of 1927, when eight aviators suddenly vied for the prize. Joe Jackson discusses this dynamic race to...
2015_DC_Urschel_15090921Natl Archives -- Joe Urschel ("The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation")
The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation
It’s 1933 and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, one of the most celebrated gangsters of the era, set his sights on the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His target: rich oilman Charles Urschel. Joe Urschel, executive director of the...
2018_DC_Reeves_18061340Natl Archives -- John Reeves ("The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee")
The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case against an American Icon
In his latest book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, historian John Reeves tells the story of the forgotten legal and moral case that was made against the Confederate general after the Civil War. The actual...
2014_DC_Shaw_14031227Natl Archives -- John Shaw ("JFK in the Senate")
JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency:
Before John F. Kennedy became a legendary young President, he was the junior Senator from Massachusetts, where JFK’s Presidential ambitions were first realized. Author John Shaw looks at how the young Senator catapulted himself onto the national stage and...
2009_DC_NAGiants_09012226Natl Archives -- John Stauffer ("Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln")
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln are the two preeminent self-made men in American history. Lincoln was born poor, had less than one year of formal school, and became one of the nation’s greatest Presidents. Douglass spent the first 20 years of his life as a slave, had no formal schooling, and...
2018_DC_Ellis_18101740Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("American Dialogue")
American Dialogue: The Founding Fathers and Us
The story of history is often a conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph J. Ellis focuses on the often-asked question, “What would the Founding Fathers think?” Ellis gives us a deeply...
2015_DC_Ellis_15051256Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("Quartet")
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution:
In 1776, 13 American colonies declared themselves independent states that only temporarily joined forces in order to defeat the British. Once victorious, they planned to go their separate ways. In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian...
2014_DC_Ellis_14060941Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("Revolutionary Summer")
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
The summer of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Ellis discusses his book Revolutionary Summer and the influential figures and events of those months when the...
2019_DC_Reidy_19022785Natl 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....
2009_DC_NABecton_09021132Natl Archives -- Julius Becton ("Becton: Autobiography")
Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant:
Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr., discusses his memoir, Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant. Becton fought for his country in three wars, overcame many obstacles, and reached the unprecedented rank of three-star general. Later, he...
2014_DC_Thompson_14012423Natl Archives -- J. Lee Thompson ("Never Call Retreat")
Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War
J. Lee Thompson provides a look at the final years of Theodore Roosevelt and the way in which the U.S. was drawn into the First World War. At the center of this story is the personal and political battle waged between Roosevelt and President...
2008_DC_NAAA_08101519Natl Archives -- Kate Clifford Larson ("Assassin's Accomplice")
The Assassin’s Accomplice:  Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln:
Kate Clifford Larson tells the story of Mary Surratt, a little-known participant in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, and the first woman ever to be executed by the Federal Government. The Assassin’s Accomplice describes...
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....
2015_DC_Walsh_15042483Natl Archives -- Kenneth T. Walsh ("Celebrity in Chief")
Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom:
Award-winning White House correspondent and Presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh looks at the history of America’s Presidents. He argues that modern Presidents need to be celebrities, building on their fame to rally public...
2014_DC_N2Nation_14112022Natl Archives -- Kevin Gover and Suzan Shown Harjo ("Nation to Nation")
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Suzan Shown Harjo, guest curator of the “Nation to Nation” exhibit, explore the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty...
2008_DC_NATJ_08121019Natl Archives -- Kevin J. Hayes ("The Road to Monticello")
The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson was an avid book collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer. In The Road to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes offers a lively account of Jefferson’s spiritual and intellectual development, focusing on the books and ideas...
2019_DC_Levin_19092485Natl Archives -- Kevin Levin ("Searching for Black Confederates")
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the...
2013_DC_Kelley_13011095Natl Archives -- Kitty Kelley ("Capturing Camelot") w/Scott Simon
Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys
Photojournalist Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign in 1960. When Kennedy became President, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him...
2013_DC_Kelley_130912100Natl Archives -- Kitty Kelley ("Let Freedom Ring") w/Marian Wright Edelman, Soledad O’Brien, and Garrick Jordan
Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the March on Washington
On August 28, 1963, despite searing heat, over 250,000 people from all corners of the country marched on our nation’s capital. In the shadow of the Washington Monument, all the marchers shared the same dream: equality for the...
2007_DC_NASpy_07100333Natl Archives -- Larry Berman ("Perfect Spy")
Author Larry Berman discusses his new book, "Perfect Spy", which reveals the double life of journalist and North Vietnamese spy Pham Xuan An. Berman recounts An's travels in the United States during the 1950s and how he used his study of journalism as a cover while collecting information. An would later...
2009_DC_NASky_09102871Natl Archives -- Larry Tise ("Conquering the Sky")
Conquering the Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
Following their first powered flights in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright enjoyed anonymity until 1908. In Conquering the Sky, Larry Tise describes how the Wright brothers were catapulted into unwanted fame by the international...
2008_DC_NATribe_08091745Natl Archives -- Laurence Tribe ("The Invisible Constitution")
Many see the United States Constitution as unchanging text, holding no meaning other than that which is clearly visible on the page. In "The Invisible Constitution", the newest volume from Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series, legal scholar Laurence Tribe shows there is an "invisible constitution" that...
2011_DC_Sorley_11101242Natl Archives -- Lewis Sorley ("Westmoreland")
Westmoreland: Military historian Lewis Sorley discusses how General William Westmoreland, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Superintendent of West Point, was chosen to lead the war effort in Vietnam—and why this selection turned out to be a disaster for the American military. A book signing...
2012_DC_Masur_12121463Natl Archives -- Louis P. Masur ("Lincoln's Hundred Days")
Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union:
Professor and author Louis P. Masur tells the full story of the critical period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the final...
2014_DC_Cheney_14091226Natl Archives -- Lynne Cheney ("James Madison: A Life Reconsidered")
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
Best-selling author Lynne Cheney offers a new biography of James Madison, a modest man who audaciously changed the world. Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and...
2009_DC_NASurvivor_09110355Natl Archives -- Lynne Joiner ("Honorable Survivor")
Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service:
Honorable Survivor weaves John S. Service’s extraordinary story into the fabric of a watershed moment: World War II was ending, the Cold War was dawning, and the McCarthy-era witch-hunters were stirring....
2009_DC_NASS_09070119Natl Archives -- Manley Irwin ("Silent Strategists")
Silent Strategists: Harding, Denby, and the U.S. Navy’s Trans-Pacific Offensive, WWII
In November 1943, the U.S. Navy launched an offensive that would carry U.S. Armed Forces to the far reaches of the Pacific. Author Manley Irwin discusses his findings and the records in the National Archives from the...
2008_DC_NAMDF_08030438Natl Archives -- Margaret Hogan and C. James Taylor ("My Dearest Friend")
My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams:
The 40-year correspondence between John and Abigail Adams reveals one of the most intriguing and inspiring partnerships in American history. Join us as Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical...
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...
2014_DC_Perry_14042334Natl Archives -- Mark Perry ("The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur")
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
Gerneral Douglas MacArthur–imperious, headstrong, and vain–is also remembered as a brilliant commander. Mark Perry examines how this paradoxical man overcame his personal and professional challenges to lead his countrymen in World War...
2012_DC_Updegrove_12042039Natl Archives -- Mark Updegrove ("Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency")
Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency:
Presidential historian Mark Updegrove offers an intimate portrait of LBJ, his presidency, and the turbulent times in which he served. Medicare, Head Start, PBS, NPR, and the Voting Rights act were signed into law by President Johnson—and all are coming under...
2008_DC_NA5Fathoms_08102224Natl Archives -- Mary L. Fowler ("Full Fathom Five: A Daughter's Search")
Mary L. Fowler discusses her book "Full Fathom Five: A Daughter’s Search." Born after her father was lost at sea in 1943, Fowler grew up not knowing who he was or what happened to him and his submarine crew. After researching ship’s logs, letters, and naval records, she wrote this memoir, which reveals...
2016_DC_Bilder_16031168Natl Archives -- Mary Sarah Bilder ("Madison's Hand")
Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention:
James Madison’s Notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention has acquired nearly unquestioned authority as the description of the Constitution’s creation. But by drawing on digital technologies and traditional textual analysis, Mary Sarah Bilder...
2018_DC_Boot_18011760Natl Archives -- Max Boot ("The Road Not Taken")
The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
In this biography of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, military historian Max Boot demonstrates how America’s giant military bureaucracy in Vietnam crushed Lansdale’s policy of diplomacy to win the trust of the Vietnamese...
2014_DC_Gilbert_14091387Natl Archives -- Melissa Gilbert ("My Prairie Cookbook)"
My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours
In My Prairie Cookbook, Melissa Gilbert, star of Little House on the Prairie, offers fans comforting family recipes and childhood favorites. From prairie breakfasts and picnic lunches to treats inspired by Nellie’s...
2007_DC_NAMB_07051036Natl Archives -- Michael Beschloss ("Presidential Courage")
Michael Beschloss will speak on his latest book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789–1989. Presidential Courage describes the inner turmoil faced by U.S. Presidents at moments of crisis and the sources of strength they have drawn upon during such times. It also...
2007_DC_NAUB_07091759Natl Archives -- Michael Klarman ("Unfinished Business") w/John Hope Franklin
"Unfinished Business: Racial Equality and American History" by Michael J. Klarman.
What social and political factors have influenced the path of racial progress, and how have law and court decisions contributed to American equality? In the newest volume from Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series,...
2016_DC_Wedding_16100734Natl Archives -- Michael McConnell and Jack Baker ("Wedding Heard 'Round the World")
The Wedding Heard ’Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage
On September 3, 1971, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. Repercussions were immediate: Michael’s job offer at the University of Minnesota was rescinded, leading him to...
2008_DC_NALibB_08091019Natl Archives -- Michael Meyerson ("Liberty's Blueprint")
Liberty’s Blueprint: The Federalist Papers are the series of essays that James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote to persuade the American people to ratify the Constitution. In Liberty’s Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe...
2007_DC_NAKauf_07121216Natl Archives -- Michael W. Kauffman ("American Brutus")
American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies:
Join us as Michael W. Kauffman, one of the foremost Lincoln assassination authorities, takes familiar history to a deeper level, offering an unprecedented, authoritative account of the Lincoln murder conspiracy. In American Brutus,...
2011_DC_Yockelson_11051162Natl Archives -- Mitch Yockelson ("MacArthur: America's General")
MacArthur: America’s General:
When Douglas MacArthur addressed Congress in 1951, he was the most popular man in America after having served his country in a military career that spanned 52 years and service in three major wars. Archivist Mitch Yockelson takes a fresh look at the fascinating and...
2003_DC_NANY_0311143Natl Archives -- Nancy Beck Young ("Politics of War")
Nancy Beck Young presented a summary of the questions (not really answers) that she'd be addressing an upcoming book called "The Politics of War: Congress, World War II, and the Modernization of American Governance."
Welcoming remarks were provided by Sam Anthony, Producer, Public Programs, National...
2012_DC_Pres_Club_12042775Natl Archives -- Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy ("The President's Club")
The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity
Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover established the Presidents Club at Eisenhower’s inauguration. Time magazine editors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discuss the secret history of the private relationships among the last 13 presidents. A...
2011_DC_Titone_11031820Natl Archives -- Nora Titone ("My Thoughts Be Bloody")
My Thoughts be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that Led to an American Tragedy:
Historian Nora Titone discusses her book My Thoughts be Bloody, which chronicles the rivalry between the Booth brothers Edwin and John Wilkes in their efforts to claim their father's legacy on...
2012_DC_Fourteenth_12102561Natl Archives -- Panel -- Fourteenth Day
The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis/The Secret White House Tapes
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a panel will discuss JFK’s secret White House recordings, which will be played during the program. Caroline Kennedy will offer opening...
2014_DC_Monuments_14021998Natl Archives -- Panel -- Monuments Men (w/Robert Edsel, Greg Bradsher, Nancy Yeide, Michael Kurtz, and Stuart Eizenstat)
The Monuments Men with Robert Edsel
Robert Edsel has dedicated years to painstaking research about the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program–the group known as the Monuments Men–and has written several books including The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in...
2012_DC_Medal_12011054Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty"
Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty
December 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s creation of the Medal of Honor. Medal of Honor recipients Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr., Brian Thacker, and others engage in discussion moderated by Gen. Nicholas B. Kehoe,...
2011_DC_LBJ_Tapes_11042845Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson" (w/Taylor Branch, etc)
The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson:
In partnership with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, we present the latest volumes in the Miller Center’s series of annotated transcripts of President Johnson’s White House tapes. The transcriptions focus on 34 critical...
2016_DC_Lincoln_Matters_160218100Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Why Lincoln Still Matters" (w/Harold Holzer, Martha Hodges, Craig Symonds, and Lucas Morel)
Why Lincoln Still Matters:
On the 207th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, a panel of Lincoln scholars will discuss how Lincoln can still guide and inspire our nation in the face of 21st–century challenges. Panelists include Harold Holzer, Martha Hodges, Craig Symonds, and Lucas Morel. Book...
2005_DC_NAPF_0502026Natl Archives -- Pat Furgurson ("Freedom Rising")
(Official description) Washington During the Civil War: Historian Ernest Pat Furgurson returns to discuss his latest book, Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War (Knopf, 2004). Before 1861, Washington was a dusty, muddy city of 60,000, joked about by urban sophisticates from New York and Boston....
2011_DC_Brady_11010737Natl Archives -- Patricia Brady ("A Being So Gentle")
A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson
The 40-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. But like many great love stories, this one ended tragically when Rachel died only weeks after Andrew was elected...
2005_DC_NAPOT_0503168Natl Archives -- Patricia O'Toole ("When Trumpets Call")
Patricia O'Toole discussed her latest book, When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House (Simon & Schuster, 2005). Only 50 when he left the Presidency in 1909, Theodore Roosevelt continued to lead a life in the political arena. After going on safari for a year, he challenged Taft for the...
2006_DC_NAPC_06092710Natl Archives -- Paul Clancy ("Ironclad")
Ironclad with Paul Clancy:
Author Paul Clancy will discuss his book Ironclad, which tells the saga of the warship USS Monitor and its remarkable salvage 140 years after its sinking. After the lecture be sure to read an eyewitness account of ironclads in our exhibit "Eyewitness--American Originals...
2005_DC_NABA_0505044Natl Archives -- Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen ("Bonus Army")
The Bonus Army: Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen will discuss their book, The Bonus Army: An American Epic (Walker and Company, 2005). In the summer of 1932, at the height of the Depression, some 45,000 veterans of World War I descended on Washington, DC, from all over the country to demand the bonus...
2010_DC_Maier_10102931Natl Archives -- Pauline Maier ("Ratification")
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787–1788:
When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned in late summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution. Join us as Pauline Maier discusses her latest book Ratification, and the debate...
2009_DC_NATop_09120923Natl Archives -- Peter Carlson ("K Blows Top")
75th Anniversary Noontime Lecture Series: Featuring authors whose research significantly reflects the holdings of the National Archives
"K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America’s Most Unlikely Tourist"
Author Peter Carlson marks the 50th anniversary of Khrushchev’s...
2009_DC_NAL4L_09061870Natl Archives -- Philip B. Kunhardt III ("Looking for Lincoln")
Philip B. Kunhardt III will discuss Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon, which describes the myths, memories, and questions that gathered around Lincoln in the years between his assassination and the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922, and examines how our 16th President’s legend...
2006_DC_NAPD_06021710Natl Archives -- Philip Dray ("Stealing God's Thunder")
Stealing God's Thunder: Pulitzer-Prize finalist Philip Dray will discuss his new Franklin biography, Stealing God's Thunder: Ben Franklin's Lighting Rod and the Invention of America. Long before Franklin was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his...
2014_DC_Tucker_14031813Natl Archives -- Phillip Thomas Tucker ("George Washington’s Surprise Attack")
George Washington’s Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle that Decided the Fate of America:
Phillip Thomas Tucker takes an in-depth look at the Battle of Trenton in George Washington’s Surprise Attack. Using firsthand accounts from officers and soldiers on both sides, he brings to life the...
2010_DC_NATower_10042862Natl Archives -- Raymond Schmidt ("A Tower In Nebraska")
A Tower in Nebraska: How FDR Found Inspiration for the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
During his political career, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a hand in determining the appearance and location of many public projects including the Pentagon and National Archives Building. Nowhere was his...
2012_DC_Slotkin_12091220Natl Archives -- Richard Slotkin ("The Long Road to Antietam")
The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution:
In the summer of 1862, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy—one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the Emancipation...
2007_DC_NARD_07042620Natl Archives -- Robert Dallek ("Nixon and Kissinger")
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were two of the most compelling, contradictory, and important leaders in America in the second half of the 20th century. Tapping into recently disclosed documents and tapes, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about their tumultuous personal relationship and the...
2010_DC_Monuments_10102089Natl Archives -- Robert Edsel ("Monuments Men")
The Monuments Men:
Beyond the familiar history lessons of World War II is an untold story of a Nazi plot to seize the world’s greatest cultural treasures—a plot thwarted by one tiny band of soldiers, detailed in The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History....
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...
2009_DC_NARR_09062414Natl Archives -- Robert Remini ("A Short History of the United States")
Robert Remini, Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, discusses A Short History of the United States, which vividly contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, and growth of the United States along with other themes that have run through our history.
The speaker was...
2010_DC_Remini_10043035Natl Archives -- Robert Remini ("At the Edge of the Precipice")
At The Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise that Saved the Union:
Robert V. Remini, historian of the House of Representatives, discusses his newest book, At the Edge of the Precipice, a fascinating recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a...
2011_DC_Roper_11030219Natl Archives -- Robert Roper ("Now the Drum of War")
Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War:
Join us today as educator and author Robert Roper discusses his book Now the Drum of War, which chronicles the experiences of the Whitman family through their wartime letters. The story covers their lives on the home front, military...
2008_DC_NASpy_08120343Natl Archives -- Robert Wallace ("Spycraft")
Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda: From James Bond to Maxwell Smart to Mission: Impossible, spies and their gadgetry have been captivating public interest for decades. Until now, however, much of the information about the tools used by real-life spies has been...
2009_DC_NAWAW_09120848Natl Archives -- Roger Kennedy and David Larkin ("When Art Worked")
When Art Worked: The New Deal, Art, and Democracy:
Under the New Deal’s Federal Arts Project, the American government helped artists get through a difficult time in history. The New Deal provided food, work, and wages, but it also employed out-of-work artists who worked to enhance community and...
2009_DC_NABerlin_0911099Natl Archives -- Romesh Ratnesar ("Tear Down this Wall!")
"Tear Down this Wall!" Reagan and the Berlin Wall
Romesh Ratnesar, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, recreates Ronald Reagan's historic June 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate and his famous challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev in "Tear Down this Wall!" .
The speaker was introduced by Douglas...
2005_DC_NARW_0502097Natl Archives -- Ronald C. White ("The Eloquent President")
Historian Ronald White, Jr., discusses his latest book, The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words (Random House, 2005). White examines Lincoln's astonishing oratory and explores his growth as a leader, a communicator, and a man of deepening spiritual conviction. Examining a...
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...
2013_DC_Bart_13102530Natl Archives -- Sheldon Bart ("Race to the Top of the World")
Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole:
Richard Byrd and Roald Amundsen competed to be the first to fly over the North Pole. Author Sheldon Bart discusses their race and the epic struggle that ended in an enduring mystery: who was the first man to fly over the...
2005_DC_NASMG_05101713Natl Archives -- Sir Martin Gilbert ("Churchill and America")
Churchill and America: An Archival Perspective: Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill’s official biographer, will discuss his critically hailed new work Churchill and America. Called a "…richly textured and deeply moving portrait of greatness," by the Los Angeles Times and “A masterpiece of...
2005_DC_NAFF_0505114Natl Archives -- Stacy Schiff ("Franklin and France")
Franklin and France: Stacy Schiff will discuss her book A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (Henry Holt, 2005). When Franklin stepped onto French soil without any diplomatic training, bent on convincing France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in...
2005_DC_NASK_0505188Natl Archives -- Stanley Karnow ("Paris in the Fifties")
Paris in the Fifties: Stanley Karnow will discuss his book Paris in the Fifties (Peter Smith Publishing, 2001). In July 1947, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. He stayed 10 years, first as a student and later as a correspondent for Time magazine. By...
2005_DC_NAIT_0506225Natl Archives -- Stanley Weintraub ("Iron Tears")
Iron Tears: Stanley Weintraub will discuss his book Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775–1783 (Free Press, 2005). For generations, Americans have viewed the Revolutionary War as a heroic tale of resistance, exclusively from the perspective of the Continental Army and the...
2010_DC_McCurry_10120334Natl Archives -- Stephanie McCurry ("Confederate Reckoning")
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South:
When the Confederate States of America was formed, Southern statesmen and generals had built a proslavery, antidemocratic nation in order to protect their property—and excluded and disenfranchised white women and slaves, who comprised...
2011_DC_PCartoons_110413169Natl Archives -- Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop ("American Political Cartoons")
American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity 1754–2010
From Benjamin Franklin’s drawing in 1754 to contemporary cartoons, editorial cartoons have always been a part of American journalism and politics, despite the discomfort of the cartoons’ targets—and to the delight of their...
2010_DC_Neff_10050722Natl Archives -- Stephen Neff ("Justice in Blue and Gray: A Legal History of the Civil War")
Justice in Blue and Gray: A Legal History of the Civil War:
Stephen C. Neff offers the first comprehensive study of Civil War legal issues in his book, Justice in Blue and Gray, and argues that many of these issues resonate to this day. Neff examines the lawfulness of secession, executive and...
2016_DC_Puleo_16101132Natl Archives -- Stephen Puleo ("American Treasures")
American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address
In American Treasures, Stephen Puleo charts the little-known journeys of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. The book weaves in...
2015_DC_Inskeep_15091456Natl Archives -- Steve Inskeep ("Jacksonland")
Monday, September 14, at noon
William G. McGowan Theater & US National Archives YouTube Channel
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
Journalist Steve Inskeep’s Jacksonland is the story of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief...
2007_DC_NABFCS_0702217Natl Archives -- Susan O'Donovan ("Becoming Free in the Cotton South")
Becoming Free in the Cotton South : Author Susan O’Donovan will discuss her new book, Becoming Free in the Cotton South, which challenges our most basic ideas about slavery and freedom in America. Instead of seeing emancipation as the beginning or the ending of the story, O’Donovan explores the perilous...
2012_DC_Nathans_12012057Natl Archives -- Sydney Nathans ("To Free A Family: The Journey of Mary Walker")
To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker
What was it like for a mother to flee slavery, leaving her children behind? In To Free a Family, Sydney Nathans uses letters and diaries to tell the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who fled her owner in 1848 and spent the next 17 years trying to recover her...
2016_DC_Boston_16111898Natl Archives -- Talmage Boston ("Cross-Examining History")
Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents
Talmage Boston seeks out what made our major Presidents tick and what caused their lives to play out as they did. In Cross-Examining History, Boston interviews Presidential insiders to get insights about America's past...
2015_DC_Smiley_15041058Natl Archives -- Tavis Smiley ("My Journey with Maya") w/Michel Martin
My Journey with Maya with Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley, the host of PBS's “Tavis Smiley” and Public Radio International's “The Tavis Smiley Show,” recounts the story of his enduring friendship with Maya Angelou. Michel Martin, National Public Radio journalist, joins Smiley. Presented in partnership with...
2018_DC_Golway_18121158Natl Archives -- Terry Golway ("Frank and Al")
Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance that Created the Modern Democratic Party
In his latest book, Frank and Al, editor and author Terry Golway tells the untold story of an unlikely political partnership—between a to-the-manor-born Protestant (Franklin D. Roosevelt) and a Lower East...
2014_DC_Healy_14010925Natl Archives -- Thomas Healy ("The Great Dissent")
The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind -- and Changed the History of Free Speech in America
No right seems more fundamental to American life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the 20th century, Americans were regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government...
2013_DC_Harper_13041677Natl Archives -- Valerie Harper ("I, Rhoda")
I, Rhoda:
Valerie Harper, star of the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, discusses her book I, Rhoda, and her life on and off the screen. On-screen, she represented a self-reliant new identity for women of the 1970s while off-screen she fought alongside feminists Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug for equal...
2003_DC_NAWB_0309305Natl Archives -- Walter Boyne ("Influence of Air Power Upon History")
Walter Boyne was discussing and signing copies of his book "The Influence of Air Power Upon History." A staunch air power advocate, he kept emphasizing how too much emphasis was placed on limiting collateral damage (i.e. civilian victims). He even mentioned that air power should be used against...
2003_DC_NAWI_0309244Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson ("Benjamin Franklin: An American Life")
The National Archives, like the Smithsonian, puts on a speaker program which brings in historians to discuss and sign their new books. Isaacson discussed Benjamin Franklin and signed copies of his "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" book.
2007_DC_NAWI_07052222Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson ("Einstein: His Life and Universe")
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Walter Isaacson will discuss his latest work, Einstein: His Life and Universe. Albert Einstein was the most influential scientist of the 20th century, and Isaacson’s book is the first full biography of this great icon of our age since all of his papers have become...
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.
2015_DC_Marvel_15042250Natl Archives -- William Marvel ("Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton")
Lincoln’s Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton
Edwin Stanton wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. William Marvel reexamines Stanton's life, career, and legacy. A book signing follows the...
2015_DC_First_Ladies_150423116Natl Archives & C-SPAN -- Panel -- First Ladies; Private Lives, Public Image
First Ladies: Private Lives, Public Image:
Susan Swain, president and co-chief operating officer of C-SPAN, leads a discussion on all forty-five First Ladies—their lives, their ambitions, and their unique partnerships with their Presidential spouses. A book signing will follow the program.
2016_DC_Reflections_16042769Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Congress, Presidents, and American Politics (w/Lee Hamilton, Ray LaHood, and Tom Edsall)
Congress, Presidents, and American Politics: 50 Years of Writings and Reflections with Lee Hamilton
Recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, former member of Congress Lee Hamilton reflects on Congress and the Presidency and the lessons to be learned from years past. When he joined the...
2004_DC_NBF_Quindlen_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Anna Quindlen
2004_DC_NBF_Frommer_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Arthur Frommer
2004_DC_NBF_Nafisi_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Azar Nafisi
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2004_DC_NBF_Bova_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ben Bova
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2004_DC_NBF_Roberts_0410094Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Cokie Roberts
2004_DC_NBF_Willis_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Connie Willis
2004_DC_NBF_Stabenow_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Dana Stabenow
2004_DC_NBF_Silva_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Daniel Silva
2004_DC_NBF_Lehman_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- David Lehman
2004_DC_NBF_Brinkley_0410094Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Douglas Brinkley
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2004_DC_NBF_Jones_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Edward P. Jones
2004_DC_NBF_Cooper_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Floyd Cooper
2004_DC_NBF_Pohl_0410095Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Frederik Pohl
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2004_DC_NBF_Heloise_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Heloise
2004_DC_NBF_Black_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Holly Black
2004_DC_NBF_Caldwell_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
2004_DC_NBF_Lehrer_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Jim and Kate Lehrer
Born in Wichita, Kan., ...
2004_DC_NBF_Lewis_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- John Lewis
2004_DC_NBF_Oates_0410094Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Joyce Carol Oates
2004_DC_NBF_Abdul_Jabbar_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2004_DC_NBF_OConnor_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Kevin O’Connor and Tom Silva
2004_DC_NBF_Block_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Lawrence Block
2004_DC_NBF_Keno_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Leigh and Leslie Keno
2004_DC_NBF_Pastan_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Linda Pastan
2004_DC_NBF_Brown_0410094Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Marc Brown
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2004_DC_NBF_Misc_0410099Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Miscellaneous
2004_DC_NBF_Trethewey_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Natasha Trethewey and Tony DiTerlizzi
2004_DC_NBF_Stephenson_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Neal Stephenson
2004_DC_NBF_Gaiman_0410097Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Neil Gaiman
For more than 20 years, ...
2004_DC_NBF_OConnell_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Patrick O'Connell
2004_DC_NBF_Straub_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Peter Straub
2004_DC_NBF_Chernow_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ron Chernow
Biographer ...
2004_DC_NBF_Stine_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- R. L. Stine
2004_DC_NBF_Kooser_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ted Kooser
2005_DC_NBF_Mitchell_0509245Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Andrea Mitchell
2005_DC_NBF_Carroll_0509244Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Andrew Carroll
2005_DC_NBF_Madden_05092410Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Chris Madden
2005_DC_NBF_Brooks_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- David Brooks
2005_DC_NBF_McCullough_0509249Natl Book Festival 2005 -- David McCullough
2005_DC_NBF_Gabaldon_0509246Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Diana Gabaldon
2005_DC_NBF_Doctorow_0509241Natl Book Festival 2005 -- E. L. Doctorow
2005_DC_NBF_Martin_0509246Natl Book Festival 2005 -- George R.R. Martin
2005_DC_NBF_Deaver_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Jeffery Deaver
2005_DC_NBF_Irving_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- John Irving
2005_DC_NBF_Sandford_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- John Sandford
2005_DC_NBF_Foer_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Jonathan Safran Foer
2005_DC_NBF_Ellis_0509246Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Joseph J. Ellis
2005_DC_NBF_Slaughter_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Karin Slaughter
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2005_DC_NBF_Gibbons_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Leeza Gibbons
2005_DC_NBF_Muller_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Marcia Muller
2005_DC_NBF_Cabot_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Meg Cabot
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2005_DC_NBF_Misc_0509249Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Miscellaneous
2005_DC_NBF_Gaiman_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Neil Gaiman
2005_DC_NBF_Carter_0509241Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Robert L. Carter
2005_DC_NBF_MacNeil_0509244Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Robert MacNeil
2005_DC_NBF_Menache_0509241Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Samuel Menashe
2005_DC_NBF_Roberts_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Steve Roberts
2005_DC_NBF_Kidd_0509245Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Sue Monk Kidd
2005_DC_NBF_Wolfe_0509248Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Tom Wolfe
2006_DC_NBF_Stoddard_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Alexandra Stoddard
Alexandra Stoddard is a philosopher of contemporary living, an interior designer and an author of many best-selling books, including Choosing Happiness: Key to a Joyful Life (2002), which is in its fourth printing; Things I Want My Daughters to Know (2004), now in its ninth printing; and her most recent...
2006_DC_NBF_Woodward_06093011Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bob Woodward, a reporter and editor at The Washington Post since 1971, has authored or co-authored 10 No. 1 national nonfiction best-sellers, including two on the George W. Bush presidency, Bush at War (2002) and Plan of Attack (2004). His first best-seller,...
2006_DC_NBF_Meltzer_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer: Each of Brad Meltzer’s five novels has been a New York Times best-seller. He earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice (1997), an instant best-seller. His new novel is a thriller, The Book of Fate (Warner Books, 2006). His books have...
2006_DC_NBF_Collier_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier, who began creating artwork in his signature style at the age of 15, has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books. He is the recipient of two Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards, for Uptown and Rosa, as well as Coretta Scott King Honors for Freedom River, Martin’s Big Words:...
2006_DC_NBF_Hoffman_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Daniel Hoffman
Daniel Hoffman: An award-winning poet, translator, and literary critic, Daniel Hoffman has published more than ten books of poetry. His first collection, An Armada of Thirty Whales (1954), was chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His most recent book is Makes You Stop and Think:...
2006_DC_NBF_Goodwin_06093034Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin, a former Harvard professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, is the author of several New York Times best-sellers, including No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt which was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in History and her latest book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of...
2006_DC_NBF_Brinkley_0609309Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley is professor of history and director of the Roosevelt Center at Tulane University. Four of his books were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His last three historical narratives, Tour of Duty, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc and Parish Priest, were all New York Times...
2006_DC_NBF_Hill_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Ezra Hill
Veterans History event with Ezra Hill, a veteran who served as a Tuskegee airman.
2006_DC_NBF_Spirin_0609305Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Gennady Spirin
Gennady Spirin: The artist for this year's festival is award-winning Russian-born illustrator Gennady Spirin, whose lush contemporary technique brings a rich, imaginative depiction to the 2006 National Book Festival's poster. Mr. Spirin combines a modern aesthetic with the great traditions of the...
2006_DC_NBF_Pelacanos_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- George P. Pelecanos
George P. Pelecanos, the author of more than a dozen crime-noir novels, spent years developing his writing talent and gathering his material from his life experiences in Washington, D.C. He was employed as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, shoe salesman, electronics salesman and unskilled laborer --...
2006_DC_NBF_Coben_0609301Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Harlan Coben
Harlan Coben: International best-selling author Harlan Coben’s novels, including his most recent, Promise Me (Dutton, 2006), become national best-sellers almost as soon as they are published. He has won the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award -- the first writer to win all three -- for his...
2006_DC_NBF_Franklin_0609304Natl Book Festival 2006 -- John Hope Franklin
John Hope Franklin, Duke University professor of history emeritus, is the author and editor of 17 books, including the best-selling From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. As the first distinguished visiting scholar at the Library of Congress under the John W. Kluge Endowment, he...
2006_DC_NBF_McCutcheon_0609304Natl Book Festival 2006 -- John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon: Author, storyteller, singer and songwriter John McCutcheon is the recipient of several awards and honors. His 29 recordings have garnered five consecutive Grammy nominations, and he has produced more than twenty albums by other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary...
2006_DC_NBF_Nelson_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson began his career in illustration by creating the storyboards for Steven Spielberg's film "Amistad." Since that time he has become a much-sought-after artist, illustrating many celebrated picture books, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Thunder Rose, the best-seller Salt in His...
2006_DC_NBF_Bird_06093011Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kai Bird
Kai Bird is the author of The Chairman: John J. McCloy, The Making of the American Establishment and The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy, Brothers in Arms. He co-edited with Lawrence Lifschultz, Hiroshima’s Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy. His...
2006_DC_NBF_Hutchison_06093015Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) became the first woman elected to the U. S. Senate from the state of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School and was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She has also received numerous awards and...
2006_DC_NBF_Hosseini_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Khaled Hosseini
: As a fourth grader, Khaled Hosseini was already reading Persian poetry as well as Farsi translations of novels ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer series. His debut novel, The Kite Runner (Penguin, 2003), has stayed on best-seller, book club and community-wide reading...
2006_DC_NBF_Sachar_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar is an award-winning author of more than 20 fiction and educational books for children. His book Holes won the prestigious National Book Award and the Newbery Medal. It was also an American Library Association (ALA) Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book, and it was made into a...
2006_DC_NBF_Misc_06093022Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Miscellaneous
2006_DC_NBF_Meyer_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Stephenie Meyer
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature. Her debut novel, Twilight (2005), was released to critical acclaim and became a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, one of American Library Association’s Ten Best Books for...
2006_DC_NBF_Branch_06093012Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Taylor Branch
Taylor Branch: Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch is the author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68 (Simon & Schuster, 2006), his three-volume account of the civil rights...
2006_DC_NBF_Miller_06093012Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Veteran's History Project panel w/Donald Miller, Rick Newman, Don Shepperd, and Daun Van Ee
Veteran's History Project panel discussion:
Donald Miller, Rick Newman, Don Shepperd, and Daun Van Ee. Donald Miller, author of "Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany," and Rick Newman and Don Shepperd, authors of "Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots...
2006_DC_NBF_Hymel_0609304Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Veteran's History Project panel w/Kevin Hymel and Bob Patrick
Veteran's History Project panel discussion:
Kevin Hymel and Bob Patrick: Bob Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project, will interview Kevin Hymel, author of "Patton's Photographs: War As He Saw It." Mr. Hymel will focus on General George S. Patton's personal photography of his service in...
2006_DC_NBF_Yeutushenko_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Born in Siberia near Lake Baikal, Yevgeny Yevtushenko is Russia's best-known living poet. He published his first poem in 1949, and his famous poem "Babi Yar," which inspired Dimitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, was published in 1961. Besides his poetry, Yevtushenko has also...
2007_DC_NBF_Rampersad_0709296Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Arnold Rampersad
2007_DC_NBF_Smith_0709291Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Cynthia Leitich Smith
Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of several acclaimed books for young readers, developed an interest in writing children's literature at a young age. She was "Dear Gabby" for her sixth grade newspaper, and she edited her junior high and high school newspapers. Following graduation from journalism school at...
2007_DC_NBF_Kennedy_0709299Natl Book Festival 2007 -- David M. Kennedy
2007_DC_NBF_Ackerman_0709295Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Diane Ackerman
2007_DC_NBF_Wilson_0709297Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Douglas L. Wilson
2007_DC_NBF_Turtledove_0709296Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Harry Turtledove
2007_DC_NBF_Swanson_07092922Natl Book Festival 2007 -- James L. Swanson
2007_DC_NBF_Greenburg_07092911Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Jan Crawford Greenburg
2007_DC_NBF_Oates_0709293Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Joyce Carol Oates
2007_DC_NBF_Schachner_0709292Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Judy Schachner
2007_DC_NBF_Burns_07092935Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward
2007_DC_NBF_Mayer_0709292Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Mercer Mayer
2007_DC_NBF_Secrest_0709297Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Meryle Secrest
2007_DC_NBF_Beschloss_0709293Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Michael Beschloss
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2007_DC_NBF_Misc_07092924Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Miscellaneous
2007_DC_NBF_Carter_0709292Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Stephen L. Carter
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. He has published seven critically acclaimed nonfiction books on topics ranging from affirmative action to religion and politics. His first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002), was an immediate...
2007_DC_NBF_Raichlen_0709292Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Steven Raichlen
Steven Raichlen is a multiple award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host. His 27 best-selling books include "Barbecue Bible!" and "Raichlen on Ribs and How to Grill - all from Workman". He is the recipient of five James Beard Awards and three awards from the International Culinary...
2008_DC_NBF_Schieffer_08092711Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer, who has been with CBS News since 1969, is one of very few correspondents to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. He is CBS’s chief Washington correspondent and since May 1991 has anchored the...
2008_DC_NBF_Roberts_0809277Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts, a New York Times best-selling author, is a political commentator for ABC News and serves as a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including two Emmy Awards, induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame...
2008_DC_NBF_Schorr_08092723Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr, currently a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, has won three Emmys, a Peabody award for “a lifetime of uncompromising reporting of the highest integrity,” awards from civil liberties groups and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Golden Baton for...
2008_DC_NBF_Maraniss_0809277Natl Book Festival 2008 -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss
David Maraniss, an associate editor of The Washington Post, has won several awards for writing, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993. His critically acclaimed and best-selling books include They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace in Vietnam and America, October...
2008_DC_NBF_Brooks_0809275Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Geraldine Brooks wrote for The Wall Street Journal, where her beats included Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Her fiction debut, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The...
2008_DC_NBF_Wood_0809272Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University. He is the author of many award-winning works, including The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes and was nominated for the...
2008_DC_NBF_Hutchison_08092710Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Kay Bailey Hutchison
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School and was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She has also received...
2008_DC_NBF_Dozier_08092720Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Kimberly Dozier
Kimberly Dozier
Award-winning CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier reported primarily on the war in Iraq from 2003 until she was seriously injured by a car bomb in 2006, as recounted in her book, Breathing the Fire (Meredith, 2008). She is the recipient of a 2008 Peabody Award and four Gracie Awards...
2008_DC_NBF_Bush_0809276Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Laura and Jenna Bush
Laura Bush
Laura Bush has always been passionate about reading. An Honorary Ambassador for the U.N. Literary Decade, she hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Global Literacy in 2006 to encourage international cooperation and build free societies through literacy. In 2001 she joined with the...
2008_DC_NBF_Dobbs_0809276Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs is a reporter for The Washington Post and at present responsible for "The Fact Checker" column. He has spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent covering the collapse of communism and has served as the Post’s bureau chief in Warsaw, Paris and Moscow. He has won...
2008_DC_NBF_Singletary_0809275Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post with her award-winning column, “The Color of Money,” now carried in about 120 newspapers across the country. The Pulitzer nominated-column won a prestigious award from the Society of American Business...
2008_DC_NBF_Misc_08092721Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Miscellaneous
2008_DC_NBF_Theroux_0809279Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux initially pursued a career in medicine, but the allure of travel and his gift for writing led him in a different direction. He virtually reinvented the travel writing genre, beginning with The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia (1975) to his latest travel epic, Ghost...
2008_DC_NBF_Atkinson_0809272Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson, staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, for national reporting, public service and history. He is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Holt paperbacks,...
2008_DC_NBF_Stine_0809279Natl Book Festival 2008 -- R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine's writing career began at the age of 9 when he wrote stories and jokes on an old typewriter and handed them out at school. He is now the author of more than 100 books and has sold more than 400 million copies, making him one of the best-selling children’s book authors in history....
2008_DC_NBF_Brown_0809273Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown is the author of nearly 70 published novels, including 55 New York Times best-sellers. Before embarking on a writing career, she worked in television -- including weather-casting and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is the recipient of...
2008_DC_NBF_Horwitz_08092713Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Tony Horwitz
Tony Horwitz
Before becoming a full-time author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz was a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of Blue Latitudes, Confederates in the Attic and Baghdad Without a Map -- all national...
2008_DC_NBF_Isaacson_0809278Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson
Veteran journalist Walter Isaacson's career has taken him from a newspaper reporter and city hall columnist in New Orleans to managing editor of Time magazine. He has been chairman of CNN and currently is president of the Aspen Institute. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An...
2011_DC_NBF_Goodheart_11092514Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Adam Goodheart
Adam Goodheart
Adam Goodheart is a historian, journalist and critic whose new book is the New York Times best-selling and critically praised "1861: The Civil War Awakening" (Knopf). He has contributed frequent essays and reviews to The New York Times (where he also served as deputy editor of the Op-Ed...
2011_DC_NBF_Say_11092521Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Allen Say
Allen Say
Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, and he dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of 6. When he was 12, he apprenticed for his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. In 1972, Say illustrated his first children's book, and until 1987 was a part-time illustrator. That year, while...
2011_DC_NBF_Chua_11092418Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Amy Chua
Amy Chua
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (Penguin) has created a sensation with its depiction of the strict, traditional child-rearing of the author's children. Her two daughters were never allowed to watch television or play computer games, be in a school play, have a play date, get any grade less...
2011_DC_NBF_Watkins_1109253Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Angela Farris Watkins
Angela Farris Watkins
Angela Farris Watkins, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Spelman College. She is Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, and her new book is "My Uncle Martin's Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference."
2011_DC_NBF_Selznick_11092417Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick
“The Invention of Hugo Cabret" won a Caldecott Medal for its author and illustrator, Brian Selznick. It was also a finalist for a National Book Award, and Martin Scorsese has directed the film version, which will be released this November. His other books have received many awards and...
2011_DC_NBF_Millard_11092410Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Candice Millard
Candice Millard
Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey," was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of the year by, among others, The New York Times, The...
2011_DC_NBF_Peterson_1109254Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Carla L. Peterson
Carla L. Peterson
Carla L. Peterson is an English professor and affiliate faculty member of the American Studies, African-American Studies and Women's Studies departments at the University of Maryland at College Park. Her works include "African-American Women Orators in the Antebellum North,"...
2011_DC_NBF_McCutcheon_1109258Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Carmen Agra Deedy and John McCutcheon
Carmen Agra Deedy
Children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy has won more than a dozen awards for her work. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1963 during the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution. Her most recent books are "The Cheshire Cheese...
2011_DC_NBF_VanDusen_11092417Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen writes: “As a child, my brothers and I would spend hours drawing pictures. We didn’t have video games or computers to entertain us, so we drew instead. … I had no idea back then that I’d end up writing and illustrating children’s books when I grew up.” Since then, Van...
2011_DC_NBF_Emerson_1109241Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Claudia Emerson
Claudia Emerson
All of Claudia Emerson's books, "Pharaoh, Pharaoh," "Pinion: An Elegy," "Late Wife" and her latest work, "Figure Studies," were published as part of Louisiana State University Press's signature series, Southern Messenger Poets, edited by Dave Smith. "Late Wife" won the 2006 Pulitzer...
2011_DC_NBF_Eggers_1109249Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers
The author of the best-selling memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" is also the founder of the literacy project called 826 Valencia, named after its address in San Francisco. "A Heartbreaking Work" is the story of the author's struggle to raise his younger brother in San...
2011_DC_NBF_McCullough_11092530Natl Book Festival 2011 -- David McCullough
David McCullough
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning...
2011_DC_NBF_Kendrick_1109251Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dolores Kendrick
Dolores Kendrick
Dolores Kendrick is poet laureate of the District of Columbia. She is the author of the award-winning "The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women," as well as "Why the Woman Is Singing on the Corner: A Verse Narrative" (Peter E. Randall Publisher), a collection of poems on...
2011_DC_NBF_Lawson_1109248Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dorie McCullough Lawson
Dorie McCullough Lawson
Dorie McCullough Lawson is the author of the novel “Along Comes a Stranger.” Her first book was “Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children,” which was an anthology of the words and wisdom of 68 Americans, including Ansel Adams, Thomas Edison, Sam Houston, Mary Todd...
2011_DC_NBF_Waller_1109257Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Douglas Waller
Douglas Waller
Douglas Waller, a former veteran correspondent for Newsweek and Time, has reported on the CIA for six years. Waller also covered the Pentagon, State Department, White House and Congress. He is the author of the best-sellers "The Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers,"...
2011_DC_NBF_Morris_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Edmund Morris
Edmund Morris
"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," the first in a trilogy about the 26th U.S. president, won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for its author, Edmund Morris. The second in the series was the award winning "Theodore Rex," and the final volume is 2010's "Colonel Roosevelt"...
2011_DC_NBF_Robinson_1109245Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2009 for his "eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus[ed] on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic...
2011_DC_NBF_Exquisite_1109245Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Join emcee Mary Brigid Barrett and authors and illustrators Calef Brown, Susan Cooper, Jack Gantos, Gregory Maguire, Patricia McKissack, Katherine Paterson and Chris Van Dusen for a session of fun and surprises as they bring you excerpts from the episodic story "The Exquisite...
2011_DC_NBF_Keillor_1109258Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
The place "where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average" is the creation of Lake Wobegon's founder, Garrison Keillor. The show began as a morning radio program on Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, called "A Prairie Home Companion"...
2011_DC_NBF_Wilkerson_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson, who spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, is the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in the history of American journalism and the first black American to win for individual reporting. Inspired by...
2011_DC_NBF_Billington_11092429Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James H. Billington
James H. Billington
James Hadley Billington was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress on September 14, 1987. He is the 13th person to hold the position since the Library was established in 1800.
2011_DC_NBF_Swanson_11092421Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson
James Swanson, who shares Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 birthday, is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," upon which the young people's version, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer," is based. Swanson has written for The Wall Street Journal,...
2011_DC_NBF_Egan_1109245Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan is the author of "The Invisible Circus," a novel that became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001; "Look at Me," a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction; and "The Keep," which was a national best-seller. Her nonfiction articles appear frequently in The New...
2011_DC_NBF_Lehrer_1109245Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer
In October 1975, the half-hour "Robert MacNeil Report," with Jim Lehrer as the Washington correspondent, premiered on Thirteen/WNET New York. Over the next seven years, "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" (as it was renamed in 1976) won more than 30 awards. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil...
2011_DC_NBF_Achenbach_1109251Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Joel Achenbach
Joel Achenbach
Washington Post science and politics writer Joel Achenbach was the newspaper's first online columnist with "Rough Draft" in 1999. His latest and seventh book is "A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher" (Simon & Schuster). Achenbach's other books include "The...
2011_DC_NBF_Marciano_1109254Natl Book Festival 2011 -- John Bemelmans Marciano
John Bemelmans Marciano
John Bemelmans Marciano says that “it really, really helped that my grandfather, Ludwig Bemelmans, had created the Madeline books and left a story unfinished for me to work on.” And that Marciano has done. “Madeline at the White House” (Viking Juvenile) is the latest book...
2011_DC_NBF_Muth_1109255Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jon J Muth
Jon J Muth
Artist Jon J Muth is the creator of this year's art for the National Book Festival poster. He studied stone sculpture and calligraphy in Japan, and the Japanese influence is readily apparent in his "Zen" series of illustrated books. The first in the series, "Zen Shorts," won the prestigious...
2011_DC_NBF_Foer_11092525Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer's writing has appeared in National Geographic, Esquire, Slate, Outside, The New York Times and other publications. He is the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura, an online guide to the world's wonders and curiosities. He is also the co-founder of the design competition Sukkah City....
2011_DC_NBF_JMoore_11092420Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is a four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and the New York Times best-selling author of three books about Freckleface Strawberry, a character inspired by her own childhood experiences. She is also an avid reader, a literacy advocate and the mother of two young...
2011_DC_NBF_Martin_1109247Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Justin Martin
Justin Martin
Justin Martin is the author of the widely acclaimed biographies "Greenspan: The Man Behind the Money," about the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and "Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon," about the consumer advocate and failed presidential candidate. His new book, "Genius of Place: The...
2011_DC_NBF_Nelson_11092511Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson
Writer and illustrator Kadir Nelson, who began drawing at age 3 and painting at age 10, says, "I have always been an artist. It's part of my DNA." He began collaborating with writers in 1999, including choreographer Debbie Allen ("Dancing in the Wings") and Ntozake Shange ("Ellington Was...
2011_DC_NBF_Kibuishi_11092513Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the "Flight Anthologies,"a critically acclaimed comics series, as well as the creator of "Daisy Kutter: The Last Train," a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Kibuishi moved to the U.S. with his mother and...
2011_DC_NBF_Miller_1109255Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona and author of "Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman" and "Ruth Hanna McCormick: A Life in Politics, 1880-1944." She is also co-editor of "A Volume of Friendship: The Letters of Eleanor...
2011_DC_NBF_Fleisher_1109243Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Leon Fleisher
Leon Fleisher
In what The New York Times calls "a candid and lively memoir," world-renowned pianist Leon Fleisher frankly discusses how his thoughts turned to suicide when, in 1965, his left hand became crippled by a disease that was not diagnosed until 1991. During that interval, unwilling to concede...
2011_DC_NBF_Kaufman_1109256Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Marc Kaufman
Marc Kaufman
Are we alone in the universe? In “First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth” (Simon & Schuster), Washington Post science writer Marc Kaufman suggests that, as never before, we now have the knowledge and technology to answer that question, and will likely...
2011_DC_NBF_Reinhart_1109246Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart is the co-creator of the "Encyclopedia Prehistorica" and "Encyclopedia Mythologica" series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including "Mommy?" by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks and "Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy."
2011_DC_NBF_Jasonoff_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff is currently an associate professor of history at Harvard University. Her first book, "Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture and Conquest in the East, 1750–1850," was awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and was a book of the year selection in numerous publications, including The...
2011_DC_NBF_Misc28Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Miscellaneous
2011_DC_NBF_Moona_1109247Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Moona Luna
Moona Luna
Moona Luna is the passionate second project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velasquez and her critically acclaimed Latin band, Pistolera. With her daughter as inspiration, Velasquez wrote an album's worth of songs geared for families. After writing exclusively in Spanish for Pistolera,...
2011_DC_NBF_Stephenson_1109253Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic "The Baroque Cycle" ("Quicksilver," "The Confusion" and "The System of the World") and the novels "Cryptonomicon," "The Diamond Age," "Snow Crash," "Zodiac" and "Anathem." Last year, Stephenson introduced "The...
2011_DC_NBF_Thompson_11092543Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
The most recent Reuben Award, cartooning's equivalent of the Oscar, went to Richard Thompson, creator of "Cul de Sac," a strip born in The Washington Post seven years ago featuring the Otterloop family. Thompson also draws the "Richard's Poor Almanac" cartoon, and his new book is...
2011_DC_NBF_Dove_1109248Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Rita Dove
Rita Dove
In 1993 Rita Dove was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress, making her the youngest person -- and the first African-American -- to receive this honor; she held the position for two years. She was reappointed Special Consultant in Poetry for 2000, the Library...
2011_DC_NBF_WmsGarcia_1109242Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Rita Williams-Garcia
Rita Williams-Garcia
In "One Crazy Summer" (Amistad) winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King and Newbery Honor awards, Rita Williams-Garcia places her main character, Delphine, in Oakland, Calif., in 1968--a tumultuous period in American history. Nevertheless, Delphine triumphs over the adversity of...
2011_DC_NBF_Banks_11092411Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Russell Banks
Russell Banks
The author of more than a dozen works of fiction, Russell Banks' newest novel is "Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco). His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and two of his novels have been adapted into award-winning films: "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Affliction." His novel...
2011_DC_NBF_McBratney_1109255Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sam McBratney
Sam McBratney
A native of Northern Ireland, Sam McBratney was a teacher in his 30s when he started writing children's books. He wanted to help children with reading problems. Now, with the 57th book of his career, "Guess How Much I Love You" has been issued in a pop-up version by Candlewick Press. All...
2011_DC_NBF_Paretsky_1109247Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky
When detective V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 in "Indemnity Only," its author, Sara Paretsky, created a sensation by creating a female investigator who uses her wits as well as her fists. Paretsky challenged a genre in which women typically were either vamps or victims. "Body Work"...
2011_DC_NBF_Dessen_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C., and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in creative writing. She is the author of several novels, including "Someone Like You," "Just Listen" and "Along for the Ride." A motion picture based on her first two books, called "How...
2011_DC_NBF_Alexie_1109254Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" was both a critical and commercial success for author Sherman Alexie. The multitalented Alexie is also a poet, filmmaker and occasional comedian who often draws on his experiences as a Native American for his work. The 1998 independent...
2011_DC_NBF_Mukherjee_1109258Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee
"The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" (Scribner), which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is Siddhartha Mukherjee's story of this dreaded disease -- from its origins to the global battle to cure, control and conquer it. Mukherjee is a cancer...
2011_DC_NBF_Plumly_1109254Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly is poet laureate of Maryland. His most recent poetry collection, "Old Heart" (W.W. Norton), was a National Book Award finalist. His work has been honored with eight Pushcart prizes, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship and many other awards. He is a Maryland Distinguished...

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Join us at the Lincoln Memorial for a one-of-a kind free concert performance of the musical Come From Away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Lawn seating is available on either side of the Reflecting Pool on a first-come basis. Members of the Broadway and national touring companies of Come... (Partially reviewed)
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