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2015_DC_Klobuchar_15090850Busboys 14&V and Politics & Prose -- Senator Amy Klobuchar ("The Senator Next Door")
Senator Amy Klobuchar - The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland
The senior senator from Minnesota, Klobuchar was elected in 2006—the first woman to serve her state as a U.S. senator. Her forthright and often funny account of her career is as much a chronicle of politics as it is the story of...
2015_DC_Captive_Cove_15110161Busboys Brookland and Politics & Prose -- Rebecca Goldfield, Matt Dembicki, Mike Short, and Evan Keeling ("Captive of Friendly Cove")
@ Busboys and Poets Brookland: Rebecca Goldfield, Matt Dembicki, Mike Short, and Evan Keeling - Captive of Friendly Cove: Based on the Secret Journals of John Jewitt:
Goldfield is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on PBS and National Geographic. Her previous collaboration...
2015_DC_Williams_15052028Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Cindy Williams ("Shirley, I Jest!") w/Jen Chaney
Busboys and Poets Takoma: Cindy Williams - Shirley, I Jest!: A Storied Life:
Williams, aka Shirley Feeney of the popular TV show Laverne & Shirley—which drew audiences of as many as 60 million—is as warm and funny on the page as she’s been on both the large and small screen. In her lively memoir, the...
2016_DC_Stewart_16092855Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- David O. Stewart ("The Babe Ruth Deception")
@ BUSBOYS AND POETS TAKOMA - DAVID O. STEWART - THE BABE RUTH DECEPTION
With The Summer of 1787, Impeached, and American Emperor, Stewart, a former lawyer, established himself as a historian. Later, with The Lincoln Deception and The Wilson Deception, he took up historical fiction, spinning credible...
2015_DC_Kalman_15111131Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Maira Kalman ("Beloved Dog") w/Jane Mayer
@ Busboys and Poets 14th & V: Maira Kalman - Beloved Dog
Kalman’s distinctive artwork has graced untold numbers of The New Yorker and she’s illustrated books ranging from Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style to Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. Her own books are favorites of both young and adult readers...
2015_DC_Manzano_15090640Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Sonia Manzano ("Becoming Maria")
Busboys and Poets Takoma: Sonia Manzano - Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
Writer and recently retired Sesame Street star Manzano remembers her journey from a thoroughfare in the Bronx to the most beloved street on television. A colorful yet complicated childhood provided both...
2015_DC_Hayden_15050381Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Tom Hayden ("Listen, Yankee!") w/John Angelos
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Tom Hayden - Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters
As Cuba and the U.S. look ahead to rapprochement, Hayden fills in the revolutionary background—of both nations. The author of the seminal Port Huron Statement and a former California state legislator, Hayden gives an...
2015_DC_Bernard_15101981Busboys Takoma and Politics & Prose -- Warren Bernard ("Cartoons for Victory")
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Warren Bernard - Cartoons for Victory
World War II needed heroes on the home front as well as on the battlefields abroad, and many comic artists provided just that. Bernard, executive director of Small Press Expo, whose vast collection and vaster knowledge of comic art has...
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...
2016_DC_Hochschild_16032982Politics & Prose -- Adam Hochschild ("Spain in Our Hearts")
Adam Hochschild - Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939:
Often overshadowed by later global conflicts, the Spanish Civil War, which lasted from July 1936 to April 1939, destroying the Spanish republic and putting Spain under the long dictatorship of General Franco,...
2017_DC_Franken_171003103Politics & Prose -- Al Franken ("Al Franken, Giant of the Senate")
Al Franken - Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. He was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. His memoir is about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an...
2007_DC_Allawi_07040925Politics & Prose -- Ali A. Allawi ("The Occupation of Iraq")
Ali A. Allawi: "The Occupation of Iraq" (Yale Univ., $28): Allawi, who served postwar as minister of finance and minister of defense and is currently senior adviser to the Prime Minister of Iraq, offers a unique and valuable perspective in his critique of the occupation. Not only was there mismanagement...
2018_DC_Stephens_181028162Politics & Prose -- Alice Stephens ("Famous Adopted People")
Alice Stephens - Famous Adopted People
Stephens’s debut novel follows Lisa and Mindy, South Koreans and best friends since their childhood adoption by American parents. In their twenties as the novel opens, the two meet in Seoul at Mindy’s insistence to track down their birth parents. But Lisa has just...
2017_DC_Waters_17102937Politics & Prose -- Alice Waters ("Coming to My Senses")
Alice Waters - Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
Waters’s memoir combines anecdotes, letters, photos, and recipes to tell the remarkable story of how she opened Chez Panisse and helped launch the local organic food movement. Her path from a conventional suburban upbringing to...
2012_DC_Bechdel_12050460Politics & Prose -- Alison Bechdel ("Are You My Mother?")
Alison Bechdel - Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama:
In her acclaimed graphic memoir, Fun Home, Bechdel focused on her father, his secret life, and his death. Now she turns to her talented, emotionally repressed mother, exploring the family psychology and the tentative mother-daughter truce the two...
2018_DC_Bloom_18022531Politics & Prose -- Amy Bloom ("White Houses")
Amy Bloom - White Houses
Bloom’s fourth novel is told from the point of view of Lorena Hickok and recounts her long relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt. Starting with Hickok’s unhappy childhood in Wisconsin, the narrative follows her escape from an abusive home, her struggle to finish school, and the...
2007_DC_Marcus_07043029Politics & Prose -- Amy Dockser Marcus ("Jerusalem 1913")
Marcus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reported from Israel for seven years, has written a history of the rise of Zionist and Arab nationalism at the end of the Ottoman period and during the Mandate. The Wall Street Journal reporter sees two peoples whose aspirations were ultimately bound to...
2007_DC_Ferguson_07061429Politics & Prose -- Andrew Ferguson ("Land of Lincoln")
This delightful book defies definition. Ferguson explores, through his travels to Lincoln conferences and sites, the hold Lincoln has on the imagination of Americans: his words, his character, his accomplishments, and most of all the mythology.
The speaker was introduced by Mike Giarratano, events...
2019_02_23A1_McCabe116Politics & Prose -- Andrew G. McCabe ("The Threat")
Andrew G. McCabe - The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
McCabe started working at the FBI in 1996 and served in many capacities, from street agent on the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force to leading the Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_McCarthy_17040949Politics & Prose -- Andrew McCarthy ("Just Fly Away")
Andrew McCarthy - Just Fly Away:
Fifteen-year-old Lucy has a perfectly normal life and a drama-free family. Although her parents can be embarrassing sometimes, she has never questioned how much they love her. When Lucy learns she has a half-brother from her father’s secret affair eight years ago, she...
2007_DC_Rooney_07011018Politics & Prose -- Andy Rooney ("Out of My Mind")
The iconic 60 Minutes commentator is back with observations on topics as varied as breakfast cereal, marriage, and terrorism. Rooney will appear in conversation with Peter Osnos, founder and editor-at-large of PublicAffairs.
The speaker was introduced by Mark LaFramboise, from Politics and Prose.
2017_DC_Hornaday_17072943Politics & Prose -- Ann Hornaday ("Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies")
Ann Hornaday - Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies
To get the most out of a film, Hornaday argues, viewers need to be as actively engaged in watching it as the filmmakers were in creating it. Film critic for The Washington Post, Hornaday guides us through the movie-making process and shows how to...
2008_DC_Hemings_08092257Politics & Prose -- Annette Gordon-Reed ("The Hemingses of Monticello")
Continuing the work that resulted in her "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy," the historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed has done extensive research about the Hemings’s life in the Big House, as well as about their accompanying Jefferson to Paris. Her epic work tells...
2015_DC_Marra_15101678Politics & Prose -- Anthony Marra ("Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories")
Anthony Marra - The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories
Marra’s stunning first novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, won the National Book Critics Circle inaugural John Leonard Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction, and Politics & Prose’s inaugural Carla Cohen Literary Prize. His second...
2018_DC_Ryan_18090444Politics & Prose -- April Ryan ("Under Fire")
April Ryan - Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
Ryan has been a White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks since the Clinton administration, but with Trump’s arrival she has become part of the story she’s covering. Her new book is both a reporter’s...
2010_DC_Berman_10101393Politics & Prose -- Ari Berman ("Herding Donkeys") w/Howard Dean
Ari Berman - Herding Donkeys:
Berman’s lively account of the rise of the Democratic party from its 2004 low point starts with Howard Dean, then shows how the Obama campaign built on Dean’s ideas, especially his fifty-state strategy. A tribute to grassroots activism, the book demonstrates the crucial...
2008_DC_Huffington_08050558Politics & Prose -- Arianna Huffington ("Right Is Wrong")
Right-wing zealots have bequeathed voters an endless war in Iraq, a failing economy, a collapsing health-care system, and a war on science, says Huffington, publisher of one of the most widely read Internet journals. She also blames the media for presenting “both sides” as if there were no way of...
2008_DC_Spiegelman_08110756Politics & Prose -- Art Spiegelman ("Breakdowns")
Art Spiegelman: "Breakdowns". The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus explores the comics form—and how it formed him. Spiegelman traces his life, from a MAD-comics-obsessed boy in Queens to an adult examining his parents’ memories of Auschwitz. An illustrated essay looks back at the ’60s as the...
2010_DC_Yoo_Hoo_10090260Politics & Prose -- Aviva Kempner and Susan Stamberg ("Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg")
Aviva Kempner - Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg:
Kempner’s film uses vintage clips, behind-the-scenes-footage, and interviews to trace the life and work of Gertrude Berg, who wrote, starred in, and produced the first successful American sitcom, “The Goldbergs,” which ran from 1949 to 1956, and earned Berg the...
2015_DC_Ashes_15020879Politics & Prose -- Aviva Kempner, Menachem Rosensaft, Michael Brenner, and Matt Nosanchuk ("God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes")
Aviva Kempner, Menachem Rosensaft, Michael Brenner, and Matt Nosanchuk - God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors
Marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Rosensaft, general counsel of the World Jewish Congress, who has a...
2017_DC_Blitt_171029102Politics & Prose -- Barry Blitt ("Blitt") w/Mike Allen
Barry Blitt - Blitt — in conversation with Mike Allen
From the Obama fist bump to Hillary Clinton in the boxing ring to Donald Trump in a tiara, Blitt’s drawings have indelibly captured key political moments. A cartoonist and illustrator, Blitt has published several books for children, including The 39...
2007_DC_Bradley_07040156Politics & Prose -- Bill Bradley ("The New American Story")
Senator Bill Bradley: "The New American Story" (Random House, $25.95). The former senator from New Jersey argues that two strong political parties are essential to our democracy. As he surveys the political landscape, he wonders whether the Democratic Party's reliance on charismatic leaders rather than...
2011_DC_Blur_11011785Politics & Prose -- Bill Kovach And Tom Rosenstiel ("Blur")
Bill Kovach And Tom Rosenstiel - Blur:
In their primer for consumers of information in the age of blogs and twitters, the authors, both experienced journalists, argue that readers must be editors, and they offer tips on fact-checking, prioritizing, and other skills needed to navigate the proliferating...
2019_04_18_McKibben44Politics & Prose -- Bill McKibben ("Falter")
Bill McKibben - Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Since publishing the now classic The End of Nature in 1989, widely credited with launching the movement against climate change, McKibben has been at the forefront of nearly every fight on behalf of the environment. In addition to a... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Press_1803257Politics & Prose -- Bill Press ("From the Left")
Bill Press - From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire
Press grew up in a segregated working-class Delaware town. Part of a Catholic family, he was raised to believe that divorce, abortion, and homosexuality were sins, and he entered a seminary to prepare for a lifetime of defending his faith. Yet instead...
2014_DC_Mankoff_14040277Politics & Prose -- Bob Mankoff ("How About Never -- Is Never Good for You?")
Bob Mankoff - How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
It’s the burning question of every New Yorker reader: how do you win the caption contest? Mankoff, the magazine’s cartoon editor and a veteran contributor in the medium, recounts how he got his start as a cartoonist at age...
2011_DC_Reisman_10070764Politics & Prose -- Bob Riesman ("I Feel So Good")
Bob Riesman - I Feel So Good:
Riesman’s life of Big Bill Broonzy (1903–1958) encompasses the bluesman’s many pivotal roles. From melding the traditional, rural blues of his native Arkansas Delta region with the urban sound in 1930s Chicago, to influencing the resurgence of folk music after World War II...
2017_DC_Overload_17120466Politics & Prose -- Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz ("Overload")
Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz - Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
Host of Face the Nation from 1991 to 2015, Schieffer has been with CBS News since 1969. He’s one of the few journalists to have covered the White House, the Pentagon, Congress, and the State Department, work...
2008_DC_Schieffer_08091545Politics & Prose -- Bob Schieffer ("Bob Schieffer's America")
With his critically acclaimed bestselling memoir "This Just In," Schieffer proved to be a natural storyteller and gifted writer. Delivered “to provoke thought, to explain a complicated subject, or to call attention to a human foible,” Schieffer’s television commentaries are also lively essays. This...
2017_DC_Meltzer_17011171Politics & Prose -- Brad Meltzer ("I Am Jim Henson")
Brad Meltzer - I Am Jim Henson:
You may know Jim Henson as the beloved voice of Kermit the Frog, and the creative mind behind The Muppets and Sesame Street. But did you know that he made his first Kermit puppet out of his mother’s old sweater? Brad Meltzer gives insight into the puppeteer’s childhood...
2019_01_09_Meltzer94Politics & Prose -- Brad Meltzer ("The First Conspiracy") w/Josh Mensch
Brad Meltzer - The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington — in conversation with Josh Mensch
Writing history with the same command of pacing, suspense, and vivid action that has made him one of today’s finest thriller writers, Meltzer in his new book tells the startling, and... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_Novak_140208124Politics & Prose -- B.J. Novak ("One More Thing")
B. J. Novak - One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories:
The multi-talented actor, director, stand-up, and writer for the Emmy-award winning The Office makes his debut as a short-story writer with this funny and diverse collection of 64 works of fiction. Averaging about four pages each, these stories...
2019_03_30_Robertson34Politics & Prose -- Cara Robertson ("The Trial of Lizzie Borden")
Cara Robertson - The Trial of Lizzie Borden
A writer and lawyer, Robertson has been researching the Lizzie Borden case since she was a senior at Harvard; she published her first paper on the trial in the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities in 1997. Separating facts from the many myths that surround... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Carla54Politics & Prose -- Carla Cohen Tribute -- In-Store Displays
Pictures of the in-store displays for the Carla Cohen Tribute.
There's also a slide show highlighting Carla: ...
2010_DC_Carla_Tribute_101121260Politics & Prose -- Carla Cohen Tribute -- People
Speakers in sequence:
- Barbara Meade
- Anne Shields
- Howard Norman
- Mary Kay Zuravleff
- Seymour Hersh
- Alexandra Zapruder
- E.J. Dionne
- Phyllis Thereoux
- Mark LaFramboise
- David Cohen

The reception was catered by Judy Starrells. Contributions for the reception were...
2014_DC_Carla_PrizeM_140511133Politics & Prose -- Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners (w/Anthony Marra and David Finkel) -- Mingling
The Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners:
Established by friends and family of the founding owner of Politics & Prose, this annual award recognizes two authors of first or second books, one fiction, one nonfiction. Join us to celebrate the exceptional work of Anthony Marra, author of A...
2014_DC_Carla_PrizeP_14051197Politics & Prose -- Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners (w/Anthony Marra and David Finkel) -- Presentation
The Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners:
Established by friends and family of the founding owner of Politics & Prose, this annual award recognizes two authors of first or second books, one fiction, one nonfiction. Join us to celebrate the exceptional work of Anthony Marra, author of A...
2015_DC_Carla_PrizeM_15051655Politics & Prose -- Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners (w/Atticus Lish and Bryan Stevenson) -- Miscellaneous
2014 Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners:
Established last year by friends and family of the founding owner of Politics & Prose, this annual award recognizes two authors of first or second books, one fiction, one nonfiction. Join us to celebrate the exceptional work of Atticus Lish, author...
2015_DC_Carla_PrizeP_15051683Politics & Prose -- Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners (w/Atticus Lish and Bryan Stevenson) -- Presentation
2014 Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize Winners:
Established last year by friends and family of the founding owner of Politics & Prose, this annual award recognizes two authors of first or second books, one fiction, one nonfiction. Join us to celebrate the exceptional work of Atticus Lish, author...
2007_DC_Manning_07041524Politics & Prose -- Chandra Manning ("What This Cruel War Was Over')
Manning, an assistant professor of history at Georgetown, examines what slavery meant to Union and Confederate soldiers. Examining original sources—regimental newspapers, letters, etc.—Manning found that Union soldiers identified the freeing of slaves as a goal, in contrast to Confederate solders, who...
2011_DC_Mann_11091139Politics & Prose -- Charles C. Mann ("1493")
Charles C. Mann - 1493:
The author of the best-selling 1491, the story of pre-Colombian America, here looks at the enormous impact of the European arrival in the New World. The ramifications were global: while trade altered the balance of power and wealth among nations, the Colombian Exchange, often...
2018_DC_Mann_18020121Politics & Prose -- Charles C. Mann ("The Wizard and the Prophet") w/Scott Stossel
Charles C. Mann - The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World — in conversation with Scott Stossel
Mann’s award-winning histories, 1491 and 1493, looked back to Columbus and his world-changing expeditions. His new book profiles two...
2011_DC_Flood_11110556Politics & Prose -- Charles Flood ("Grant's Final Victory")
Charles Flood - Grant's Final Victory:
Grant’s Memoirs were an instant bestseller in 1885, and are still valued for their literary and historic merit. Gravely ill when he wrote, Grant died just four days after completing the manuscript. Flood’s moving account of Grant’s last years is as illuminating...
2018_DC_LeDuff_18052461Politics & Prose -- Charlie LeDuff ("Sh*tshow!")
Charlie LeDuff - Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great
LeDuff, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of Detroit, didn’t predict the Trump presidency, but already in 2013 he sensed the country was at a breaking point. To document this, he set out on a...
2015_DC_Clinton_15092429Politics & Prose -- Chelsea Clinton ("It's Your World")
Chelsea Clinton - It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference....
2019_03_10_Kidd76Politics & Prose -- Chip Kidd ("Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal")
Chip Kidd - Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal
An acronym for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, saying the word “shazam” invoked the powerful line of heroic elders who allowed ordinary Billy Batson to become Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal. In the... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Matthews_17110464Politics & Prose -- Chris Matthews ("Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit")
Chris Matthews - Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
Matthews, political commentator and host of MSNBC’s Hardball, uncovered new facets of JFK in his acclaimed Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. Now he looks closely at the brilliant younger brother Jack often overshadowed. Drawing on extensive research and...
2011_DC_Matthews_11112866Politics & Prose -- Chris Matthews ("Jack Kennedy")
Chris Matthews - Jack Kennedy:
The highlights of JFK’s life are well known. In his recounting of Kennedy’s family life, his PT boat rescue, his stellar rise in politics, Matthews draws on interviews with Kennedy’s associates, oral histories, and a range of other documents to show how Kennedy really...
2007_DC_Matthews_07100557Politics & Prose -- Chris Matthews ("Life's a Campaign")
Chris Matthews "Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me about Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success": During the lifespan of P&P, our longtime friend and supporter Chris Matthews has risen from political aide to TV superstar. In his new book, much like his earlier book Hardball, Matthews...
2007_DC_Buckley_07040526Politics & Prose -- Christopher Buckley ("Boomsday")
Christopher Buckley: "Boomsday" (Twelve, $24.99): Buckley, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, returns to Politics and Prose with another rollicking romp through Washington politics. His new political satire pits Twenty-Somethings against Baby Boomers, with a heroine who suggests that Baby...
2014_DC_Todd_14120266Politics & Prose -- Chuck Todd ("The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House")
Chuck Todd - The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House:
An outsider may be more aware of the flaws in a system than someone used to the status quo, but making effective changes often requires insider savvy. Todd, host of Meet the Press, frequent political commentator, and coauthor of How Obama Won,...
2011_DC_Lusane_11021966Politics & Prose -- Clarence Lusane ("Black History Of The White House")
Clarence Lusane - The Black History Of The White House:
Lusane’s chronicle of the White House is also the story of the struggle for civil rights in America. A professor at American University and former editor of Black Political Agenda, Lusane recounts the stories of the black laborers who built the...
2007_DC_Eals_07081575Politics & Prose -- Clay Eals ("Steve Goodman") (w/Tom Paxton and Saul Broudy)
In Steve Goodman’s short life, he made an incalculable contribution to American folk music (“City of New Orleans,” “A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request”). Drawing upon hundreds of interviews, Clay Eals has compiled a one-of-a-kind chronology of this truly original, consummately talented singer-songwriter....
2017_DC_Roberts_17030269Politics & Prose -- Cokie Roberts ("Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation")
Cokie Roberts - Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
So many women throughout history have been key drivers for our nation’s progress, but too often they go unrecognized for their contributions. Acclaimed political commentator and author, Roberts, has written an informational picture book...
2010_DC_Yoe_100416137Politics & Prose -- Craig Yoe and Warren Bernard ("Great Anti-War Cartoons")
Yoe, a historian of cartoons, has assembled a vast array of anti-war comics that span the globe and date back to the 1600s. These comics run the gamut of emotions, from Bill Mauldin’s humor to Francisque Poulbot’s sorrow. Yoe’s presentation will include source material from Warren Bernard’s private...
2017_DC_Murphy_17120567Politics & Prose -- Cullen Murphy ("Cartoon County")
Cullen Murphy - Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe
Murphy, editor at large at Vanity Fair and the author of books including God’s Jury, grew up in the middle of a thriving community of illustrators and cartoonists in southwestern Connecticut. His father, John...
2013_DC_Balz_13080747Politics & Prose -- Dan Balz ("Collision 2012")
Dan Balz - Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America:
Obama’s re-election was strikingly different from his 2008 victory. In this detailed review of the 2012 presidential race, Balz, Washington Post correspondent and Washington Week panelist, looks at both the Obama and...
2017_DC_Jones_17092044Politics & Prose -- Dan Jones ("The Templars")
Dan Jones - The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
The Knights Templar was a Catholic military order established in 1119, just after the First Crusade. Charged with protecting Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land, the order was supported by the wealthy and powerful of Europe...
2018_DC_Kurtz_Phelan_18041578Politics & Prose -- Daniel Kurtz-Phelan ("The China Mission") w/Evan Thomas
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan - The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947 — in conversation with Evan Thomas
In 1945 Truman dispatched General George Marshall to China as his special presidential envoy. Marshall was charged with negotiating peace between the Chinese Nationalists and...
2011_DC_Rasmussen_11011577Politics & Prose -- Daniel Rasmussen ("American Uprising")
Daniel Rasmussen - American Uprising:
The largest slave rebellion in American history took place in New Orleans in January 1811. Of 500 armed slaves, more than 100 were killed by federal troops and French planters, after which news of the incident was suppressed. Rasmussen’s extensive research into the...
2008_DC_Schorr_08012227Politics & Prose -- Daniel Schorr ("Come To Think of It")
Our dear friend, the remarkable Dan Schorr, has compiled his scripts from his years at National Public Radio. His journalism career spans seventy years, reporting World War II, the Kennedy assassination, right on through to 9/11 and its aftermath. His experience and wisdom emerge clearly from these...
2016_DC_Barry_16102852Politics & Prose -- Dave Barry ("Best State. Ever: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland")
DAVE BARRY - BEST. STATE. EVER.: A FLORIDA MAN DEFENDS HIS HOMELAND
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, Barry made his name with a weekly humor column for The Miami Herald. Through more than thirty books, ranging from fiction to essays to memoir, Barry has consistently found the light side of...
2014_DC_Barry_14030675Politics & Prose -- Dave Barry ("You Can Date Boys When You're Forty")
Dave Barry - You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About:
Barry’s new essay collection is “about many things,” but foremost among them is the popular humorist’s role as a parent. Thanks to his teenage daughter, the sixty-five-year-old writer...
2008_DC_Price_08062134Politics & Prose -- David A. Price ("The Pixar Touch")
Before the success of Toy Story, Pixar Animation Studios was a struggling computer company. What happened to turn computer animation from an unprofitable fringe industry into the entertainment dynamo it is now? Price has interviewed dozens of company insiders, from executives to animators. 
The speaker...
2015_DC_Baldacci_15112456Politics & Prose -- David Baldacci ("The Guilty")
David Baldacci - The Guilty:
Starting with The Innocent, Will Robie staked his claim as one of the most coldly efficient professional killers any government could have on retainer. On his fourth international mission, however, Robie chokes. He can’t pull the trigger. To go forward, Robie must go...
2012_DC_Fox_Effect_12022766Politics & Prose -- David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt ("The Fox Effect")
David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt -- The Fox Effect:
With co-author Ari Rabin-Havt, Brock, founder and CEO of Media Matters for America and author of the political memoir Blinded by the Right, traces changes in Fox News since Roger Ailes became its president in 1996. Using memos and tapes leaked by Fox...
2008_DC_Hajdu_08040744Politics & Prose -- David Hajdu ("The Ten-Cent Plague")
David Hajdu "The Ten-Cent Plague":
This dark and scary tale from the music critic at the New Republic and author of Positively Fourth Street is also a true one. During the political witchhunts of the ’50s, another menace appeared: comic books. Causing moral panic, comics were blamed for antisocial...
2008_DC_Macaulay_08102133Politics & Prose -- David Macaulay ("The Way We Work")
As he did for machines in The Way Things Work, Macaulay explains the body’s smallest building blocks, and then shows how each of the major systems works. Once again, he gives us clear explanations, humor, and wonderful illustrations.
The speaker was introduced by Gussie Lewis, from Politics and...
2010_DC_Maraniss_10031951Politics & Prose -- David Maraniss ("Into The Story")
David Maraniss - Into The Story:
This collection of 32 stories and essays by our friend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author (Clemente, They Marched Into Sunlight), covers a rich array of topics, focusing on history as it affects individuals. Maraniss revisits Vietnam with an American...
2015_DC_Maraniss_15092934Politics & Prose -- David Maraniss ("Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story")
David Maraniss - Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story:
Journalist, historian, biographer, and a Washington Post associate editor, the award-winning Maraniss has written critically acclaimed books on events including the Vietnam War and the 1960 Rome Olympics, and turned out thorough, even definitive...
2017_DC_Dorsen_17040919Politics & Prose -- David M. Dorsen ("The Unexpected Scalia")
David M. Dorsen - The Unexpected Scalia: A Conservative Justice's Liberal Opinions
In his comprehensive analysis of Antonin Scalia’s judicial philosophy, Dorsen, Of Counsel with Sedgwick, LLP, former Assistant Chief Counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee, and author of Henry Friendly, finds that the...
2012_DC_Nasaw_12111444Politics & Prose -- David Nasaw ("The Patriarch")
David Nasaw - The Patriarch:
With unprecedented access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers, the award-winning biographer of Andrew Carnegie and William Randolph Hearst gets behind the myths and mysteries to tell the truth about this complex man. Kennedy’s boundless ambition led him into myriad business,...
2019_03_31C1_Rowell147Politics & Prose -- David Rowell ("Wherever the Sound Takes You") w/Bob Funck
David Rowell - Wherever the Sound Takes You: Heroics and Heartbreak in Music Making — with accompaniment by Bob Funck
Rowell is best known as deputy editor of the Washington Post Magazine and author of The Train of Small Mercies, but he’s also a devoted amateur drummer, and his new book chronicles his... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Blight_18102957Politics & Prose -- David W. Blight ("Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom")
David W. Blight - Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Blight, the award-winning author of histories including American Oracle and Race and Reunion, is perhaps the foremost Frederick Douglass scholar at work today. He’s edited the annotated editions of Douglass’s first two autobiographies, and he...
2019_01_07E_Kalb115Politics & Prose -- Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford ("President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead")
Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford - President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead — in Children and Teens
When Ava’s mom remarries, Ava gets stuck with a younger, annoying stepbrother, J.P. Struggling to adjust to her new life, Ava’s mom announces a family trip to Boston. While on this trip, Ava... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_14B1_Minoui134Politics & Prose -- Delphine Minoui ("I'm Writing You From Tehran") w/Sonia Dridi, in partnership with the French Embassy
Delphine Minoui - I'm Writing You From Tehran: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future — in conversation with Sonia Dridi, in partnership with the French Embassy
Minoui, an award-winning Middle East correspondent for Le Figaro, was born in France to a French mother and... (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_Ackerman_11041044Politics & Prose -- Diane Ackerman ("One Hundred Names for Love")
Diane Ackerman - One Hundred Names for Love:
In 2005 Ackerman’s husband, the British writer Paul West, suffered a stroke that severely damaged the language centers in his brain. She encouraged him to record his experience in The Shadow Factory, and now adds her own powerful and moving memoir from the...
2016_DC_Guerrero_16050741Politics & Prose -- Diane Guerrero ("In the Country We Love")
Diane Guerrero - In the Country We Love: My Family Divided:
Guerrero is a well-known actress on hit shows including Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She has also appeared on CNN to discuss immigration issues, which she knows both personally and through her work with the nonprofit Immigrant...
2016_DC_Rehm_16040558Politics & Prose -- Diane Rehm ("On My Own") w/Deborah Tannen
Diane Rehm - On My Own:
As the host of WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show since 1979, Rehm needs little introduction—either in D.C. or within earshot of the sixty radio stations that now carry the program. Readers have also been able to follow Rehm’s career and personal life in her memoirs, Finding My Voice,...
2008_DC_Meyer_08081147Politics & Prose -- Dick Meyer ("Why We Hate Us")
A long-time CBS journalist, now with NPR, Meyer has identified pervasive marketing, perversion of culture, and self-promotion as contributing to an absence of self-respect among American citizens. He makes suggestions for ways out of the demeaning cultural zeitgeist.
The speaker was introduced by Bill...
2007_DC_McCaig_07040719Politics & Prose -- Donald McCaig ("Canaan")
Donald McCaig "Canaan" (W.W. Norton, $24.95): McCaig’s novels brilliantly marry history and fiction. Jacob's Ladder , his first, was an unsentimental story about the ravages of the Civil War in Virginia. His new book starts at the war's end and ends at Custer's Last Stand, with characters who reflect...
2015_DC_Waller_15102545Politics & Prose -- Douglas Waller ("Disciples")
Douglas Waller - Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan
Waller, a former correspondent for Newsweek and Time, and the author of A Question of Loyalty and other books of military and intelligence history, follows up his biography of Wild Bill Donovan...
2011_DC_Waller_11021367Politics & Prose -- Douglas Waller ("Wild Bill Donovan")
Douglas Waller - Wild Bill Donovan:
Called “Wild Bill” for his battlefield bravado in World War I, Donovan led the Office of Strategic Services during the Second World War, introducing covert methods of warfare that became the stuff of spy legends. Separating the man from the myths, Waller, author of A...
2011_DC_Hurricane_11021578Politics & Prose -- Dr. Rubin Carter and Ken Klonsky ("Eye Of The Hurricane")
Dr. Rubin Carter and Ken Klonsky - The Eye Of The Hurricane:
Dr. Carter, once a boxing champion, was wrongfully convicted of murder and served nineteen years in prison. His story has been told in the film The Hurricane; now he speaks for himself. Working with Klonsky, a journalist and prisoners’...
2016_DC_Showalter_16032393Politics & Prose -- Elaine Showalter ("Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe")
Elaine Showalter - The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography:
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a prolific poet and playwright before and after she wrote the lyrics for “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” She kept writing despite her husband’s disapproval, and also raised six children, led the struggle...
2011_DC_Showalter_11012743Politics & Prose -- Elaine Showalter ("The Vintage Book Of American Women Writers")
Elaine Showalter - The Vintage Book Of American Women Writers:
Showalter introduced readers to dozens of heretofore overlooked literary figures in A Jury of her Peers, her comprehensive study of women writers. Now she has edited a rich selection of poetry and fiction by American women from Anne...
2012_DC_Clift_12052443Politics & Prose -- Eleanor Clift ("Selecting A President")
Eleanor Clift - Selecting A President:
The first in a series of civics primers designed for students, this volume clearly and cogently describes the U.S. presidential electoral system. Clift, political commentator and reporter for television and print media, with Matthew Spieler, a former social policy...
2019_03_31B_ONeill48Politics & Prose -- Eric O'Neill ("Gray Day")
Eric O'Neill - Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy
A frequent speaker on espionage, national security, cybersecurity, corporate defense, hacking, and Russia, O’Neill got his experience early: at age twenty-six, he was assigned to investigate an FBI agent suspected of... (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_Counterstrike_11091043Politics & Prose -- Eric Schmitt & Thom Shanker ("Counterstrike")
Eric Schmitt & Thom Shanker: Counterstrike:
National security correspondents for The New York Times, the authors recount the evolution of America’s struggle against Al Qaeda from the initial “war on terror” to a more nuanced approach. Using Cold War deterrence strategy, for instance, military,...
2008_DC_Jarecki_08102830Politics & Prose -- Eugene Jarecki ("The American Way of War")
A sequel to his award-winning film, Why We Fight, Jarecki's book argues that George Washington, and later Dwight Eisenhower, each correctly forewarned of the growth of a military-industrial complex antithetical to democratic values.
The speaker was introduced by Mike Giarratano, events manager for...
2019_04_02_Thomas73Politics & Prose -- Evan Thomas ("First: Sandra Day O'Connor") w/Osceola Freear
Evan Thomas - First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Writing with the same narrative flair, sense of history and politics, and deep insight into people and institutions that made his Being Nixon, Ike’s Bluff, and Wise Men essential Washington reading, Thomas now delivers an authoritative, compelling, and intimate... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_Doctorow_14012153Politics & Prose -- E.L. Doctorow ("Andrew's Brain")
E.L. Doctorow - Andrew's Brain:
Andrew's Brain (Random House, $26), the latest novel from the author of bestsellers including Ragtime, The March, and Homer and Langley is a vivid examination of whether or not a man can know his own mind. Cast as a kind of dialogue, the narrative follows Andrew and an...
2011_DC_Fukuyama_11042559Politics & Prose -- Francis Fukuyama ("The Origins Of Political Order")
Francis Fukuyama: The Origins Of Political Order
The first of a projected two-volume study of state formation, the latest work from the author of the much-discussed End of History takes a rich, multidisciplinary approach, examining how politics and government are grounded in geography, biology,...
2017_DC_Sesno_17022399Politics & Prose -- Frank Sesno ("Ask More")
Frank Sesno - Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change
Perhaps the most essential skill for solving problems, Sesno says, is simply asking questions. Questions help define parameters, gauge needs, and fuel creativity. But framing the right questions at the...
2008_DC_Harris_08042795Politics & Prose -- Fred Harris ("Does People Do It?")
Former Senator Fred Harris has penned a charming autobiography. Son of an Oklahoma tenant farmer, Fred was the first member of his family to attend college. He remembers his Uncle Ralph saying, “whatever your job is, go about it like you was killing snakes.” And that is how Harris has tried to live his...
2008_DC_Krupp_08032585Politics & Prose -- Fred Krupp ("Earth The Sequel")
Fred Krupp, "Earth the Sequel" (W.W. Norton, $24.95). These stories of everyday innovators and influential investors prove that solutions to global warming and energy efficiency are not only possible—they’re under way. The future depends on initiative, inspiration and, above all, coherent policies,...
2014_DC_Sherman_14020746Politics & Prose -- Gabriel Sherman ("The Loudest Voice in the Room")
Gabriel Sherman - The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—And Divided a Country:
Rupert Murdoch tapped Roger Ailes in 1996 to develop Fox News, and neither the media nor the political landscape has been the same since. Sherman, New America Foundation...
2011_DC_Graff_11041651Politics & Prose -- Garrett M. Graff ("The Threat Matrix")
The age of terrorism has introduced new kinds of threats that call for new strategies to keep America secure. In his portrait of today’s FBI, Graff, the editor-in-chief of The Washingtonian, draws on extensive interviews and once-secret documents to present a new generation of agents.
The speaker was...
2019_01_05A_Peck93Politics & Prose -- Garrett Peck ("The Great War in America")
Garrett Peck - The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath
The First World War had been underway for two years before President Wilson committed U.S. troops to help make the globe “safe for democracy,” but the nation’s initial reluctance to take part in the conflict has colored our views of... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Hart_15072068Politics & Prose -- Gary Hart ("Republic of Conscience")
Gary Hart - The Republic of Conscience:
Hart, Colorado senator from 1975 to 1987 and currently the U.S. special envoy to Northern Ireland, is both a political progressive and a self-described “political…fundamentalist.” In his latest work of political theory, the author of The Courage of Our...
2016_DC_Mitchell_16120350Politics & Prose -- George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar ("A Path to Peace")
George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar - A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East
In his memoir, Mitchell, the longtime Maine senator and Senate majority leader from 1989 to 1995, characterized himself as The Negotiator. But while his work on...
2018_DC_Pelecanos_18090966Politics & Prose -- George Pelecanos ("The Man Who Came Uptown")
George Pelecanos - The Man Who Came Uptown
In some twenty mystery-thrillers, Pelecanos has created unforgettable and utterly human characters, placed them in situations offering no obvious right choices, and has illuminated the life of D.C. neighborhoods better than any sociology text could. In his...
2008_DC_GWill_08061630Politics & Prose -- George Will ("One Man's America")
The distinguished Washington journalist’s new book is both personal and political. He travels through America, visiting Chicago, Los Angeles, and the Virginia Civil War battlefields. He also gives us glimpses of his own life, his thirty-five-year-old Down syndrome son and his recently deceased mother....
2015_DC_Xi_Governance_150917109Politics & Prose -- Gua Weimin, Di Dongsheng, and Ross Terrill ("Xi Jinping: The Governance of China")
Xi Jinping - The Governance of China:
In anticipation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States this month, Politics and Prose is hosting a special event at the store on September 17 featuring several Chinese authorities. Participants were:
* Gua Weimin, deputy director of the...
2016_DC_Trudeau_16082962Politics & Prose -- G.B. Trudeau ("Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump")
G. B. TRUDEAU - YUGE!: 30 YEARS OF DOONESBURY ON TRUMP
Trump first announced that he was available to run for president back in 1987. While most people may have not have taken the news seriously, Trudeau sensed the significance of the moment. He also knew a character with comedic potential when he saw...
2007_DC_Asim_07042153Politics & Prose -- Jabari Asim ("The N Word")
Asim, op-ed columnist for the Washington Post, gives the definitive history of "the N word" from Thomas Jefferson's essays on slavery to current usage in hip-hop culture. Asim concludes that despite efforts to "reclaim" the word, it remains a slur, although its power can, rarely, be used for good.
The...
2019_03_09A1_Hernandez104Politics & Prose -- Jaime Hernandez ("Is This How You See Me?") w/Sarah Boxer
Jaime Hernandez - Is This How You See Me? in conversation with Sarah Boxer
With his brothers Gilbert and Mario, Jaime Hernandez created Love and Rockets, one of the first comics to appear in the 1980s alternative comics movement. Hernandez has continued and expanded that series with his award-winning... (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_Swanson_13111661Politics & Prose -- James L. Swanson ("End of Days") w/Ron Collins
James L. Swanson - End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Rife with theories, reports, and legends, the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy have had long afterlives. Swanson delved into the first in his bestselling Manhunt, and now looks at the second, taking readers through an...
2007_DC_McPherson_07022832Politics & Prose -- James McPherson ("This Might Scourge")
James M. McPherson: This Mighty Scourge: America’s preeminent Civil War historian (Battle Cry of Freedom, Crossroads of Freedom) has gathered together a group of his essays—some previously unpublished—on the Civil War, including essays on General Robert E. Lee’s goals in the Gettysburg campaign, Lincoln...
2008_DC_McPherson_08101927Politics & Prose -- James McPherson ("Tried By War")
The master Civil War historian considers Lincoln America’s greatest war leader.  With no previous military experience, Lincoln invented the idea of commander in chief, dictating strategy, mobilizing public opinion, and cajoling reluctant generals. In doing so, Lincoln violated some long-standing civil...
2013_DC_Reston_13101938Politics & Prose -- James Reston, Jr. ("The Accidental Victim")
James Reston, Jr. - The Accidental Victim
Expanding on the Time cover story he wrote for the 25th anniversary of the JFK assassination, Reston revisits the historic event to ask if the man who died was the one Oswald meant to kill. Rejecting not only conspiracy theories but the assumption that Oswald’s...
2007_DC_Gaines_07091511Politics & Prose -- James R. Gaines ("For Liberty and Glory")
Barely over 20 years old, Lafayette became one of Washington's most successful generals. Separated by a generation, Washington was the age of Lafayette's father, they had a warm personal relationship, noteworthy because of Washington's reserve. They were men who made their times and were also made by...
2016_DC_Smith_16070648Politics & Prose -- Jean Edward Smith ("Bush")
Jean Edward Smith: Bush:
When George W. Bush decided to invade Iraq, Smith shows in this comprehensive look at the forty-third president, he relied on his deep sense of foreign policy as a battle of good vs evil, and this religious sense of mission outweighed any advice he got from his national...
2011_DC_Close_110816115Politics & Prose -- Jennifer Close ("Girls In White Dresses")
Jennifer Close - Girls In White Dresses:
Close’s debut fiction chronicles the ups and downs, the heartaches and headaches, of three young women. Getting by with a little help from each other, Isabella, Mary, and Lauren work at jobs they feel ambivalent about and fall in love with men they know they...
2019_01_03_Brown63Politics & Prose -- Jeremy Brown ("Influenza")
Dr. Jeremy Brown - Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
The Spanish Flu pandemic, the deadliest in history, infected some 500 million people worldwide and killed 20 to 50 million. In the hundred years since, medicine has made great strides—substituting flu shots for... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_New_Power_18041553Politics & Prose -- Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms ("New Power")
Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms - New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--And How to Make It Work for You
If you compare traditional institutions like the military, hospitals, and schools to digital-age organizations like Black Lives Mater, Airbnb, and Reddit, you get a snapshot of two...
2015_DC_Eisenberg_15112070Politics & Prose -- Jesse Eisenberg ("Bream Gives Me Hiccups")
Jesse Eisenberg - Bream Gives Me Hiccups:
To accomplishments that include writing and acting in plays—most recently with Vanessa Redgrave—publishing in The New Yorker, and being nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Social Network, Eisenberg now adds a lively collection of short fiction....
2010_DC_Lehrer_10051662Politics & Prose -- Jim Lehrer ("Super")
In his 20th novel, the prolific PBS NewsHour anchor focuses on the Santa Fe Railroad’s luxurious Super Chief, which traveled between Chicago and Los Angeles in 39 hours. Set in 1956 and based on actual events, the book is a murder mystery as well as a look at the train’s wealthy and glamorous...
2010_DC_Carter_10113091Politics & Prose -- Jimmy Carter ("White House Diary")
Former President Carter kept a diary during his term as Chief Executive, and by the time he left office he had written some 5,000 pages on issues such as energy, the Camp David Accords, and the Iranian hostage crisis, as well as domestic politics. Now he has gathered selections from these journals,...
2018_DC_Lipman_18022035Politics & Prose -- Joanne Lipman ("That's What She Said") w/Susan Page
Joanne Lipman - That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) about Working Together — in conversation with Susan Page
Lipman’s groundbreaking handbook for achieving gender parity in the workplace grew out of her 2014 Wall Street Journal article, “Women at Work: A Guide for...
2015_DC_Klein_15102024Politics & Prose -- Joe Klein ("Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home")
Joe Klein - Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home
In his seventh book, Klein, author of the legendary Primary Colors and the award-winning Time “In the Arena” columnist, tells the inspiring story of Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL who was eager to put his military...
2010_DC_Banville_10022547Politics & Prose -- John Banville ("The Infinities")
John Banville, "The Infinities":
John Banville, winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Sea, returns to read from his 15th novel. An elegant fiction about mortality and the immortals who may surround us, the book tells the story of the final days of Adam Godley, a renowned mathematician, the family who...
2007_DC_Dean_07091427Politics & Prose -- John Dean ("Broken Government")
President Nixon’s White House counsel, John Dean, has created a successful post-Watergate career as a political analyst, commentator, and author. His new book examines the institutional damage he believes the Republican Party has inflicted on the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of...
2016_DC_Feinstein_16031211Politics & Prose -- John Feinstein ("The Legends Club")
John Feinstein - The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry:
Some sports rivalries are so intense they neither start nor end with the game, and they always involve more than just the players. In his 36th book, Feinstein, member of the halls of...
2017_DC_Grisham_17062866Politics & Prose -- John Grisham ("Camino Island") w/David Grann
John Grisham - Camino Island
Join us for an exclusive evening with John Grisham for his new book, Camino Island. This thriller starts with a spectacular heist: thieves break into a vault in Princeton's Firestone Library and get away with rare books and manuscripts insured for $25 million—and probably...
2019_05_24A1_Waters126Politics & Prose -- John Waters ("Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder") w/Stephen Thompson
John Waters - Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder — in conversation with Stephen Thompson
Filmmaker, actor, writer, visual artist—Waters is known for many things, but especially for the startling, transgressive quality of movies like Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, spoken-word shows... (Partially reviewed)
2007_DC_McPhee_07050110Politics & Prose -- John ("Uncommon Carriers") and Martha McPhee ("L'America")
John McPhee ("Uncommon Carriers") and Martha McPhee ("L'America"). We are proud to welcome one of the grand masters of literature, John McPhee, in a joint appearance with his daughter Martha, a well-received novelist in her own right. She was described in a Washington Post review of L’America as a...
2009_DC_Meacham_09010726Politics & Prose -- Jon Meacham ("American Lion")
Jon Meacham: American Lion. The Newsweek editor and author of Franklin and Winston and American Gospel presents a new look at the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Meacham sketches a fresh, colorful, and very human portrait of the man. He credits Jackson with guiding the country away from elitism and into...
2012_DC_Meacham_12111576Politics & Prose -- Jon Meacham ("Thomas Jefferson")
Jon Meacham - Thomas Jefferson:
Meacham’s Jefferson was an Enlightenment Age renaissance man. President and politician, he was also a visionary and philosopher, an inventor, an architect, a gardener—and much else. In this comprehensive portrait, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Andrew Jackson...
2018_DC_Califano_18031367Politics & Prose -- Joseph A. Califano, Jr.("Our Damaged Democracy")
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. - Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act
This authoritative and passionate primer on the three branches of government reveals the changes--political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional--that render our government completely dysfunctional, and the...
2016_DC_Stiglitz_16090868Politics & Prose -- Joseph E. Stiglitz ("The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe")
JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ - THE EURO: HOW A COMMON CURRENCY THREATENS THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
In his latest book, Joseph Stiglitz, the 2001 Nobel Prize-winning economist, asks whether the Eurozone is united or divided by its common currency. Criticizing the European Central Bank for policies, such as austerity,...
2015_DC_Friedlander_15113045Politics & Prose -- Judah Friedlander ("If the Raindrops United")
Judah Friedlander - If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons:
A stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander appeared in American Splendor and is best known for his work in 30 Rock. But he’s not just a multi-talented performer—Friedlander has written the karate primer, How to Beat Up Anybody, and he’s...
2010_DC_Feiffer_10031878Politics & Prose -- Jules Feiffer ("Backing Into Forward")
Jules Feiffer - Backing Into Forward: Feiffer, the inimitable cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and author of novels, nonfiction, and children’s books, tells his life story as a series of creative pursuits and encounters with powerful mentors. From his childhood strategy of avoiding bullies by...
2015_DC_Abdul-Jabbar_15103161Politics & Prose -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ("Mycroft Holme")
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Mycroft Holme:
In his first novel for adults, the NBA-legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of On the Shoulders of Giants and, not-incidentally, a long-time fan of the Holmes mysteries, focuses on Sherlock’s older, smarter but, according to Arthur Conan Doyle, less industrious,...
2016_DC_Abdul_Jabbar_16082467Politics & Prose -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ("Writings on the Wall") w/Bruce Johnson
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
Selected as a U.S. Culture Ambassador in 2012, Abdul-Jabar demonstrates a forceful diplomacy in this book addressing today’s divided nation. His well-reasoned yet passionate arguments draw on statistics,...
2011_DC_Marlantes_11091952Politics & Prose -- Karl Marlantes ("What It's Like To Go To War")
Karl Marlantes - What It's Like To Go To War:
What Marlantes experienced in Vietnam as a twenty-three-year-old lieutenant of a platoon of forty marines has haunted him since 1969. He turned his tour of duty into the acclaimed novel Matterhorn, and in his first book of nonfiction he continues his...
2018_DC_Rad_Girls_180911101Politics & Prose -- Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl ("Rad Girls Can") w/Mary Beth Tinker
Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl - Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women — In conversation with Mary Beth Tinker
What do the young women in this book have in common? Quite simply, they're amazing. The real-life heroines profiled are making it happen in a range of fields:...
2017_DC_Applegate_17092666Politics & Prose -- Katherine Applegate ("Wishtree")
Katherine Applegate - Wishtree
Trees tell stories, in the rings on their trunks and in the spirits whispering in their leaves. This story chronicles a community through the perspective of the neighborhood “wishtree”, where individuals pin their hopes and dreams. When a new family moves into the...
2007_DC_Ackerman_07051251Politics & Prose -- Kenneth D. Ackerman ("Young J. Edgar")
Kenneth D. Ackerman, "Young J. Edgar" (Carroll & Graf, $28.95): Attorney General Palmer chose his 24-year-old assistant J. Edgar Hoover to lead a series of nationwide “raids against terrorism” in 1919. Ackerman, a lawyer and writer, explains how Hoover was chosen immediately afterward to head the FBI,...
2015_DC_Explorers_Guild_151024112Politics & Prose -- Kevin Costner, Jon Baird, and Rick Ross ("The Explorers Guild") w/Keith Donohue
Kevin Costner, Jon Baird, Rick Ross - The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala
Costner, the actor, director, and producer, created The Explorers Guild with his Horizon co-writer, Jon Baird, who is a former editor of Harvard Lampoon and author of Day Job and Songs From Nowhere Near the...
2008_DC_Dozier_08052848Politics & Prose -- Kimberly Dozier ("Breathing the Fire")
On Memorial Day 2006, while reporting from Baghdad for CBS News, Dozier and her crew were victims of a car bombing. The attack killed the crew.Dozier, though wounded, remained conscious, and here she recounts her experience of the attack and the struggle to survive, cope, and heal.
The speaker was...
2016_DC_Alexander_16040581Politics & Prose -- Kwame Alexander ("Booked")
Kwame Alexander - Booked:
In this novel in verse, middle schooler Nick seems to have it all going for him. He and his best friend, Coby, are talented soccer players; a beautiful girl seems to like him back; and his linguistics professor father has seen to it that Nick has an incredible vocabulary. It’s...
2018_DC_Davis_18021961Politics & Prose -- Lanny J. Davis ("The Unmaking of the President 2016")
Lanny J. Davis - The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency
Davis’s analysis of the 2016 election argues that the contest was effectively over, decided in Trump’s favor, on October 28. That day James Comey informed Congress that the FBI would be...
2018_DC_Speak_18020662Politics & Prose -- Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll ("Speak: The Graphic Novel")
Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll - Speak: The Graphic Novel — in the Children & Teens Dept. **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
The novel, Speak, a National Book Award finalist, is now available in graphic form, illustrated by Emily Carroll. It is the story of a girl, Melinda, who becomes an outcast at...
2018_DC_Callanan_18041514Politics & Prose -- Liam Callanan ("Paris by the Book")
Liam Callanan
Paris by the Book
Callanan’s third novel is a playful literary mystery that starts with the search for a missing man and ends in a family finding a new life as proprietors of a Paris bookstore. When Leah’s husband disappears, the only clues—if they are clues—are the manuscript of his...
2019_01_12_LM_GK69Politics & Prose -- Lopez Matthews ("Howard University in the World Wars") and Gil Klein ("Trouble in Lafayette Square")
Lopez D. Matthews Jr - Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation
Gil Klein - Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House
In Howard University in the World Wars (History Press, $23.99) historian and archivist Lopez D. Matthews draws on a... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Wainwright_17090659Politics & Prose -- Loudon Wainwright III ("Liner Notes")
Loudon Wainwright III - Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things
A revered singer, songwriter, and actor, Wainwright has recorded nearly thirty albums since the late 1960s. Many of his songs have an autobiographical inspiration, and his...
2015_DC_MasurMcP_15051351Politics & Prose -- Louis Masur ("Lincoln's Last Speech") and James McPherson ("War That Forged A Nation")
Louis P. Masur - Lincoln's Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion & James M. McPherson - The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters
Lincoln oversaw the start of the Civil War but was not there for its end or, more importantly, for the Reconstruction of the...
2008_DC_Barry_08100361Politics & Prose -- Lynda Barry ("What It Is")
The latest from this master of brush, pen, and ink includes comic panels from Barry’s artistic life; full-page collages crammed with imagery and questions; and a workbook with real exercises from her workshops. Plus a sweet coda: her own sketches and jottings while she worked on the book.
The speaker...
2010_DC_Olson_10022246Politics & Prose -- Lynne Olson ("Citizens of London")
Lynne Olson - Citizens Of London:
Olson follows Troublesome Young Men, her account of the renegade Tories who put Churchill in power, with another fine history of the period. She focuses on three resolute Americans who supported the Brits and helped bring the U.S. to their rescue: Edward R. Murrow;...
2018_DC_Square_18051151Politics & Prose -- Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen ("Square")
Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen - Square
Following on the success of 2017’s Triangle, Barnett and Klassen are back with another geometric story. Here, blockish Square has set to work creating a portrait of Circle from stone. Square’s work crumbles. However, when Circle sees her reflection in a puddle, she...
2018_DC_Bittman_18052063Politics & Prose -- Mark Bittman ("How to Grill Everything") w/Anna Spiegel
Mark Bittman - How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food — in conversation with Anna Spiegel
Written with Bittman’s signature clarity and verve, the latest in his How to Cook Everything series is a wide-ranging sampling of the possibilities of the grill. Featuring more than...
2017_DC_Bowden_170829105Politics & Prose -- Mark Bowden ("Hue 1968") w/Bob Woodward
Mark Bowden - Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam — in conversation with Bob Woodward
Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, was the country’s third-largest city in 1968 when it became the center of the Tet Offensive. The North Vietnamese stormed Hue from hidden outposts, surprising...
2012_DC_Bowden_12102728Politics & Prose -- Mark Bowden ("The Finish")
Mark Bowden - The Finish:
As he did in Black Hawk Down for the 1993 Mogadishu operation that left eighteen American soldiers dead, Bowden has written a definitive account of the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden. Combining deep knowledge of U.S. special forces, access to government...
2010_DC_Feldstein_10100250Politics & Prose -- Mark Feldstein ("Poisoning The Press")
Mark Feldstein - Poisoning The Press:
In their long, public, and very dirty fight, Richard Nixon and the columnist Jack Anderson set the stage for the contentious relationship between government and the press that Feldstein—a George Washington University professor of media and public affairs—sees...
2018_11_19E_Kalb107Politics & Prose -- Marvin Kalb ("Enemy of the People") w/Andrea Mitchell
Marvin Kalb - Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy — in conversation with Andrea Mitchell
For Kalb, a journalist and media observer for more than six decades, when Trump called the press an “enemy of the American people,” alarm bells... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Kalb_17102193Politics & Prose -- Marvin Kalb ("The Year I Was Peter the Great")
Marvin Kalb - The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 — Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia
1956 is known in Russia as “the year of the thaw” for the anti-communist uprisings that followed Khrushchev’s denunciation of Stalin. That year, Kalb was a diplomatic attaché at the U.S....
2019_04_14C_Norris48Politics & Prose -- Mary Norris ("Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen") w/Deborah Tannen, in partnership with the Greek Embassy
Mary Norris - Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen — in conversation with Deborah Tannen
Norris charmed and delighted readers with Between You & Me, her witty memoir about thirty years with The New Yorker’s fabled copy department. Her new book is an enthusiastic and thoroughly engaging paean to... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Dallek_16071045Politics & Prose -- Matthew Dallek ("Defenseless Under the Night")
Matthew Dallek -- Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security:
In his second book, Dallek, assistant professor of political management at George Washington University and the author of The Right Moment, traces the history of the Office of Civilian Defense,...
2011_DC_FoggyBk_11010836Politics & Prose -- Matthew Gilmore And Joshua Olsen ("Foggy Bottom And The West End In Vintage Images")
Matthew Gilmore And Joshua Olsen - Foggy Bottom And The West End In Vintage Images:
With period photographs and thoroughly researched text, the authors - both associated with the area’s history discussion list and web site H-DC - recreate the factories, breweries, and gasworks that once stood where...
2008_DC_Dobbs_08062230Politics & Prose -- Michael Dobbs ("One Minute to Midnight")
Michael Dobbs: "One Minute to Midnight": Washington Post reporter Dobbs has produced an authoritative history of what most people believe was the closest the U.S. and USSR came to a nuclear blowup. Early reviewers have praised the book’s pacing and style, as well as its abundance of new factual...
2012_DC_Dobbs_12102658Politics & Prose -- Michael Dobbs ("Six Months in 1945")
Michael Dobbs - Six Months in 1945:
Meeting in Yalta in 1945, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin intended to end World War II. As they divided Europe into two spheres of influence, however, they began the next conflict—the Cold War. Dobbs, a former Washington Post foreign correspondent who covered the...
2016_DC_Cartoons_16103094Politics & Prose -- Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles ("The Madhouse Effect") and Kevin Kallaugher ("Daggers Drawn")
Michael E. Mann And Tom Toles - The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, And Driving Us Crazy & Kevin Kallaugher - Daggers Drawn: 35 Years Of Kal Cartoons In The Economist
In this inspired partnership, Mann, Distinguished Professor of...
2017_DC_Korda_17092739Politics & Prose -- Michael Korda ("Alone")
Michael Korda - Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory
1940 was a year of world-changing events: Germany plowed through the Maginot Line and invaded France, trapped Allied troops were evacuated from Dunkirk, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister and...
2010_DC_Lewis_10031869Politics & Prose -- Michael Lewis ("The Big Short") w/Joel Achenbach
Michael Lewis (in conversation with Joel Achenbach) - The Big Short:
The bestselling author of Liar’s Poker and other books about money, Lewis here presents his interpretation of how and why the American economy has tanked. From villains on Wall Street to ineffectual government regulatory agencies, and...
2010_DC_Norris_10101257Politics & Prose -- Michele Norris ("The Grace of Silence")
Michele Norris - The Grace Of Silence:
This memoir by the co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered delves into both family and national history to paint a vivid picture of the lasting effects of racism. Norris weaves memories of her Minneapolis childhood with events she learned of only later, chief...
2017_DC_Curato_17091263Politics & Prose -- Mike Curato ("All the Way to Havana")
Margarita Engle and Mike Curato - All the Way to Havana
We are delighted that your child’s class will be joining us at Politics and Prose Bookstore on September 12 for a visit with author Margarita Engle and illustrator Mike Curato to celebrate their first picture book collaboration, All the Way to...
2016_DC_Yockelson_16031245Politics & Prose -- Mitchell Yockelson ("Forty-Seven Days")
Mitchell Yockelson - Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I:
Launched with a volley of commemorations, films, and books, 2014 marked the centennial of the start of the First World War. The anniversary continues, and Yockelson, a professor of...
2013_DC_Shyamalan_13110668Politics & Prose -- M. Night Shyamalan ("I Got Schooled") w/Chris Matthews
M. Night Shyamalan - I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap
Shyamalan wanted to do more than help just a few individuals with the foundation he and his wife started—he wanted to effect lasting improvements in the...
2018_DC_Philbrick_18030853Politics & Prose -- Nathaniel Philbrick ("Second Wind")
Nathaniel Philbrick - Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together
Originally published in 1999, Philbrick’s warm and engaging memoir is a personal odyssey of sorts, charting the author’s adjustment to midlife changes. The narrative unfolds during the spring...
2010_DC_Philbrick_10051457Politics & Prose -- Nathaniel Philbrick ("The Last Stand")
Philbrick follows his nautical bestsellers, The Heart of the Sea and Sea of Glory, with this vivid account of General Custer’s defeat. While Custer lost his battle against the Plains Indian tribes led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, the event also proved to be the Plains Indians’ own last stand.
The...
2016_DC_Philbrick_16051166Politics & Prose -- Nathaniel Philbrick ("Valiant Ambition")
Nathaniel Philbrick - Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution:
Philbrick’s acclaimed narrative histories include In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award—and the basis for the recent Ron Howard film—Mayflower, awarded the...
2006_DC_Gabler_06121311Politics & Prose -- Neal Gabler ("Walt Disney")
Neal Gabler: "Walt Disney": The well-known Hollywood chronicler is the first writer to be given unlimited access to the Disney archives. In this exhaustively researched biography, Gabler captures the vision of Walt Disney as he transformed animation into an art form and, from movies to themeparks, made...
2016_DC_Tucker_16083071Politics & Prose -- Neely Tucker ("Only the Hunted Run") w/Tayla Burney
Neely Tucker -- Only the Hunted Run: A Sully Carter Novel
A staff writer at The Washington Post Sunday Magazine and author of the memoir, Love in the Driest Season, Tucker is also the creator of Sully Carter, a former war correspondent now covering the local D.C. news—and solving some tough mysteries...
2009_DC_Sheehan_09100475Politics & Prose -- Neil Sheehan ("A Fiery Peace in a Cold War')
Neil Sheehan - A Fiery Peace In A Cold War: World War II morphed quickly into a Cold War with a race for new and more deadly weapons. A convergence of many factors led to the arms race: 1) The new President Truman was unlikely to give the Soviets the benefit of the doubt, for he was not involved enough...
2018_DC_Scovell_180325101Politics & Prose -- Nell Scovell ("Just the Funny Parts")
Nell Scovell - Just the Funny Parts...and a Few Hard Truths about Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys' Club — in conversation with Alexandra Petri
With more than thirty years of experience as a writer, producer, and director, Scovell knows how the entertainment industry works. She came to Hollywood as a...
2010_DC_Ngugi_10031771Politics & Prose -- Ngugi wa Thiong’o ("Dreams In A Time Of War")
Ngugi wa Thiong’o: Dreams In A Time Of War
As he recounts in his memoir, the future professor and author of Wizard of the Crow, Decolonizing the Mind, and other books, was born in rural Kenya, the fifth child of his father’s third wife. From the effects of World War II on the then-British colony to the...
2010_DC_Carr_10062939Politics & Prose -- Nicholas Carr ("The Shallows")
Nicholas Carr - The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains:
Expanding his much-discussed Atlantic Monthly article about the Internet’s social and cognitive effects, Carr argues from scientific and anecdotal evidence that the Web, by fostering distraction in place of concentration, changes...
2011_DC_Galifianakis_110211241Politics & Prose -- Nick Galifianakis ("If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute")
Nick Galifianakis - If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute:
Since 1997 Galifianakis has drawn the cartoons for the nationally syndicated advice column by Carolyn Hax, a selection of which appeared in the 2001 book, Tell Me About It: Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat ... and 56 Other Things NOT to Do While...
2015_DC_Art_of_RT_150109106Politics & Prose -- Nick Galifianakis, Gene Weingarten, and David Apatoff ("Art of Richard Thompson")
Nick Galifianakis, Gene Weingarten,and David Apatoff - The Art of Richard Thompson
Named the Outstanding Cartoonist of 2010 by the National Cartoonists Society, Richard Thompson is best known for his syndicated series, Cul de Sac. But his work encompasses much more, and in this colorful career...
2018_DC_Eisen_1809099Politics & Prose -- Norman Eisen ("The Last Palace")
Norman Eisen - The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
Eisen’s rich profile of Prague’s Petschek Villa, now the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, combines political history and memoir for an illuminating look at Europe in the last century....
2018_DC_Womens_March_180123102Politics & Prose -- Panel -- Women's March Organizers ("Together We Rise: The Women's March")
Women's March Organizers, featuring Janaye Ingram, Mia Ives-Rublee, Caitlin Ryan, Melanie Campbell, and more - Together We Rise: The Women's March--Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World
With more than three million participants, the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 marked the largest...
2013_DC_Graphic_Novels_130916102Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Art and Style of Graphic Novels" -- w/Glen Weldon, Laura Lee Gulledge, Rutu Modan, Matt Phelan, and Gene Yang
The Art and Style of Graphic Novels: Panel Discussion:
Join moderator Glen Weldon, author and a contributor to NPR’s pop culture blog and podcast, for the second P&P graphic novel panel with some of today’s most innovative artists. Discussing and demonstrating their work with Weldon are graphic...
2016_DC_Picture_Book_160501154Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "No Words Needed—The Value and Many Uses of Wordless Picture Books" w/Henry Cole, Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, Stephen Savage, and David Wiesner
Fourth Picture Book Panel: No Words Needed—The Value and Many Uses of Wordless Picture Books
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine, then, the value of a story told entirely through images. In the latest installment of our popular panel series exploring topics relating to picture...
2016_DC_Race_In_America_160823124Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America Today" (3rd) w/April Ryan, Eddie Glaude Jr., Julianne Malveaux, Victoria Christopher Murray, and F. Michael Higginbotham
RACE IN AMERICA TODAY: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Join April Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author of The Presidency in Black and White, for the third in an ongoing series of discussions focusing on race in America. As she has in previous presentations, Ryan will moderate a...
2018_DC_Race_In_America_18011585Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America Today" (5th) w/April Ryan, Mary Frances Berry, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Wesley Lowery, and Jason Riley
Race in America Today
A Panel Discussion with Mary Frances Berry, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Wesley Lowery, and Jason Riley
Moderated by April Ryan
Join April Ryan for the fifth in an ongoing series of discussions focusing on race in America. As in previous presentations, Ryan will moderate a panel of...
2019_01_15E1_Race_In_America114Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America" (6th) w/April Ryan, Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Race in America Today: A Panel Discussion — moderated by April Ryan, featuring Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Join April Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author of Under Fire, At Mama’s Knee, and The Presidency in Black and White for the sixth in an... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Picture_Book_151108109Politics & Prose -- Panel --"Too Good to Miss -- Picture Books for Older Readers" w/Julie Danielson, Jason Chin, Christopher Myers, John Parra, Chris Soentpiet, and Jacqueline Woodson
Third Annual Picture Book Panel: Too Good to Miss—Picture Books for Older Readers:
Two years ago, a spellbinding event with author and editor David Levithan and author Jacqueline Woodson made us eager to hear more conversations between major figures in children's and young adult literature. To create...
2007_DC_Oliphant_07101880Politics & Prose -- Pat Oliphant ("Leadership: Political Cartoons - The Bush Years")
Pat Oliphant's newest collection of sharp-witted cartoons tackles Bush's tenure in office, taking him and other leaders to task. Oliphant, a Pulitzer winner, is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world.
Neither Democrat nor Republican is safe from the influential paintbrush of...
2016_DC_ODonnell_16031380Politics & Prose -- Patrick K. O'Donnell ("Washington's Immortals")
Patrick K. O'Donnell - Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution:
O’Donnell specializes in military history and his books include Beyond Valor, Dog Company, and First SEALs. He’s also served as historical consultant to documentarians at...
2013_DC_Dickson_13011943Politics & Prose -- Paul Dickson ("Words from the White House")
Paul Dickson - Words from the White House:
There’s British English and American English—and it’s been that way for a long time. The Founding Fathers saw coining words as a way to build a distinct culture, and Dickson’s latest fascinating compendium is a gathering of terms and phrases contributed by...
2007_DC_Karasik_07080124Politics & Prose -- Paul Karasik ("I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets")
With fanatic zeal, Karasik spent years tracking down and archiving the almost-forgotten comic book tales of Fletcher Hanks. They are uncanny tales from the golden age of comics, where the heroes have a penchant for poetic justice. Then Karasik gives us his powerful personal narrative of meeting Hanks’s...
2009_DC_Karasik_09101849Politics & Prose -- Paul Karasik ("You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation")
Paul Karasik, Ed. - You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation: Since the release of I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets, Karasik has archived even more of Fletcher Hank’s brutally surreal comics and here he presents a second sampling of Hank’s work. An expansive introduction offers details on the...
2011_DC_Starr_11102946Politics & Prose -- Paul Starr ("Remedy And Reaction")
Paul Starr - Remedy And Reaction:
Why is America’s health-care system so difficult to reform? In his history of recent health-care battles, Starr offers both an insider’s perspective, drawing on his experience as a senior advisor on health care policy to President Clinton, as well as that of a...
2011_DC_Spousonomics_11040314Politics & Prose -- Paula Szuchman & Jenny Anderson ("Spousonomics")
Paula Szuchman & Jenny Anderson - Spousonomics:
Applying economic theory to marital relations, the authors examine marriage in terms of loss- aversion, division of labor, information asymmetry, and the like to help couples resolve the daily trials of togetherness. Letting theory play out in case...
2011_DC_Bergen_11011657Politics & Prose -- Peter Bergen ("The Longest War")
Peter Bergen - The Longest War:
CNN national security analyst and author of The Osama bin Laden I Know, Bergen is one of the foremost experts about al-Qaeda. Working from long-term knowledge of the region and extensive interviews with combatants, he argues here that mainstream Islam, not Western force,...
2016_DC_Bergen_16020951Politics & Prose -- Peter Bergen ("United States of Jihad")
Peter Bergen - United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists:
In authoritative books including Manhunt, Holy War, Inc., and The Longest War, Bergen, a CNN security analyst and New America vice president, has explored terrorism throughout the Middle East, including profiles of...
2016_DC_Cozzens_16102651Politics & Prose -- Peter Cozzens ("The Earth is Weeping")
PETER COZZENS - THE EARTH IS WEEPING: THE EPIC STORY OF THE INDIAN WARS FOR THE AMERICAN WEST
Winner of the American Foreign Service Association’s William R. Rivkin Award, presented annually to a Foreign Service Officer for exemplary moral courage, integrity, and creative dissent, Cozzens in his latest...
2019_01_20A_Shinkle83Politics & Prose -- Peter Shinkle ("Ike's Mystery Man") w/Michael Isikoff
Peter Shinkle - Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler — in conversation with Michael Isikoff
Robert "Bobby" Cutler (1895-1974) earned a law degree at Harvard and served two stints as Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor. While historians have recognized his contributions to the... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_Yarrow_091002123Politics & Prose -- Peter Yarrow ("Day Is Done")
Peter Yarrow, of the wonderful trio Peter, Paul and Mary, wrote Day is Done as an anti-war song during the Vietnam era. With colorful illustrations by Melissa Sweet, the lyrics make a beautiful picture book, which comes with a CD. Yarrow will join us to sing some old favorites and sign his book. All...
2016_DC_Nader_16100172Politics & Prose -- Ralph Nader ("Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think")
Ralph Nader - Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think
One of The Atlantic’s hundred most influential figures in human history, Nader has been instrumental in the founding of scores of citizens groups as well as in the establishment of watchdog agencies including OSHA and the EPA. In dozens of...
2018_DC_Nader_18092374Politics & Prose -- Ralph Nader ("To the Ramparts")
Ralph Nader - To the Ramparts: How Bush and Obama Paved the Way for the Trump Presidency, and Why It Isn't Too Late to Reverse Course
Since the release of Unsafe at Any Speed in 1965, Nader has led the charge against destructive and exploitative corporate power. The co-founder of public interest groups...
2019_04_14A1_Hundt151Politics & Prose -- Reed Hundt ("A Crisis Wasted")
Reed Hundt - A Crisis Wasted: Barack Obama's Defining Decisions
Hundt was a member of the transition teams for the Clinton and Obama presidencies, and in his provocative new book he argues that Obama determined the fate of his presidency before he even took office. Closely examining the domestic policy... (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_Moe_13092768Politics & Prose -- Richard Moe ("Roosevelt's Second Act")
Richard Moe - Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War:
In deciding to run for an unprecedented third term as president, FDR weighed a number of factors, from domestic politics and the odds that another Democrat could defeat the Republican candidate, Wendell Wilkie, to the...
2015_DC_Price_15030256Politics & Prose -- Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) ("The Whites")
Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) - The Whites
Writing as Harry Brandt, Price has concocted a fast-paced literary thriller that pays homage as much to Melville as it does to today’s urban realities. Billy Graves has barely hung on in the NYPD since he accidentally shot a ten-year-old boy nearly...
2013_DC_Rashke_13011932Politics & Prose -- Richard Rashke ("Useful Enemies")
Richard Rashke - Useful Enemies:
The author of The Killing of Karen Silkwood and Escape from Sobibor investigates this country’s post-war immigration policy, which admitted many former Nazis who had technical skills useful to space and science programs, while denying entry to Holocaust victims....
2010_DC_RTKK_100909186Politics & Prose -- Richard Thompson and Keith Knight
Richard Thompson & Keith Knight:
Richard Thompson -- Cul De Sac Golden Treasury (Andrews McMeel, $16.99), and
Keith Knight -- The Knight Life (Grand Central, $17.99).
In conjunction with the Small Press Expo (September 11-12 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center), we’re delighted...
2007_DC_Atkinson_07100424Politics & Prose -- Rick Atkinson ("Day of Battle")
"The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 " by Rick Atkinson. The second volume of the "Liberation Trilogy" is a harrowing history of the Allied campaign in Italy from July 1943 to June 1944. According to Atkinson's detailed account, the campaign was poorly planned and wracked with...
2012_DC_Atkinson_1211149Politics & Prose -- Rick Atkinson ("My Bookstore")
Rick Atkinson - My Bookstore:
Atkinson, D.C.-based author of Day of Battle, An Army at Dawn, and other works, is one of seventy-six contributors to this anthology of essays, odes, and tributes to the special relationship between writers and their local bookstores. Edited by Ronald Rice, a publishing...
2010_DC_Riordan_100506178Politics & Prose -- Rick Riordan ("The Red Pyramid")
The author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Rick Riordan will present and sign his new book, which begins a new series and introduces his fans to an entirely different pantheon of gods!

Carter and Sadie Kane are working on a research experiment with their Egyptologist father when the Egyptian god...
2019_04_06D_Alter9Politics & Prose -- Robert Alter ("The Art of Bible Translation")
Robert Alter - The Art of Bible Translation
Alter, emeritus professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley, has lectured and written on the Bible extensively, but the heart of his scholarship is translation. Over the last several decades he has published... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Reich_15100267Politics & Prose -- Robert B. Reich ("Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few")
Robert B. Reich - Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few
Reich’s distinguished career spans three administrations, including a tenure as Clinton’s secretary of labor. He has been awarded the Vaclav Havel Foundation Prize for work in economic and social thought, and is the author of a dozen books,...
2007_DC_Reich_07091327Politics & Prose -- Robert B. Reich ("Supercapitalism")
Reich points out that capitalism may have triumphed following the end of the cold war, but democracy has weakened. America and many emerging democracies are stifled by corruption and "political domination by small elites." The challenge Reich sets forth is to involve citizens rather than companies in...
2017_DC_Dallek_17110890Politics & Prose -- Robert Dallek ("Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life")
Robert Dallek - Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life
One of the country’s premier presidential historians, Dallek is the author of studies including the classic An Unfinished Life, Camelot’s Court, and the award-winning Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945. His new book, the...
2007_DC_Novak_07071856Politics & Prose -- Robert D. Novak ("Prince of Darkness")
Journalist and pundit Robert Novak, the man who outed Valerie Plame, retraces his 50-year career in this no-holds-barred memoir. Novak is feisty and revealing as he recounts his political journey to the right, his spiritual conversion from secular Jew to Catholic, his battles with liquor, and his...
2011_DC_Massie_11112837Politics & Prose -- Robert K. Massie ("Catherine The Great")
Robert K. Massie - Catherine The Great:
With award-winning biographies of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and the Romanovs already under his belt, Massie is a natural to tell the story of Catherine (1729-1796). And it’s a remarkable story: born to a minor noble family in Germany, she was only...
2007_DC_Shrum_07062028Politics & Prose -- Robert Shrum ("No Excuses")
Shrum got a large share of the blame for the losing Democratic presidential campaigns of 2000 and 2004. Now he promises to reveal the real reasons why the Kerry campaign didn't respond faster to the Swift Boat attacks, why Al Gore didn't let Bill Clinton campaign in 2000, as well as how Clinton got...
2016_DC_Levine_16022036Politics & Prose -- Robert S. Levine ("Lives of Frederick Douglass")
Robert S. Levine - The Lives of Frederick Douglass:
Much of what we know about Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) comes from his autobiography, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, first published in 1845. But in addition to being a reformer, orator, and author, Douglass was something of a...
2008_DC_Remini_08103037Politics & Prose -- Robert V. Remini ("A Short History of the United States")
Remini, emeritus professor of history and winner of the National Book Award for The Life of Andrew Jackson, has accomplished the nearly impossible: a lively, brief, and balanced history of four centuries of America from its discovery to the current outbreak of terrorism.
The speaker was introduced by...
2013_DC_Wilson_13081946Politics & Prose -- Robert Wilson ("Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation")
Robert Wilson - Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation:
Mathew Brady is remembered as perhaps the Civil War photographer—but in fact he couldn’t stomach battlefields and assigned others to take the pictures that his photographic service then managed. Wilson, American Scholar editor and biographer of...
2009_DC_Merry_09120275Politics & Prose -- Robert W. Merry ("A Country Of Vast Designs")
Robert W. Merry - A Country Of Vast Designs:
Robert Merry, publisher of Congressional Quarterly, examines the one-term presidency of James Polk and concludes that Polk’s tenure in the White House has been underrated. Polk not only won the struggle with Britain over the Oregon Territory, but he also...
2017_DC_Stone_17070851Politics & Prose -- Roger D. Stone ("The Lives of Dillon Ripley")
Roger D. Stone - The Lives of Dillon Ripley: Natural Scientist, Wartime Spy, and Pioneering Leader of the Smithsonian Institution
With its nineteen museums and galleries, nine research facilities, and the National Zoo, The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. Much...
2008_DC_Mudd_08041360Politics & Prose -- Roger Mudd ("The Place To Be")
In his nostalgic memoir, the longtime, award-winning TV anchorman recalls his salad days, the 20 years he spent in the CBS News Washington bureau before an abrupt end, when CBS tapped Dan Rather instead of Mudd to succeed Walter Cronkite. Mudd’s book is full of great anecdotes and insider media...
2010_DC_Chernow_10100939Politics & Prose -- Ron Chernow ("Washington")
Ron Chernow - Washington:
The National Book Award-winning biographer of J.P Morgan, Alexander Hamilton, and others here gives a rich, full account of the first president, delving into his private life as well as chronicling his public accomplishments. Chernow undercuts the standard view of Washington...
2011_DC_Afraid_11021287Politics & Prose -- Ron Collins and Sam Chaltain ("We Must Not Be Afraid To Be Free")
Ron Collins and Sam Chaltain - We Must Not Be Afraid To Be Free:
This history of free speech in America by Collins, a professor at the Washington College of Law, and Chaltain, former national director of the Forum for Education and Democracy, draws its title from a statement by Justice Hugo Black, who...
2011_DC_Reagan_11012564Politics & Prose -- Ron Reagan ("My Father At 100")
Ron Reagan - My Father At 100:
Were he still alive, President Reagan would turn 100 on February 6, 2011. To mark the centennial, his son, a political commentator for MSNBC and host of his own radio show, has written an intimate memoir about the father he knew—and the one he didn’t. This moving...
2008_DC_Suskind_08090848Politics & Prose -- Ron Suskind ("The Way of the World")
In a book which combines his talent for character (A Hope in the Unseen) with his deep anger about the practices of President Bush’s administration (One Percent Doctrine), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind returns with an explosive election year account of the looming national security...
2017_DC_Collins_17111268Politics & Prose -- Ronald K. L. Collins ("The Judge") w/Adam Liptak
Ronald K. L. Collins - The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons — in conversation with Adam Liptak
It’s a given that judges should be above merely political concerns. The more realistic view, however, is that the judicial decision-making of both legal realists and originalists is entirely political. In this...
2011_DC_Stewart_11081550Politics & Prose -- Rory Stewart ("Can Intervention Work?")
Rory Stewart - Can Intervention Work?:
Combining first-hand experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, and other regions with a survey of philosophies that have informed state-building, Stewart, author of The Places in Between and King of the Marshes, and co-author Gerald Knaus, founding chairman of...
2019_04_12C1_Eulogy179Politics & Prose -- Roz Chast and Patricia Marx ("Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?") w/Melissa Block
Roz Chast and Patricia Marx - Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions — in conversation with Melissa Block
Finding she couldn’t get her mother’s words of wisdom out of her mind, Marx, a long-time writer for The New Yorker, decided to put them in a book. Not just... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_Chast_14051391Politics & Prose -- Roz Chast ("Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?")
Roz Chast - Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
While her style is inimitably her own, Chast’s story of aging parents will resonate with many. In four-color cartoon panels, photos, and text, Chast, a New Yorker contributor since 1978 and the author/illustrator of a dozen books, recounts her...
2017_DC_Quinn_17091148Politics & Prose -- Sally Quinn ("Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir")
Sally Quinn - Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir
A quintessential Washingtonian, Quinn is an author, television reporter, and journalist who has worked and socialized with the city’s movers and shakers for several decades. Her memoir chronicles her work at The Washington Post and her marriage to its...
2015_DC_McCloud_150206110Politics & Prose -- Scott McCloud ("The Sculptor") w/Michael Cavna
Scott McCloud - The Sculptor
Would you sell your soul for art? Faust did, and in McCloud’s update on the deal-with-the-devil theme the young and ambitious David Smith, does too. This powerful and moving story by the award-winning comics artist follows Smith as he trades life-span for the ability to...
2019_05_22A1_Pelley95Politics & Prose -- Scott Pelley ("Truth Worth Telling")
Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Simon_17051089Politics & Prose -- Scott Simon ("My Cubs: A Love Story")
Scott Simon - My Cubs: A Love Story
Simon, the award-winning host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, is a life-long Cubs fan. His heartfelt and vivid memoir of growing up in Chicago reflects on how the team shaped the neighborhood and the city, and how it influenced the boy Simon was and the man he...
2018_DC_Penn_18041511Politics & Prose -- Sean Penn ("Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff") w/Laura Lippman
Sean Penn - Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff — in conversation with Laura Lippman
Ironically named and brilliantly drawn, Bob Honey, the protagonist of Penn's first novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, is bitter about his divorce, fed up with Tweets, and tired of being mined for Big Data. He has a day job...
2019_01_27A1_Wilentz95Politics & Prose -- Sean Wilentz ("No Property in Man")
Sean Wilentz - No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding
Since a number of the nation’s founders were slave-holders, many historians have interpreted the Constitution as not merely tolerating slavery but positively enshrining it. In this revisionist account, Wilentz... (Partially reviewed)
2012_DC_Graham_12031263Politics & Prose -- Senator Bob Graham ("Keys to the Kingdom")
Senator Bob Graham - Keys To The Kingdom
This thriller from the former Florida senator and governor starts with the murder of the 9/11 Congressional Commission co-chair and leads to the uncovering of an international conspiracy involving al-Qaeda and Saudi Arabia. The plot culminates in a race against...
2019_03_05A1_Jones180Politics & Prose -- Senator Doug Jones ("Bending Towards Justice")
Taking his title from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," Jones chronicles the arduous struggle to punish those responsible for the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four girls. Though the FBI... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Hersh_16050853Politics & Prose -- Seymour Hersh ("Killing of Osama Bin Laden")
Seymour M. Hersh - The Killing of Osama Bin Laden:
Hersh has been synonymous with top investigative reporting for decades; he won a Pulitzer in 1970 for his revelations of the My Lai massacre and cover-up, and in subsequent work, much of it for The New York Times, he’s exposed repressed facets of...
2012_DC_Bair_1210276Politics & Prose -- Sheila Bair ("Bull By the Horns")
Sheila Bair - Bull by the Horns:
While many have weighed in on the causes and lessons of the recent financial crisis, Bair, who was head of the FDIC during the crucial years 2006 to 2011, was one of the first to recognize the full risk of subprime loans. Her book offers an insider’s perspective on the...
2011_DC_Prakash_110618119Politics & Prose -- Snigdha Prakash ("All The Justice Money Can Buy")
Snigdha Prakash - All The Justice Money Can Buy:
The investigative journalist goes behind the scenes of a high-stakes trial, shadowing a top trial lawyer as he takes on one of the nation’s most respected drug companies. Building on Prakash’s NPR reports on Merck’s painkiller, Vioxx.
The speaker was...
2018_DC_McChrystal_18110362Politics & Prose -- Stanley McChrystal ("Leaders: Myth and Reality") w/Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone
Stanley McChrystal - Leaders: Myth and Reality — in conversation with Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone
McChrystal, a retired four-star general and now a senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, has studied leadership intensively, both in the military and in other fields. In this...
2009_DC_Cohen_09111123Politics & Prose -- Stephen Cohen ("Beyond America's Grasp")
Stephen Cohen, director of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development, has written a comprehensive account of American Middle East diplomacy since the end of World War I. The product of forty years of work and study in the region, this volume begins with the idealism of Woodrow Wilson—which...
2012_DC_Colbert_121116107Politics & Prose -- Stephen Colbert ("America Again")
Stephen Colbert - America Again:
SIGNING ONLY
Colbert’s latest critique finds America no less great for having lost its edge in certain sectors, such as economics and manufacturing—and maybe foreign relations and healthcare. Come meet one of TV’s most astute pundits for a signing of his new book.
2015_DC_Hess_150118103Politics & Prose -- Stephen Hess ("Professor and the President")
Stephen Hess - The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House:
Having served in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Daniel Patrick Moynihan may have seemed an unlikely choice to advise Nixon on social policies. Nixon brought the liberal academic on board shortly...
2013_DC_Hess_13021479Politics & Prose -- Stephen Hess ("Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012")
Stephen Hess - Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012:
In the seventh—and concluding—volume of his Newswork series, Hess returns to the nearly 500 reporters whose work he surveyed first in 1978, looking at career trajectories and soliciting ideas about the field. Hess—whose own career...
2006_DC_Wozniak_06112123Politics & Prose -- Steve Wozniak ("iWoz")
Steve Wozniak ("iWoz"): In this technically fascinating yet easily accessible memoir, Wozniak recalls his childhood fascination with technology, the founding of Apple (with Steve Jobs), the invention of the personal computer, and all the pranks he’s pulled along the way. Illustrations and sidebars...
2018_DC_Daniels_18120364Politics & Prose -- Stormy Daniels ("Full DIsclosure") w/Sally Quinn
Stormy Daniels - Full Disclosure — in conversation with Sally Quinn
Stormy Daniels offers a conversational, wide-ranging, and forthright account of her life in her new memoir, Full Disclosure. A bright kid from Louisiana who wanted to be a writer and loved horses, Daniels grew up in a dysfunctional...
2018_DC_Eizenstat_18042495Politics & Prose -- Stuart Eizenstat ("President Carter: The White House Years")
Stuart E. Eizenstat: President Carter: The White House Years
The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments--drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes.
Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter's side from his...
2006_DC_Terkel_06040520Politics & Prose -- Studs Terkel in conversation with Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards talks with the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian whose interviews with workers, musicians, unionists, and artists document hundreds of unique American stories from the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and through the present day.
The speakers were introduced by...
2019_04_06E1_Page88Politics & Prose -- Susan Page ("The Matriarch") w/Diane Rehm
Susan Page - The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty — in conversation with Diane Rehm
In the first new biography of Barbara Bush (1925-2018) in a decade, Page, the award-winning Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, shows that Bush was far more than just a wife and mother of... (Partially reviewed)
2005_DC_Hunter_0510199Politics & Prose -- Tab Hunter ("Tab Hunter Confidential") in conversation with John Waters
This was an interview with John Waters, the Baltimore-native known for some unusual movies like "Pink Flamingos", interviewing former heart-throb Tab Hunter. It was a promotion for Hunter's autobiography "Tab Hunter Confidential". The rapid transformation of the introverted Art Gelien into Tab Hunter,...
2007_DC_Gunn_07042179Politics & Prose -- Tim Gunn ("A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style")
Tim Gunn, the popular fashion authority on Bravo’s hit show Project Runway, applies his trademark 'make it work' approach to personal style. From shopping to donning, his wisdom and advice will help you create your own look for every occasion. Also present was co-author Kate Mahoney.
The speaker was...
2008_DC_Tomorrow_0810039Politics & Prose -- Tom Tomorrow ("The Future's So Bright I Can't Bear To Look")
In the heat of election season... From the creator of the acerbic and hilarious cartoon, "This Modern World" comes his latest full-color compilation. Tomorrow looks unflinchingly at America and the world in the second, collapsing term of George W. Bush--and looks forward to the future, post-Bush era....
2015_DC_Weiner_15073041Politics & Prose -- Tom Weiner ("One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon")
Tim Weiner - One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon:
Director of the Carey Institute’s nonfiction residency program and an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton, Weiner has won the Pulitzer for reporting on secret government programs and the National Book Award...
2019_02_10A1_Wheeler116Politics & Prose -- Tom Wheeler ("From Gutenberg to Google")
Tom Wheeler - From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future
As chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 and before that as an entrepreneur, Wheeler has been a key figure in the telecommunications world for some four decades. In his new book he puts today’s tremendous technological changes in... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Kidder_16100767Politics & Prose -- Tracy Kidder ("A Truck Full of Money")
Tracy Kidder -- A Truck Full of Money
Kidder is one of the best narrative nonfiction writers around, and his eleventh book combines the biographical flair of Mountains Beyond Mountains with the technological fluency that earned The Soul of a New Machine the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award....
2015_DC_Stiles_15110233Politics & Prose -- T. J. Stiles ("Custer's Trials")
T. J. Stiles - Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America:
Stiles won multiple awards for his debut biography on Jesse James. With his next work, The First Tycoon, a life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, he earned both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award. Now, in his eagerly awaited third...
2007_DC_Isaacson_07041333Politics & Prose -- Walter Isaacson ("Einstein")
Using newly discovered historical papers, Isaacson, head of the Aspen Institute and author of biographies of Kissinger and Benjamin Franklin, skillfully weaves together the personal, scientific, and political aspects of Einstein’s life to create a portrait of a complex genius whose creative nature...
2017_DC_Isaacson_17110657Politics & Prose -- Walter Isaacson ("Leonardo Da Vinci")
Walter Isaacson - Leonardo Da Vinci
As great a scientist as he was an artist, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) produced aesthetic masterpieces such as The Last Supper and Mona Lisa alongside The Vitruvian Man, which was also a study in proportions. Most of his projects drew on multiple disciplines, and...
2011_DC_Isaacson_11120155Politics & Prose -- Walter Isaacson ("Steve Jobs")
Walter Isaacson - Steve Jobs:
To his string of bestselling biographies of Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Kissinger, and others, Isaacson now adds the life story of Steve Jobs. Written with the cooperation of its subject, this profile of the inventor, entrepreneur, leader, and visionary, offers a detailed...
2011_DC_Bernard_11082597Politics & Prose -- Warren Bernard ("Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising")
Warren Bernard - Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising:
The comic strip has its roots in advertising as well as in art. In the first book-length study of these dual sources, Rick Marschall, founder of Nemo: The Classic Comics Library, and Warren Bernard, a prolific commentator on and...
2007_DC_Gibson_07081727Politics & Prose -- William Gibson ("Spook County")
A continuation of Pattern Recognition, Gibson's ninth novel is a brisk tale of espionage and paranoia that also explores the sociocultural effects of emergent technology. The characters are colorful and unforgettable, ranging from an indie rocker turned high-tech journalist, to a Cuban-Chinese criminal,...
2017_DC_Hogeland_17052223Politics & Prose -- William Hogeland ("Autumn of the Black Snake")
William Hogeland - Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West
In his fifth book, Hogeland, an independent historian whose works include The Whiskey Rebellion and Declaration, looks back to 1791, when a seemingly inconsequential encounter between a...
2015_DC_Cohen_15070244Politics & Prose -- William S. Cohen ("Collision")
William S. Cohen - Collision:
Now running the Cohen Group, an international consulting firm, Cohen served as secretary of defense under Clinton and spent twenty-four years in public office in the Senate and U.S. Congress. He is the author of several books on race in America and has written on politics...
2015_DC_Campbell_15021565Politics & Prose -- W. Joseph Campbell ("1995: The Year the Future Began")
W. Joseph Campbell - 1995: The Year the Future Began:
What were you doing in 1995? If you were Bill Clinton, you were making the acquaintance of Monica Lewinsky. If you were a computer geek, you were on-line. If you lived in Oklahoma City, you may have witnessed the nation’s deadliest terrorist attack...
2010_DC_MI6_10100151Politics & Prose and International Spy Museum -- Keith Jeffrey ("Secret History of MI6") w/Sir John Scarlett
Keith Jeffrey - The Secret History Of MI6:
The world’s first spy agency, Britain’s MI6 was formed just before the First World War. For this authorized history of the organization, Jeffery, professor of British history at Queen’s University, Belfast, was granted access to hitherto secret archives. His...
2012_DC_Schwarzenegger_12100280Politics & Prose & Washington Post Live @ Hamilton -- Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Total Recall")
In partnership with Politics & Prose, Washington Post Live invites you to join a conversation with Arnold Schwarzenegger at The Hamilton.
The speaker was introduced by ??? and Bradley Graham.
He was in conversation with Ned Martel, Washington Post Style editor.
2016_DC_Kinney_161101150Politics & Prose @ Avalon Theater -- Jeff Kinney ("Double Down")
Jeff Kinney - Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11) — at Avalon Theatre
Double the laughter. Double the trouble. Double the fun. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
Attend the North American launch of the newest book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!
In Greg Heffley's latest adventure, he is...
2010_DC_Remnick_10040782Politics & Prose @ Avalon Theatre -- David Remnick ("The Bridge") w/Michele Norris
David Remnick - The Bridge @ The Avalon Theatre:
Using interviews and letters, David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, tells the 44th president’s life story and traces his remarkable political journey that led to the White House. His new book was previously presented in a distilled format as a...
2017_DC_Siegel_17120531Politics & Prose @ Chevy Chase Library -- Mark Siegel ("5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior")
Mark Siegel - 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior — at Chevy Chase Library (DC)
Award-winning writer and illustrator Mark Siegel shares The Sand Warrior, the first book of the sci-fi/fantasy adventure series 5 Worlds, providing a behind-the-scenes look at making an epic graphic novel series. The Five Worlds...
2019_05_10B1_Diamond94Politics & Prose @ GW Betts Theatre -- Jared Diamond ("Upheaval")
Jared Diamond - Upheaval—at GW Betts Theatre
Best known for his classic Guns, Germs, and Steel, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA, but he draws on myriad fields, including anthropology, economics, ecology, and evolutionary biology to propose groundbreaking... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Clapper_180523104Politics & Prose @ GWU Jack Morton Auditorium -- James Clapper ("Facts and Fears") w/Dana Bash
James Clapper - Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence — in conversation with Dana Bash — at the GW Jack Morton Auditorium
When he stepped down in January 2017 as United States director of national intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama’s senior intelligence adviser for...
2018_DC_Roulette_180327135Politics & Prose @ GWU Jack Morton Auditorium -- Michael Isikoff and David Corn ("Russian Roulette")
At GW Jack Morton Auditorium
Star journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn have made headlines with their reports on the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia—and made it into Rep. Nunes’ memo on surveillance to the House Intelligence Committee. In Russian Roulette, they present the incredible account of...
2007_DC_Greenspan_07091942Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Alan Greenspan ("The Age of Turbulence") w/Daniel Yergin
Alan Greenspan: "The Age of Turbulence" in conversation with Daniel Yergin (Pulitzer Prize-winning author). Alan Greenspan shares the story of his public life and his worldview. He discusses globalization, seeing the world as presenting citizens with enormous new possibilities but also enormous new...
2017_DC_Baldwin_17111448Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen ("You Can't Spell America Without Me")
Alec Baldwin - You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody) — at GW Lisner Auditorium
GW and Politics and Prose Present Alec Baldwin with Kurt Andersen
Working the special magic of political satire,...
2016_DC_Sanders_161116100Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Bernie Sanders ("Our Revolution") w/E.J. Dionne
Bernie Sanders - Our Revolution: A Future to Believe in — at GW Lisner Auditorium
While Sanders didn’t become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, his was one of the defining voices of the 2016 election year, and as this spirited account of his campaign shows, he is ready to carry on the fight...
2018_DC_Woodward_18092782Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Bob Woodward ("Fear") w/Michael Schmidt
Bob Woodward - Fear — In conversation with Michael Schmidt at GW Lisner Auditorium
Bob Woodward, one of the most notable journalists and non-fiction authors in the country, is best known for his original news reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein. Since...
2011_DC_Kennedy_11092627Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Caroline Kennedy & Michael Beschloss ("Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations")
Caroline Kennedy & Michael Beschloss - Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations On Life With John F. Kennedy:
In March 1964 Jacqueline Kennedy sat down with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and the two recorded a series of interviews, which were then sealed and deposited in the JFK Library. The...
2017_DC_Rather_17110975Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Dan Rather ("What Unites Us") w/Jonathan Capehart
Dan Rather - What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism — at GW Lisner Auditorium
“The world is a better place when we have an open exchange of ideas,” Rather states on News and Guts, his Facebook news feed and social media platform. Adding millions of followers to the legions of viewers he won across a...
2018_DC_Comey_18043046Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- James Comey ("A Higher Loyalty") w/Mike Allen
James Comey - A Higher Loyalty — in conversation with Mike Allen — at GW Lisner
In A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares never-before-told experiences from the highest-stakes situations of his career. From prosecuting the Mob to changing U.S. policy on torture, overseeing the Clinton...
2018_DC_Andres_18091457Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- José Andrés ("We Fed An Island") w/Tim Carman
José Andrés - We Fed an Island — in conversation with Tim Carman — at GW Lisner Auditorium
Four days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, José Andrés arrived on the island and started to cook. Andrés, whose 29 restaurants have earned him Michelin Stars and two James Beard “Outstanding Chef” awards,...
2013_DC_Gaiman_130621112Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Neil Gaiman ("Ocean at the End of the Lane")
Politics & Prose Bookstore is pleased to present Neil Gaiman for The Ocean at the End of the Lane at GW Lisner Auditorium.
From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers—#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman—comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at...
2015_DC_Smith_15100991Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Patti Smith ("M Train") w/Maureen Corrigan
Patti Smith - M Train — at GW Lisner Auditorium
Musician, writer, poet—the artist known as Patti Smith is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has a record on the list of top 100 albums of all time. The French Ministry of Culture has declared her a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, and she...
2012_DC_Rushdie_12100864Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Salman Rushdie ("Joseph Anton: A Memoir")
Salman Rushdie - Joseph Anton: A Memoir at Lisner Auditorium:
Who is Joseph Anton? From 1989 until the Fatwa against him was rescinded, Salman Rushdie disappeared into a pseudonym he created from the names of two writers he admired: Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. His new memoir is an account of the...
2013_DC_Sotomayor_13011867Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Sonia Sotomayor ("My Beloved World")
Politics & Prose Bookstore presents The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
How does a Latina from a Bronx housing project work her way up to a spot on the Supreme Court? Sotomayor, the High Court's first Hispanic member, knew from early on that she wanted to be a lawyer; by age forty, she was a federal district...
2014_DC_King_14111251Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Stephen King ("Revival")
Stephen King - Revival — at GW Lisner Auditorium
Think of the many different meanings of revival—and you'll still be amazed by what King, author of more than 50 worldwide bestsellers, has in store in his latest supernatural mystery-thriller, Revival. The strange haunting of Jamie Morton begins when...
2013_DC_Meltzer_131023120Politics & Prose @ MLK Memorial Library -- Brad Meltzer ("History Decoded") w/Scott Rolle
Brad Meltzer - History Decoded — at MLK Memorial Library:
Starting with Meltzer’s signature What if...these ten enduring cases—all featured on the popular TV series—combine history, legend, and great storytelling. From the whereabouts of the Confederacy’s lost treasure to what might or might not be...
2016_DC_Ripken_16030367Politics & Prose @ MLK Memorial Library -- Cal Ripken, Jr. ("The Closer")
Cal Ripken, Jr. - The Closer — at MLK Library:
Danny is living in the shadow of his older brother, Joey, a hotshot ball player who’s attracting the attention of college scouts. Danny’s parents and even his own baseball team seem to wonder why he’s not as good as Joey, and he’s determined to prove that...
2018_DC_Kingsolver_18101765Politics & Prose @ Sidwell Friends -- Barbara Kingsolver ("Unsheltered") w/Diane Rehm
Barbara Kingsolver - Unsheltered — in conversation with Diane Rehm at Sidwell Friends Meeting House
Since she published The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver has been not only a bestselling novelist but a strong moral voice for our country. Her novels have won the National Humanities Medal, the...
2018_DC_Gillibrand_18111369Politics & Prose @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church -- Kirsten Gillibrand ("Bold & Brave") w/Symone Sanders
Kirsten Gillibrand - Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote—at St. Paul's Lutheran Church
United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand presents an uplifting collection of short biographies of American suffragists, inspired by the women who, one hundred years ago, won the right to vote, as...
2018_DC_Telnaes_18012461Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- Ann Telnaes ("Trump's ABC")
Ann Telnaes - Trump's ABC — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
In an inspired matching of form to content, Telnaes presents her series of cartoons on Trump in the shape of a children’s board book. But this collection of satirical wit is for adults, and Telnaes draws, rhymes, and critiques Trump with...
2018_DC_Fleming_18110726Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- Crystal M. Fleming ("How to Be Less Stupid about Race")
Crystal M. Fleming - How to Be Less Stupid about Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
The U.S. exists in a state of racial ignorance, Fleming contends, noting that the same attitudes that justified slavery, let Jim Crow control the South, and...
2018_DC_Kennedy_18090517Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- Martha H. Kennedy ("Drawn to Purpose")
Martha H. Kennedy - Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Kennedy’s ground-breaking survey presents in detail the lives and work of eighty women illustrators from the late nineteenth century to today. Starting with Golden Age artists Mary...
2018_DC_Kinney_181104107Politics & Prose @ UDC Theater of the Arts -- Jeff Kinney ("The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13)")
Jeff Kinney - The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) — UDC Theater of the Arts
Countdown to The Meltdown! In celebration of the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, join us for an imaginative evening at Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show, an interactive author experience hosted by JEFF...
2019_04_09A1_Abrams108Politics & Prose @ UDC Theater of the Arts -- Stacey Abrams ("Lead from the Outside") w/Brooke Baldwin
Leadership is hard. Convincing others—and yourself—that you're capable of taking charge and achieving more requires insight and courage. Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by political leader, entrepreneur, and nonprofit CEO Stacey Abrams is the handbook for outsiders,... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Fitzgerald_18102344Politics & Prose @ Union Market -- Ali Fitzgerald ("Drawn to Berlin")
Ali Fitzgerald - Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fitzgerald spent eight years in Berlin teaching her illustrating craft to centers asylum seekers from countries like Syria and Afghanistan – people who have...
2018_DC_Clinton_180607176Politics & Prose @ Warner Theater -- Bill Clinton and James Patterson ("The President is Missing") w/Paul Begala
Politics and Prose Presents Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Please join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson as they discuss their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the...
2017_DC_HR_Clinton_17091827Politics & Prose @ Warner Theater -- Hillary Rodham Clinton ("What Happened")
Join Hillary Rodham Clinton this Fall as she travels the United States. She’ll connect with audiences in a conversation about a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny. She’ll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what’s next, and what’s on your mind.
What...
2017_DC_Hanks_17102035Politics & Prose @ Warner Theater -- Tom Hanks ("Uncommon Type") w/Ann Patchett
Tom Hanks, an avid typewriter collector, is releasing his first book of short stories, Uncommon Type, which is filled with typewriters, and with stories about dreams and nightmares come true. Hanks follows an Eastern European man from his war-torn home to a new life in America and explores how bowling a...
2006_DC_Buchwald_06121223Politics & Prose @ Wesley United Methodist Church -- Art Buchwald ("Too Soon to Say Goodbye")
Art Buchwald: "Too Soon to Say Goodbye": Beloved humorist Art Buchwald (Beating Around the Bush) was given a terminal diagnosis in February, with a prognosis of fewer than three weeks. His stay in a hospice stretched into weeks, then months. Wit intact, Buchwald recounts his dying days, from the unique...
2007_DC_Mailer_07032628Politics & Prose @ Wesley United Methodist Church -- Norman Mailer ("The Castle In The Forest")
Norman Mailer: The Castle in the Forest (Random House, $27.95) In Conversation with Alan Cheuse (Author, Professor, and Book Commentator, NPR) The great Norman Mailer returns with a new novel, a fictional chronicle of Hitler's boyhood, told by a devil sent by Satan to nurture the nascent evil in the...
2013_DC_Gore_13013178Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Al Gore ("The Future")
From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Inconvenient Truth comes a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.
From his earliest days in public life, Al Gore has been warning us of the promise and peril of...
2007_DC_Alda_07092576Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Alan Alda ("Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself")
Alan Alda is not only a fine actor; he is a fine person. His memoir Never Have Your Dog Stuffed was touching. His new book of essays adds a new dimension to our acquaintance with Alda, portraying a man who wants to find out what makes life worthwhile and to share his knowledge with others.
2016_DC_Cumming_160926116Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Alan Cumming ("You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams") w/Ari Shapiro
Alan Cumming In Conversation with Ari Shapiro
Described by Time magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, Alan Cumming is an award-winning stage, television, and film actor, as well as an artist, writer, activist, photographer, and raconteur.
In You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life is...
2013_DC_Greenspan_13102468Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Alan Greenspan ("Map and the Territory") w/Liaquat Ahamed
Alan Greenspan In Conversation with Liaquat Ahamed
Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful role in economic decision making in the...
2007_DC_Cohen_07102572Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Amy Cohen ("The Late Bloomer's Revolution")
Amy Cohen imagined that by age 30 she would be juggling a career, a husband and two adorable children. But at 35, as she struggled to come to terms with the loss of her adored mother, she found herself fired from her job, dumped by her boyfriend and between apartments. The only thing that made her feel...
2014_DC_Cohen_141206137Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Andy Cohen ("Andy Cohen Diaries") w/Wolf Blitzer
Andy Cohen
With a nod to the 1989 bestseller The Andy Warhol Diaries, Cohen’s new book— The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year—is a pop-culture time capsule covering a year in his life. Cohen lets readers inside the world of New York City celebrity. Nothing is off-limits as he recounts...
2008_DC_Annie_08120999Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Annie Leibovitz ("Annie Leibovitz At Work")
Starting with Richard Nixon’s resignation and ending with Barack Obama’s campaign, Leibovitz describes how she made her pictures of the iconic people and events of our time in Annie Leibovitz at Work. This event is co-sponsored with Politics & Prose.
2011_DC_Bryson_11101768Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Bill Bryson ("At Home")
Bill Bryson: Join us for an evening in celebration of the paperback release of At Home: A Short History of Private Life.
Bill Bryson and his family live in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. One day, he began to consider how little he knew...
2012_DC_Woodward_12111287Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Bob Woodward ("Price of Politics") w/Dana Priest
Bob Woodward in conversation with Dana Priest:
Known since the 1970s for his tenacious reporting, Woodward’s The Price of Politics (Simon & Schuster, $30), shows in full detail how and why today′s major issue is still the economy. With access to key political figures of both parties, Woodward spent...
2007_DC_Schumer_07020740Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Chuck Schumer ("Positively American")
Schumer, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, played a pivotal role in the Democrats’ retaking the U.S. Senate in 2006. His new book details a proposal for keeping America safe and secure while increasing opportunities and financial security for a growing middle class.

This...
2009_DC_Frank_091005130Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Congressman Barney Frank & Stuart Weisberg ("Barney Frank")
Congressman Barney Frank & Stuart Weisberg:
Congressman Barney Frank and author Stuart Weisberg will discuss their highly anticipated political biography, Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman. The book covers everything from Frank’s working-class childhood and...
2012_DC_Rather_12050388Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Dan Rather ("Rather Outspoken") w/Tom Bettag
From Dan Rather, one of the most influential and award-winning journalists of our time, comes Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, the story of his event-filled career—and his insight on the future of America’s news media.
In this candid autobiography, Rather covers all the important moments of his...
2015_DC_Axelrod_150211121Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- David Axelrod ("Believer") w/John Dickerson
David Axelrod In Conversation with John Dickerson
David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates, or as senior adviser to the president, Axelrod held fast to his faith in the power of stories to...
2010_DC_Grossman_10101448Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- David Grossman ("To The End of the Land")
David Grossman - To The End Of The Land:
Evoking the ever-present intrusion of war into the daily life of Israelis, Grossman’s novel tells the story of Ora, a woman whose son, about to leave the army, instead goes to the front. To endure the anxiety, Ora leaves home with an old friend, an artist turned...
2011_DC_McCullough_110602108Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- David McCullough ("Greater Journey")
The Greater Journey is the enthralling—and until now, untold—story of American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris between 1830 and 1900. After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans embarked on a greater...
2015_DC_McCullough_15051170Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- David McCullough ("Wright Brothers")
David McCullough:
On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were...
2014_DC_Mitchell_14091718Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- David Mitchell ("The Bone Clocks")
An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, David Mitchell—the author of number9dream and Cloud Atlas—has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. The Bone Clocks is his spellbinding new novel.
Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on...
2009_DC_Plouffe_09112392Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- David Plouffe ("The Audacity to Win")
David Plouffe: "The Audacity to Win"
Plouffe not only led the effort that put Barack Obama in the White House, but he also changed the face of politics forever and reenergized the idea of democracy itself. The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory is his story...
2018_DC_Goodwin_18101883Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Doris Kearns Goodwin ("Leadership in Turbulent Times") w/Ezra Klein
Doris Kearns Goodwin - Leadership in Turbulent Times — at Sixth & I
Few people have studied leadership more closely than Doris Kearns Goodwin. A world-acclaimed presidential historian, she has devoted five decades to best-selling and critically acclaimed works of history that include The Bully Pulpit,...
2015_DC_Barrymore_15110397Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Drew Barrymore ("Wildflower") w/Scott Simon
Drew Barrymore In Conversation with Scott Simon:
Descended from Hollywood royalty and working as an actress before she could walk and talk, Barrymore has had much of her private life on display for the whole world to see. Now, at the age of forty, Barrymore has increasingly and deliberately withdrawn...
2011_DC_Abuelaish_11022895Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish ("I Shall Not Hate")
Inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, "I Shall Not Hate" is Dr. Abuelaish's account of his extraordinary life and a portrayal of everyday life in Gaza. The Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor born and raised in the Gaza Strip has been crossing the lines that divide Israelis and...
2007_DC_Groopman_07110560Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Dr. Jerome Groopman ("How Doctors Think")
Politics & Prose and Sixth & I present Dr. Jerome Groopman, professor at Harvard Medical School and chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In "How Doctors Think", Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He explores...
2010_DC_Gilbert_100107184Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Elizabeth Gilbert ("Committed")
Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, examines questions of compatibility, infatuation, fidelity, family tradition, social expectations, and divorce risks in her new memoir, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage.
At the end of Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert fell in love with...
2013_DC_Gilbert_13100793Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Elizabeth Gilbert ("Signature of All Things")
Elizabeth Gilbert’s first novel in 12 years, The Signature of All Things, is a story of botany, exploration and desire, spanning across much of the 19th century. The novel follows the fortunes of the brilliant Alma Whittaker (daughter of a charismatic botanical explorer) as she comes into her own within...
2013_DC_Ensler_13050285Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Eve Ensler ("In the Body of the World")
Eve Ensler:
From the bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Changed the World, In The Body of the World (Metropolitan, $25) is a memoir of separation and connection to the body, the self, and the world. The playwright, author, and activist has devoted her life...
2012_DC_Powell_12052973Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Gen. Colin Powell ("It Worked For Me") w/Robert Siegel
General Colin L. Powell In Conversation with NPR’s All Things Considered Host Robert Siegel
In his new book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reveals the lessons that have shaped his life and his legendary career in public...
2011_DC_Brooks_11050985Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Geraldine Brooks ("Caleb's Crossing")
Geraldine Brooks:
Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha’s Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. The narrator of Caleb’s Crossing, Bethia Mayfield, grows up in Great Harbor amid...
2014_DC_Greenwald_14051485Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Glenn Greenwald ("No Place To Hide")
Glenn Greenwald
In May 2013, Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations...
2015_DC_Steinem_151028123Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Gloria Steinem ("My Life on the Road") w/Maxine Waters
Gloria Steinem In Conversation with Congresswoman Maxine Waters
In her first book in over twenty years, Steinem—writer, activist, and organizer—offers a candid account of how her early years led her to an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change.
In My...
2009_DC_Mortenson_091203129Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Greg Mortenson ("Stones Into Schools") w/Tom Friedman
Greg Mortenson - Stones Into Schools: Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built...
2011_DC_Jacobson_11040775Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Howard Jacobson ("The Finkler Question")
Howard Jacobson: The Finkler Question:
Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never lost touch with each other, or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik.
Dining together one night, the men reminisce on a time before...
2011_DC_Eugenides2_11103110Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Jeffrey Eugenides ("Marriage Plot") -- Pictures taken during event, but not of Jeffrey
Jeffrey Eugenides:
The author of Middlesex (bestselling winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize) and The Virgin Suicides (made into a film by Sofia Coppola), is back––with a novel about modern love.
It’s the early 1980s and Madeleine Hanna, a dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane...
2012_DC_Kantor_12011281Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Jodi Kantor ("The Obamas") w/David Brooks
Jodi Kantor:
When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to Michelle’s fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as...
2018_DC_Kerry_180908138Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- John Kerry ("Every Day is Extra") w/David Ignatius
John Kerry - Every Day Is Extra — at Sixth & I
John Kerry has devoted his life to public service. Since he testified in front of Congress as a decorated young Vietnam veteran disillusioned with the war, he’s placed himself at the heart of American political life, serving as a five-term Senator and as...
2014_DC_Stevens_14050569Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- John Paul Stevens ("Six Amendments") w/David Tatel
Justice John Paul Stevens:
By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more than three decades on the Court, during which he was involved with many of the defining decisions of the...
2014_DC_Waters_14061151Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- John Waters ("Carsick") w/Louis Bayard
John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film...
2009_DC_Foer_091201109Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Jonathan Safran Foer ("Eating Animals")
Jonathan Safran Foer: Eating Animals
Written with the verve readers know from his novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Foer’s first nonfiction book - Eating Animals - grew out of his need to justify dietary decisions to his children. A vegetarian and sometime...
2011_DC_Foer_11031394Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Joshua Foer ("Moonwalking with Einstein")
On average, people squander 40 days a year compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people, but after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we often forget: In every...
2018_DC_Castro_18101592Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Julián Castro ("An Unlikely Journey") w/Jonathan Allen
Julián Castro - An Unlikely Journey — at Sixth & I
Julián Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, is one of the American left’s rising stars. In this memoir, reminiscent of Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father, Castro tells the story of his...
2011_DC_Armstrong_11011094Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Karen Armstrong ("Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life") -- All except presentation
Karen Armstrong - Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life:
In her many books on the history of religion (The Battle for God, The Great Transformation), Armstrong has advocated compassion as one of the greatest virtues. In her new book, she presents practical ways to practice compassion in everyday life,...
2012_DC_Annan_120905100Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Kofi Annan ("Interventions: A Life in War and Peace") w/David Ignatius
Kofi Annan In Conversation with David Ignatius
In Interventions: A Life in War and Peace, the first sub-Saharan African to hold the position of Secretary-General tells the story of his mission through the prism of some of the most consequential crises he confronted—and the way they illustrate the wider...
2014_DC_Panetta_14101492Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Leon Panetta ("Worthy Fights") w/Mike Allen
Leon Panetta In Conversation with Mike Allen
Leon Panetta’s first career as a public servant began as an army intelligence officer and included a 35-year run in Congress, culminating in his role as Clinton’s budget czar and White House chief of staff. He then “retired” to establish the Panetta...
2008_DC_Black_08061091Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Lewis Black ("Me of Little Faith")
The comedian and Daily Show contributor aims his ferocious wit at religion and politics. From Hebrew school and bar mitzvah, to college in the sixties where he sees parallels between religious rapture and drug-induced visions, Black has reached some conclusions. He reserves his most stinging attacks for...
2018_DC_Albright_18041644Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Madeleine Albright ("Fascism: A Warning") w/Jeffrey Goldberg
Madeleine Albright - Fascism: A Warning — with Jeffrey Goldberg
Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Madeleine Albright is the first woman ever to serve as U.S. Secretary of State. Over her long career as a diplomat, Albright watched Fascism rise and endure. In Fascism: A Warning, she shows us how its...
2012_DC_Albright_12042971Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Madeleine Albright ("Prague Winter") w/Leon Wieseltier
The Hon. Madeleine Korbel Albright In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of The New Republic:
Albright’s family history is inescapably a history of Europe during the Second World War. In Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, a memoir of her early years, the...
2013_DC_Gladwell_13101683Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Malcolm Gladwell ("David and Goliath") w/David Plotz
Malcolm Gladwell, In Conversation with David Plotz
In David and Goliath, Gladwell—the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw—challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against,...
2013_DC_Maron_130611105Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Marc Maron ("Attempting Normal")
From standup to television to his popular podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, Maron is a disarmingly honest and intensely smart comic who finds wisdom in the strangest places.
Attempting Normal is Maron’s journey through the wilderness of his own mind, a collection of painfully funny stories about hope and...
2016_DC_Kelly_16120571Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Megyn Kelly ("Settle for More") w/Katty Kay
Megyn Kelly In Conversation with Katty Kay
In the two and half years since her show The Kelly File premiered on the Fox News Channel, anchor Megyn Kelly has cemented her reputation as one of the most respected and hardest hitting journalists in America. Tackling issues from both sides of the aisle,...
2007_DC_Chabon_07052373Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Michael Chabon ("Yiddish Policeman's Union")
A Conversation with Michael Chabon: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Wonder Boys and other novels will discuss the stylish menace of 1940s noir in a novel that imagines if Alaska, not Israel, had become the homeland for the Jews after World War II....
2011_DC_Moore_111002118Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Michael Moore ("Here Comes Trouble")
Michael Moore:
"I had an unusually large-sized head, though this was not uncommon for a baby in the Midwest. The craniums in our part of the country were designed to leave a little extra room for the brain to grow in case one day we found ourselves exposed to something we didn't understand, like a...
2011_DC_Ondaatje_11111637Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Michael Ondaatje ("The Cat's Table")
Set on a ship bound from Colombo to England in the 1950s, the haunting new novel by the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient is the coming-of-age story of an eleven-year-old boy. Finding unlikely tutors on jazz, literature, and women among his fellow passengers, the boy also glimpses...
2013_DC_Pollan_13042593Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Michael Pollan ("Cooked")
Politics & Prose Bookstore is pleased to present an evening with Michael Pollan for his latest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.
A food writer and activist, Pollan was named as one of Time magazine’s hundred most influential people in the world in 2010. Pollan is a longtime contributor...
2018_DC_Wolff_18011896Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Michael Wolff ("Fire and Fury") w/Jonathan Capehart
Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House — at Sixth & I
Michael Wolff's account of the first year of the Trump administration delves behind the barrage of tweets, accusations, denials, and belligerence to find out what's really been going on in the White House. In this astonishing...
2008_DC_Pelosi_08073077Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Nancy Pelosi ("Know Your Power")
Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Know Your Power". “For our daughters and our granddaughters, now the sky is the limit,” said Nancy Pelosi, after being sworn in as Speaker of the House. In her new book, she shares the insights gained from her life: from the kitchen of her San Francisco home to the Congress of the...
2014_DC_Kristof_14092980Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Nicholas Kristof ("Half the Sky")
From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky comes A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity—a unique narrative about making a difference in the world and a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen.
Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, A Path...
2010_DC_Krauss_10101875Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Nicole Krauss ("Great House") w/Hanna Rosin
Nicole Krauss: Great House:
For twenty-five years, a reclusive American novelist has been writing at the desk she inherited from a young Chilean poet who disappeared at the hands of Pinochet’s secret police; one day a girl claiming to be the poet’s daughter arrives to take it away, sending the writer’s...
2014_DC_Lear_141013139Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Norman Lear ("Even This I Get To Experience") w/Jacki Lyden
Norman Lear In Conversation with Jacki Lyden
Book signing to follow event, though books will be stamped by Mr. Lear rather than signed.
The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear remade our television...
2010_DC_Roubini_10051354Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Nouriel Roubini ("Crisis Economics")
Nouriel Roubini: In Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance, Nouriel Roubini - renowned economist and professor of economics at NYU's Stern School of Business - reveals the methods he used to foretell the current financial crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how...
2014_DC_Thiel_14092368Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Peter Thiel ("Zero to One") w/Bradley Graham and Blake Masters
Peter Thiel
The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.
If you do what has never been done and you can do...
2012_DC_Maddow_12042842Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Rachel Maddow ("Drift")
In Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, the host of the Emmy Award-winning “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, argues that we’ve drifted away from America’s original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails.
Maddow...
2019_05_06D_Caro26Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Robert Caro ("Working") w/Chuck Todd
Robert Caro’s collection of personal essays is both a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of his award-winning books and an engaging self-portrait of sorts by one of our most accomplished biographers. Writing with his signature grace, humor, and vigor, Caro recalls what it was like to interview a man... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Cash_10081165Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Rosanne Cash ("Composed")
For thirty years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed critical success. In Composed: A Memoir, Cash writes about her upbringing as the child of country-music legend Johnny Cash and the stepdaughter of June Carter Cash. She grew up in Southern California, worked for Columbia Records in London, and...
2010_DC_Rushdie_10111775Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Salman Rushdie ("Luke and the Fire of Life")
Salman Rushdie: Luka and the Fire of Life
With the same imagination that has made Salman Rushdie one of the great storytellers of our time, Luka and the Fire of Life revisits the magic-infused, intricate world he first brought to life in the modern classic Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
This new novel...
2008_DC_Rushdie_08063098Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Salman Rushdie ("The Enchantress of Florence")
The Guardian calls Rushdie’s new novel “a wonderful tale, full of follies and enchantments.” The master of magic realism weaves the sensibilities of East and West, of history and fable, in a story that combines the realm of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great with the Florence of the Medicis and Machiavelli....
2013_DC_OConnor_13031853Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Sandra Day O'Connor ("Out of Order")
Sandra Day O'Connor:
From the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, Out of Order sheds light on the centuries of change and upheaval that transformed the Supreme Court from its uncertain beginnings into the institution that thrives today.
From the early days of circuit-riding to the...
2016_DC_Booker_160217131Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Senator Cory Booker ("United") w/Julian Castro
Senator Cory Booker:
Born in Washington D.C. and raised in northern New Jersey, Booker was a star high school athlete who received a football scholarship to Stanford. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before earning his law degree from Yale. Following graduation, he moved to...
2014_DC_Warren_14050178Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Senator Elizabeth Warren ("A Fighting Chance")
Senator Elizabeth Warren
An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn’t
As a child in Oklahoma, Warren yearned to become an elementary school teacher—an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early...
2014_DC_Gillibrand_14091066Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Senator Kirsten Gillbrand ("Off the Sidelines") w/Andrea Mitchell
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand In Conversation with Andrea Mitchell
Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of...
2014_DC_Kidd_14011359Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Sue Monk Kidd ("Invention of Wings")
Sue Monk Kidd:
From the author of The Secret Life of Bees comes The Invention of Wings, a novel that looks at one of the most devastating wounds in American history through two women struggling for liberation, empowerment, and self-expression.
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a ten-year-old urban slave in...
2013_DC_Cain_13020669Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Susan Cain ("Quiet") w/Angie Kim
After spending over 41 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sparking a national conversation about introversion, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, will soon be published in paperback.
A self-proclaimed introvert herself, Susan Cain argues that our culture...
2015_DC_Koppel_15111288Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Ted Koppel ("Lights Out") w/Robert Siegel
Ted Koppel - Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath:
During nearly four decades with ABC News, the last two as Nightline anchor, Koppel has been a bureau chief and has served variously as a foreign, domestic, and war correspondent, winning numerous Emmy Awards in the...
2010_DC_Leonsis_100224117Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Ted Leonsis ("The Business of Happiness")
More than a quarter century ago, at the age of 25, Ted Leonsis - now the owner of the Washington Capitals - was already a highly successful entrepreneur, but reflecting on his life after surviving a plane crash, he realized that he wasn't truly happy. Walking away from that plane crash, Leonsis was...
2011_DC_Used2BUs_11090849Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum ("That Used To Be Us")
Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum:
America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, Friedman and Mandelbaum analyze those...
2014_DC_Geithner_14052244Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Timothy F. Geithner ("Stress Test") w/Ben Bernanke
Timothy F. Geithner - Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
In Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises (Crown), the former Secretary of the Treasury explains the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions that he and others in the Obama administration made to save the U.S. economy...
2007_DC_Brokaw_071119110Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Tom Brokaw ("Boom!")
Politics & Prose and Sixth & I present Tom Brokaw, one of America's premier journalists, who will speak about his latest book, "Boom! Voices of the Sixties - Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today". In Boom!, Brokaw depicts a defining era in America as he brings to life the tumultuous sixties, a...
2008_DC_Friedman_08092397Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Tom Friedman ("Hot, Flat, and Crowded")
Friedman exposes the irrationality of U.S. policies that promote consumption of vast quantities of oil. The United States must lead efforts to develop energy alternatives that would 1) free us from our dependence on petro-dictatorships and 2) help preserve the earth, oceans, and biodiversity. This event...
2008_DC_Morrison_081204114Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Toni Morrison ("A Mercy: A Novel")
Toni Morrison: "A Mercy: A Novel". We are honored to present the Nobel Laureate. She returns to the theme of slavery; this time, in a period soon after the nation’s founding. A Publishers Weekly starred preview says, “Morrison’s lyricism infuses the shifting voices of her characters … Morrison’s...
2016_DC_Noah_16111976Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Trevor Noah ("Born a Crime") w/Cory Booker
Trevor Noah In Conversation with Senator Cory Booker
Noah is a sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race, and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers...
2011_DC_Eco_11110923Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Umberto Eco ("Prague Cemetery") w/Keith Donohue
Umberto Eco:
Nineteenth-century Europe -- from Turin to Prague to Paris -- abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black...
2019_04_08B1_Jarrett215Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Valerie Jarrett ("Finding My Voice") w/Anita Dunn
Valerie Jarrett In Conversation with Anita Dunn
In Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, the longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Naipaul_10102172Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- V.S. Naipaul ("The Masque of Africa") w/George Andreou
V.S. Naipaul: The Masque of Africa:
From Uganda to Ghana and Nigeria, around the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and on to South Africa, the Nobel laureate’s latest work of travel and culture looks at the role of belief throughout the African continent. Considering native faiths based in animism as well as...
2014_DC_Isaacson_14110462Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Walter Isaacson ("Innovators")
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution is Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet, as well as a guide to how innovation really happens.
What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs...
2010_DC_Martel_10041467Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Yann Martel ("Beatrice and Virgil")
Yann Martel - Beatrice and Virgil: Martel won the 2002 Man Booker Prize for The Life of Pi, his story of a boy and a tiger adrift at sea. His new novel, featuring a donkey, a howler monkey, and an enigmatic taxidermist, is an equally whimsical and philosophical consideration of truth and deception,...
2013_DC_Ottolenghi_131021107Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi ("Ottolenghi: The Cookbook") w/Joan Nathan
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, In Conversation with Joan Nathan
Yotam Ottolenghi wrote Ottolenghi: The Cookbook with Sami Tamimi, his business partner and co-chef, before Plenty and the New York Times bestselling Jerusalem. Now, their debut cookbook comes to America for the first time.
Ottolenghi...
2012_DC_ZSmith_12101863Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Zadie Smith ("NW")
Zadie Smith:
The best-selling author’s tragi-comic new novel, NW, follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is...
2012_DC_Brzezinski1_12012992Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Zbigniew Brzezinski ("Strategic Vision") w/Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough
In his latest book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, the former National Security Advisor looks back to the optimism following the fall of the Communist bloc and outlines a strategy by which the United States can reassert that position of strength. His analysis focuses on the...
2014_MD_Petersen_14090431Takoma Park Community Center and Fantom Comics -- David Petersen ("Mouseguard")
“Mouseguard” Author/Illustrator David Petersen, Thursday September 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Library: This award-winning graphic novelist will talk about his books and do a drawing demonstration.
2017_MD_Alice_17091442Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Alex Alice ("Castle in the Stars")
Alex Alice - Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
A year after his mother’s disappearance, Seraphin still holds out hope that she is alive somewhere. When summoned to a Bavarian castle for a mysterious reason, Seraphin thinks he might be closer to finding his...
2017_DC_Alexis_FF_17041767Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Alexis Frederick-Frost ("Hocus Focus")
Alexis Frederick-Frost - Hocus Focus — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Imagine how frustrated you’d be if you worked for a wizard and never learning any magic! The Knight knows this feeling well, and he’s determined to change it. His plan is simple: find a book of spells, whip up a potion, steal the...
2016_MD_Hatke_16060981Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Ben Hatke ("Nobody Likes a Goblin")
Ben Hatke - Nobody Likes a Goblin — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Goblin lives a quiet but happy life in a dungeon. He has everything he needs: boots to eat for breakfast, rats to care for as pets, and Skeleton to have as his Very Best Friend. Together, the two buddies do what they love best: namely,...
2015_MD_Barry_15050645Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Dave Barry ("Worst Class Trip Ever")
Dave Barry - The Worst Class Trip Ever — at Takoma Library (MD)
Author and humorist Dave Barry’s rollicking middle-grade adventure takes place against a backdrop of D.C. s more famous landmarks. Wyatt and his best friend Matt have a run-in with some mysterious men on their class’s flight to D.C. and...
2015_MD_Davis_Weing_15092163Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Eleanor Davis & Drew Weing ("Flop to the Top")
Graphic Novelists Eleanor Davis & Drew Weing:
Husband-and-wife duo, Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing, will presemt their newest graphic novel for kids, "Flop to the Top," on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 :30 p.m. The book, aimed at ages 4-8, tells the story of self-centered Wanda, a girl who thinks that she's got...
2014_MD_Davis_14091520Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Eleanor Davis ("How to Be Happy")
Award-winning graphic Novelist Eleanor Davis will read from, and discuss, her newest book, "How to Be Happy." Davis, who is known for her graphic novels for kids like "Stinky" and "The Secret Science Alliance, now publishes something special for adults. In "How to Be Happy," Davis offers a series of...
2017_MD_Jenkins_17021546Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Emily Jenkins ("A Greyhound, a Groundhog")
Emily Jenkins - A Greyhound, a Groundhog — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Award-winning children’s author Emily Jenkins tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a greyhound and a groundhog. As soon as they meet, they feed off each other’s restlessness, running around and encountering the wonders...
2015_MD_Imaginary_Fred_151001112Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers ("Imaginary Fred")
Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers - Imaginary Fred — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Fred is an imaginary friend by nature: he becomes a companion to lonely children, one by one, until they no longer need him. Eventually, though, Fred begins to long for a friend who will stick around. When he meets Sam, has...
2019_03_08C_Cousteau139Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Fabien Cousteau ("Great White Shark Adventure")
Fabien Cousteau Great White Shark Adventure — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Famed explorer Fabien Cousteau and his junior explorers set off on an expedition to the coast of South Africa, home to the world’s largest concentration of great white sharks. They, along with his team of research experts, have... (Partially reviewed)
2015_MD_Levine_15042736Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Gail Carson Levine ("Stolen Magic")
Gail Carson Levine - Stolen Magic — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Elodie is returning to Lahnt after her last thrilling adventure with the dragon detective Meenore and Count Jonty Um, an ogre, in tow. Although she’s excited to see home again, she’s anxious about how her companions might be received. But...
2015_MD_Hinds_15022348Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Gareth Hinds ("Macbeth")
Graphic Novelist Gareth Hinds @ Takoma Park Maryland Library
Artist Gareth Hinds, known for his critically-acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of classics like "Beowulf" and "Romeo & Juliet," will present his newest book, "Macbeth," on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Hinds will talk about his process of...
2015_MD_Hosler_15043070Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jay Hosler ("Last of the Sandwalkers")
Jay Hosler - Last of the Sandwalkers — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Entomologist Hosler’s action-packed graphic novel depicts the tale of Lucy, a curious and tenacious scientist, who happens to be a beetle. She leaves New Coleopolis, her urban home at the edge of a vast desert in the protective shade of...
2018_MD_Royer_18091334Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jérémie Royer ("Audubon: On the Wings of the World")
Jérémie Royer - Audubon: On the Wings of the World — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
He was a man of many names and many lives, some invented and some embellished. But one thread followed John James Audubon through his life: a love of nature and an unquenchable thirst for adventure. This graphic novel...
2018_MD_Roth_18100822Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jonathan Roth ("Beep and Bob")
Jonathan Roth - Beep and Bob — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Bob accidentally earned the highest test score on the planet and is shipped off to the best school in the universe, the galactic Astro Elementary, located deep in space. That is where he befriends Beep, a curious little alien. With Halloween...
2015_MD_Aguirre_15051838Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jorge Aguirre ("Dragons Beware!")
Graphic Novelist Jorge Aguirre:
Join us when artist Jorge Aguirre presents his newest graphic novel for kids, "Dragons Beware!" The book, aimed at ages 7-12, is a sequel to the popular "Giants Beware!" Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Aguirre's books, but the program is free and no purchase...
2016_DC_Medina_16100630Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Juana Medina ("Juana and Lucas")
JUANA MEDINA - JUANA AND LUCAS **BILINGUAL EVENT
Juana loves her native city of Bogotá, Colombia, maybe even as much as she loves her canine “furry amigo” Lucas. He is one smart perro: he knows how to warn Juana when Mami is coming to yell at her for staying up too late, and even how to be a fútbol...
2014_MD_DiCamillo_14082994Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Kate Dicamillo ("Leroy Ninker Saddles Up")
Kate Dicamillo - Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen make a return to Deckawoo Drive, with a new story about one of Mercy Watson’s neighbors. Leroy Ninker has everything he needs to be a cowboy—lasso, boots, hat—except a...
2016_MD_McCloskey_16042860Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Kevin McCloskey ("Real Poop on Pigeons")
Kevin McCloskey - The Real Poop on Pigeons:
McCloskey’s lighthearted ode to pigeons begins with two strangers sitting on a bench. As one exclaims that he hates these “rats with wings,” a group of people dressed in mascot-like pigeon suits descend upon him to explain why pigeons are, in fact, rather...
2016_MD_Alexander_160201105Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Kwame Alexander ("Surf's Up")
Kwame Alexander - Surf's Up — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Bro the frog can’t believe it when his best friend, Dude, is so absorbed in a book that he isn’t even interested in a trip to the beach. Bro makes sure Dude comes along, though, and on the way a strange thing happens: Bro’s exclamations about...
2016_MD_Rules_16050361Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Mac Barnett and Matt Myers ("Rules of the House")
Mac Barnett and Matt Myers - Rules of the House:
Siblings Ian and Jenny are on their way to a vacation house in the woods. Ian’s raison d’être is following rules such as “Always pack a toothbrush,” whereas Jenny lives to ignore such dictums as “No pinching” and “No lying.” She wastes no time in...
2015_MD_Picture_Book_15090365Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson
Picture Book Creators Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson:
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. for a special evening with two award-winning picture book creators, writer Mac Barnett ("Sam & Dave Dig a Hole") and artist Christian Robinson ("Josephine" and "Last Stop on Market Street"). At the event, the...
2016_DC_Chan_160407124Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Ruth Chan ("Where's the Party?")
Ruth Chan - Where's the Party? — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Georgie the cat loves his friends; he loves cake; but most of all, he loves eating cake with his friends at… parties! One morning, he is inspired to throw the biggest and best bash of them all; he dons his party hat, packs up a cake, and...
2016_MD_Higgins_16012739Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Ryan T. Higgins ("Mother Bruce")
Ryan T. Higgins - Mother Bruce — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Bruce is one grumpy bear. He doesn’t like sunny days; he doesn’t like rainy days. In fact, he doesn’t like much of anything-- except eggs, which he uses in fancy recipes. One day, however, before he can cook the eggs he’s gathered, they hatch...
2016_MD_Witches_16051926Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Sophie Blackall and John Bemelmans Marciano ("Witches of Benevento")
Sophie Blackall and John Bemelmans Marciano - Witches of Benevento: Mischief Season — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Marciano and Caldecott Medal winner Blackall’s new series takes place in 1820s Benevento, Italy, a place historically reputed to be full of witches. In fact, not only are there witches—not...
2017_MD_Joyce_17042456Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- William Joyce ("Bently & Egg...")
William Joyce - Bently & Egg, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Meet William Joyce and celebrate the reissue of three of his classic picture books. You’ll be able to spend A Day With Wilbur Robinson in his house of wacky...
2018_MD_Morales_180906106Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Yuyi Morales ("Dreamers/ Soñadores")
Yuyi Morales - Dreamers/ Soñadores (Spanish language) — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
In 1994, the award-winning author Yuyi Morales crossed a bridge with her two-month old son from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas. They settled into a new American life where almost everything was different and...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2019_05_01A1_Lincoln_RoomD201DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Lincoln Room Dedication
Dedication of the Lincoln Room in the Capitol. A unanimous House Resolution set aside the former mail room of the original House of Representatives chamber to honor Congressman Abraham Lincoln. This room was just a few feet behind Lincoln's desk on the House floor in what is now Statuary Hall. Linc... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_05A1_Literary_HillBF363DC -- Literary 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: Co... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_27D_Underfoot123DC -- Awesome Con DC (2019) -- Underfoot Graphic Novel Launch Party
You're invited to THE UNDERFOOT Launch Party! Hosted by Emily S. Whitten, Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Thom Zahler Come celebrate The Underfoot, a new original graphic novel series from Lion Forge Comics, with Co-Creators Emily S. Whitten & Ben Fisher, Artist Michelle Nguyen, & Letterer Thom Zah... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C3_DaviesR145DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Reception
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Folks here include: Michael Cavna, Mark Shields, Joe Sutliff, Eric Shansby, Clarence Page, Lisa Page, Matt Davies, Matt Wuerker, Clay Jo... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C1_DaviesP117DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Presentation
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Matt Davies Newsday Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Rob... (Partially reviewed)


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