|2018_10_28B_Stephens||211||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Bloom_180225||31||Politics & 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...
|2018_09_04_Ryan||51||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Press_180325||7||Politics & 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...
|2018_DC_Mann_180201||21||Politics & 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...
|2018_DC_LeDuff_180524||61||Politics & 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...
|2018_DC_Kurtz_Phelan_180415||78||Politics & 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...
|2018_10_29C_Blight||80||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_09_09B_Pelecanos||90||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_New_Power_180415||53||Politics & 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...
|2018_DC_Lipman_180220||35||Politics & 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...
|2018_DC_Califano_180313||67||Politics & 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...
|2018_09_11_Rad_Girls||134||Politics & 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:... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Davis_180219||61||Politics & 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_180206||62||Politics & 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_180415||14||Politics & Prose -- Liam Callanan ("Paris by the Book")|
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...
|2018_DC_Square_180511||51||Politics & 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_180520||63||Politics & 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...
|2018_11_19E_Kalb||107||Politics & 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)
|2018_DC_Philbrick_180308||53||Politics & 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...
|2018_DC_Scovell_180325||101||Politics & 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...
|2018_09_09A_Eisen||11||Politics & 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.... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Womens_March_180123||102||Politics & 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...
|2018_DC_Race_In_America_180115||85||Politics & 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...
|2018_09_23_Nader||95||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Penn_180415||11||Politics & 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...
|2018_11_03C1_McChrystal||78||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_12_03C1_Daniels||99||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Eizenstat_180424||95||Politics & 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...
|2018_DC_Clapper_180523||104||Politics & 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_180327||135||Politics & 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...
|2018_09_27A1_Woodward||117||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Comey_180430||46||Politics & 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_09_14C1_Andres||75||Politics & 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,... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_10_17D_Kingsolver||84||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_11_13_Gillibrand||78||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_11_04D1_Kinney||141||Politics & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Clinton_180607||176||Politics & 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...
|2018_10_18G1_Goodwin||95||Sixth & 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,... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_09_08D1_Kerry||196||Sixth & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_10_15A1_Castro||119||Sixth & 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_DC_Albright_180416||44||Sixth & 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...
|2018_DC_Wolff_180118||96||Sixth & 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...
|2018_09_13D_Royer||37||Takoma 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_10_08_Roth||29||Takoma 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... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_09_06E1_Morales||136||Takoma 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... (Partially reviewed)