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05/19/2019 (Sunday 3am): I took too many pictures at the wonderful-as-always Gaithersburg Book Festival so I'm still working on pictures from there as well as ones from the new Queens of Egypt exhibit @ National Geographic Society. Total number of photos in the queue): 7,100.
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2019_02_23A1_McCabe116Politics & Prose -- Andrew G. McCabe ("The Threat")
Andrew G. McCabe - The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
McCabe started working at the FBI in 1996 and served in many capacities, from street agent on the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force to leading the Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_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)
2019_01_09_Meltzer94Politics & Prose -- Brad Meltzer ("The First Conspiracy") w/Josh Mensch
Brad Meltzer - The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington — in conversation with Josh Mensch
Writing history with the same command of pacing, suspense, and vivid action that has made him one of today’s finest thriller writers, Meltzer in his new book tells the startling, and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_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)
2019_03_10_Kidd76Politics & Prose -- Chip Kidd ("Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal")
Chip Kidd - Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal
An acronym for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, saying the word “shazam” invoked the powerful line of heroic elders who allowed ordinary Billy Batson to become Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal. In the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_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)
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)
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)
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)
2019_01_05A_Peck93Politics & Prose -- Garrett Peck ("The Great War in America")
Garrett Peck - The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath
The First World War had been underway for two years before President Wilson committed U.S. troops to help make the globe “safe for democracy,” but the nation’s initial reluctance to take part in the conflict has colored our views of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_09A1_Hernandez104Politics & Prose -- Jaime Hernandez ("Is This How You See Me?") w/Sarah Boxer
Jaime Hernandez - Is This How You See Me? in conversation with Sarah Boxer
With his brothers Gilbert and Mario, Jaime Hernandez created Love and Rockets, one of the first comics to appear in the 1980s alternative comics movement. Hernandez has continued and expanded that series with his award-winning... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_03_Brown63Politics & Prose -- Jeremy Brown ("Influenza")
Dr. Jeremy Brown - Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
The Spanish Flu pandemic, the deadliest in history, infected some 500 million people worldwide and killed 20 to 50 million. In the hundred years since, medicine has made great strides—substituting flu shots for... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_12_LM_GK69Politics & Prose -- Lopez Matthews ("Howard University in the World Wars") and Gil Klein ("Trouble in Lafayette Square")
Lopez D. Matthews Jr - Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation
Gil Klein - Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House
In Howard University in the World Wars (History Press, $23.99) historian and archivist Lopez D. Matthews draws on a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_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)
2019_01_15E1_Race_In_America114Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America" (6th) w/April Ryan, Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Race in America Today: A Panel Discussion — moderated by April Ryan, featuring Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Join April Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author of Under Fire, At Mama’s Knee, and The Presidency in Black and White for the sixth in an... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_20A_Shinkle83Politics & Prose -- Peter Shinkle ("Ike's Mystery Man") w/Michael Isikoff
Peter Shinkle - Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler — in conversation with Michael Isikoff
Robert "Bobby" Cutler (1895-1974) earned a law degree at Harvard and served two stints as Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor. While historians have recognized his contributions to the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_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)
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)
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)
2019_01_27A1_Wilentz95Politics & Prose -- Sean Wilentz ("No Property in Man")
Sean Wilentz - No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding
Since a number of the nation’s founders were slave-holders, many historians have interpreted the Constitution as not merely tolerating slavery but positively enshrining it. In this revisionist account, Wilentz... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_05A1_Jones180Politics & Prose -- Senator Doug Jones ("Bending Towards Justice")
Taking his title from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," Jones chronicles the arduous struggle to punish those responsible for the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four girls. Though the FBI... (Partially reviewed)
2019_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)
2019_02_10A1_Wheeler116Politics & Prose -- Tom Wheeler ("From Gutenberg to Google")
Tom Wheeler - From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future
As chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 and before that as an entrepreneur, Wheeler has been a key figure in the telecommunications world for some four decades. In his new book he puts today’s tremendous technological changes in... (Partially reviewed)
2019_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)
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)
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)
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)
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)


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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