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Thursday, May 26, 7:00 pm
The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393285024
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2016

With books ranging from studies of Andrew Jackson and Ulysses Grant to The Age of Reagan and Bob Dylan in America, Wilentz is one of the country’s most diverse historians. The George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton, Wilentz won the Bancroft Prize for The Rise of American Democracy and the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Award for Chants Democratic; American politics is his specialty, and in his eighth book he reassesses the role political parties have played in this country’s quest for socio-economic equality. Showing that party politicians have been instrumental in furthering egalitarian goals, Wilentz draws lessons from the Civil War to the New Deal and on to the Great Society to argue that a post-partisan age would not guarantee our fundamental goals.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, May 27, 7:00 pm
Dear Fang, with Love Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101875773
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 24th, 2016

Thorpe made a literary splash with her debut novel, The Girls from Corona del Mar, which vividly evoked the lifelong friendship between two women. Her second work of fiction looks at the complex dynamics of one family, starting with seventeen-year-old Katya’s sudden breakdown and her absent father’s return to her life. The two travel to Vilnius, where her father hopes Katya will regain her balance by learning about their family’s past. What she learns, however, leads to more questions, as her personal life, ancestral heritage, and Lithuania’s recent history combine in unexpected ways.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 am
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481449380
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

This collection of poems relates the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, who broke the color barrier to become the United States’ first black military airmen during World War II. Trained at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, these men went on to serve with distinction abroad. They had to fight racism at home as well as in Europe, facing the reality that they were risking their lives for a country that did not treat them as equals. Weatherford addresses their bravery as well as the historical context of their story, including the first black women to serve in the Army Nurse Corps. Ages 9 – 12

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, May 31, 4:30 pm

As president and CEO of KRL International LLC, a Washington communications and government relations firm that serves as the consultancy of record for Liberia, Levinson has worked closely with Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and this political biography of the first woman elected to lead an African nation is an insightful tribute to a remarkable individual. Sirleaf was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, and the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2012. Her victory in the 2005 Liberian presidential election closed the long period of uncertainty and turmoil both she and her nation had suffered following the coup of 1980, when she lost her position as finance minister and spent many years working outside her country. Levinson’s chronicle of Sirleaf’s dedication to building a democratic Liberia is also a valuable inside look at the roles played by both foreign policy and public relations in turning a country around.

Joining K. Riva Levinson for the event will be President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 pm
Boy with a Knife: A Story of Murder, Remorse, and a Prisoner's Fight for Justice Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632460240
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Published: Ig Publishing - April 26th, 2016

In Shakespeare Behind Bars, Trounstine, professor emerita of humanities at Middlesex Community College, told the compelling and thought-provoking story of her decade teaching and directing plays at Framingham Women’s Prison, work for which she was named a “Woman who Dared” by the Jewish Women’s Archive in 2000. Her sixth book homes in on one particular young male prisoner, relating the story of Karter Kane Reed. Convicted of murder in 1993, Reed, though only sixteen, was sentenced to life in an adult prison—one of nearly a quarter of a million youths tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults annually. Reed, however, was exceptional in that he successfully sued the Massachusetts Parole Board twenty years later, and was freed. Trounstine will be in conversation with Josh Rovner, juvenile justice expert at the Sentencing Project.

Busboys and Poets 5th & K
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday, May 31, 7:00 pm
The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385351126
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 24th, 2016

A former State Department official, Weston spent some seven years working with American soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan—longer than any other diplomat spent in the warzones—service for which he won the Secretary of State’s Medal for Heroism. Taking his title from the heart-stopping moment when a patient recovering from face wounds looks in the mirror for the first time, Weston delivers a comprehensive and unflinchingly honest look at post-9/11 America. Focusing on the Marines, diplomats, Afghan and Iraqi leaders, and many others he met while overseas—from truck drivers to law students to imams-- he complements these experiences with stateside visits to families and colleagues of soldiers abroad, astutely detailing America’s image and self-image today.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, June 1, 10:30 am
What Elephants Know Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484728543
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 17th, 2016

Nandu has an unusual past: his earliest known guardians were a pack of dhole, or wild dogs; he was then discovered by an elephant in the jungles of the Nepalese Borderlands. The elephant, Devi Kali, takes on the role of his mother. The head of the elephant stable where Devi Kali lives, known by the title Subba-sahib, adopts Nandu as his own despite their ethnic differences. The young boy’s life continues to be atypical: Subba-sahib sends him to a school in a faraway town, where he is discovered to have a special gift for mathematics. Nandu also demonstrates bravery and a love of both people and nature that ensure his life will be far from ordinary. Ages 9 – 12

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 pm
How to Make White People Laugh Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781455558223
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 24th, 2016

A TED fellow, stand-up comic, and one of The Huffington Post’s 50 Funniest Women, Farsad has appeared on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, and directed documentaries including The Muslims are Coming and Nerdcore Rising. In her first book, the Iranian-American-Muslim writer delivers a sharp and very funny critique of American culture, while posing serious questions about race. Looking back on her early experiences of a society in which one group defines the “others,” Farsad uses humor to suggest ways we can combat exclusion and stereotypes.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 pm
Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780814436806
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Published: Amacom - June 9th, 2016

Palmer, author of The Economy of You, is the senior money editor at U.S. News and World Report, for which she writes the popular Alpha Consumer Blog. Palmer is also the mother of two, so she’s intimately aware of how crucial—and complicated—it is for parents to make smart decisions about financial planning. The costs of raising a child today can be as high as $250,000, and that’s before college tuition. Her book offers advice on career paths and the different advantages of freelance, part-time, and fulltime work, gives tips on savings and investment, and offers advice on unexpected events like layoff or illness.

This event is part of the P&P Parenting Series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, June 2, 7:00 pm
Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780804138215
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 24th, 2016

Since 9/11 and the War on Terror, national security has often been framed as a choice between protection and freedom. But are the two necessarily in conflict? Starting with the Patriot Act and other Bush administration policies and looking at the NSA collection of data on private citizens, the long-term detentions at Guantánamo, and the increase of surveillance and targeted killings under Obama, Greenberg, the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law, author of The Least Worst Place: Guantánamo's First 100 Days and co-editor of The Torture Papers, gives a detailed assessment of the country’s deeply compromised justice system

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, June 3, 7:00 pm
Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780300158670
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Published: Yale University Press - June 2016

Published on the 100th anniversary of Brandeis’s confirmation to the High Court, Rosen compares Justice Brandeis to Thomas Jefferson, laying out his subject’s progressive, far-seeing constitutional philosophy. In addition to an important article on privacy, Brandeis wrote Court opinions on free speech and freedom of thought and opinion; as a leader of the American Zionist movement, he was pivotal in President Wilson’s decision to recognize a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Applying the jurist’s precepts to contemporary issues including corporate power and mass surveillance, Rosen, one of the country’s foremost legal commentators and author of The Supreme Court and The Most Democratic Branch, shows why Brandeis still matters.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 4, 1:00 pm
A Hero of France Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812996494
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Published: Random House - May 31st, 2016

In a string of thrillers so deeply researched and vividly written that that they could be almost be histories, Furst has chronicled Europe on the eve and in the thick of the Second World War. His nineteenth spy novel unfolds in Nazi-occupied Paris, and centers on Mathieu, leader of a Resistance cell, and the unlikely recruits he’s gathered to secretly repatriate downed British airmen. Furst deftly traces the covert activities of a seventeen-year-old girl, an aristocratic grande dame, a smuggler turned nightclub owner, and an outraged Jewish school teacher as they negotiate myriad collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and opportunists in a fight to save their country.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 4, 3:30 pm
The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399563966
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Published: Viking - May 31st, 2016

Dr. Tsabary, a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York, is a frequent lecturer at venues including TEDx, the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and the Kellogg Business School. She combines a formal education in Western psychology with a lifelong study of Eastern mindfulness to bring the best of both sides of the world to issues involving parenting. In her third book she builds on the principles she introduced in her classic The Conscious Parent to reframe the challenges of raising children as an opportunity for spiritual growth.

This event is part of the P&P Parenting Series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 4, 6:00 pm
You May See a Stranger: Stories Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780810133532
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Published: Triquarterly Books - May 15th, 2016

Whyman’s first book is a collection of linked stories that follows the life, loves, and misadventures of Miranda Weber. Whether grappling with the fate of her disabled sister, dodging crackheads, worrying how to thwart terrorists, or enduring another dysfunctional relationship, Miranda keeps her wits—and her wit—about her. Whyman’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, McSweeney’s Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, and other literary journals. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post and her commentary has aired on NPR.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, June 5, 1:00 pm
Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780815727811
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - April 26th, 2016

Sparrow’s fourth book joins the urgent national conversation on race and police with an analysis of the character of policing. Arguing that quotas and other quantitative measures exacerbate racial tensions, Sparrow argues that a return to basics—neighborhood beats, police who know the community well, and a focus on public safety—will reduce crime and stimulate cooperation between citizens and law enforcement officers. Sparrow, currently professor of the practice of public management at Harvard’s Kennedy School, came to academia after ten years in the British Police Service, where he served as detective chief inspector.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, June 5, 5:00 pm
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632864123
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 31st, 2016

Anderson, a professor of African American studies at Emory University and the author of Bourgeois Radicals and Eyes Off the Prize, touched a nerve with her August 2014 Washington Post op-ed piece, Ferguson isn’t about Black Rage against Cops. It’s White Rage against Progress. Stimulated by the tremendous response to the article—some 5,000 comments—Anderson has expanded her analysis of the historical pattern of black social and political gains that meet with white resistance. Her insights into how, for instance, the Civil War and Reconstruction were followed by Jim Crow, or why the Brown decision led many communities to close public schools rather than admit black students, provides an important new perspective on these and other events in our nation’s fraught racial history.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, June 6, 6:30 pm
Sex Object: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062435088
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 7th, 2016

Valenti has been hailed as one of the foremost feminists of her generation by both The Washington Post and The Guardian, where she’s a regular columnist. In this outspoken memoir, the founder of the website Feministing and author of provocative books including Full Frontal Feminism and Why Have Kids? looks back over the sexist terrain that she, like most women, has had to negotiate since childhood. Is it “normal” for girls to be taunted? To be greeted by catcalls? If sexist language is just part of everyday life, what about more invasive and violent forms of sexual harassment? Combining evocative personal narratives with incisive feminist analysis, Valenti asks readers to reconsider their assumptions about what behavior is acceptable.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm
The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316311465
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Published: Hachette Books - May 31st, 2016

Barbara Boxer’s national political career includes a decade in the House of Representatives and more than twenty years representing California in the U.S. Senate. Now retiring from public office, Boxer looks back over her years in office, and The Art of Tough is a spirited valedictory address. Focusing on her life-long mission of inspiring people to work for change, Boxer recalls key struggles and renews her commitment to causes including the interests of families and the welfare of children, protecting the environment, and promoting equality.

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm
East West Street: On the Origins of
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385350716
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 24th, 2016

Sands’ third book is both a moving family history and a profound narrative of the development of humanitarian law. The story begins with the author’s first visit to Lviv, the city in which his maternal grandfather was born and in which the Jewish lawyers Rafael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht developed their revolutionary concepts of human rights and humanitarian law. Sands then turns to Hans Frank, Hitler’s personal lawyer, who encountered Lauterpacht and Lemkin as prisoner no. 7 at the Nuremberg trials. Sands is a professor of law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London and a Queen’s Counsel who has litigated cases before the International and European Courts of Justice, among others.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 am
Let Me Finish! Cover Image
By Minh Le, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484721735
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 7th, 2016

A young boy finds a comfortable spot beneath a tree to read a book for the first time. What could possibly go wrong? A bunch of overly garrulous birds, that’s what. These walking, talking, spoiler-spewing birds insist on sharing their opinions of the story he’s barely even started. Over and over he searches for a quiet place to read uninterrupted, but a well-read and very vocal animal disturbs him every time. What’s a frustrated reader to do? In this case, the only solution is to escape the present by jumping into the story itself! Ages 4 – 6

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 pm
Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781608465897
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 21st, 2016

Zirin is The Nation’s sports editor and a leading commentator on the politics of sports. One of UTNE Reader’s “Fifty Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” he’s written A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Bad Sports, and Game Over. He also runs the popular website and radio show, Edge of Sports. His eighth book is an assessment of Brazil’s performance as host of the 2014 World Cup and a preview of its plans for the 2016 Olympics, which will fall amid the country’s increasing waves of protests and former President Lula’s legal problems.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 pm
Let Me Finish! Cover Image
By Minh Le, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484721735
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 7th, 2016

A young boy finds a comfortable spot beneath a tree to read a book for the first time. What could possibly go wrong? A bunch of overly garrulous birds, that’s what. These walking, talking, spoiler-spewing birds insist on sharing their opinions of the story he’s barely even started. Over and over he searches for a quiet place to read uninterrupted, but a well-read and very vocal animal disturbs him every time. What’s a frustrated reader to do? In this case, the only solution is to escape the present by jumping into the story itself! Ages 4 – 6

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 pm
Front Lines Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062342157
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 26th, 2016

In this alternate history of World War II, a 1940 Supreme Court decision makes the draft apply to both men and women. As a result, three girls—Rio, Frangie, and Rainy—join the front lines, though each has very different motivations for doing so. As they all take part in the fighting that rages in North Africa, they encounter racism, sexism, friendship, violence, death, and love. Ages 14 and up

Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 pm
Voyager: Travel Writings Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780061857676
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Published: Ecco Press - May 31st, 2016

Best known for novels including Continental Drift and The Sweet Hereafter, Banks has also written several collections of short stories, most recently A Permanent Member of the Family, two books of poetry, and two collections of essays. His third work of nonfiction gathers his travel writings. As befits a past president of the International Parliament of Writers, Banks is an avid and experienced traveler. His wanderlust has taken him from the Continental United States and Alaska to the Himalayas, Scotland—where he eloped—and Cuba, where he interviewed Castro. Banks has returned to and written about his  favorite places many times over the years, which imbues his profiles with a deep sense of personal meaning that transcends the usual scenic travelogue.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm
A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781479833535
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Published: New York University Press - March 15th, 2016

After a bicycle accident left her paralyzed, Crosby’s life was changed radically—yet in many ways, she was all the more herself. A professor of English and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University and the author of The Ends of History, Crosby had long drawn on critical and queer theory, feminism, narrative, and lyric intensity for her work. As her project became that of healing and learning to live in a profoundly changed body, she drew from her same intellectual passions, and her powerful memoir reflects on her current and former senses of self, on disability, metaphor, loss, and love.

Busboys and Poets 5th & K
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 pm
The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399564161
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Published: Viking - June 7th, 2016

Born in Russia and educated in Britain, Ostrovsky has covered his native land for some fifteen years, first for The Financial Times and now as Moscow bureau chief for The Economist. A regular commentator on Russia for NPR and the BBC, Ostrovsky has also translated Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia into Russian. His first book combines professional objectivity with an insider’s deep understanding of his subject for a comprehensive picture of Russia from the Cold War to the Putin era, including profiles of the oligarchs and propagandists who have helped Putin turn post-Communist Russia into a cynical, nationalist, and deeply anti-American state.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, June 9, 10:30 am
Nobody Likes a Goblin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720817
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Published: First Second - June 7th, 2016

Julia's House for Lost Creatures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596438668
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Published: First Second - September 2nd, 2014

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, counting the bats hanging from the ceiling and telling stories. One day, however, disaster strikes: a band of adventurers storms the dungeon and, as Goblin hides, they steal absolutely everything—including Skeleton. Goblin immediately leaves his comfortable home and embarks upon a rescue mission. But how can he succeed when everyone he meets keeps running away from him? Ages 4 – 8

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, June 9, 7:00 pm
Nobody Likes a Goblin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720817
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Published: First Second - June 7th, 2016

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, counting the bats hanging from the ceiling and telling stories. One day, however, disaster strikes: a band of adventurers storms the dungeon and, as Goblin hides, they steal absolutely everything—including Skeleton. Goblin immediately leaves his comfortable home and embarks upon a rescue mission. But how can he succeed when everyone he meets keeps running away from him? Ages 4 – 8

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Thursday, June 9, 7:00 pm
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393245448
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2016

In her seventh book, Roach, the indefatigable and intrepid author of Packing for Mars, Bonk, Stiff, and Spook—studies of, respectively, space travel, sex, death, and the afterlife—investigates how we prepare for war, a regimen that exposes combatants to extremes of temperature, noise, panic, and boredom. Her field work included a stint with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team for a study on hearing loss and survivability, a visit to the U.S. Army Natick Labs to find out what zippers mean to a sniper, and a night on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. She also observed amputee actors training medics for the trauma of combat wounds, tasted caffeinated meat, and experienced other staples of boot camp.

Roach will be in conversation with Terry Monmaney, Deputy Editor at Smithsonian magazine.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, June 10, 9:00 am

All weekend long, Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12, we invite Politics & Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

Members' online and phone purchases will also receive the same discounts as long as the items selected are on our shelves and payment is provided at the time of the order. Discounts do not apply to specially ordered items.

Enjoy the benefits of your membership at any of our locations: the original Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW) along with our new locations at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets 14th & V (2021 14th Street NW), Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K (1025 5th Street NW), and Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Takoma (235 Carroll St NW).

Friday, June 10, 7:00 pm
But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking about the Present as If It Were the Past Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399184123
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Published: Blue Rider Press - June 7th, 2016

A consulting editor at Grantland, Klosterman is one of this country’s best-known commentators on popular culture. He has worked as a senior writer for Spin as well as a columnist for Esquire, ESPN.com, and The New York Times Magazine, where he wrote “The Ethicist.” His essays have been collected in several volumes; in addition to book-length nonfiction narratives on music, travel, and romance, he’s the author of two novels. In his new book he starts with questions. What if seemingly secure parts of our world—like time or gravity or the value of democracy or music—in years to come turn out to be something different, or are proven wrong? Klosterman looks at today’s world as someone from the future might, and he buttresses his ingenious speculations with insight from thinkers and writers including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alex Ross, Kathryn Schulz, David Byrne, and many others.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, June 10, 7:00 pm
My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781606132746
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Published: Woodbine House - April 15th, 2016

Silverman’s daughter Sophie gave her the title for her first book—as she has given her mother so much else. Silverman, managing editor at Phoenix New Times and a commentator with NPR’s Phoenix affiliate station, KJZZ, writes honestly and powerfully about mothering a child born with Down syndrome. Citing her own initially limited assumptions about the condition, Silverman shows how much she’s learned from Sophie and from her community of parents and care-givers.

Silverman will be in conversation with Laurie Notaro, a humor writer whose new book, Housebroken, will be published in July.

This event is part of the Politics & Prose Parenting Series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 11, 1:00 pm
Here Comes Exterminator!: The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250065698
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - April 26th, 2016

McGraw is an editor at EQUUS magazine, a contributor to The New York Times racing blog, and a columnist for Raceday 360. In addition to writing equestrian instructional guides, she teaches writing at American University. Her new book profiles the life and times of the legendary Exterminator (1915-1945), a thoroughbred who showed Europeans just what an American horse could do. A late entry and surprise winner of the 1918 Kentucky Derby, the thoroughbred won hearts as well as races and was twice voted Horse of the Year; in his ninety-nine outings he eventually won more stakes races than Man o’ War and Secretariat combined.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 11, 3:30 pm
Homegoing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947135
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 7th, 2016

Born in Ghana, raised in Alabama, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Gyasi draws on her heritage in this remarkable debut novel, which opens in 18th-century Ghana and follows the lives of two half-sisters. Born in neighboring villages and unknown to each other, Effia and Esi live out two distinct historical trajectories. Effia marries an Englishman and lives in a castle. Esi, after imprisonment in the castle’s dungeon, is shipped overseas as a slave. Then come civil wars, post-colonialism, the Great Migration, and the narrative winds its way to 20th-century Harlem.

Gyasi will be in conversation with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench and Balm.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 11, 6:00 pm
A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780805098815
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 7th, 2016

In February 2013, the Prince Georges County homicide squad investigated a dozen murders, several shootings involving police, and a high-profile case in which a gunman shot a seventeen-year-old in her bed. Wilber, a former Washington Post and Baltimore Sun reporter who now covers the Justice Department for Bloomberg News, shadowed the detectives, observing crime scenes, watching the collection of evidence, and witnessing every step in the unfolding cases. In his second book, the author of Rawhide Down, which recounted John Hinckley’s 1981 attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, provides a fascinating, detailed account of policing in action.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, June 12, 1:00 pm
ISIS: A History Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780691170008
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Published: Princeton University Press - April 19th, 2016

Gerges’s new book is a detailed, nuanced profile of ISIS that examines the conditions that fomented the Middle East’s militant Sunni revival—including long dictatorships, poverty, and foreign interventions—and the characteristics specific to this group, from its emergence in Iraq in 2003 to its consolidation of power during the Arab Spring and Syrian unrest to its increasingly brutal and widespread terrorist activities. Gerges is currently a professor of Middle East politics and international relations at the London School of Economics, and has taught at Harvard, Columbia, and Oxford; he’s an internationally recognized expert on matters of Islam and Jihad, and the author of authoritative studies including Journey of the Jihadist, The Far Enemy, and The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, June 12, 5:00 pm
Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393248913
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 25th, 2016

When Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013 the city had a debt of $18 billion. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. The Chapter 9 filing followed years of mismanagement along with shrinking population and tax revenue, and led to rancorous court battles among union leaders, Wall Street creditors, pensioners, and many others. Bomey, a former Detroit Free Press reporter, covered the crisis as it unfolded. His detailed book relates what happened and why, and profiles the drama’s central players as well as the city itself and the remarkable spirit that eventually drew Detroit’s factions together to save the community.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, June 12, 6:30 pm
Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780553419931
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Published: Crown Archetype - April 19th, 2016

As a former Rhodes Scholar, an Emmy-winning contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and the host of the PBS show, Science Goes To The Movies, Salie is clearly accomplished. For most of her life, winning approval has been her great motivator, and her essays chronicle the sometimes absurd lengths to which she’s gone to please others. Her very funny, self-deprecating book is an insightful examination of confidence and success.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Monday, June 13, 6:30 pm
Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781439191705
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

Heffernan currently writes on digital culture for The New York Times Magazine; she speaks widely on digital culture, and she also writes for Politico, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Medium, Vice, The New Yorker, The L.A. Times, and many more publications. In 2003, she received her Ph.D. in English from Harvard, and in 2005 she co-authored of the comic novel The Underminer. In this wide-ranging consideration of the past, present, and future of the Internet, Heffernan focuses on the Web as art, looking at how it has changed the presentation and reception of ideas, and speculating on its as yet untapped potential. She draws on cultural influences from Wittgenstein to YouTube and Beyoncé as well as on her own experience.

Busboys and Poets 5th & K
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Monday, June 13, 7:00 pm
They May Not Mean To, But They Do Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374280130
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - June 7th, 2016

Schine’s novels The Love Letter and Rameau’s Niece were the basis for feature films, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport is a perennial favorite. Her eleventh novel is a tender, warm, and funny chronicle of a large and loving family coming to terms with the inevitable changes of aging. Recently widowed, Joy reveals a stubborn streak when she welcomes back a former suitor, showing her adult children that just as she learned to accept their non-traditional choices, they’ll need to come to a new understating of their mother as an independent woman.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 pm
The Gilded Years Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501110450
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Published: Washington Square Press - June 7th, 2016

A Politico journalist turned novelist, Tanabe has reported on politics and society for Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and Inside Edition, experience she drew on for the Washington insider fiction of The List and The Price of Inheritance. Her third novel looks at class, race, and ambition in the Gilded Age, following smart and talented Anita Hemmings—daughter of a janitor—as she realizes her dream of attending Vassar. But Anita is also the descendent of slaves, and though her pale skin allows her to “pass” for white, as she moves among the wealthy elite of 1897 high society, she walks an increasingly tense line concerning her identity.

Tanabe will be in conversation with LaFleur Paysour, communications director for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 pm
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062458346
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 7th, 2016

Leamer’s fifteenth book draws on extensive interviews and archival research to examine what may have been the final chapter of the KKK, chronicling the 1981 trial of two white Klansmen for the lynching of a nineteen-year-old black man in Mobile, Alabama. When one of the defendants was convicted, Morris Dees, cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the local Klan and its overarching organization, charging them with conspiracy. Leamer, a former Newsweek journalist who has written for publications including The New York Times Magazine and Harpers, has explored a wide range of topics, from Johnny Carson, the Kennedy family, and Arnold Schwarzenegger to corruption in coal mining and the dark side of Palm Beach.

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Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 pm
Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781620970072
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Published: New Press - June 7th, 2016

Hauter’s Foodopoly examined what corporate control over the food industry means for consumers, farmers, and the environment. Her second book takes a similarly close and skeptical look at the energy industry. Focusing on the practice of hydraulic fracturing—fracking—to release oil and gas, Hauter, the executive director of Food and Water Watch, former director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environment Program, and one-time senior organizer with the Union of Concerned Scientists, traces the history and technology of fracking, and compares the industry’s estimate of its health and economic consequences with what communities are actually experiencing.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 pm
The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062372130
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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2016

From 1974 to 2009, thirty-two “boys” as the men were known in Atalissa, Iowa, were bussed from their quarters in a former schoolhouse to the turkey-processing plant where they worked in squalid conditions for $65 a week. Who were these men? How could this be happening  in full view of the community? In his powerful , shocking account, Barry, a New York Times columnist, traces the men back to Texas, where they had been institutionalized; discharged through a state program for the intellectually disabled, they were first employed at a ranch where the stated goal was to teach them skills to be self-supporting. Instead, they were exploited until the combined efforts of an Iowa state social worker, a Texas labor lawyer, and a Des Moines investigative journalist exposed the situation.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 pm
Barkskins Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780743288781
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 14th, 2016

Annie Proulx gained widespread attention with the Academy Award-winning film adaptation of her story, “Brokeback Mountain,” but she has long been well known and beloved by readers of literary fiction: The Shipping Newswhich won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, is just one example among many of her accolades and acclaimed works. Her new novel, Barkskins, opens on the lives of two indentured woodcutters—barkskins—and traces their story through four generations and across several continents, charting decades of adventure and hardship as the men’s descendants live on the seemingly inexhaustible resources of the forests.

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Sidwell Friends
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 pm
The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476732503
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

Spotlighting decisions on criminal law, women’s rights, campaign finance, and more, Greenhouse takes a fresh look at the High Court from 1969 to 1986, showing how, under Chief Justice Burger, the institution started from a middle ground and moved steadily to the right, paving the way for the Rehnquist and Roberts courts and setting the agenda for many of today’s social and political debates. Greenhouse, a Pulitzer-winning New York Times journalist, covered the Supreme Court for more than thirty years; her books include a biography of Justice Blackmun, a history and analysis of the Roe decision, and a primer on the Court. She is currently Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 pm
The Seventh Wish Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781619633766
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - June 7th, 2016

Charlie has a lot of problems in her life, but when she catches a talking, wish-granting fish one day, she thinks she’s about to solve everything. What Charlie doesn’t realize is that not only does it matter what you wish for; it also matters how you wish for it. Her lack of specificity when making her desires known to the fish gets her into all sorts of trouble. Instead of Roberto Sullivan finally taking notice of her, for example, a new boy named Robert O’Sullivan appears out of nowhere and is unusually attentive. At this rate, will Charlie ever be able to solve the biggest problem of all—namely, helping her sister escape from her troubled life at college?  Ages 8 – 12

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, June 17, 7:00 pm
Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399161476
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Published: Blue Rider Press - June 14th, 2016

Shapiro, a veteran journalist and former speechwriter for President Carter who has worked as Salon’s Washington bureau chief and been on the staffs of Esquire, Time, Newsweek, and The Washington Post,  grew up hearing stories about his flamboyant con-man of a great uncle. He assumed these were tall tales—until he did some research. His book surveys Freeman Bernstein’s various swindles, focusing on perhaps his most unintentionally audacious deed: the 1936 sale of useless scrap metal to Hitler’s government instead of the nickel the Germans needed for weapons and were unable to procure openly. Shapiro’s story is rich with period details, and he relishes the thought that a New York Jew born to Polish immigrants was responsible for a critical arms shortage in Nazi Germany.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 18, 1:00 pm
Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War-For Better and for Worse Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781606352786
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Published: Kent State University Press - May 31st, 2016

Hooper is a historian, writer, and member of advisory boards for President Lincoln’s Cottage here in D.C. and the Ulysses S. and Julia D. Grant Historical Home in Detroit. Her first book is a detailed and lively account of the overlooked role four women played in the Civil War. Using letters, memoirs, and her subjects’ extensive wartime travel reports, Hooper’s group biography of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant—each married to a Union Army General—shows how much these women influenced their spouses and, through them, the President and the nation. Generals Frémont and McClellan, for instance, received unconditional support from their wives and often persisted in folly; by contrast, Sherman and Grant took, and benefited from, their wives’ constructive criticism.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 18, 3:30 pm
$29.95
SKU: 9781936946709

Dunlap’s award-winning paintings, sculptures, and constructions have been exhibited world-wide over the last thirty years and today are part of collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Lauren Rogers Museum, as well as in many embassies and corporate headquarters. Now the noted teacher, lecturer, and WETA-TV “Around Town” arts commentator combines the graphic with the literary, pairing his dynamic, sharp-edged sketches with the equivalent in the short narratives of flash fiction.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 18, 6:00 pm
Modern Lovers Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781594634673
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 31st, 2016

Zoe, Andrew, and Elizabeth did all the cool things in college, from forming a rock band to experimenting with drugs, lovers, and identity. Now nearing fifty, the three are parents and homeowners, and they’re a little unnerved as they watch their own children growing independent and rebellious. As she did in her previous novels The Vacationers and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, Straub mingles insight with humor, evoking the exhilaration of youth, the bittersweet recognitions of middle age, and the mainstays of friendship at all stages of life.

Straub will be in conversation with Tayla Burney, a producer with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show.

This event is part of the WAMU in Your Bookstore series.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, June 18, 8:00 pm

How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth? Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in D.C.? Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. in The Den. Then grab a drink special, put on your thinking cap, and join us upstairs for three rounds of mind-bending trivia by 8 p.m. Prizes awarded. Trivia night is open to all ages.

Beer and wine will be available.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, June 19, 1:00 pm
100 Things Nationals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die Cover Image
By Jake Russell, Dusty Baker (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781629371917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triumph Books (IL) - April 15th, 2016

Russell’s guide to trivia and essential facts about the Nationals is itself essential for every baseball fan. Russell, a Washington Post sports news aide, blogger at JakeRussellSports.com, and former writer of TheHogs.net, looks back to the team’s days as the Senators as well as spotlighting today’s stars—and he includes a handy checklist, so you can keep score.

Be sure to stop downstairs at The Den for special baseball-themed food and drink.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, June 19, 5:00 pm
Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544279117
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 7th, 2016

With The Mantle of Command, Hamilton launched a major study of FDR and World War II, and in this second volume, he details Roosevelt’s execution of the grand strategy planned in 1941 and’42—a strategy that Churchill had seemed to agree to but then flouted by fighting in Italy rather than mobilizing for an invasion of Normandy. While Churchill omitted this episode from his memoirs, Hamilton gives us the full story. Often approaching history by way of biography, Hamilton, founder of the British Institute of Biography and currently a senior fellow at the University of Massachusetts McCormack Graduate School, won both the Whitbread Award and the Templer Medal for Military History for his magisterial three-volume life, Monty: The Battles of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery; his one volume, JFK: Reckless Youth, was the basis for an ABC miniseries.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, June 20, 6:30 pm
What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374288211
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Published: Scientific American - June 7th, 2016

Using the latest research by animal behaviorists and biologists to show that fish don’t just drift mindlessly on currents of instinct, Balcombe shows how they communicate, bond, and cooperate with each other in complex ways. Balcombe, author of Pleasurable Kingdom, is an ethologist and director of animal sentience with the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy.

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235 Carroll St NW
Washington, DC 20012
Monday, June 20, 6:30 pm
How to Ruin Everything: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780147515995
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Published: Plume Books - June 14th, 2016

Watsky, a multi-talented poet, rapper, and performer, has appeared on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, The Ellen Show, and the NAACP Image Awards. He’s won both the Youth Speaks Slam and Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam at the Apollo Theater; his YouTube videos have entertained millions. No less at home with the printed word, Watsky published a collection of poems, Undisputed Backtalk Champion, in 2006 and now makes his prose debut with sharply observed, subversive essays that meet the challenges and humiliations of everyday life with defiance and humor.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm
The Good Lieutenant Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374164737
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 7th, 2016

Currently an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Terrell has an MFA from the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of The Huntsman. In his third novel, Terrell draws on his two stints as a journalist embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq. Starting with the explosive failure of a military operation, the narrative traces a chain of circumstances that includes not only faulty intelligence, dubious informants, and unrealistic objectives, but several figures who seem tangential, yet prove crucial in unforeseeable ways. Terrell will be in conversation with Nate Rawlings, a Time international writer and former Army officer who served two tours in Iraq.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 pm
The Nest Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062414212
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Published: Ecco Press - March 22nd, 2016

In her engaging debut novel, Sweeney adds the Plumbs to the venerable line of American fiction’s dysfunctional families. As the youngest of the clan’s four adult siblings approaches age forty, a long-awaited trust fund—aka The Nest—is about to be distributed, and the fiscally irresponsible siblings are counting the days. But when one brother has a scandalous accident, the account is nearly depleted. With satirical wit, humor, and crisp storytelling, Sweeney brings these glamorous, flawed, and entirely endearing characters to life.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 pm
The Butler's Child: An Autobiography Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250073006
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 14th, 2016

A descendant of the Hollywood powerhouse Warner Brothers family, Steel dedicated himself not to show business but to social justice. His memoir chronicles the complicated relationship with his family’s butler which sparked his early awareness of racism, then recounts his decades as an uncompromising civil rights lawyer. Steel worked with the NAACP for many years, and he provides a valuable look at the organization during the peak of the Civil Rights era, a period during which he developed another important formative relationship, this one with the NAACP general counsel Robert L. Carter. Now senior counsel to Outten & Golden LLP, Steel continues his work with class action cases devoted to race and gender discrimination.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 pm
Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631491627
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 14th, 2016

In 2008, many thought the election of Obama as president spelled the end of the Republican Party as we know it. However, as Daley, Salon.com editor in chief, reports, the Democratic victory only strengthened Republican resolve to fight back, and a powerful group of the party’s leaders, including Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, and Chris Jankowski, set about reclaiming lost territory. Using the Citizens United decision to their advantage, these party stalwarts unleashed their REDMAP program, focusing on state legislatures where, in turn, they could influence redistricting, and thereby reshape the U.S. House and keep themselves and their wealthy donors free from scrutiny.

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