Detailed Event List

Sridhar Pappu - The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age — in conversation with Michael Schaffer

Saturday, October 21 at 6:00 pm
The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780547719276
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

In baseball, 1968 is known as the Year of the Pitcher, and Pappu, who writes “The Male Animal” column for The New York Times, focuses on two of the greatest in his re-creation of the 1968 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the defending champions, the St. Louis Cardinals. Bob Gibson, pitching for the Cardinals, was black and embodied the hopes of a generation who looked to integration as a way to racial equality. He set a major league record that year with a 1.12 ERA. His rival, the Tigers’ Denny McLain, was white and was more interested in self-promotion than in team spirit. He won more than 30 games in 1968—a record that still stands. Together, the two pitchers changed the sport forever.

Pappu will be in conversation with Michael Schaffer, editor of The Washingtonian.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

NERDS! Trivia Night ♦

Saturday, October 21 at 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

Kenneth T. Walsh - Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History

Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 pm
Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781138737600
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Routledge - October 13th, 2017

The chief White House correspondent for US News and World Report, Walsh has covered the presidency since 1986. While he and other reporters have compiled written records of the nation’s head of state, the White House photographers have left a rich archive of images. Walsh’s vivid behind-the-scenes account of this often overlooked cadre of “visual historians” introduces keen observers able to crystallize an administration or a period with a single picture. As he explores their work, Walsh also gives us new views of the chief executives they’ve served. With nearly unparalleled access to presidents, first ladies, policy-makers, and other world leaders, these photographers have been privy to private as well as public moments, and both have shaped how they present the presidency.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Meryl Gordon - Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend

Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 pm
Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455588749
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 26th, 2017

A socialite with a passion for gardening, Bunny Mellon (1910-2014) was a fixture on the Best-Dressed List as well as in social circles that included presidents, movie stars, and royalty. Heiress to the Listerine fortune and second wife of philanthropist Paul Mellon, Bunny may be best known now for having redesigned the White House Rose Garden at JFK’s request. She also designed landscapes for several Mellon properties and assembled one of the largest collections of rare horticultural books in the country. Always a lavish spender, Mellon used her private plane to send flowers to friends from her Virginia farm, and in 2008 she donated millions to John Edwards’s presidential campaign. In this sparkling biography, Gordon, author of Mrs. Astor Regrets and The Phantom of Fifth Avenue, draws on private letters and photos as well as interviews with Mellon and her close friends.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Julie Lythcott-Haims - Real American: A Memoir

Sunday, October 22 at 5:00 pm
Real American: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250137746
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 3rd, 2017

In her first book, How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims laid out the consequences of helicopter parenting and proposed an alternative model for bringing up children to be confident and self-sufficient. Her second book looks back over her own life, recounting the challenges she faced growing up as the biracial daughter of an African-American father and a white British mother. Speaking forcefully and directly, Lythcott-Haims, who for ten years served as Stanford’s Dean of Freshman and Undergraduate Advising, shows how profound and lasting the effects of racism are. She charts the toll bias and assumptions have taken on her own self-esteem, and proposes ways each of us can live more generously to heal our personal wounds and create a supportive community.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Ron Chernow - Grant — at Sixth & I

Monday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Grant Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781594204876
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

One of today’s premier biographers, Chernow started his career by winning the National Book Award for The House of Morgan. More recently he won the Pulitzer for Washington, while his 2004 Hamilton earned the American History Book Prize and inspired the hit musical, for which Chernow served as historical consultant. His seventh book is a comprehensive life of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), a man misunderstood in his own time and after. Complex and often contradictory, Grant provided distinguished service in the Mexican War yet resigned from the Army in disgrace—then rose quickly through the ranks in the Civil War, where he proved a masterful military strategist. His two-term presidency was scandal-ridden, yet he worked hard to crush the Ku Klux Klan and advance equal rights for African Americans. Later, with Mark Twain’s guidance, he wrote memoirs that have become the gold standard for the genre. .

We are unable to take orders for signed copies in advance of this event.

This event is sold out.


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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Jennifer Egan - Manhattan Beach

Monday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Manhattan Beach Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716732
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for her tour de force of style and storytelling, A Visit from the Goon Squad. Her fifth novel combines history with elements of noir to trace the life of Anna Kerrigan, whose coming-of-age coincides with the Great Depression and the Second World War. When Anna’s father disappears after a meeting with the wealthy Dexter Styles, she becomes the family’s mainstay and, during the war, works as the first female diver at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A second meeting with the cryptic Mr. Styles leads Anna to start to unravel the dangerous secrets surrounding his role in her life.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Josh Dean - The Taking of K-129 & Jason Fagone - The Woman Who Smashed Codes — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101984437
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Published: Dutton Books - September 5th, 2017

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062430489
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 26th, 2017

In February 1968, the Soviet nuclear-armed submarine K-129 sank in the Pacific, northwest of Hawaii. The Russians couldn’t find it. Using new underwater acoustic equipment, the U.S. Navy did, but then were unable to raise it from its depth of 16,800 feet. Determined to gain access to the secrets buried in the vessel, the government put the CIA on the case. Project Azorian took six years, cost roughly $800 million, and was conducted under the cover story that it was an endeavor initiated by Howard Hughes to develop ocean-mining technologies. The mission was ultimately successful, though the sub broke apart when it was extracted. Dean, a widely published journalist and Outside correspondent, has written a taut and suspenseful account of Cold War ingenuity.

Elizebeth Smith Friedman (1892-1980) may not be a household name, but her code-breaking achievements were so crucial that they’ve been claimed by many others, including her husband, NSA chief cryptologist William Friedman, and J. Edgar Hoover. In this long-overdue and deeply researched biography, Fagone, a journalist and editor for the Huffington Post Highline, recounts how Friedman’s love of Shakespeare brought her to cryptology on the eve of World War I. He follows her career from Riverbank Laboratories to the U.S. War Department and on to the Treasury Department’s Bureaus of Prohibition and of Customs, where she used her skills to track international smugglers  During the Second World War, she was instrumental in helping to crack the Germans’ Enigma codes.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Sarah Albee - Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines

Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30 am
Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101932230
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

Bugged: How Insects Changed History Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Robert Leighton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780802734228
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Walker & Company - April 15th, 2014

Why'd They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Timothy Gunn (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781426319198
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: National Geographic Society - February 10th, 2015

Explore all things poisonous in spaces where science, history, and intrigue meet. What happened to the poor souls who accidentally took medicine that made them sicker? Or the suitors of a notable Florentine family who kept mysteriously (and conveniently) dying? What did Isaac Newton and Marie Curie have in common? At the heart of the matter, it’s poison. But what is poison, exactly? Readers find out, and pick up plenty of freaky facts and entertaining tales along the way. Budding scientists, historians, alchemists, and detectives will get the chance to try and stump the poison expert. Ages 8-12.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mark Perry - The Pentagon's Wars: The Military's Undeclared War Against America's Presidents — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm
The Pentagon's Wars: The Military's Undeclared War Against America's Presidents Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780465079711
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Published: Basic Books - October 24th, 2017

Perry specializes in military, intelligence, and foreign affairs issues, and he has covered myriad angles of these topics in histories, biographies, and policy analyses including Partners in Command, The Most Dangerous Man in America, and Talking to Terrorists. His tenth book draws on his three decades of experience and extensive interviews with American foreign policy makers to examine the fraught relationship between the country’s civilian leaders and its military officers. Showing how this animosity imperils the nation’s ability to formulate and carry out judicious actions, Perry illuminates much about the military’s lobbying clout and reveals new details about initiatives such as Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” and Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Maria Alyokhina - Riot Days

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm
Riot Days Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250164926
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Metropolitan Books - September 26th, 2017

Alyokhina is one of the founding members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist protest punk rock organization formed in 2011. In her sharp and defiant memoir she looks back over some of the collective’s provocative acts, including their February 2012 performance of “Punk Prayer” in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The group became an international cause when three members, including Alyokhina, were arrested for “organized hooliganism,” tried while being held in cages guarded by Rottweilers, and sentenced to two years in prison. Since her release, Alyokhina has advocated on behalf of prisoners’ rights and against the Russian prison system. Her work has earned her the LennonOno Grant for Peace and the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Simon Schama - The Story of the Jews, Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900—at Sixth & I

Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm
The Story of the Jews, Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900 Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780062339577
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press - October 24th, 2017

In the first volume of his magisterial cultural history, which was also a BBC/PBS series, Schama followed the Jewish experience from its ancient roots through the opening of the New World. His eagerly awaited second volume continues the story from 1492 to the end of the nineteenth century, detailing the role of Jews in the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and tracing their expulsion from Spain and emigration to the U.S. Schama, University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia and the author of the similarly sweeping A History of Britain and many other works of culture and history, traces Judaism’s intellectual journey as well as its geographical one, detailing the rise of Hasidism and other sects as well as charting the early stages of Zionism.

One Ticket: $18
One Ticket and One Book: $42 / 40 for members
Two Tickets and One Book: $50 / 48 for members

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Jonathan Eig - Ali: A Life — in conversation with Kevin Merida

Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm
Ali: A Life Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544435247
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., a “slave name” he abandoned when he converted to Islam. He grew up in segregated Kentucky and started training as a boxer at twelve. By eighteen he was an Olympic gold medalist and four years later, he upset Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight title. The Greatest in the ring, Ali was an inspiring and polarizing figure outside of it, famous for his sharp wit and his refusal to be drafted. Eig’s comprehensive biography is the first to tell the full story of Ali as athlete, resistor, and cultural icon. Eig, author of books including Opening Day and Get Capone, conducted over 500 interviews with people close to Ali, and he had access to FBI and Justice Department files and newly discovered audiotapes from the 1960s.

Eig will be in conversation with Kevin Merida, ESPN senior vice president and editor-in-chief at the ESPN sports blog, The Undefeated.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Philip Baruth - Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm
Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781512600568
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University Press of New England - May 2nd, 2017

Patrick Leahy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1975 at the age of thirty-four. Now Vermont’s senior senator, former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and President pro tempore emeritus, Leahy holds the record for the longest tenure of any currently serving U.S. senator. In this important political biography, Baruth, a professor of English at the University of Vermont and an award-winning commentator for Vermont Public Radio, focuses on three facets of Leahy’s public career. He explores what it has meant that Leahy is Vermont’s first and technically only Democratic senator; analyzes his criticism of George W. Bush, opposition to the Patriot Act, and his role as an anthrax target after 9/11; and details the senator’s participation in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” Batman films, an experience which moved Leahy to support bills on copyright infringement and piracy.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Jason Reynolds - Long Way Down — in the Children & Teens Dept. **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 pm
Long Way Down Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438254
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum Books - October 24th, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Will stands in his building’s elevator, a gun tucked into his waistband, heart thudding with grief and fear. When he reaches the lobby, he knows what he has to do: shoot the man who killed his older brother. But as the elevator descends from the seventh floor to the first, something unbelievable happens that forces Will to question everything he’s been taught. The events unfold over the course of a single minute, revealed in verse. Long Way Down will ignite an important conversation about gang violence and the rigid “rules” of masculinity. Ages 14 and up.

This is part of the Can We Talk About This event series

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Anne Applebaum - Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 pm
Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385538855
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Doubleday Books - October 10th, 2017

A columnist for The Washington Post and author of the Pulitzer-winning Gulag, Applebaum has been writing about Russia since the 1990s. Her fifth book is a detailed study of Stalin’s 1929 policy of agricultural collectivization, which set off the worst famine in European history. Some five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. Of these, roughly three million were Ukrainians, and Applebaum definitively shows that they died due to deliberate government policy. Drawing on newly opened archives and personal accounts not previously translated, Applebaum substantiates the stories that Stalin suppressed Ukrainian uprisings by closing the borders, stopping food shipments, and letting the rebellious peasants starve.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

✯✯RESCHEDULED: The Uncorked Reading Series with The Book Maven — in The Den

Thursday, October 26 at 8:00 pm

This event was rescheduled for Thursday, October 26.

Eat, drink, and be scary with this month’s installment of Uncorked in the Den. Be spirited away by local book critic and social media presence Bethanne Patrick as she dives in to October’s most haunted reads—including Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey, The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost by Peter Manseau, and more. This haunted tour is perfect for first-time Uncorked attendees, and we welcome all souls for a night of boo-tiful books and treats.

 

The Den at Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, downstairs
Washington, DC 20008

Alex Prud'homme and Katie Pratt - France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child — in conversation with Pat Pratt

Friday, October 27 at 7:00 pm
France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780500519073
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Thames & Hudson - October 24th, 2017

Julia and Paul Child moved to France in 1948, and their years there made Julia a world-renowned chef and turned Paul into an accomplished photographer. Using Paul’s pictures to document the couple’s life together in France, Prud’homme, author of The French Chef in America and co-author with Julia Child of My Life in France, and Pratt, a photography curator whose parents were close friends of the Childs, have compiled a beautiful and intimate album that is both tribute to and celebration of this unique couple.

Prud'homme and Pratt will be joined by Pratt's mother Pat Pratt, longtime friend of the Childs.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alice Waters - Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook (SIGNING ONLY) — at Union Market

Saturday, October 28 at 11:00 am
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780307718280
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 5th, 2017

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 being the proprietor of a revolutionary culinary landmark was anything but simple. Waters took several wrong turns before being swept up in the Berkeley Free Speech years and joining a group of free-spirited bohemians. She knew both Jerry Rubin and Francis Ford Coppola, and absorbed new ideas about politics, design, films, and food. By 1971, she was ready to turn these disparate influences into her own restaurant. The opening was chaotic, but Chez Panisse was instantly popular. As its fame grew, Waters became an admired activist and a decorated chef, receiving the French Legion of Honor, the WSJ Magazine Humanitarian Innovator Award, and three James Beard Awards.

Union Market
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Mike Duncan - The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

Saturday, October 28 at 1:00 pm
The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781610397216
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: PublicAffairs - October 24th, 2017

From 509 BCE to its conquest of the Mediterranean, the Roman Republic was a model of stability. As it grew, however, it became unwieldy and fell prey to the bad influences of the tyrants and chieftains it absorbed. Focusing on the pivotal years from 180 to 133 BCE, Duncan examines a society in crisis. Romans of that period faced rising economic inequality, political polarization, rampant corruption, and endemic social and ethnic prejudice. Then, Rome fell. Did it have to? Could it have reformed and regained its former strength? Parsing the Roman experience for lessons applicable to the U.S. today, Duncan tells the story with the wit and command familiar to audiences of his “History of Rome” podcast, named Best Educational Podcast at the 2010 podcast awards.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

John Hechinger - True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities — in conversation with Jeffrey J. Selingo

Saturday, October 28 at 3:30 pm
True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610396820
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: PublicAffairs - September 26th, 2017

Hechinger’s investigation of college fraternities focuses on Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a national organization of 230 chapters with more than 15,000 undergraduate brothers. Representative, if extreme, SAE engages in racist and misogynist practices, the latter documented in The Hunting Ground, a film about campus rape, and its violent hazing rituals have killed ten undergraduates since 2005.  Hechinger, a senior editor at Bloomberg News and a two-time winner of the George Polk Award, is the only reporter granted the cooperation of SAE’s president, and his account moves from the fraternity’s egregious campus activities to its equally dangerous role in American business and politics. Showing that the nation’s power structures incorporate the connections white men form in fraternities, Hechinger asks if these bastions of white male privilege should be banned or if they can be reformed along the lines of their founding ideals.

Hechinger will be in conversation with Jeffrey J. Selingo, formerly the top editor of the Chronicle for Higher Education, a frequent Washington Post contributor, and author of the book There Is Life After College.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

John Hodgman - Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

Saturday, October 28 at 6:00 pm
Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780735224803
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - October 24th, 2017

Hodgman, aka, “Judge John Hodgman,”“The Deranged Millionaire,” and The Daily Show’s “Resident Expert,” is a comedian, actor, and the author of The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, and That Is All. His memoir charts his progress through both space and time, tracking his experience from childhood to his forties and his movement from his upbringing in Brookline, Massachusetts, to his later forays in Maine. Hodgman’s signature audacity and flair are on full display as he considers the singular lack of appeal in Maine’s beaches, the horrors of freshwater clams, and the purpose of the mustache. Hodgman will be in conversation with Linda Holmes, writer and editor of NPR’s entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See.

To receive a ticket to join the signing line following this free event, purchase a copy of Vacationland from Politics and Prose in-store, online, or by phone. Every purchase of Vacationland through Politics and Prose includes a free signing line ticket.

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Dinner with Alice Waters — at Buck's Fishing and Camping

Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 pm
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780307718280
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 5th, 2017

JOSÉ ANDRÉS, JAMES ALEFANTIS & POLITICS AND PROSE host a delicious, intimate dinner celebrating Alice's memoir, Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook and benefiting THE EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD PROJECT.

Join acclaimed chefs, wine importers & farmers as we break bread with Alice Waters at the iconic Buck's Fishing & Camping Restaurant

Champagne reception with special guests & 5 course dinner by:

BRAD DEBOY, Former Chef of Blue Duck Tavern
JAMES REXROAD, Chef, Buck's Fishing & Camping
AMY BRANDWEIN, Chef / Owner, Centrolina
MARK F. FURSTENBERG & EUN YIM, Bakers, Bread Furst Bakery

Wines by WINE TRADITIONS & VINTAGE '59

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For information about The Edible Schoolyard Project please visit edibleschoolyard.org.

Buck's Fishing and Camping
5031 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alice Waters - Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook (SIGNING ONLY) — at Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market

Sunday, October 29 at 10:00 am
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780307718280
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 5th, 2017

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 being the proprietor of a revolutionary culinary landmark was anything but simple. Waters took several wrong turns before being swept up in the Berkeley Free Speech years and joining a group of free-spirited bohemians. She knew both Jerry Rubin and Francis Ford Coppola, and absorbed new ideas about politics, design, films, and food. By 1971, she was ready to turn these disparate influences into her own restaurant. The opening was chaotic, but Chez Panisse was instantly popular. As its fame grew, Waters became an admired activist and a decorated chef, receiving the French Legion of Honor, the WSJ Magazine Humanitarian Innovator Award, and three James Beard Awards.

Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036

Victoria Sweet - Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing

Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 pm
Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594633591
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Riverhead Books - October 17th, 2017

As Sweet memorably recounted in God’s Hotel, she has spent most of her twenty-five-year medical practice working at San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital. A descendant of the old tradition of the Hotel-Dieu, which viewed the body not as a machine to be fixed but a garden to be tended, Laguna Honda is relatively low-tech, a place where skills like attentiveness and patience are valued over dependence on data and algorithms. Sweet is one of the pioneers of this Slow Medicine movement, and her third book profiles the many dedicated teachers, doctors, and nurses she has worked with in formulating an alternative to the impersonal treatment available at today’s “health-care facilities.”

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alice Waters - Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook

Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 pm
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780307718280
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 5th, 2017

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 being the proprietor of a revolutionary culinary landmark was anything but simple. Waters took several wrong turns before being swept up in the Berkeley Free Speech years and joining a group of free-spirited bohemians. She knew both Jerry Rubin and Francis Ford Coppola, and absorbed new ideas about politics, design, films, and food. By 1971, she was ready to turn these disparate influences into her own restaurant. The opening was chaotic, but Chez Panisse was instantly popular. As its fame grew, Waters became an admired activist and a decorated chef, receiving the French Legion of Honor, the WSJ Magazine Humanitarian Innovator Award, and three James Beard Awards.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Khizr Khan - An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice in conversation with Wajahat Ali—at Sixth & I

Sunday, October 29 at 5:00 pm
An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399592492
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - October 24th, 2017

Khan came to national prominence with his passionate speech at the Democratic Convention, where he chastised Trump for his anti-immigration stand. As the Gold Star father of an American Muslim Army Captain killed while preventing a suicide attack in Iraq, Khan is a living rebuke to xenophobia in mainstream politics, and his memoir is an inspiring look at the American dream. Expressing his “continued faith and belief in the innate goodness of America, even in these challenging times,” Khan recalls growing up on a poultry farm in rural Pakistan. He and his wife came to the U.S. in 1980 and became citizens in 1986, the same year Khan graduated from Harvard Law School. The couple raised three sons, one of whom joined the ROTC in college, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, and laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

Khan will be in conversation with Wajahat Ali, who is a journalist, writer, lawyer, award-winning playwright, TV host, and consultant for the U.S. State Department. 

One Ticket: $18
One Ticket and One Book: $30 / 28 for members
Two Tickets and One Book: $45 / 43 for members

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Barry Blitt - Blitt — in conversation with Mike Allen

Sunday, October 29 at 5:00 pm
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$40.00
ISBN: 9780399576669
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 24th, 2017

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 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven, and has regularly contributed drawings for Frank Rich’s weekly column in The New York Times. He’s best known for his work for The New Yorker, and since 1992 he has contributed countless cartoons and over one hundred covers, including “Deluged,” which was named the Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2006. This new collection of Blitt’s work includes his iconic pieces as well as previously unpublished sketches and works in progress, Blitt’s own notes, and essays by writers including Frank Rich, Francoise Mouly, Steve Brodner, David Remnick, and Steven Heller.

Blitt will be in conversation with Mike Allen, co-founder of Axios and former chief political reporter for Politico.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Roger D. Hodge - Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands

Monday, October 30 at 7:00 pm
Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307961402
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 10th, 2017

Hodge is a born and bred Texan who feels deep ambivalence about his home state. Seven generations of Hodges have lived on the borderlands, and Hodge uses his family’s stories to anchor this mesmerizing blend of national and regional history, social criticism, ethnography, travelogue, and lament. What is it about Texas that is so polarizing? As he looks for answers, Hodge, national editor of The Intercept and author of The Mendacity of Hope, gives us vivid evocations of Texas landscapes, chronicles the exploits of European colonists, the travails of Native Americans, reports on more recent border clashes, and channels Cormac McCarthy’s vision of the Lone Star State.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Peter Edelman - Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 pm
Not a Crime to Be Poor The Criminalization of Poverty in America Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781620971635
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Published: New Press - October 31st, 2017

One revelation of the Justice Department’s Ferguson Report was racially biased policing, and another is a system of laws and fees that have effectively made poverty a crime. By levying fines for trespassing, failure to appear in court, and other minor transgressions, then jailing those who can’t pay, the government targets people already caught in cycles of poverty and keeps them there. Edelman, a former advisor to Robert Kennedy and now Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy and the faculty director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center, argues that this is a retributive system that harms both individuals and their communities.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Steven Weinberg - Fred & the Lumberjack

Wednesday, November 1 at 10:30 am
Fred & the Lumberjack Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481429832
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 12th, 2017

You Must Be This Tall Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481429818
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 8th, 2016

Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg! Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481403085
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 24th, 2015

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Anne Nelson - Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501105326
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tamora Pierce w/ co-authors: Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe and Megan Messinger - Tortall: A Spy’s Guide

Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm
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$24.99
ISBN: 9780375867675
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Tamora Pierce is a fantasy legend for teens, best-known for portraying strong, believable heroines. She has penned eighteen books and several short stories set in the fantasy universe of Tortall. Here this universe is brought back to life. Spymaster George Cooper is cleaning out his office when he finds a special crate. This book is a glimpse through the crate, which contains letters, timelines, threat profiles and training documents. It’s as much a historical collection as it is a spy training manual. Readers who have missed characters like Alanna, Daine, Thom and Queen Thayet will be transported back into their world. Ages 12 and up.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sean Avery - Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm
Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399575754
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 24th, 2017

Avery was hockey’s “bad boy” during the twelve years he played in the NHL. A left-wing for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and New York Rangers, Avery drew strong reactions from fans, both pro and con. His memoir covers in detail the incidents that earned him repeated fines and suspensions and that, off-ice, landed him in the gossip columns. A dynamic storyteller, Avery gives us an inside look at the glamorous nightlife of New York and Los Angeles, sharing his experiences as a Vogue intern, a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, an activist for marriage equality, an advertising executive, and an owner of Manhattan bars and restaurants.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Candida R. Moss and Joel S. Baden - Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby

Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm
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$29.95
ISBN: 9780691177359
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 3rd, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Deb Perelman - Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites — at Sixth & I

Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm
Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101874813
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 24th, 2017

This event is sold out.

Perelman’s The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook won the IACP Julia Child First Book Award and was named one of Cooking Light magazine’s Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years. In her second book, the creator of smittenkitchen.com, Time magazine’s Best Blog of the Year and a Saveur Best Cooking Blog, presents nearly one hundred new recipes, along with variations on a few old favorites. Beautifully illustrated with Perelman’s full-color photos, the dishes range from breakfast treats  to dessert and include Sticky Toffee Waffles, Kale Caesar with Broken Eggs and Crushed Croutons, Leek, Feta, and Greens Spiral Pie, and four different one-bowl cakes for all occasions, with mix-and-match frostings.

Perelman will be in conversation with The Splendid Table’s Sally Swift.

All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.
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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Matt Taibbi - I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street—at Sidwell Friends

Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm
I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812988840
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 24th, 2017

Though the New York City Police Department prohibits chokeholds, a chokehold, combined with chest compression and poor health, was the cause of Eric Garner’s death on July 17, 2014. Captured on video, Garner’s brutal treatment has been witnessed by millions, and his last words, “I can’t breathe”—repeated eleven times—became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile, the officer responsible for killing Garner has never been indicted. Recreating the incident and its aftermath in compelling detail, Taibbi, contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of books including The Divide, tells both Garner’s story and that of the NYPD police. Revealing new details about the case, Taibbi’s meticulous account focuses powerfully on the collision course between one man and the system and reiterates urgent questions about policing and racism.

Taibbi will be in conversation with Wesley Lowery, national correspondent for The Washington Post and author of "They Can't Kill Us All:" Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

Student Ticket: $5
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One Ticket and One Book: $30 / 28 for members
Two Tickets and One Book: $40 / 38 for members

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Sidwell Friends Meeting House
3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Deb Perelman - Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites (SIGNING ONLY) — at Politics and Prose Pop-Up at Union Market

Friday, November 3 at 12:00 pm
Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101874813
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 24th, 2017

 

 

1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Adam Ruben - Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball

Friday, November 3 at 7:00 pm
Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781613735916
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Published: Chicago Review Press - November 1st, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Scott Kelly - Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery — at GW Lisner Auditorium

Friday, November 3 at 7:00 pm
Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524731595
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 17th, 2017

Smithsonian Associates in Partnership with Politics and Prose Bookstore Presents Scott Kelly

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have: How does it feel to be launched in a rocket? What happens to your body in zero gravity? What do you do when you get a toothache 250 miles above the Earth? Kelly discusses this and more in his new book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, which recounts his year aboard the ISS as well as his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and what sparked his astounding career, changing his trajectory from an unfocused, below-average student to a record-setting astronaut. Kelly describes navigating the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight: the devastating physical effects; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with orbital debris; what it’s like to know you won’t be home for a year (and the feeling of being unable to help when tragedy strikes at home). He writes with candor about his journey, in space and on Earth, and tells fascinating (and often funny) stories about the Russian cosmonauts who accompanied him aboard the ISS. As Kelly says—a lesson he’s learned firsthand—“if we can dream it, we can do it.”

Join him in conversation with Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR, to learn about his life on and off this planet, and what it will take to make the journey to Mars.

We are unable to take orders for signed copies of this book. The event does not include a public signing. Books will be pre-signed for attendees.

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of Endurance: $55; $45 for members

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GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco - Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

Saturday, November 4 at 1:00 pm
Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9781440854033
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Praeger - October 31st, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Beverly Daniel Tatum - Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race

Saturday, November 4 at 3:30 pm
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780465060689
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

Revised and updated to reflect recent events, Tatum’s classic study of the psychology of racism is as urgent and important now as when it first appeared in 1997. Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, was recognized for her groundbreaking work with the Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology, the highest honor presented by the American Psychological Association. Her book resists the nation’s current polarization, countering violence with an appeal for direct and open talk about racial identity as a way to achieve true communication across differences.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Matthew "Levee" Chavez - Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy

Saturday, November 4 at 6:00 pm
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781635570809
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 24th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Chris Matthews - Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 pm
Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781501111860
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 31st, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Diane Keaton - The House That Pinterest Built (signing only)

Sunday, November 5 at 10:00 am
The House That Pinterest Built Cover Image
By Diane Keaton, Lisa Romerein (Photographer)
$65.00
ISBN: 9780847860005
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 10th, 2017

Keaton’s sumptuous House and California Romantica showcased the work of innovative designers who took worn-out structures and created beautiful new living spaces. Her new book focuses on the building of her own house, documenting its development from concept to planning to realization. As much a practical guide as the celebration of a dream come true, the book features full-color photos of Keaton’s new home and details from houses that inspired her. Keaton complements these images with her personal thoughts about nearly every facet of home design, offering suggestions on kitchen layout, furniture selection, lighting, and landscaping and showing how each element contributes to that special feeling of being at home.

The signing line will form when the store opens at 10 a.m. and order will be first come, first served. Tickets to join the signing line will be available at our registers with a purchase of The House That Pinterest Built from Politics and Prose.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

David Downie - A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food — in conversation with Jacki Lyden

Sunday, November 5 at 1:00 pm
A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250082930
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 26th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Michael Connelly - Two Kinds of Truth — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm
Two Kinds of Truth Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316225908
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 31st, 2017

Connelly’s legendary homicide detective, Harry Bosch, introduced in his 1992 The Black Echo, is now officially retired from the LAPD, but he keeps his hand in by helping the San Fernando Police Department with cold cases. When a young pharmacist is killed, Bosch joins the investigation and soon gets pulled into the shadowy world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, a closed case from his past re-opens when a man Bosch helped convict of murder claims to have evidence that Bosch framed him. Connelly, author of some thirty detective novels, more than twenty of them featuring Harry Bosch, unwinds two compelling mysteries in this latest installment, with a third implicit in the question of just how these different crimes are connected.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

David Friend - The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido — in conversation with Scott Stossel

Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm
The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780446556293
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Twelve - September 12th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Linda Greenhouse - Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Sunday, November 5 at 5:00 pm
Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780674980334
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Published: Harvard University Press - October 30th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Daniel P. Bolger - Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided — in conversation with Chuck and Tom Hagel — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, November 6 at 7:00 pm
Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780306903267
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Published: Da Capo Press - November 7th, 2017

Chuck Hagel, former Defense Secretary, and his younger brother Tom served in Vietnam during the most grueling year of the war, 1967-‘68, when nearly 17,000 Americans were killed in action. The only two brothers to have served in the same infantry squad, the Hagels fought together in the Tet Offensive and saved each other’s lives on two separate occasions. Yet the war marked them differently. After their year in Vietnam, one supported the U.S. intervention, while the other opposed it. Bolger, who retired as a lieutenant general after thirty-five years in the Army, service that included commanding troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, vividly retraces the Hagels’ combat experience, using their story as a lens to explore the war’s divisive effects throughout American society.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Walter Isaacson - Leonardo Da Vinci

Monday, November 6 at 7:00 pm
Leonardo Da Vinci Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501139154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

David Barclay Moore - The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Dashka Slater - The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, and Nic Stone - Dear Martin — in the Children & Teens Dept. **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Monday, November 6 at 7:00 pm
The Stars Beneath Our Feet Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524701246
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303235
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 17th, 2017

Dear Martin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101939499
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Powerful stories can introduce teens to complex subjects like race, class and social justice. Three authors have dealt with these tough topics. They will come together to discuss the different, and sometimes clashing, perspectives that intersect in urban cityscapes. Moore, a Howard graduate, is an award-winning documentarian who grew up near Ferguson. The Stars Beneath Our Feet, his first novel, is a moving story set in New York City projects. Stone, a Spelman graduate, explores a young man waking up to the painful realities of race in America in Dear Martin. Slater, a poet and journalist, has covered many criminal justice stories, one of which is the narrative for The 57 Bus. For Teens and Adults.

This is part of the Can We Talk About This event series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

David Barclay Moore - The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Tuesday, November 7 at 10:30 am
The Stars Beneath Our Feet Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524701246
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Denis Leary - Why We Don't Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches — at Sixth & I

Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm
Why We Don't Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524762735
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 24th, 2017

Are you a "Right Wing Nutjob" or a "Left Wing Snowflake?" Either way, in this third volume of a series that includes Why We Suck and Suck on This, Leary wants to enlist you in his campaign to Make America Laugh Again. Proving that satire can be non-partisan, Leary, creator and star of the FX comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, takes aim at both sides of the aisle, along with their media sounding boards, CNN (the Clinton News Network) and Fox’s Fair and Balanced Republican Report. With equal doses of sarcasm and common sense, he pokes fun at all we hold dear, from Twitter and Instagram to gluten-free diets and our endless thirst for fame. This is social criticism at its sharpest and funniest.

All copies of Why We Don't Suck will be pre-signed. This event does not include a public signing.
We are unable to take orders for signed copies of this book in advance of the event.

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1 Signed Book and 1 Ticket: $32; $30 for members
1 Signed Book and 2 Tickets: $45; $43 for members
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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Nikki Giovanni - A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter

Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm
A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062399458
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 24th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jeanne Walker Harvey - Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines

Wednesday, November 8 at 10:30 am
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250112491
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 2nd, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove - Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm
Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781469635866
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - November 6th, 2017

As the site of major political battles over slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, gentrification, and more, Washington D.C. has a central role in the national story. From its origins as part of a plantation society to its status as the nation’s first black-majority city and its current lack of full political rights, the District also has its own distinctive history. In this comprehensive look at both the representative and the unique D.C., Asch and Musgrove, respectively the editor of Washington History and an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, tell both stories, unfolding an illuminating dual perspective on race and democracy.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Robert Dallek - Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm
Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780525427902
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Published: Viking - November 7th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jeanne Walker Harvey - Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250112491
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 2nd, 2017

 

 

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

John Grisham - The Rooster Bar — at Sidwell Friends

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm
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$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541176
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Published: Doubleday Books - October 24th, 2017

For the three third-year law students at the center of Grisham’s taut legal thriller, set in D.C., the most important lesson they learn is one that’s not on any class syllabus. They call it The Great Law School Scam, and it comes too late to save them from the crushing student debt they’ve incurred to attend a for-profit university so focused on its bottom line that it fails to prepare its students for the bar exam. Though they don’t yet have their degrees, the trio has caught on to a few tricks of their trade, and they soon devise a plan that will expose the shady financial dealings of their school, free them of debt, and maybe even allow them to realize their original dreams of changing the world for the better.

Grisham will be in conversation with novelist David Baldacci, who most recently wrote The Fix.

All copies of The Rooster Bar will be pre-signed. This event does not include a public signing.

Grisham will not be personalizing copies of The Rooster Bar.

 

1 Ticket & 1 Signed Copy of The Rooster Bar: $35; $33 for members
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Sidwell Friends Meeting House
3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

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