Detailed Event List

Thursday, August 25, 7:00 pm
The Making of Donald Trump Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781612196329
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Melville House Publishing - August 2nd, 2016

In his detailed account of Donald Trump’s astonishing political success, Johnston, an award-winning New York Times investigative journalist and currently a columnist for USA Today, looks closely at Trump’s business practices, his associates, and his family background. Johnston sheds light on many of Trump’s beliefs, delving into his father’s Ku Klux Klan involvement and into Trump’s own ties with organized crime, as well as laying out how Trump has actually managed real estate, run casinos, and experienced numerous bankruptcies even while amassing huge wealth.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, August 26, 7:00 pm
First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062439659
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Harper - April 12th, 2016

Brower, a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer, covered the Obama White House for four years. Her first book, The Residence, was a fascinating behind-the-scenes introduction to the many professionals who make daily life go smoothly for the first family. In her follow-up, Brower examines one of the most challenging jobs in Washington: that of first lady. Drawing on interviews with friends, staff, and social secretaries of Michelle Obama and her nine predecessors at the White House, Brower details the women’s different styles, agendas, and images.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, August 29, 4:00 pm
Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449481339
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - July 5th, 2016

Trump first announced that he was available to run for president back in 1987.  While most people may have not have taken the news seriously, Trudeau sensed the significance of the moment. He also knew a character with comedic potential when he saw one, and he incorporated Trump into the Doonesbury dramatis personae. Showcasing Trump’s unwitting comic-strip career, this collection of Doonesbury strips from the late 1980s to 2016 shows us how little Trump has changed over the years.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, August 29, 7:00 pm
Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair: A Natural History Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374223212
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 23rd, 2016

University of Pennsylvania emeritus professor of architecture, Rybczynski has been lauded as both a designer, winning the Vincent Scully Prize, and a writer, honored with the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for his biography of Frederick Law Olmstead, A Clearing in the Distance. Having looked at the widest sweep of his subject with How Architecture Works, Rybczynski here focuses in on something most of us take for granted, the chair. People haven’t always used chairs, and Rybczynski, with a sharp eye for the telling details of material and ornament, charts a fresh and insightful cultural history by tracing the evolution and diversity of seating, from the folding stools of ancient Egypt through the distinctive styles of Eames chairs, bentwood rockers, Barcaloungers, and stackable chairs.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, August 30, 6:30 pm
The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780262034579
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Published: Mit Press - May 13th, 2016

✯ NEW DATE ✯

Examining a wide range of peer-to-peer enterprises, Sundararajan shows how information-based ways of organizing services are causing a paradigm shift not just in individual markets but in our very notion of work. A professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and a frequent commentator on the sharing economy, Sundararajan assesses the strengths and weaknesses of existing models including Airbnb, Lyft, TaskRabbit, France’s BlaBlaCar, China’s Didi Kuaidi, and India’s Ola, and speculates about whether crowd-based capitalism will make everyone a potential entrepreneur, independent and flexible, or if it will merely replicate the disenfranchisement of contract work.

 

Busboys and Poets 5th & K
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday, August 30, 7:00 pm
Only the Hunted Run Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525429425
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Published: Viking - August 30th, 2016

A staff writer at The Washington Post Sunday Magazine and author of the memoir, Love in the Driest Season, Tucker is also the creator of Sully Carter, a former war correspondent now covering the local D.C. news—and solving some tough mysteries while he’s at it. Following The Ways of the Dead and Murder, D.C., Carter’s third case starts with a shooting in the Capitol. With the shooter still at large, Carter, an eye-witness, files a detailed story—and becomes the suspect’s next target, even as he traces the assailant back to Oklahoma and discovers a number of details that explain, and complicate, the man’s actions.

Tucker will be in conversation with Tayla Burney, a producer on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

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

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 pm
Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, and Change Makers Cover Image
By Margot Machol Bisnow, Elliott Bisnow (Foreword by), Austin Bisnow (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781626253902
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Published: New Harbinger Publications - September 2016

Bisnow is a former FTC commissioner and chief of staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, but her main qualifications for writing this book are her two sons. One founded Summit Series, a conference for young entrepreneurs, while the other started the band Magic Giant; together, the brothers formed the nonprofit Get Well Soon Tour. Combining her experience with that of sixty other parents of similarly innovative young people-- Maimah Karmo of Tigerlily Foundation, Kevin Plank of UnderArmour, Jessica Jackley of Kiva-- Bisnow has collected a trove of inspiring stories, from which she has distilled a list of ten keys for raising self-confident and creative individuals.

Bisnow will be in conversation with Jayne Plank, mother of Kevin Plank, the founder and CEO of Under Armour, a sports performance apparel company.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, August 31, 8:00 pm

Live performance is a popular feature at The Den. Our intimate room and supportive atmosphere distinguishes us as a unique space that appeals to musicians and audiences alike. All events are open to all ages and always free of charge. Usually held every first and third Wednesday night (check our online events calendar), this popular open mic night is a great opportunity for local musicians to step out and network in a comfortable, welcoming setting. Performances are typically packed with some of the areas most talented and most supportive musicians – forget what you thought you knew about Open Mics and come check it out! Hosted by John Trupp and often featuring special guest sets by local and visiting musicians. All styles of music, poetry, and performance are welcome. Sign up is 7:30 p.m. and the show runs from 8 - 10 p.m.

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The Den at Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, downstairs
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, September 1, 7:00 pm
The Fate of Gender: Nature, Nurture, and the Human Future Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781620406199
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 7th, 2016

Blending science and history, Browning shows that gender is both cultural and biological. While neuroscience can define male and female biology, the categories are often slippery: the early stages of parenthood change parents’ very brains, and responses to aging are determined more by life habits than by gender. His forays into the animal kingdom reveal similar fluidity and variance, putting yet further spins on those old standbys, “nature” and “nurture.” A former NPR science reporter, Browning has contributed to a range of publications including The Washington Post Magazine, Mother Jones, and Salon; his books include The Culture of Desire, A Queer Geography, Apples: The Story of the Fruit of Temptation, and The Monk & the Skeptic.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, September 6, 7:00 pm
A Great Reckoning Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250022134
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 30th, 2016

The author of bestselling mysteries including How the Light Gets In and The Nature of the Beast makes a welcome return with her latest novel, A Great Reckoning. Penny has won five Agatha Awards and a New Blood Dagger from the Crime Writers’ Association for her ingenious use of classic whodunit features, unforeseen plot twists, and, not least, for her unforgettable hero, Armand Gamache. Now taking up a new position after his long tenure as head of homicide in the Sûreté du Québec, Gamache falls back on his old skills when a professor is murdered; found on the body is a copy of a map recently unearthed in a bistro. Puzzling over this odd coincidence, Gamache repeatedly runs into one of the professor’s students, meetings that raise suspicions about his own involvement in the death.

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Sidwell Friends
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tuesday, September 6, 7:00 pm
The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101980255
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Published: Viking - August 30th, 2016

In 2015 Lopez, founding principal of Brooklyn’s Mott Hall Bridges Academy, was burning out and on the verge of leaving public education altogether when Brandon Stanton featured her on his “Humans of New York” blog. Her picture was accompanied by a statement from one of Lopez’s students citing her as the person who had made the greatest difference in his life, and this affirmation galvanized Lopez to continue her mission in the Brooklyn neighborhood. She recounts here how she’s successfully recruited and retained dedicated teachers, kept students upbeat and motivated, and won an IndieGoGo grant, work for which she’s been recognized with the 2015 Black Girls Rock Change Agent Award and the 2015 Barnard College Medal of Distinction.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 pm
The Art of Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062223074
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Now out in paperback, Karr’s primer on writing a memoir is as compelling as the actual memories she recounted in The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit. Mining her experience of chronicling her Texas childhood and adolescence, her marriage, and her struggle to become a writer, Karr illuminates key questions about how to use identity and memory to project an authentic voice, how to be honest, and how to identify and convey pivotal moments. But no two lives are alike, and Karr examines excerpts from a wide range of autobiographical essays, showing how various writers have shaped life into literature.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 pm
A Torch Against the Night Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781101998878
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Published: Razorbill - August 30th, 2016

The Rose and the Dagger Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399171628
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2016

In Tahir’s sequel to An Ember in the Ashes, Laia and Elias escape the devastating rebellion being staged by the Scholars. Branded as traitors and on the run, the two must also find a way to elude Elias’s mother and Emperor Marcus while attempting to rescue Laia’s brother. The Rose and the Dagger continues Ahdieh’s retelling of The Arabian Nights and details Shahrzad’s quest to break the curse that holds her husband, Khalid, in thrall. Reunited with her family but held captive by her fears for the future, she must outwit a former flame, who now leads a movement to overthrow Caliph Khalid, and discover powers within herself that she never thought could exist. Ages 14 and up

In conversation with Sandie Chen.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 pm
A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525955221
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Published: Dutton Books - September 6th, 2016

From This is Your Brain on Music to The World in Six Songs to The Organized Mind, Levitin’s bestselling works on cognitive science have been both fascinating and instructive. In his fourth book, the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University offers an invaluable guide to negotiating the stream of information in the age of Big Data. Infoliteracy means charting a course between passive acceptance and reflexive dismissal of the ongoing barrage of facts, charts, and statistics; developing critical thinking means checking those facts, assessing the source of the charts, and testing the plausibility of the statistics.

Levitin will be in conversation with Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, September 7, 8:00 pm

Live performance is a popular feature at The Den. Our intimate room and supportive atmosphere distinguishes us as a unique space that appeals to musicians and audiences alike. All events are open to all ages and always free of charge. Usually held every first and third Wednesday night (check our online events calendar), this popular open mic night is a great opportunity for local musicians to step out and network in a comfortable, welcoming setting. Performances are typically packed with some of the areas most talented and most supportive musicians – forget what you thought you knew about Open Mics and come check it out! Hosted by John Trupp and often featuring special guest sets by local and visiting musicians. All styles of music, poetry, and performance are welcome. Sign up is 7:30 p.m. and the show runs from 8 - 10 p.m.

Open Mic FAQ

The Den at Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, downstairs
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, September 8, 6:30 pm
The Gift of Anger: Use Passion to Build Not Destroy Cover Image
By Joe Solmonese, Judy Shepard (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781626565883
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - September 12th, 2016

Former CEO of Emily’s List and past president of Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ organization, Solmonese knows a lot about how to make change happen. As his stories of successful social justice campaigns illustrate, a key part of Solmonese’s strategy has been harnessing anger: by viewing it as energy, Solmonese learned how to direct it. Showing how to make outrage productive, he details instances of using righteous indignation strategically and of empathizing with adversaries rather than shaming them. He also reminds us to look for allies in unlikely places, and that achieving the impossible proceeds one small step at a time. These and other techniques helped Solmonese and HRC beat overwhelming odds to get marriage equality laws passed in eight states and to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Busboys and Poets 5th & K
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 pm
The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393254020
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 16th, 2016

In his latest book, Stiglitz, the 2001 Nobel Prize-winning economist, asks whether the Eurozone is united or divided by its common currency. Criticizing the European Central Bank for policies, such as austerity, that cause rather than alleviate stagnation, the former World Bank senior vice president and chief economist outlines three possible futures, showing what it would mean for Europe to make structural reforms, adapt a radical new flexibility, or dissolve.

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

All weekend long, Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 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, September 9, 7:00 pm
Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399160981
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Published: Blue Rider Press - September 6th, 2016

In his sixth work of nonfiction, Baker, a novelist who won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his passionate advocacy of paper records, Double Fold, chronicles his experiences as a substitute teacher in the Maine public schools. Setting out to learn “what life in classrooms was really like,” Baker faced a “noisy, distracted, crazy-making reality.” For the students, the day was simply long; for teachers, it was a constant struggle to keep classes engaged. Yet overall such challenges were stimulating, and Baker offers a lively and insightful report from “one fairly typical, not-terribly-poor-but-hardly-rich school district.”

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, September 10, 1:00 pm
Ghosts of Havana Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399175930
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 6th, 2016

In his third thriller featuring Judd Ryker, Moss, former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of African Affairs and currently COO and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, sends the State Department crisis manager to Cuba. Following the complicated African adventures of Golden Hour and Minute Zero, this assignment seems straightforward: Ryker needs to negotiate the release of four American fisherman who strayed into Cuban waters. Cuban-American relations are easing, the Americans were just sportsmen—but unexpected twists in the proceedings make Ryker wonder if the situation is what it seems, and if he was told everything he needs to know.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, September 10, 3:30 pm
A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

In Rules of Civility, Towles evoked 1930s Manhattan with unparalleled elegance and style. His eagerly awaited second novel examines one of the twentieth-century’s landmark events, the Bolshevik Revolution, from the perspective of a man history has made anomalous. Count Alexander Rostov is an unrepentant aristocrat, and in 1922 the new regime puts him under house arrest. Stripped of his wealth and standing, but holding firm to his passion for life, the Count spends the next thirty years in the fading Hotel Metropol, within sight of the Kremlin. As he observes the vicissitudes of history and engages with the Hotel staff, he comes to new understandings of the world and himself.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, September 10, 6:00 pm
Bertrand Court Cover Image
By Michelle Brafman (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$24.95
ISBN: 9781938849794
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Published: Prospect Park Books - September 6th, 2016

Brafman follows her rich and insightful first novel about family and tradition, Washing the Dead, with this compelling profile of a suburban Washington D.C. neighborhood. Moving chronologically from 1993 to 2007, the novel follows the diverse residents of the eponymous cul-de-sac, tracking their daily routines, their secrets, and their sorrows in seventeen exquisitely crafted, interlocking narratives. Brafman, an award-winning filmmaker as well as a widely published writer honored with a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, employs humor, deft pacing, and artful jump-cuts to vividly and warmly evoke the lives and families of policy wonks, politicos, and housewives.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, September 10, 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, September 11, 1:00 pm
Shadow Courts: The Tribunals That Rule Global Trade Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780997126402
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Columbia Global Reports - September 6th, 2016

Edwards’s first book is a close look at Investor-State Dispute Settlements, or ISDS; these arbitration tribunals are part of trade treaties and allow private corporations to sue sovereign nations if they believe terms of a treaty were violated. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in ISDS cases, and Edwards, currently a policy correspondent for Time, details these disputes, raising important questions about the threat to national sovereignty posed by ISDS. Already dividing politicians of all stripes, ISDS are opposed by Elizabeth Warren and Tea Party conservatives, supported by President Obama and many Congressional Republicans.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, September 11, 5:00 pm
The Fortunes Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544263703
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 6th, 2016

Davies traced the unlikely intersection of strikingly different lives in wartime Britain with his first novel, The Welsh Girl. In his second, he both reimagines American history and recalibrates the multi-generational literary epic. Combining actual and invented figures, Davies chronicles the life of a valet who touches off a labor rights campaign, traces the struggle of a Chinese actor to overcome typecasting both on- and off-stage, describes the tragedy of a hate crime victim, and parses the ambivalence of a biracial writer adopting a Chinese child. Covering the events of more than a century, Davies remakes the past in the image of overlooked Chinese-Americans.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, September 12, 6:30 pm
The Legend of Jesse Smoke Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781632863973
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 30th, 2016

On vacation in Belize, Skip Granger, Washington Redskins assistant coach, sees a football thrown with extraordinary power and precision—and at once goes into recruiting mode. The powerful arm belongs to Jesse Smoke, and she won’t be playing for the Washington Divas much longer. Signed as the new quarterback for the Redskins, Jesse is stellar on the field, but privately struggles with the pressure of proving herself and with intimidation from fellow players. In his ninth work of fiction, Bausch, winner of both a Fellowship of Southern Writers Hillsdale Award and the John Dos Passos Prize, delivers a realistic depiction of professional football, complete with stats, plays, and institutional resistance to change.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Monday, September 12, 7:00 pm
Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781632860125
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 6th, 2016

In bestselling books including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, The Judgment of Paris, and others, King, a two-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award, has focused on art—often on a single work—to trace a specific culture and era. In his seventh narrative history, King again demonstrates his skill in biography and his insightful reading of the visual arts, chronicling the making of Monet’s series of 250 oil paintings depicting the water lilies of his home in Giverny. Composed over the last thirty years of the artist’s life, these scenes define Impressionist techniques for painting light and water as well as registering the harsher realities of the artist’s life, including his deteriorating vision, family deaths, and a looming World War.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 pm
The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101905760
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - August 2nd, 2016

In this urgent appeal to safeguard democracy, Roth reminds us that the upcoming presidential election will be the first in fifty years to lack the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Many of the Act’s key provisions were struck down in 2013 when the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Holder. How did this happen, and what does it mean? Roth, an MSNBC reporter, delves into the history of the country’s anti-egalitarian sentiment, which dates back to Alexander Hamilton. More recently, GOP leaders, Libertarian scholars, corporate lobbyists, and others on the right have worked to close down the political process. Roth’s well-argued, passionate polemic tells us why we can’t let this continue.

Roth will be in conversation with Rahna Epting, chief of staff for Every Voice.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780375423222
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Published: Pantheon Books - August 23rd, 2016

Forty-five years ago, 1,300 prisoners of the Attica Correctional Facility rebelled against the endemic mistreatment and took over the prison. The state negotiated for four days, then sent in heavily armed guards and troopers to regain control by force. Thirty-nine people died. Thompson, a University of Michigan historian who has served on a blue-ribbon panel assembled by the National Academy of Sciences to study incarceration issues, gives the first comprehensive account of this massive revolt, its violent denouement, and the repercussions. Though guards had committed human rights violations, the retaliation fell most heavily on the prisoners.

Thompson will be in conversation with Michael Eric Dyson, author of The Black Presidency.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm
Lucky Strikes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627793902
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - July 5th, 2016

Life during the Great Depression is hard enough for anyone; for fourteen-year-old Amelia, whose mama just died and whose pa was never around to begin with, it’s nigh-on impossible. Determined to thwart an oil company bigwig’s attempts to buy her family’s gas station, she also sets out to keep herself and her two younger siblings from being placed in separate foster homes. A drifter named Hiram Watts falling off of a coal truck may not seem like a promising solution to most people, but Amelia was never like most people anyway. Can she pass off Hiram as her absent father and make herself a family again? Ages 12 and up

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 pm
Trotsky in New York, 1917: Portrait of a Radical on the Eve of Revolution Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781619026070
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 13th, 2016

Ackerman’s acclaimed biography, Boss Tweed, was an accomplished portrait of both a life and a particular historical moment, and the former Senate counsel returns to old New York for this compelling back story of one of the twentieth century’s iconic revolutionaries. Trotsky spent just ten weeks in Gotham, arriving in January 1917 after being expelled from France and Spain. He was virtually unknown, but as he plunged into local politics, edited a left-wing tabloid in Greenwich Village, and, most importantly, argued over American involvement in the First World War, he honed the ideas that would shape his later political vision.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 pm
The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385352055
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 23rd, 2016

With his Pulitzer Prize-winning history of al-Qaeda and terrorism, The Looming Tower, Wright established himself as one of the leading authorities on the subject. A fellow at the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law and a staff writer at The New Yorker, Wright is also the author of Going Clear and Thirteen Days in September. His tenth book is a collection of essays that builds on his previous work to trace the growth of al-Qaeda’s influence throughout the Middle East. Wright examines both the spread of the group’s radicalism and explores regional variations, giving detailed looks at how Saudi Arabia has assimilated al-Qaeda’s thinking, how it’s been expressed in Syria’s film industry, the integral role of the al-Qaeda mission in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, and, finally, how the brutal abductions and executions by ISIS have upped the stakes.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 pm
The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250071385
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 13th, 2016

"Gefilte is not just about your bubbe," according to Jeffrey Yoskowitz, a writer, food entrepreneur, and pickler, and Liz Alpern, a Joan Nathan protégé who teaches cooking and hosts pop-up events related to Jewish food. The two co-founded Brooklyn's Gefilteria in 2012, and in their first cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto, they pay beautiful tribute to the culinary arts of Ashkenazi culture. From Old World bakeries and pickle shops to modern delis, from rye bread to kimchi stuffed cabbage, the authors bring their Jewish heritage to life in this treasury full of stories, photographs, and deliciously reinvented recipes.

1 Ticket: $14
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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 pm
Nutshell Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385542074
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Published: Nan A. Talese - September 13th, 2016

Ian McEwan has been a force in British literature for more than three decades, earning worldwide critical acclaim for his vivid, thoughtful, and often jarring novels. From the historical sweep of Atonement to the psychological intrigue of Amsterdam, McEwan has shown that he can turn any genre into the highest order of literary fiction. The Man Booker and Whitbread Award winner's fourteenth novel, Nutshell, is a story of marital betrayal told from an unexpected perspective: As Trudy tires of her husband and makes grisly plans to escape him, her unborn child overhears all her schemes.

McEwan will be in conversation with the novelist and memoirist Richard McCann.

 

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McEwan will sign, not personalize up to three books per person when Nutshell is included.
All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.
Politics & Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

 

Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 pm
Burn Baby Burn Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763674670
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 8th, 2016

Some of the Parts Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553539639
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

Invisible Fault Lines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481430715
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

Join three authors whose latest novels feature girls finding their way through troubled times. Medina’s Nora Lopez falls in love while grappling with dark family secrets during one hot summer that burns in New York City’s memory: the summer of the Son of Sam. In Some of the Parts, high-schooler Tallie struggles with her grief over her brother Nate’s death. After causing the accident that killed Nate, Tallie seeks comfort in music and new friendships—and also in tracking down the recipients of Nate’s donated organs. In another story about a girl and her grief, Madonia relates how protagonist Callie suddenly finds (or thinks she has found) an explanation for her father’s disappearance in an unlikely place: a photograph dating back to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Ages 15 and up.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 pm
Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781439154106
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 13th, 2016

Fifteen years after leaving office, former president Bill Clinton continues to excite strong feelings worldwide. Showing that the former president is as much a “global brand” as he is a political figure, Conason, a veteran journalist and co-author of The Hunting of the President, examines Clinton’s unconventional post-White House career in detail, including analyses of his achievements, his failures, and his motivations. Drawing on past and recent conversations with his subject as well as interviews with Clinton’s colleagues, friends, and family, including Chelsea and Hillary, Conason, who has known Clinton for two decades and has traveled for the Clinton Foundation, gives an unparalleled look at a complicated, often frustrating, and endlessly fascinating man.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, September 16, 7:00 pm
Seoul Man: A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062405241
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: HarperBusiness - August 16th, 2016

A reporter and editor at The Washington Post for eighteen years, when Ahrens left it was for the sake of a new romance. Following his beloved, a diplomat, to Korea, he was one of the rare expats in a country 97% Korean and soon became the highest ranking foreigner at Hyundai Motors, where he was first the director of global communication and later the vice president. Recalling his professional success—under his leadership Hyundai was named “Fastest Growing Brand” by Interbrand—but also his alienation, Ahrens, now vice president at BGR Public Relations draws a fresh and surprising portrait of a country few Westerners really know.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, September 17, 1:00 pm
Compassion in Action: My Life Rescuing Abused and Neglected Animals Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781634505703
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - August 30th, 2016

Haisley has devoted the last twenty-five years to rescuing an estimated quarter of a million animals from abuse, neglect, and cruelty. After heading the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team and serving as CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, Haisley founded Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), and his memoir is largely the story of that organization’s work. Co-written with Folkers, a former journalist for U.S. News and World Report, the book recounts how the ARC has partnered with law enforcement for raids on puppy mills and laboratories, how it has responded to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina to rescue lost and abandoned pets, and how Haisley led a six-million dollar campaign to build a state-of-the-art shelter.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, September 17, 3:30 pm
True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476763767
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 6th, 2016

Noel Field (1904-1970), a naturalized American citizen born in Britain, worked at the State Department in the 1930s. Disillusioned by the country’s socio-economic straits, he also joined the secret underground of the International Communist Movement, and began to spy for the Soviets. He was later arrested in Europe on orders from Beria, accused of undermining Soviet influence in the Eastern bloc, then tortured and imprisoned. Yet he never renounced his loyalty to Stalin. Marton, a former NPR and ABC News correspondent who grew up in post-war Hungary, draws on Field family correspondence and Soviet secret police records to examine the terrifying power of political ideals.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, September 17, 7:00 pm
Against Everything: Essays Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101871157
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon Books - September 6th, 2016

A co-founder of n+1 and author of the magisterial intellectual history, The Age of the Crisis of Man, Greif, who teaches at the New School, is one of today’s leading cultural critics. Praised for its wit, acute observations, and graceful style, his work has been selected for two volumes of The Best American Essays series. In his first collection, he scrutinizes telling aspects of contemporary culture, including Radiohead, the Occupy movement, and hipsters, offering deft and devastating critiques in the wryly philosophical yet entertaining vein of Didion and Sontag.

Greif will be in conversation with Leon Wieseltier, former literary editor of The New Republic.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, September 18, 1:00 pm
Haint: Poems Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781940724041
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gival Press - June 1st, 2016

Let Our Eyes Linger Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781365005190
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Lulu.com - April 5th, 2012

Join us for a poetry reading by a true Washington literary power couple. Teri is the poetry and lectures coordinator at the Folger and a former Ford Foundation and Cave Canem fellow. Her work has been published in a variety of print and on line journals and anthologized in collections including Bum Rush the Page, Poetic Voices without Borders 2, and Gathering Ground. Her first collection of poetry is the Inaugural Selection for the Giron/Valdez Series for Unique Voices in Literature.

Hayes won an Academy of American Poets prize while a student at the University of Maryland. He went on to be a Bread Loaf working scholar, one of the founders of Cave Canem, and widely published poet; he currently teaches writing and literature at Sidwell Friends School. His book is a rich exploration of black male identity that focuses on family life but also explores the wider cultural meaning of black experience, notably in a series of lyrics spoken by Jim, the runaway slave from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, September 18, 5:00 pm
Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning? Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781615193509
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Experiment - August 23rd, 2016

A feature writer for The Globe and Mail, Brown is the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon, his moving account of caring for his seriously disabled son. In his fourth book, Brown takes on a subject equally personal and fraught: his own aging. Still feeling as he did at forty, despite the odd memory lapse and the occasional stiffness in the joints, Brown started a journal to keep tabs on the new condition of middle-aged-turning-elderly. His chronicle is honest and often witty as it tracks the various physical and psychological stages of later life.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, September 19, 6:30 pm
Bright, Infinite Future: A Generational Memoir on the Progressive Rise Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250071576
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 3rd, 2016

Starting in the 1960s when he signed on as one of the original Nader’s Raiders, Green has been an indefatigable political crusader, involved with debating William Buckley and Pat Buchanan on Firing Line and Crossfire, working as a public interest lawyer against big tobacco, and narrowly losing the 2001 New York City mayoral race in the closest such contest in a century. Green, also the author of books including Who Runs Congress? draws on his experiences, his knowledge of several decades of the American political landscape, and his fighting spirit for this inspiring call to the rising “Progressive Patriots” of 2016.

Green will be in conversation with Ralph Nader, legendary activist and writer, most recently of Breaking through Power, forthcoming next month.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Monday, September 19, 7:00 pm
The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781451666977
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 13th, 2016

In his first book, Danois, a sports writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Ebony Magazine, and other publications, replays the 1980-’81 season with the standout basketball team of Baltimore’s Dunbar High School. While the city was beset by crime and a crack epidemic, the team, coached by Bob Wade, a local athlete who’d become an NFL star, not only had a winning year but sent four players—Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Williams, David Wingate, and Reggie Lewis—on to NBA careers.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 pm
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780553418811
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - September 6th, 2016

O’Neil, the author of Doing Data Science and a regular commentator on the Slate Money podcast, specializes in demystifying Big Data. Following an average person from college to retirement, she homes in on decisive moments—winning a scholarship, landing a job, getting a loan—when algorithms can determine the outcome. Based on statistics, algorithms seem to level the playing field, holding everyone to the same rules. In fact, O’Neil shows, these models often reinforce bias and discrimination. They’re complicated, hard to argue with, and, most seriously, unregulated.

O’Neil will be in conversation with Jen Golbeck, a computer scientist and professor at the University of Maryland.

Busboys and Poets 5th & K
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20012
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 pm
Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781568585369
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Nation Books - August 23rd, 2016

From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street, from Black Lives Matter to the grassroots support for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, Americans are no longer apathetic about politics—if they ever were.
Jaffe, a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist who covers the front lines of radical activism as co-host of Dissent’s Belabored podcast, columnist for New Labor Forum, and editorial board member of Dissent, surveys these and other movements, both local and national. She details their motivations, agendas, and actions, looking closely at a wide range of social justice issues. Showing both how much has already changed and how much still needs to, Jaffe’s progress report on today’s activism is an inspiring call to action.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465595
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423119548
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Jump at the Sun - December 17th, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known as The Notorious RBG for a reason. Throughout her life, she has defied society’s expectations of how girls and women should behave and spoken out against injustices ranging from women being paid less than men for equal work, to racial and ethnic minorities’ voting rights being violated. Levy depicts the major events in Ginsburg’s life, including her mother’s death the day before Ruth graduated from high school, her personal experience of prejudice as a Jewish woman, and her historic contributions to the American justice system. Ages 7- 10

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm
Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544273177
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 20th, 2016

Now an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, Tracy directs the Emotion & Self Lab, which focuses on pride, shame, and guilt, a powerful constellation of feelings with direct bearing on an individual’s sense of self. While pride, in particular, has often been condemned as sinful, Tracy shows that pride doesn’t have to mean arrogance; rather, by fostering a positive view of self, it nurtures creativity and altruism. Winner of the James McKeen Cattell Dissertation Award as well as the International Society for Self and Identity Early Career Award, Tracy has published some eighty articles, reviews, and book chapters in influential psychology publications, as well as co-editing The Self-Conscious Emotions and The Psychology of Social Status.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm
My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455540242
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Center Street - September 13th, 2016

The story of a woman’s rise to one of the top positions on Wall Street would be illuminating in and of itself. When that woman is Hispanic, the story is that much more valuable for being rare. And when she’s an undocumented immigrant—it’s a story that must be heard. Arce’s important memoir starts with her arrival in the U.S. from Mexico at age eleven on a tourist visa. When the visa expired four years later, she became technically undocumented. Thanks to the Texas Dream Act, however, she was able to attend college, where her talents were recognized, setting her on track for her future as a Goldman Sachs vice president.

Arce will be in conversation with WAMU senior reporter Armando Trull.

This is a WAMU in Your Bookstore Event.

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 pm
When in French: Love in a Second Language Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594206443
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - September 13th, 2016

A staff writer for The New Yorker since 2008, Collins has been based in Europe since 2010, and her first book chronicles the surprising, and often humorous, complexities of living and loving in a second language, French. After falling in love with a Frenchman, being courted in English, then moving to a French-speaking nation, Collins wonders how closely her Francophone and Anglophone identities match; “could I, would I, become someone else if I spoke French?” As she embarks on an intensive course to achieve fluency, her engaging memoir becomes an illuminating study of how language shapes cultures and identities and how, even as our mother tongue defines us in essential ways, an acquired language can introduce us to a self we never knew was there.

Collins will be in conversation with Jason Horowitz of The New York Times.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, September 21, 8:00 pm

Live performance is a popular feature at The Den. Our intimate room and supportive atmosphere distinguishes us as a unique space that appeals to musicians and audiences alike. All events are open to all ages and always free of charge. Usually held every first and third Wednesday night (check our online events calendar), this popular open mic night is a great opportunity for local musicians to step out and network in a comfortable, welcoming setting. Performances are typically packed with some of the areas most talented and most supportive musicians – forget what you thought you knew about Open Mics and come check it out! Hosted by John Trupp and often featuring special guest sets by local and visiting musicians. All styles of music, poetry, and performance are welcome. Sign up is 7:30 p.m. and the show runs from 8 - 10 p.m.

Open Mic FAQ

 

The Den at Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, downstairs
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 pm
Kids of Appetite Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451470782
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Mosquitoland Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147513656
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Speak - March 1st, 2016

When Vic Bennucci arrives in Hackensack, New Jersey with little more than an urn filled with his father’s ashes, his prospects are not very bright. But then he meets Mad, a scarred girl with her own secrets, who initiates him into a gang-like group known as the Kids of Appetite. These teens, whom the world seems to have forgotten, team up with Vic to carry out his father’s wishes regarding the scattering of his ashes. As Vic falls hard for Mad, however, all the Kids fall under investigation—for the murder or someone closely connected to Mad. Ages 14 and up

Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm
Bright, Precious Days Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101948002
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 2nd, 2016

Join renowned author and oenophile Jay McInerney for an intimate wine-centric dinner celebrating his new novel Bright, Precious Days. In partnership with local restaurant Buck’s Fishing & Camping, talented chefs and wine importers will collaborate to create an evening as elegant and glamorous as the scenes of New York and the Hamptons that McInerney describes in his award-winning novels. A full dinner and wine menu will be served.

Buck’s Fishing & Camping will be closed to the public the night of this event.

Multi-course dinner and paired wines for one and one signed copy of Bright, Precious Days: $175; $165 for members

Multi-course dinner and paired wines for two and one signed copy of Bright, Precious Days: $325; $315 for members

Click here to purchase.

Buck's Fishing & Camping
5031 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385535731
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Doubleday Books - September 20th, 2016

In 1899 the twenty-four-year-old Winston Churchill arrived in South Africa, fresh from defeat in Parliamentary elections. Captured by rebel Boers two weeks later, Churchill escaped and walked hundreds of miles back to safety. But that’s only part of the story. As she did for Theodore Roosevelt in River of Doubt, Millard, also the author of Destiny of the Republic, recounts a little-known episode in the life of a legendary world leader, and recounts not only a riveting adventure, with sharp and evocative details, but shows how the brush with danger and mortality crystallized a particular vision, one with consequences for the entire world. Churchill himself cited his South African sojourn as having laid “the foundations of my later life.”

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm
Return Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763677305
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 2nd, 2016

Becker concludes his sweeping trilogy of wordless picture books with his heroine’s third journey into the magical land she can reach by drawing a door with her magical red crayon. This, time, however, her distracted illustrator father follows her into this realm, where he joins her in adventures featuring dastardly crayon thieves, dignified royals, and loyal friends. Elaborate watercolors tell a story without text that brings the adventures begun in Journey and Quest full circle. Ages 5-8

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Friday, September 23, 10:30 am
Return Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763677305
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 2nd, 2016

Journey Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763660536
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 6th, 2013

Quest Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763665951
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 26th, 2014

Becker concludes his sweeping trilogy of wordless picture books with his heroine’s third journey into the magical land she can reach by drawing a door with her magical red crayon. This, time, however, her distracted illustrator father follows her into this realm, where he joins her in adventures featuring dastardly crayon thieves, dignified royals, and loyal friends. Elaborate watercolors tell a story without text that brings the adventures begun in Journey and Quest full circle. Ages 5-8

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, September 23, 7:00 pm
The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101902981
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Tim Duggan Books - September 20th, 2016

Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, traveled the world and conducted hundreds of interviews for this refreshingly upbeat look at how some of today’s seemingly intractable problems are being successfully addressed. Looking at issues including terrorism, corruption, economic and political stagnation, and immigration, Tepperman, who also writes regularly for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications, reports on recent government initiatives in nations from Canada to Brazil to Indonesia where innovative leaders are working creatively to change old policies and envision new ones.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am
 until 10 p.m.

Politics & Prose is proud to be the official bookseller for the 2016 National Book Festival.

Come and join us at the 16th Anniversary Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.

For more information and a schedule of events visit http://www.loc.gov/bookfest.

 

Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001
Sunday, September 25, 12:00 pm
A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307962645
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 20th, 2016

Partlow served as The Washington Post’s Kabul bureau chief from 2009 to 2012, work for which he shared the 2010 Overseas Press Club award for best reporting from abroad. His book offers a detailed analysis of the extended American involvement in Afghanistan by tracing the history of U.S. relations with the Karzai family. Moderates, the Karzais allied with the West after 9/11 to remove the Taliban from power. But as mistakes and misunderstandings frayed the initial partnership, tensions grew between the two countries and among the Karzai brothers.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, September 25, 2:30 pm
No Fair! No Fair! and Other Jolly Poems of Childhood Cover Image
By Calvin Trillin, Roz Chast (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545825788
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Orchard Books - September 27th, 2016

Trillin brings his trademark wit to the world of children’s literature for the first time in this collection of verse. Each poem describes a seemingly mundane element of childhood, from learning to tie shoelaces to zealously collecting stuffed animals. One youthful narrator generously offers up his sister at the doctor’s office as a more fitting recipient for a shot, while another explains that “The Grandpa Rule” really means that there are no rules at all for the length of Grandpa’s visit. The quiet joys of childhood that Trillin depicts will evoke laughter and perhaps some nostalgia for those who, through the years, have remained young at heart. All ages

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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