Detailed Event List

Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer - New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay — in conversation with Alexandra Petri — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Sunday, November 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780525540403
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Published: Plume - November 13th, 2018

In a feminist fantasy, catcalls might still exist—but the construction worker would be a reader eager to get into a woman’s books. Taking some of the usual scenarios—older men and younger women, the male boss chasing the female underling—the authors spin out new plots that expose and revise old power dynamics.  Expanding on their McSweeney’s website article of the same title—which ran in February and is still the site’s most-read piece of the year to date—the creators of The Belladonna, a platform for women and other marginalized genders, deploy a searing satire that’s both funny and arousing, designed to provoke and to inspire action. Kunkel, Preston, Taylor, and Wittmer will be in conversation with Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Patricia Miller - Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington

Sunday, November 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374252663
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - November 13th, 2018

When Madeline Pollard sued William Campbell Preston Breckinridge for breach of promise in 1894,   there was no #MeToo; she was standing alone against a patriarchal society with radically different ideas about men’s and women’s sexual morality. Pollard had met Breckinridge, a five-term Kentucky congressman, in 1884. She was 17; he was 47 and married. When his wife died in 1892, he promised to marry Pollard, setting the date for December 1893. Instead, without telling her, he suddenly married his cousin. Rather than simply disappearing as she was supposed to, Pollard sued him, though a court case meant public humiliation. When Pollard won, however, it was the formerly powerful Breckinridge who suffered the shame. Drawing on newspaper articles, personal journals, previously unpublished autobiographies, and letters, Miller vividly recreates this groundbreaking case.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Boyce Thompson - Anatomy of a Great Home: What America's Most Celebrated Houses Tell Us about the Way We Want to Live — in conversation with Mark McInturff, Robert Gurney, Richard Williams, and Stephen Muse

Sunday, November 18, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Anatomy of a Great Home: What America's Most Celebrated Houses Tell Us about the Way We Want to Live Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780764354656
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - March 28th, 2018

Thompson’s sumptuous book is more than just a beautiful album of dream houses—it’s an expert’s illuminating analysis of just what makes these buildings so wonderful. Founder of Residential Architect magazine and author of the award-winning The New New Home, Thompson shows how these designs provide a livable space that is also flexible, how they respect and relate to their natural environment, and how their various elements combine to make them works of art. This comprehensive book features a variety of buildings, including work by D.C. architects Mark McInturff, Robert Gurney, Richard Williams, and Steven Muse. After the discussion, be sure to visit P&P’s new expansion—designed by Mark McInturff.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Zachary Leader - The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005

Sunday, November 18, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781101875162
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Published: Knopf - November 6th, 2018

Three years after the first volume’s publication comes the second part of Zachary Leader’s sweeping biography of one of the most admired – and one of the most complicated – novelists in American history. As the book begins, Saul Bellow (1915-2005) is riding high on the success of his critical and commercial smash Herzog. While that peak was followed by many more literary high points—from his Pulitzer Prize winning Humboldt’s Gift to his final work, Ravelstein, published at age eighty-five—Bellow’s personal life took a rocky descent, as his mid-century notions of race and sex came up against the radically changing mores of his artistic set. And yet under Leader’s crystal-clear eye—honed from a lifetime of renowned work, including his Pulitzer-nominated biography of Kingsley Amis—Bellow’s redeeming qualities still sparkle amidst the copious flaws.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Marvin Kalb - Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy — in conversation with Andrea Mitchell

Monday, November 19, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780815735304
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - September 25th, 2018

For Kalb, a journalist and media observer for more than six decades, when Trump called the press an “enemy of the American people,” alarm bells went off. This wasn’t just more fulmination—Trump’s words echoed those of Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, all of whom derided their critics, including the media, as being “enemies of the people.” As with these dictators, Kalb believes that Trump’s goal is to delegitimize the work of journalists in order to sow confusion about what’s true and who can be trusted. Reminding us of the courageous work of reporters from Edward R. Murrow to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Kalb—a former network correspondent at CBS and NBC News and author, most recently, of The Year I Was Peter the Great—shows that the press is one of democracy’s truest and most essential allies. Kalb will be in conversation with Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Caron Levis - Stop that Yawn!

Tuesday, November 20, 10:30 am
Stop That Yawn! Cover Image
By Caron Levis, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481441797
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

To avoid going to bed, Gabby Wild recruits her Granny to take her to Never Sleeping City. There, they rock around the clock, riding Ferris wheels, jamming out, and eating ice cream. They will do just about anything to stay wide awake and to stop that yaaaaawn! But Granny isn’t immune to sleepiness and, despite Gabby’s attempts to stop her, she releases a yawn so powerful that soon, everyone is Never Sleeping City starts to snooze. Gabby frantically tries to keep everyone awake by reaching for high-fives and making a commotion. To her dismay, nothing seems to keep the drowsiness away, and soon Gabby starts to feel it, too. She grits her teeth and seals her lips, but will that be enough to stop her yawn? Ages 4 to 8.

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ariel Burger - Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom — in conversation with Sarah Hurwitz

Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9781328802699
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 13th, 2018

In his activism, teaching, and more than fifty books, the Nobel laurate Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) told us a great deal about what he’d experienced, thought, and felt. In this intimate memoir of Wiesel, Burger—a lecturer, rabbi, artist, and former student of Wiesel’s—adds new facets to this public portrait. Fifteen when he met the man who would become his mentor, Burger studied with Wiesel both in the classroom and privately, and later worked with him as his teaching assistant. He records their academic and personal conversations, letting us hear how Wiesel counseled him on matters of spirituality and faith and showing us how he lived his daily life. In sharing these inspiring and moving dialogues, Burger does more than commemorate Wiesel—he carries on his lauded tradition of testimony and witness.

Burger will be in conversation with Sarah Hurwitz, head speechwriter for Michelle Obama from 2008 to 2017, who was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by Barack Obama after he left the White House.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Antony Beevor - The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II

Monday, November 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525429821
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Published: Viking - September 11th, 2018

Operation Market Garden was a bold and risky move by the Allies to end the Second World War by capturing the bridges leading to the lower Rhine. Launched in mid-September 1944, the operation deployed the legendary American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and the British 1st Airborne Division, some of the best combatants in the world. Yet the effort failed, and while it ultimately proved to be "The Last German Victory," it also meant heavy reprisals for the Dutch and many more months of fighting. In this masterful recreation and analysis of the struggle, Beevor, the author of prize-winning histories including D-Day and The Fall of Berlin 1945, and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, gives us not just the story of one battle, but a probing study of war itself.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Bernie Sanders - Where We Go From Here—at GW Lisner Auditorium

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm
Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250163264
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - November 27th, 2018

Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign was a beginning, not an ending. In Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the ResistanceNew York Times bestselling author Bernie Sanders chronicles the day-by-day struggles that he and his progressive colleagues have waged over the last two years in the fight against Donald Trump’s agenda and for a government that works for all. The good news is, progressive voices are making significant strides. Where We Go From Here shows how citizens all across America are standing up to the Trump government.

This event will include neither a public signing nor a pre-signed book.

1 Ticket + 1 Book: $33/ $31 for members

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Limited $10 GW student tickets available at the Lisner box office.

 

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

Alice Robb - Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey — in conversation with Alex Stone — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780544931213
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 20th, 2018

Dreams have intrigued and mystified people for centuries. As science is now proving, they’ve also helped us learn, promoted the healing of psychic trauma, and aided creativity. We can’t live without them any more than we can live without sleep. In this fascinating exploration of dreaming, Robb, who writes a column for New York Magazine's "Science of Us," gives us a guided tour through recent dream research with an extended foray into her own experiences with lucid dreaming, which occurs when a sleeper is able to be conscious that he or she is dreaming and even actively direct the dream.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Rachel Kleinfeld - A Savage Order: How the World's Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security — in conversation with Jonathan Tepperman

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Savage Order: How the World's Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101871997
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Published: Pantheon - November 6th, 2018

One of Time’s 2010 40 under 40 political leaders in America, Kleinfeld served under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board and is now a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment. For this analysis of how nations recover from rampant violence, she traveled extensively, and her first-hand field research includes interviews with generals, former guerrillas, activists, politicians, mobsters, and law enforcement officials in countries around the world. Her evidence shows that there are clear measures even the most embattled societies can take to empower the strong civic movements, institutions, and governments that will keep them from falling into chaos.

This event has been rescheduled to this date from Friday, Nov. 9

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Adam Hochschild - Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780520297241
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Published: University of California Press - October 2nd, 2018

To provide “moral ancestors” for today’s struggle against the resurgence of authoritarianism, Hochschild, a journalist, political organizer, and author of books like Spain in Our Hearts and the classic King Leopold’s Ghost, has selected and updated two dozen of the many articles and essays he’s written over the last twenty-five years. Focusing on social justice, these pieces take us through Africa, Europe, India, and the U.S., chronicling battles against racism, xenophobia, colonialism, and surveillance. The heroes of these vivid reports include Nelson Mandela, whom Hochschild accompanied on a 1994 campaign trip; Rebecca Masika Katsuva, who runs a program to help the girls and women raped during civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Mark Twain, who saw that the Civil War and the end of slavery did not mean the end of racism in the U.S.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ravi Agrawal - India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World's Largest Democracy — in conversation with Jonathan Tepperman — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World's Largest Democracy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190858650
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 29th, 2018

The smartphone has radically changed the way people conduct their personal and professional lives, and the revolution has been especially striking in India. Much as the car became the literal and figurative vehicle for American freedom and success, the phone is unleashing India’s creative, social, and economic potential—and doing in a single generation what unfolded over decades in the West. Drawing on interviews with a wide range of people from all across the country, Agrawal, former chief CNN India correspondent, vividly shows how the new technology is overturning established conventions and traditions. Yet widespread as the digital revolution is—by 2020, some 700 million Indians will be online—it hasn’t solved India’s problems of caste, income disparity, and illiteracy.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

Beowulf Sheehan - Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan

Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan Cover Image
By Beowulf Sheehan, Salman Rushdie (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316515153
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 9th, 2018

Perhaps the foremost literary portrait photographer working today, Sheehan is known for the beauty, nuance, and insight of his haunting compositions. His first book presents two hundred of his finest portraits of prominent writers, playwrights, historians, journalists, and poets such as Roxane Gay, Patti Smith, Masha Gessen, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and J.K. Rowling. These rich black-and-white images were taken in a variety of settings—the photographer’s studio, the subject’s home, concert halls, public spaces—and all bring out new facets of writers we’ve grown to know and love through their words. Sheehan introduces the volume with an essay recalling some of his most memorable moments with the amazing people he’s photographed.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Brian Noyes - Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America's Favorite Rural Bakery — in conversation with Wendy Rieger — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America's Favorite Rural Bakery Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804189613
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 23rd, 2018

Soon after moving to Washington in the mid-1980s to become the art director of The Washington Post, Noyes bought a small farm fifty miles west of the city in Virginia. He soon spent weekends there making jams and baking breads, pies, and pastries, which he sold at local country stores under the name “Red Truck,” in honor of his 1954 Ford. By 2009 the brand was so popular Noyes opened a physical bakery in a renovated 1921 Esso station in Warrenton. His book features eighty-five recipes for a variety of pies, cookies, and his signature Red Truck Bakery Granola. Noyes, who studied at the Culinary Institute of America and L’Academie de Cuisine, specializes in desserts that are not only delicious, but evoke the nostalgia of small-town America.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

The Many Voices of YA: A Panel with David Levithan, Kheryn Callender, Jay Coles, Sara Farizan, and Alex Kahler — In Children and Teens **For Adults and Teens**

Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Someday Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399553059
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062820228
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 30th, 2018

Tyler Johnson Was Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316440776
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2018

Here to Stay Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616207007
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

Runebreaker (Runebinder Chronicles #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335017321
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harlequin Teen - November 27th, 2018

Every Day Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780307931894
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Published: Ember - September 10th, 2013

Another Day Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385756235
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Published: Ember - January 3rd, 2017

Boy Meets Boy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375832994
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Published: Ember - May 10th, 2005

The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375832901
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Published: Ember - May 9th, 2006

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: A Novel Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781616205492
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 6th, 2015

If You Could Be Mine: A Novel Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616204556
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 9th, 2014

Runebinder (Runebinder Chronicles #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781335017390
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Published: Harlequin Teen - October 30th, 2018

With diverse books that push the limits and boldly explore themes of identity, authors David Levithan, Kheryn Callender, Jay Coles, Sara Farizan and Alex Kahler do not shy away from contemporary issues that are meaningful to readers. Join these prolific authors for an enlightening panel discussion about their latest books and their writing processes. David Levithan will participate and moderate the panel. Ages 13 and up.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Elaine Pagels - Why Religion?: A Personal Story — in conversation with Eric Motley

Friday, November 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Why Religion?: A Personal Story Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062368539
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Published: Ecco - November 6th, 2018

When Pagels, author of groundbreaking studies of the Gnostic Gospels, was asked, “Why religion?" she found that her own life illuminates both why she’s made a career of studying religious texts as well as why religion itself still exists in the supposedly secular 21st-century. The daughter and wife of scientists, Pagels was taught to trust the rational, but she found herself attracted to religious music and rituals for how they engaged the imagination. After the loss of her five-year-old son in 1987, followed by her husband’s death in an accident in 1988, Pagels turned to religion for help in facing her grief and anger. Interweaving the fascinating scholarship behind books such The Origin of Satan and Revelations with her own experiences, Pagels’s memoir is as emotionally affecting as it is thought-provoking.

Pagels will be in conversation with Dr. Eric Motley, executive vice president at the Aspen Institute and author of the memoir Madison Park.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Carla Hall - Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Friday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062669834
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Published: Harper Wave - October 23rd, 2018

Join Politics and Prose and Pineapple Collaborative at P&P at Union Market for an intimate conversation with Carla Hall moderated by NPR’s Melissa Block, as she celebrates the release of her Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration. Enjoy comfort food bites from womxn-powered restaurant puddin', get your book signed, and mingle at this very special event.

Hall, host of The Chew and fan favorite of Bravo’s Top Chef, is currently the Culinary Ambassador for Sweet Home Cafe at the National Museum for African American History and Culture right here in Washington, DC. In her new book, she reimagines and redefines what soul food really means. She takes us back to her roots, telling stories and presenting 145 recipes drawn from the soul food she was raised on in Nashville, Tennessee. Ranging from tomato pie with garlic bread crust to desserts like sweet potato pudding with clementines, this wonderful cuisine includes a lot more than just barbecue and mac and cheese.

Ticket Only: $25
Best Deal! Ticket and Signed Book: $50

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Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Holiday Member Sale

Friday, December 7, 9:00 am to Sunday, December 9, 8:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10, 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.

 
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Dave Engledow - The Little Girl Who Wanted to Be Big—at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Monday, December 10, 7:00 pm
The Little Girl Who Wanted to Be Big Cover Image
By Dave Engledow, Dave Engledow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062425393
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Published: HarperCollins - October 16th, 2018

There was once a little girl who was tired of being little. To be big, Dad says you have to think big. So the little girl thinks big thoughts and dreams big dreams and the next day, she grows taller than the tallest buildings. She does big things, like helping out around the house and lending a hand in her community. But the bigger she becomes, the more she realizes the difference little actions can take, as long as she continues to think big. The internet’s “World’s Best Father," award-winning photographer Dave Engledow, follows up his picture book debut with a hilarious, eye-popping photographic adventure in The Little Girl Who Wanted to Be Big. Ages 4 to 8.

 

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

Alexandra Natapoff - Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, January 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780465093793
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Published: Basic Books - December 31st, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

Jeremy Brown - Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

Thursday, January 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781501181245
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Published: Touchstone - December 18th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sarah Pekkanen - An Anonymous Girl

Friday, January 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
An Anonymous Girl Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250133731
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 8th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Garrett Peck - The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath

Saturday, January 5, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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$29.95
ISBN: 9781681778785
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 4th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Susan Jaques - The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession That Shaped an Empire

Saturday, January 5, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession That Shaped an Empire Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781681778693
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 4th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

James Geary - Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It

Saturday, January 5, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780393254945
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jason Berry - City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300

Sunday, January 6, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781469647142
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - November 12th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Daniel Levin Becker - All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings from the Oulipo: 1963 - 2018

Sunday, January 6, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings from the Oulipo: 1963 - 2018 Cover Image
By Ian Monk (Translator), Daniel Levin Becker (Translator), Marcel Duchamp (Contribution by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9781944211523
Availability: Backordered
Published: McSweeney's - November 13th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sarah Cameron - The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

Sunday, January 6, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9781501730436
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cornell University Press - November 15th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Seth Blumenthal - Children of the Silent Majority: Young Voters and the Rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980 — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, January 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Children of the Silent Majority: Young Voters and the Rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980 Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780700627011
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Published: University Press of Kansas - November 26th, 2018

 

 

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

Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis - The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences

Monday, January 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences Cover Image
By Marc Mauer, Ashley Nellis, Kerry Myers (Contribution by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781620974094
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Published: New Press - January 15th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Daniel H. Pink - When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Katherine E. Young - Akram Aylisli's Farewell, Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works — in conversation with Ambassador Richard Kauzlarich — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Farewell, Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781618117946
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Published: Academic Studies Press - November 15th, 2018

 

 

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

Brad Meltzer - The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington — in conversation with Josh Mensch

Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250130334
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 8th, 2019

 

 

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Darnella Davis - Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage: A Personal History of the Allotment Era — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage: A Personal History of the Allotment Era Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780826359797
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - November 1st, 2018

 

 

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

Zach Vertin - A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State

Thursday, January 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781643130514
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Published: Pegasus Books - January 1st, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Tony Wood - Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Friday, January 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788731249
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Published: Verso - November 20th, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Elizabeth White - 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life

Friday, January 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501196805
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 8th, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Joram Piatigorsky - The Speed of Dark: A Memoir

Saturday, January 12, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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$22.30
ISBN: 9781732074231
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Published: Adelaide Books LLC - April 22nd, 2018

In February 1940, five months after his family fled what was fast becoming Hitler’s Europe, Piatigorsky was born in Elizabethtown, New York. The son of Jacqueline de Rothschild, a descendent of the French banking family, and Gregor Piatigorsky, the Ukrainian-born cellist, Piatigorsky fils eschewed art and finance for science. Yet he continued to be influenced by his extraordinary family even as he embarked on a five-decade-long career in molecular biology. As he recounts in this evocative and insightful memoir, he reconciled his sense of being at once part of and outside of his parents’ Old World heritage by both establishing the Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology at the National Eye Institute and earning awards including the prestigious Helen Keller Prize for vision research, as well as becoming a major collector of Inuit art and a novelist.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Robert K. Headley & Pat Padua - Movie Theaters of Washington, DC ; Lopez D. Matthews Jr - Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation; & Gil Klein - Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House

Saturday, January 12, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Movie Theaters of Washington, DC (Images of America) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467129480
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 15th, 2018

Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation (Military) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467138673
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Published: History Press - August 6th, 2018

Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House (Landmarks) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781625858887
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Published: History Press - May 14th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Reniqua Allen - It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America — in conversation with Ibram X. Kendi

Saturday, January 12, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781568585864
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Published: Nation Books - January 8th, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Kathleen Day - Broken Bargain: Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street

Sunday, January 13, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Broken Bargain: Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300223323
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Published: Yale University Press - January 8th, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Hugh McIntosh - Guilty Pleasures: Popular Novels and American Audiences in the Long Nineteenth Century

Sunday, January 13, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Guilty Pleasures: Popular Novels and American Audiences in the Long Nineteenth Century Cover Image
$24.50
ISBN: 9780813941653
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Published: University of Virginia Press - November 1st, 2018

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer - Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Sunday, January 13, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393088663
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 8th, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Jerome Charyn - The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times

Monday, January 14, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631493874
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 8th, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Race in America Today: A Panel Discussion — moderated by April Ryan

Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Katherine S. Newman - Downhill from Here: Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Downhill from Here: Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250119469
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Published: Metropolitan Books - January 15th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Gregory B. Jaczko - Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476755762
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 15th, 2019

 

 

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70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Sanford D. Horwitt - Conversations with Abner Mikva: Final Reflections on Chicago Politics, Democracy's Future, and a Life of Public Service — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, January 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Conversations with Abner Mikva: Final Reflections on Chicago Politics, Democracy's Future, and a Life of Public Service Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780700627387
Availability: Backordered
Published: University Press of Kansas - November 2nd, 2018

 

 

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

Abby Ellin - Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married

Thursday, January 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781610398008
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 15th, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Shoshana Zuboff - The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Friday, January 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781610395694
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 15th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sam Lipsyte - Hark — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Friday, January 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hark Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501146060
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 15th, 2019

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

David A. Taylor - Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II

Saturday, January 19, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781421426914
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Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - December 9th, 2018

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Gina Apostol - Insurrecto

Saturday, January 19, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Insurrecto Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781616959449
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Published: Soho Press - November 13th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Marc Freedman - How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations

Saturday, January 19, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781541767812
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Published: PublicAffairs - November 20th, 2018

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Barbara Kinney - #StillWithHer: Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Moments That Sparked a Movement — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Saturday, January 19, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Peter Shinkle - Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler — in conversation with Michael Isikoff

Sunday, January 20, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781586422431
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Published: Steerforth - December 4th, 2018

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Emmanuel Thorne - Leon Thorne's It Will Yet Be Heard: A Polish Rabbi's Witness of the Shoah and Survival & Anita and Noel Epstein - Miracle Child: The Journey of a Young Holocaust Survivor

Sunday, January 20, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
It Will Yet Be Heard: A Polish Rabbi's Witness of the Shoah and Survival Cover Image
By Leon Thorne, Daniel Magilow (Editor), Isaac Bashevis Singer (Preface by), Emanuel Thorne (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781978801653
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Published: Rutgers University Press - November 12th, 2018

Miracle Child: The Journey of a Young Holocaust Survivor (Holocaust: History and Literature) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781618118592
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Published: Academic Studies Press - April 15th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mark Bray and Robert H. Haworth - Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader

Sunday, January 20, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781629635095
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Published: PM Press - December 15th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Dani Shapiro - Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Monday, January 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781524732714
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Published: Knopf - January 15th, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

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