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Gregory B. Jaczko - Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator — in conversation with Ryan Grim — 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

As Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 2009 to 2012, Jaczko was pivotal to framing the country’s response to the Fukushima disaster after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Perhaps because he was the rare NRC official without ties to the nuclear industry, he called for major changes in the operation of the nation’s nuclear facilities. Running counter to accepted policy, Jaczko’s recommendations were rejected. Now an adjunct professor at Princeton and Georgetown Universities, Jaczko has written a shocking report of how the agency meant to protect us from nuclear radiation has been disabled by a corrupt and dangerously outmoded nuclear industry.

Jaczko will be in conversation with Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief at The Intercept

 

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Washington, DC 20024

Ibi Zoboi - Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America — at Union Market *For Adults and Teens*

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm

American Street Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062473059
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018

Pride Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062564047
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2018

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$8.99
ISBN: 9781481462969
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

Long Way Down Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481438254
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 24th, 2017

Long Way Down Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

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$10.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484788509
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Published: Marvel Press - October 2nd, 2018

Piecing Me Together Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781681191072
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

Piecing Me Together Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681191058
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 14th, 2017

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018

What does it mean to be a Black teenager in the United States? This collection, curated and edited by young adult author Ibi Zoboi, is a varied, polyphonic exploration of the Black experience. These nuanced and thought-provoking stories, written by bestselling and emerging African American authors, demonstrate that there are countless ways to be Black enough. Join Ibi Zoboi, a National Book Award Finalist, in conversation with DC-based YA authors. Ages 14 and up. Ibi Zoboi will be in conversation with Jason Reynolds, Leah Henderson and Renee Watson. This conversation will be moderated by Elizabeth Acevedo.

 

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Roshani Chokshi - The Gilded Wolves (#1) — at Connie Morella Library (formerly Bethesda Library) *For Adults and Teens*

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm
The Gilded Wolves Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250144546
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Published: Wednesday Books - January 15th, 2019

The Star-Touched Queen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250100207
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 28th, 2017

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$10.99
ISBN: 9781250180797
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Published: Wednesday Books - August 7th, 2018

A Crown of Wishes (Star-Touched #3) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250100214
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Published: Wednesday Books - March 6th, 2018

Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368012355
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 27th, 2018

It’s 1889, and Paris is readying itself for the Exposition Universelle, a world fair that has both reinvigorated the city and dredged up ancient secrets. In the thick of it all is Séverin Montagnet-Alarie, a treasure hunter and hotelier, and his diverse band of teenage thieves, some of whom are gifted with the divine art of Forging. The Order of Babel—an all-powerful society tasked to protect the fallen fragments of the Tower of Babel—tasks the troupe to hunt an artifact for the ultimate reward: Séverin’s stolen inheritance. The Gilded Wolves weaves fantastical elements and fully-wrought characters together into a gripping heist adventure that will have readers on the edge of their seats. Ages 12 and up.

 

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CANCELED: 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 29th, 2019

This event has been canceled.

 

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CANCELED / RELOCATED / RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 16: 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
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Published: University Press of Kansas - November 2nd, 2018

This event has been canceled, relocated to our store at 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, and rescheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:30pm.

 

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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

When Ellin was swept off her feet by a man who called himself The Commander and regaled her with incredible stories of international espionage, the Pentagon, and Osama bin Laden, it took her awhile to realize that something was wrong. Then when she wrote about her experience in a Psychology Today cover story, she got another surprise: she wasn’t the only to have fallen for a persuasive liar. Many people—mainly women—have been similarly conned, primarily by men. In this fascinating study of double-lives, Ellin, an award-wining journalist and former New York Times “Preludes” columnist, explores the psychology of both perpetrators and victims, looks at how lies work, why people believe them, and what all this tells us about human nature.

 

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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
$38.00
ISBN: 9781610395694
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 15th, 2019

Zuboff’s 1988 In the Age of the Smart Machine is still considered one of the most important assessments of the impact of computers on society. Her new book updates the picture with a comprehensive analysis of the social, political, business, and technological meaning of recent advances in digital technology. The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal and the continuing Facebook headlines are just glimpses of the ways big tech companies exploit personal data without our knowledge, and how those data are used to shape our behavior. And yet the crisis we face today is neither digital technology nor the practices of Facebook and Google. A board member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita at Harvard Business School, Zuboff exposes the real menace: the unprecedented economic logic she calls “surveillance capitalism” invented at Google, duplicated at Facebook, rampant in Silicon Valley, and now infecting every industry. Its tools of behavior modification and social engineering, threatens basic freedoms, challenges individual autonomy, and increases social inequality, and our challenge now is to move past the shock and revulsion to ask the most important question of our time: Will we be the masters of the information age or will it master us? 

 

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

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

Lipsyte’s fourth novel is a wickedly funny social satire that looks closely at questions of meaning, hope, and how we can keep our balance in a world that seems seriously askew. His protagonist is Hark Morner, a failed comic who decides that what he needs—and possibly what everyone needs—is a little focus. Tossing together stray bits of mindfulness, mythology, history, and yoga, he comes up with a new practice called Mental Archery. It’s an instant hit. But Hark isn’t ready to be everyone’s guru, nor does he want to go along with his followers’ plans to commercialize the program. But just as he attempts to distance himself from the movement he created, circumstances call him back. The author of The Ask, The Subject Steve, and Home Land, Lipsyte brilliantly deploys absurdism to make us take a good look at ourselves.

 

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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

A tale of spies, sabotage, and industrial ingenuity, Taylor’s third book starts with a little known incident from June 1940: the explosion at Baltimore’s Crown Cork and Seal factory. Because cork was used in gaskets, bomber insulation, and ammunition, it was essential to the war effort, and rumors circulated about Nazi involvement in the blast. Drawing on interviews with surviving family members, personal collections, and recently declassified government records, Taylor traces the FBI investigation and along the way recreates secret missions to North Africa and the machinations by undercover agents. At the heart of his story are three men who played prominent roles at Crown, in particular the Catalan manager who was perfectly positioned to be a spy.

 

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Gina Apostol - Insurrecto

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

In her latest novel, Apostol, winner of the PEN Open Book Award and two-time winner of the National Book Award in the Philippines, pulls out all the literary stops to chart the repercussions of an especially bloody chapter of the Philippine-American War. When forty-eight Americans were killed in the 1901 Balangiga massacre in Samar, U.S. troops retaliated by massacring between 5,000 and 50,000 Filipinos, depending on who you ask. The truth is still contested decades later when an American woman is making a film about the incident from the perspective of a white photographer. Her translator rewrites the script to convey the experiences of a Filipino schoolteacher. Apostol gives us both versions along with an intricate tapestry of the voices of the many women who were involved in the war. Kaleidoscopic and deeply affecting, the novel probes the truth in ways unavailable to conventional histories.

 

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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

Co-founder of Experience Corps, which mobilizes people over age fifty to help under-served children of low-income communities, Freedman, also the founder, CEO, and president of Encore.org, has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs by a wide variety of organizations. His work is rooted in the belief that connecting older and younger generations will benefit everyone in ways both practical and spiritual. Drawing on his work with people of all ages and including stories of those who have mentored, encouraged, and inspired him, Freedman explores philosophical ideas of meaning and purpose and shows how we can make the best use of our increasingly long life spans.

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

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

An award-winning photojournalist, Kinney has worked with the Clintons for more than twenty-five years, first as an official White House photographer during Bill Clinton’s administration, then as Hillary’s official campaign photographer. Given rare and exclusive access to Hillary Clinton during her 2016 run for president, Kinney documented the candidate in both public and private moments. The book contains inspiring shots of Clinton addressing crowds and meeting with individual voters, as well as affecting glimpses of her behind the scenes—watching on a monitor as Chelsea introduces her, or going over a speech with Bill. With text by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, this album celebrates a brave and indomitable woman and a turning point in American history.

Kinney will be in conversation with Karen Finney,CNN Political Commentator, Former Senior Advisor & Senior Spokesperson Hillary Clinton 2016

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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

Robert "Bobby" Cutler (1895-1974) earned a law degree at Harvard and served two stints as Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor. While historians have recognized his contributions to the country’s Cold War policy, until now, none have assessed his work in light of his private life. A closeted gay man, Cutler worked with several other gay men in Washington at a time when Executive Order 10450 banned gays from government employment and made them subject to relentless persecution. Shinkle, a longtime investigative reporter and Cutler’s great-nephew, draws on his subject’s six-volume diary as well as on thousands of personal letters, interviews, and other documents for a vivid picture of the nation during the 1950s Lavender Scare and a belated tribute to the work of men forced to lie in order to serve their country. Shinkle will be in conversation with Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo! News.

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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

Rabbi Leon Thorne was born in Schodnica in Eastern Galicia and was ordained as a rabbi at age nineteen. He became a chaplain in the Polish army in 1944, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1948. His extraordinary memoir, written in part while in hiding in a small underground bunker below a Polish peasant’s pigsty, recounts his harrowing experience during the Holocaust. Part of it was published in 1961 as Out of the Ashes. Back in print after forty years, the original text has been revised, annotated, and expanded to include previously unpublished accounts of Rabbi Thorne’s post-war experiences. Emanuel Thorne, Rabbi Thorne’s son, will discuss his father’s life and legacy.

Anita Epstein, born three years into the Holocaust, is one of its youngest and rarest survivors: just one half of one percent of Jewish children in Poland managed to live through the Nazi era. Epstein owes her survival to her parents’ having hidden her with a Catholic family. Remarkably, her mothersurvived as well, despite having been imprisoned in four concentration camps. In her deeply affecting memoir, Epstein recounts her wartime experience, her miraculous reunion with her mother, and her later life in the U.S., which included auditioning to play Anne Frank in the film. Epstein will be joined by her husband and co-authorNoel Epstein, former education editor of The Washington Post. 

 

 

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CANCELLED: 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

This event has been cancelled.

The Escuela Moderna was founded in Barcelona in 1901 to "educate the working class in a rational, secular and non-coercive setting" with the eventual goal of ushering in a new society free of authority. Though it was closed only five years later and its founder, Francisco Ferrer (1859–1909), was executed for sedition, the initiative became an international movement, with Modern Schools opening in Cuba, London, and, in 1911, New York. In this collection of writings by and about Ferrer, Bray, author of Antifa and Translating Anarchy, and Haworth, editor of Anarchist Pedagogies, have gathered pieces never before available in English to present a comprehensive picture of Ferrer’s anarchist vision and put his ideas in the wider context of those of his comrades and critics.

 

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Matthew Quirk - The Night Agent — in conversation with Matthew Yglesias — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, January 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Night Agent: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062875464
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Published: William Morrow - January 15th, 2019

In his fifth thriller, Quirk applies what he learned as a journalist for The Atlantic covering crime, private military contractors, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs to a classic Washington spy story. The action starts with a murder and a cryptic reference to OSPREY. Trying to find the killers, FBI agent Peter Sutherland is drawn into an elaborate conspiracy directed by a Russian operative in the White House. As he races against time to expose the mole, Sutherland faces increasing danger from both foreign enemies and his own agency, finding himself unwittingly reliving the experience of his father, whose FBI career was ruined by accusations that he sold secrets to the Soviets. Quirk, whose previous novels include The 500 and Dead Man Switch, will be in conversation with Mathew Yglesias, editor, writer, and co-founder of the news website Vox.

 

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Dani Shapiro - Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love — in conversation with Jennifer Mendelsohn

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

In a string of engaging memoirs and five novels, including Hourglass, Black & White, and Family History, Shapiro has explored the infinite nuances of identity—looking closely at the people, events, and memories that make us who we are. Her new book calls all of that into question, recounting what happened when a genetic test revealed that the man she’d always known as her father was not in fact her biological parent. Told with the urgency of a psychological mystery, Shapiro’s story is both an assessment of the role of technology in our lives as well as an utterly engaging look at a woman struggling not just to put a shattered self back together, but to come to terms with a lineage of secrets and deceptions.

Shapiro will be in conversation with Jennifer Mendelsohn, a seasoned journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Slate. An avid genealogist, she serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and founded the social media movement known as #resistancegenealogy.

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Helen Schulman - Come With Me — in conversation with Susan Coll

Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Come with Me: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062459138
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Published: Harper - November 27th, 2018

Schulman’s This Beautiful Life dramatized how a videotaped misjudgment could wreak havoc in a family. Her new novel explores what happens when technology gives us access to the lives we might have lived, had we made different choices. When Donny, a young prodigy, develops an algorithm that allows people to experience their multiverses, he tries it out on Amy. The mother of three and wife of a journalist whose career has stalled, Amy is skeptical, but gives it a try. Meanwhile, to get himself out of his rut, her husband goes to Japan with a glamorous photographer to cover Fukushima. Combining timeless issues of loyalty and betrayal with the wild card of powerful new digital tools, Schulman’s intriguing fiction looks at life on the frontier of new realities. Schulman will be in conversation with Susan Coll, author most recently of The Stager.

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Rob Reich - Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better — in conversation with Jane Mayer — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780691183497
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 13th, 2018

Though acts of charity seem to have the moral high ground, Reich’s critique of philanthropy as it’s practiced under the current tax code finds it a threat to the public interest. Big Philanthropy allows the affluent and their foundations to use private assets to influence public policy—an act of power that’s largely unaccountable and that channels resources into pet projects and away from democratically agreed goals. Reich, a professor of political science at Stanford and director of Stanford’s McCoy Center of Ethics in Society, argues that charitable giving can serve the greater good if individual philanthropy is differentiated from private foundations, with the former supporting public resources such as education, science, and the arts, while the latter pursues innovations that enhance democratic experimentalism. Reich will be in conversation with Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money.

 

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Jon Ward - Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic Party

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455591381
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Published: Twelve - January 22nd, 2019

In many ways 1980 was a landmark political year: it marked the last time an American president received a serious re-election challenge from within his own party, the last contested convention, and the last all-out floor fight over the nominee. A senior political correspondent for Yahoo News, Ward brings two decades of experience to the story of the fight between Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy for the Democratic presidential nomination. His account details the assumptions behind Kennedy’s challenge, considers the personalities involved, the crippled state of the Party, and the wider geo-political context of the nation. He also traces the effects of the Democrats’ civil war, showing how it meant the end of an outdated system and the advent of a political landscape shaped by figures including Bill Clinton, Tom Donilon, Anita Dunn, Joe Trippi, and Bob Shrum.

 

 

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Jason Rezaian - Prisoner — at GW Betts Theatre

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 pm
Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062691576
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Published: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco - January 22nd, 2019

In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police and accused of spying for America. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized that it was much more dire as it became an eighteen-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes. In Prisoner, Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial, his bond with his Iranian father, and his life-changing decision to move to Tehran. Written with wit, humor, and grace, Prisoner brings to life a fascinating, maddening culture in all its complexity.

Rezaian will be in conversation with Frank Sesno, author, former CNN correspondent, and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.

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Eric Dinerstein - A Circle of Elephants — in Children and Teens

Thursday, January 24, 7:00 pm
A Circle of Elephants: A companion novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368016582
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 22nd, 2019

What Elephants Know Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484746479
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 16th, 2017

Nandu, first introduced in What Elephants Know (2016), has been adopted by Subba-sahib, the head of the king of Nepal’s elephant stable. Now 13 years old, Nandu has grown into a skilled elephant driver, finally finding a home that is threatened by a seemingly endless drought and animal poachers. Motivated by his love for his diverse community and by his strong bond with Hira Prashad, a powerful bull elephant at the stable, Nandu and his friends will do anything they can to keep the animals safe and to preserve the careful balance of nature in the Nepalese Borderlands. Ages 9 to 12.

 

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Sally Wen Mao - Oculus: Poems — in conversation with Shaheen Qureshi — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, January 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Oculus: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978259
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 15th, 2019

Mao’s second collection uses history, film, and time travel to examine how Asian women have been by turns erased, fetishized, and commodified in Western culture—while seldom being seen for themselves. The unsettling title poem meditates on a Shanghai woman who uploaded her suicide to Instagram, while another looks back to 1834, evoking Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman in America. In a tour de force sequence on Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star, Mao shows how little things have changed between 1937, when Wong was denied the role of O-Lan in The Good Earth, and 2017, when Scarlett Johansson played Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell. Mao, author of Mad Honey Symposium and the 2017-18 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at George Washington, will be in conversation with Shaheen Qureshi, a poet, teacher, and literary agent with Capital Talent Agency.

 

 

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Douglas Rushkoff - Team Human — in conversation with Cal Newport

Thursday, January 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Team Human Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780393651690
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 22nd, 2019

Through writing, teaching, and hosting the Team Human podcast, Rushkoff seeks “people-driven solutions” to the problems of living in a technological age. Professor of media theory at CUNY/Queens and the author of books including Program or Be Programmed, Rushkoff has distilled into one hundred aphorisms a manifesto for remaking society in the image of our common humanity. Reminding us that “we cannot be fully human alone,” he shows how to reverse the trends that have made education merely occupational training, have turned money from a means of exchange into a tool for exploitation, and that threaten to replace human workers with robots, individual judgment with algorithms, and undermine democracy with social media.

Rushkoff will be in conversation with Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of five self-improvement books, including the forthcoming Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.

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Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore - For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

Friday, January 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250137715
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 2nd, 2018

The four authors—Brazile, a Democratic political strategist and TV commentator; Caraway, a public relations executive and Democratic strategist; Daughtry, a preacher, organizer, and CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions; and Moore, a former assistant to Bill Clinton—are among the most accomplished and influential African-American women in politics today. Though they have distinct approaches and experiences, their joint memoir/history highlights much that they have in common, from their upbringing in families engaged in the struggle for civil rights to their inspiration by Betty Shabazz, Coretta Scott King, and Myrlie Evers to their three-decades of campaign work for figures ranging from Jesse Jackson and Dukakis to Obama and Hillary Clinton. Truly trail-blazers, these women have an important message for coming generations on how to “dare to enter the halls of power.”

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sean McFate - The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

Saturday, January 26, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062843586
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Published: William Morrow - January 22nd, 2019

McFate’s first rule for the world’s next wars is that conventional war is dead. In his provocative update of On War, McFate combines his academic experience as professor of strategy at the National Defense University and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service with the practical grounding in warfare he gained as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division to outline ten truths that will guide us in waging the wars of the future. To negotiate the new age of Durable Disorder—the period of unrest created by factors including China’s rise, Russia’s resurgence, global terrorism, international criminal empires, and climate change, McFate warns that technology will not save us, mercenaries will return, hearts and minds do not matter, there will be wars without states, and victory is fungible.

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alex Dehgan - The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation

Saturday, January 26, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610396950
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 22nd, 2019

Decades of war have taken a heavy toll on Afghanistan’s natural environment. In this uplifting book, Dehgan, an evolutionary biologist and former chief scientist of USAID, recounts how international organizations and local Afghans have found common cause in restoring the land, wildlife, and the human culture that grew from them. His story begins in 2006 and includes reports of international teams working unarmed in some of the most dangerous territory on Earth as well as descriptions of rare and beautiful species such as the iconic snow leopard. Since the project began it has created the country's first national park, completed the first extensive wildlife surveys in thirty years, and worked to stop the poaching of Afghanistan’s endangered animals.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Joel Simon - We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom — in conversation with Indira Lakshmanan, executive editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Saturday, January 26, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780999745427
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Columbia Global Reports - October 9th, 2018

Simon’s question is urgent and complicated: should governments pay ransom to terrorists? Many European countries, including France, Spain, and Germany, have paid millions of dollars to terrorist groups while the U.S. and Britain have argued that paying ransom would encourage kidnapping and further endanger their citizens. Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, explores the ethical, legal, and strategic aspects of this issue by tracing the consequences of a recent kidnapping by ISIS. After the group abducted Western aid workers and journalists in Syria in 2012, it eventually released the Europeans, but executed the British and Americans, including journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. Will this uncompromising stand deter future abductions or was this too high a price to pay? Simon, executive director of Committee to Protect Journalists, will be in conversation with Indira Lakshmanan, executive editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Nerds! Trivia Night

Saturday, January 26, 8:00 pm

Join us for a night of DC trivia!

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

Sean Wilentz - No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding

Sunday, January 27, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures #18) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780674972223
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Published: Harvard University Press - January 1st, 2019

Since a number of the nation’s founders were slave-holders, many historians have interpreted the Constitution as not merely tolerating slavery but positively enshrining it. In this revisionist account, Wilentz demonstrates that while proslavery interests influenced the framing of the Constitution, they were limited by anti-slavery arguments; some Southern delegates actively rejected seeing slaves solely as chattel property, and the document did not explicitly sanction “property in man.” But abiding slavery without legitimizing it, the Constitution offered support for both sides, and Wilentz, professor of history at Princeton and author of the award-winning The Rise of American Democracy, astutely traces the evolution of the nation’s debates on slavery from the 1770s to the 1850s.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Robert Mnookin - The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World

Sunday, January 27, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610397513
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: PublicAffairs - November 27th, 2018

In this probing analysis of contemporary American Jewish identity, Mnookin, a leading scholar of conflict resolution and Harvard Law School professor, observes that being Jewish in the U.S. is as likely to be a matter of personal choice and public self-definition as it is of family heritage. To investigate whether such broad criteria for inclusion threatens to weaken American Judaism, Mnookin identifies four challenges the community needs to address: rampant intermarriage, weak religious observance, diminished cohesion in the face of waning anti-Semitism, and deeply conflicting views about Israel. He argues that the greatest danger to American Jews is disengagement and advises that the community can stay strong through actively embracing diversity and debate.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Juliet Lapidos - Talent — in conversation with David Litt — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Sunday, January 27, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Talent Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316480550
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 22nd, 2019

In her debut novel, Lapidos delivers a witty update on the ancient parable of the talents, a meditation on creativity and artistic responsibility, and a sparkling academic novel. The narrative follows Anna Brisker, a graduate student whose dissertation on inspiration is languishing due to, what else?—a lack of inspiration. Then a chance meeting with Helen Langley, the niece of Frederick Langley, an author whose career fizzled after a promising start, gets Anna going again. Believed to have suffered terminal writer’s block after his third novel, Frederick in fact had been working on something. Or so Helen says. To find out the truth and to complete her study, Anna has to get access to Langley’s papers—a project in itself.

Lapidos, a senior editor at The Atlantic, will be in conversation with David Litt, author of Thanks, Obama.

 

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

John Eisenberg - The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire

Sunday, January 27, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780465048700
Availability: Backordered
Published: Basic Books - October 9th, 2018

When the NFL was founded in August 1920, it called itself the American Professional Football Association and, compared to baseball, boxing, horseracing, and college football, it was laughable. Yet now the NFL brings in millions of dollars annually and the 2017 Super Bowl drew over 111 million viewers, making it the third-most watched broadcast in U.S. television history. Drawing on archival research and dozens of interviews, Eisenberg, a former Baltimore Sun sportswriter and author of That First Season, tells the little-known story of how the NFL became the powerhouse it is. At the center of his story are five owners: Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bel, men with a vision who were ready to risk everything for it.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Brigid Kemmerer - A Curse So Dark and Lonely — at Connie Morella Library (formerly Bethesda Library)

Monday, January 28, 7:00 pm
A Curse So Dark and Lonely Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681195087
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 29th, 2019

Letters to the Lost Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781681195919
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - March 6th, 2018

More Than We Can Tell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681190143
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - March 6th, 2018

The Darkest Star (Origin Series #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250175731
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Teen - October 30th, 2018

White Hot Kiss (Harlequin Teen) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780373211104
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Published: Harlequin Teen - February 25th, 2014

If There's No Tomorrow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780373212224
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Published: Harlequin Teen - September 5th, 2017

Moonlight Scandals: A de Vincent Novel (de Vincent series #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062674579
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Published: Avon - January 29th, 2019

Harper is no stranger to hardship. Her father is long gone, her mother is dying of cancer, and her brother is struggling to pay off their father’s debts. Harper also has cerebral palsy, and is constantly being underestimated for
it. So one night when she sees a man dragging an unconscious woman down an alley in Washington, DC, she chooses to act. In doing so, she is magically transported to Emberfall, a kingdom abandoned by its rulers and plagued with a savage beast. Harper meets the cursed Prince Rhen, with whom she finds herself in a surprising alliance. A retelling of “The Beauty and the Beast” story, A Curse So Dark and Lonely is a richly ambitious and fast-paced feminist epic. In conversation with Jennifer Armentrout, author of The Darkest Star and other YA titles. Ages 12 and up.

In Conversation with Jennifer Armentrout, author of The Darkest Star and other YA titles.

Kemmerer and Armentrout will both sign their books after the in conversation.

 

 

 

Connie Morella Library (formerly Bethesday Library)
7400 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814

Stephanie Land - Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive — in conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich

Monday, January 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316505116
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Published: Hachette Books - January 22nd, 2019

As of 2017, there were at least two million domestic workers in the U.S., the majority of them women. These housekeepers, nannies, and caregivers seldom get minimum wage, let alone overtime, sick leave, or vacation pay. They disappear as individuals. “I’d become a nameless ghost,” Land writes about her years working as a maid. A single mother who tried to survive on $9 an hour, Land gives an unforgettable first-hand report of America from below the poverty line, recounting the frustration and humiliation of arduous labor, poverty, and inadequate government programs. Determined to provide a better life for her daughter, Land, now a staff writer at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and a fellow at the Center for Community Change, sheds much needed light on the realities of today’s economic inequality. Land will be in conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the classic Nickel and Dimed.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alexandra Robbins - Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men

Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101986721
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton - February 5th, 2019

In this presentation based on the companion volume to Pledged, her groundbreaking look at sororities, Robbins, an award-winning investigative journalist, will tell parents of both genders what they should know about boys of all ages, drinking, sex, and the college social scene. Intended to help parents and students who are in college, applying to college, or someday college-bound, Fraternity portrays the challenges, pressures, and expectations of today’s college boys. Robbins works to shift the common narrative of “boys will be boys” to “boys will be good humans.” To get to the truth behind the headlines, she interviewed dozens of current and former fraternity brothers, giving an honest look at the realities of an institution that dominates college social life. Join us for an exclusive pre-release opportunity to purchase and discuss the book.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Susan Crawford: Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution--And Why America Might Miss It — in conversation with Adam Liptak — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300228502
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Published: Yale University Press - January 8th, 2019

Based on a powerful new fiber-optic infrastructure, the world of 5G marks as profound a change in the way we work, communicate, and live as the advent of electricity did decades ago. Able to stream unprecedented amounts of data, this imminent information revolution will change the way we think about nearly everything we do, from health care to urban administration to agriculture. The one dark spot in this bright future is the growing monopoly a few huge corporations have over cable and internet access. Drawing on her expertise as a Harvard Law school professor and a special assistant to the president for science, technology, and innovation policy in 2009, Crawford reports on the extraordinary promise of 5G and on the initiatives many local governments are undertaking to ensure the field is open to competition and that innovation is not held back by entrenched corporate interests. Crawford will be in conversation with Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times.

 

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

Philip K. Howard - Try Common Sense: Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left

Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Try Common Sense: Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324001768
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019

A writer, lawyer, and founder of Common Good, Howard is a leading critic of over-regulation and excessive litigation. As he argued in The Rule of Nobody, good government doesn’t depend on laws and bureaucratic hierarchies, but simply on asking what is the right thing to do. His new book is based on the similarly clear and straightforward premise that the nation has fallen away from the founders’ vision. Where they saw government’s role as enhancing freedom of choice and protecting citizens with the rule of law, today’s government is too mired in its own operations to act sensibly or provide needed services. To establish the truly practical society the founders intended requires that we stop relying on rules and instead take responsibility by making meaningful choices.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Laurence Leamer - Mar-A-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump's Presidential Palace

Thursday, January 31, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump's Presidential Palace Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250177513
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 29th, 2019

Leamer’s new book is both an update of his 2009 Madness Under the Royal Palms, a definitive insider portrait of Palm Beach, and a profile of Trump, the community’s most visible member. Starting with Trump’s arrival in the early 1980s, Leamer recounts how the future president turned property he paid $3000 for into the glitzy Mar-A-Lago—worth perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars—how he was initially blackballed by the reigning WASPs, how he fought back, and how he was able to integrate Palm Beach’s restricted clubs. In telling these stories of Trump’s tangles with Palm Beach high society, many of which have not come out before, Leamer gives valuable insight into how Trump developed the ambitions and hubris that led him from Palm Beach to Washington.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

DaMaris B. Hill - A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland

Friday, February 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781635572612
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 15th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Gareth J. Frank - The Moment Between — in conversation with Maryann McFadden

Saturday, February 2, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Moment Between Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781732294202
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Published: Three Women Press - January 25th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Joshua S. Goldstein - A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow

Saturday, February 2, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781541724105
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: PublicAffairs - January 8th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Richard Gergel - Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

Saturday, February 2, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374107895
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - January 22nd, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Chris Cander - The Weight of a Piano

Sunday, February 3, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Weight of a Piano: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525654674
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Published: Knopf - January 22nd, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kirk R. Johnson - Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline: The Travels of an Artist and a Scientist Along the Shores of the Prehistoric Pacific

Sunday, February 3, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline: The Travels of an Artist and a Scientist along the Shores of the Prehistoric Pacific Cover Image
$35.95
ISBN: 9781555917432
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Fulcrum Publishing - September 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Bridgett M. Davis - The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Monday, February 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316558730
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 29th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Lynne Kelly - Song for a Whale

Tuesday, February 5, 10:30 am
Song for a Whale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524770235
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

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

Geoff Edgers - Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever — in conversation with David Malitz — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735212237
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Published: Blue Rider Press - February 5th, 2019

 

 

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

Michael Tomasky - If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might Be Saved

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might Be Saved Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631494086
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - February 5th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Lynne Kelly - Song for a Whale—at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 pm
Song for a Whale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524770235
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

 

 

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

Preston Lauterbach - Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers — in conversation with David Weigel

Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393247923
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 15th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Marlon James - Black Leopard Red Wolf — at Sixth & I

Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 pm
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220171
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

Drawing from African history, mythology, and his own rich imagination, Marlon James’ new book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, is a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, it is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both. Author of The New York Times’ bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings and winner of the Man Booker Prize, James’ first installment in the Dark Star trilogy combines myth, fantasy, and events of the past to create an epic, awe-inspiring thriller.

1 Ticket: $18
1 Ticket and 1 Book: $35; $33 for members
2 Tickets and 1 Book: $45; $43 for members

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Jerry Craft - New Kid

Thursday, February 7, 10:30 am
New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 5th, 2019

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

A performance by the Whiffenpoofs

Thursday, February 7, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ian Rankin - In a House of Lies — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, February 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
In a House of Lies (A Rebus Novel) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316479202
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 31st, 2018

 

 

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

Roger McNamee - Zucked: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Thursday, February 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525561354
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Published: Penguin Press - February 5th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Elizabeth McCracken - Bowlaway — in conversation with Matthew Klam

Friday, February 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bowlaway: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062862853
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Published: Ecco - February 5th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

William C. Carter - Marcel Proust's The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3

Saturday, February 9, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780300186192
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Yale University Press - November 20th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Leonard Pitts, Jr. - The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Saturday, February 9, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781572842458
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 9th, 2018

 

 

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

Cal Newport - Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Saturday, February 9, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525536512
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Portfolio - February 5th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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