Detailed Event List

Debbie Cenziper - Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316449656
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Published: Hachette Books - November 12th, 2019

In 1990, historians working in Prague unearthed previously unknown documents naming some 700 people who had been recruited by the Nazis to help purge occupied Poland of its Jews. Trained at an SS camp in the village of Trawniki, many of these individuals had disappeared into the U.S. after the war. In this gripping account, Cenziper, a multi-award winning Washington Post investigative reporter and author of Love Wins, draws on unprecedented access to federal agents, Nazi documents, and government records to tell the story of the Justice Department’s intensive effort to locate these war criminals and bring them to justice. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Keena Roberts - Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs — in conversation with Andi Buchanan — at Union Market

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538745151
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 12th, 2019

The daughter of primatologists, Roberts grew up shuttling between Botswana and Philadelphia. In the former she learned to carve bird whistles from palm nuts, cook over a campfire, and get along with the baboon colony her parents studied, but in the latter she felt out of place. As this spirited memoir shows, however, Roberts met the challenges of her split life with courage and an indomitable sense of humor. Her book tells stories of wild animals and unforgiving adolescent hierarchies, uses the two contrasting cultures to illuminate each other, and charts Roberts’s course of self-discovery from her experiences in Africa to Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and work on issues related to foreign affairs and health policy. Roberts will be in conversation with Andie Buchanan, author of The Beginning of Everything.  

 

 

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

Minh Lê - The Perfect Seat—at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm
The Perfect Seat Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Gus Gordon (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368020046
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 12th, 2019

Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

Let Me Finish! Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484721735
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 7th, 2016

A well-dressed moose and his adoring calf have a new book to read, but where will they sit? As they wander through town looking for the best place to snuggle, they test out several options—many of them delightfully absurd—but perfection eludes them until they find the satisfying end. Carefully-crafted prose and warm, comical illustrations highlight humor and love in this unique celebration of parent-child bonding. Ages 3-6.

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

Malcolm Tariq - Heed the Hollow: Poems — in conversation with Jamal Rashad — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Heed the Hollow: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450093
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Tariq’s first full-length collection of poems uses a variety of formal strategies—ranging from bops to erasures—to excavate lives “marked into the bottom / of history.” Reclaiming what has been written out of the official record, Tariq focuses on race and gender in the American South, considering both the physical and the spiritual aspects of a legacy of enslavement, examining the repression of queer desire, and giving voice to the lineage of trauma that surfaces as silence, pain, and memory but that also has the potential for love. Tariq will be in conversation with Jamal Rashad, a poetry and fiction editor for Love, Pain & Poetry Publishing. 

 

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

Mimi Lemay - What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544965836
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 12th, 2019

When Lemay’s two-and-a-half-year-old told his parents he was a boy, there were few support systems or guidelines for helping transgender children or their families. But Lemay, who had struggled with her beliefs and made the painful decision to reject the ultra-Orthodox Jewish household she was raised in—along with its strict gender roles—understood how a life can be recreated. As she joined her son on his journey, she herself became an outspoken advocate for transgender rights and a member of Human Rights Campaign's Parents for Transgender Equality Council. Her memoir, based on the 2015 letter to her son that was featured on an NBC News segment, is a deeply affecting story and a powerful affirmation. This event is in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

 

 

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

Jeanine Basinger - The Movie Musical!

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Movie Musical! Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781101874066
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Published: Knopf - November 5th, 2019

One of our foremost film scholars, Basinger founded both the department of film studies at Wesleyan—now ranked among the country’s top ten film schools—and curates the university’s celebrated cinema archives. She’s also the author of popular, accessible books on film, including The Star Machine and American Cinema: One Hundred Years of Filmmaking, the companion book for a ten-part PBS series. Her new book crowns her achievements with a comprehensive survey of the Hollywood musical from the end of the silent era through today. Written with her trademark enthusiasm and wit, the text offers analyses of both iconic and overlooked films, profiles stars ranging from Fred Astaire to Ann-Margret to Elvis, and includes lavish spreads of both black-and-white and color photos. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Gabrielle Balkan - The Book of Flight: 10 Record-Breaking Animals with Wings

Thursday, November 14, 10:30 am
Book of Flight: 10 Record-Breaking Animals with Wings Cover Image
By Sam Brewster (By (artist)), Gabrielle Balkan
$19.95
ISBN: 9780714878638
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Published: Phaidon Press - June 5th, 2019

Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals Cover Image
By Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780714875125
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 18th, 2017

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.

Meet ten fascinating flying creatures through a series of superlatives—from the fastest flyer to the most unpredictable to the best at parachuting. Each flyer is described using playful, curious text and blueprint illustrations. Once the page is turned, the flyer’s species name, along with their full-color portrait and facts about what makes them so special, is revealed. Both an informative test and a fun guessing game, this book is sure to captivate inquisitive and imaginative minds, old and young alike. Ages 7-10.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

John Freeman - Dictionary of the Undoing

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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By Valeria Luiselli (Afterword by), John Freeman
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538859
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - November 12th, 2019

For Freeman, an essayist, poet, former president of the National Book Critics Circle, and editor—formerly of Granta and now of Freeman's, a literary annual of new writing—the 2016 election was a shock that left him speechless; rather than writing about Trump’s assault on rights, he joined the community of protesters taking to the streets. But the administration’s attacks on truth and decency threatened the integrity of language itself—a provocation Freeman answers with this book. An “agitate”-to-“zygote” catalog of the words he feels are most vital and essential to helping us imagine, describe, and shape a better world, this unique lexicon builds from one entry to the next, restoring the authority of language and wielding its power on behalf of our fundamental values. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Malcolm Nance - The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316535762
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Published: Hachette Books - November 12th, 2019

Filling in the gaps left by the Mueller Report, Nance traces the financial and personal ties between Putin and the Trump circle that led to the Russian hacking of the 2016 election. Nance, a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and the author of The Plot to Hack America and The Plot to Destroy Democracy, draws on deep research and interviews with intelligence experts to expose the links between Trump’s and his family’s investments and Putin and his associates. He also implicates many key figures in the Republican Party who have stood to gain materially by seeing the Russian-friendly Trump in office. 

 

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

Nikki Haley - With All Due Respect—at GW Lisner

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm
With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250266552
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 12th, 2019

In her new book, With All Due Respect, Nikki Haley brings us a revealing, dramatic, deeply personal book about the most significant events of our time.

Haley is widely admired for her forthright manner ("With all due respect, I don't get confused"), her sensitive approach to tragic events, and her confident representation of America's interests as our Ambassador to the United Nations during times of crisis and consequence. In With All Due Respect, she offers a first-hand perspective on major national and international matters, as well as a behind-the-scenes account of her tenure in the Trump administration. A diplomat and politician who served as US ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2019, Haley also previously served as Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017 and three terms as a representative in the legislature.


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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

VA State Senator Janet Howell and Theresa Howell - Leading the Way: Women in Power—in Children & Teens—In Conversation with Emily Cain, EMILY's List Executive Director

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm
Leading the Way: Women In Power Cover Image
By Janet Howell, Theresa Howell, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Foreword by), Kylie Akia (Illustrator), Alexandra Bye (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536208467
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

Scout Moore, Junior Ranger: Yellowstone Cover Image
By Theresa Howell, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781630763459
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Published: Muddy Boots - July 17th, 2019

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544357693
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2016

Women interested in politics, or even voting rights, have been dismissed and scoffed at throughout American history. Meet many of the brave women who wouldn’t be stopped—like Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress; Soledad Chávez Chacón, the second woman and first Latina to serve as governor; and Patsy Takemoto Mink, who coauthored the Title IX Amendment while she was the first woman of color and Asian American in Congress. Beautifully illustrated and clearly written, this introduction to trailblazers concludes with a guide to inspire young readers to take action themselves. Ages 10 and up.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

John Becker and Megan Scott - Joy of Cooking, 2019 Edition — in conversation with Bonnie Benwick

Friday, November 15, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781501169717
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

Originally published in 1931 and regularly revised, Irma Rombauer’s Joy of Cooking has proved indispensable for millions of cooks. The newest edition, based on the 1975 version, was overseen by John Becker, great-grandson of Irma Rombauer, and his wife Megan Scott, who has worked for Joy since 2010, and thoughtfully balances tradition with content designed for modern tastes and lifestyles. Strengthening the original focus on home-style American cooking, Becker and Scott have updated the work for today’s audiences with 600 new recipes, including generous selections of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes; the latest nutrition and food safety guidelines; tips on “streamlined cooking,” and much more. Becker and Scott will be in conversation with Bonnie Benwick, The Washington Post's deputy food editor and recipe editor.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Daniel C. Esty - A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Friday, November 15, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future Cover Image
By Daniel C. Esty (Editor), Ingrid C. Burke (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300246247
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

Defying the gridlock and denialism that has thwarted efforts to take action on climate change, water shortages, and air pollution, this volume presents nearly forty practical solutions to sustainability offered by environmental leaders from across the political spectrum. Edited by Daniel Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale Law School, and former head of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the book includes fresh thinking from figures such as Saleem H. Ali, Michelle L. Belle, Thomas E. Lovejoy, and William Nordhaus on topics ranging from, environmental justice, big data, and waste materials management to fracking, systems analysis, public lands, and disaster risk. 

 

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

Richard Bell - Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home

Saturday, November 16, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501169434
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Published: 37 Ink - October 15th, 2019

During the time the Underground Railroad was helping Black slaves escape into free states, a parallel network—the Reverse Underground Railroad—was abducting thousands of free African Americans and selling them into slavery. In this compelling account of a little-known episode, Bell, who teaches Early American history at the University of Maryland, tells the story of five Black boys who were kidnapped from Philadelphia in 1825. Lured onto a boat, they were blindfolded, shackled, and transported to Mississippi. Determined to regain their freedom, the five worked together to escape and eventually returned home, where they initiated a manhunt to bring their captors to justice. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

James B. Conroy - Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac

Saturday, November 16, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538108468
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - October 23rd, 2019

While a vast scholarship exists on Monticello, the ambitious neoclassical home Thomas Jefferson designed and built in Charlottesville, Virginia, few have considered his influence on the White House. Living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue from 1801 to 1809, Jefferson was the first president to occupy the residence for his full term. In this detailed account, Conroy, author most recently of the award-winning Lincoln’s White House, combines research and storytelling to bring the period to vivid life by profiling Jefferson’s life and legacy through the lens of his presidential home, receiving dignitaries, peers, and enslaved persons alike as he worked to unify a deeply divided young nation. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Toni Tipton-Martin - Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking: A Cookbook

Saturday, November 16, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

Tipton-Martin, a culinary journalist, community activist, and founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, won a James Beard Award for The Jemima Code, her groundbreaking history of the role of Black Americans in the development of the cuisines of the American South. Building on that research—much of it drawn from her own collection of 300-plus African American cookbooks—Tipton-Martin complements the story of the food with a rich selection of the actual recipes, updated and adapted for today’s kitchens. Much more than “soul food,” these dishes were created by skilled and imaginative Black cooks who drew on a wide range of cuisines—and in turn influenced later American cooking.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Reuben Jackson - Scattered Clouds: New and Selected Poems & Brian G. Gilmore - Come See About Me, Marvin — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Sunday, November 17, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Scattered Clouds: New & Selected Poems  Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781942892182
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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - October 1st, 2019

Come See about Me, Marvin (Made in Michigan Writers) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780814347225
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Published: Wayne State University Press - September 3rd, 2019

Jackson, former archivist and curator with the Smithsonian’s Duke Ellington Collection, a longtime teacher at the Writer’s Center, and a frequent presence on WPFW, has been an important influence on several generations of younger Black poets through both his musical expertise and his own poetry. His new book showcases his extraordinary achievements, spanning his career from his first collection, fingering the keys—included here in full—to his acclaimed poem “For Trayvon Martin,” his set of elegiac, celebratory reflections on his late friend, Amir Yasin, and many previously uncollected recent poems. 

 

The author of three collections of poetry and the recipient of Cave Canem and Kimbilio fellowships, Gilmore was raised in D.C. and now teaches social justice law at Michigan State University. His new book chronicles his adjustment to the Midwest by invoking the spirit of Marvin Gaye—another Black man who left Washington roots to build a career in the Midwest. Starting with “love that will shelter you,” Gilmore presents the daily realities of life in his new state, explores the region’s past, and finally, in “let your love come shining through," articulates a vision of hope. 

 

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

George Howe Colt - The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968

Sunday, November 17, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501104794
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Published: Scribner - October 8th, 2019

In this deft blend of sports, history, and memoir, now available in paperback, Colt, author of The Big House and Brothers, takes readers back to the legendary 1968 Harvard-Yale football game. Both teams were undefeated when they went head-to-head on the last day of the season, and Colt, a Harvard grad who was in the stands, gives a nearly play-by-play account of the tense contest. He also recaps the season, introduces the players, and ties the action on the collegiate field to the issues that were playing out nationally, from civil rights, religious freedom, and class struggle to white privilege and the Vietnam War. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kate Bowler - The Preacher's Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities — In Conversation with Elizabeth Dias

Sunday, November 17, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Preacher's Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691179612
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 1st, 2019

Bowler—best-known for her compelling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason, in which her stage IV colon cancer provoked a reckoning with her Christian upbringing—is associate professor at Duke Divinity School and her new book is a revelatory look at the lives of prominent women in the staunchly male world of American evangelicalism. Though prohibited from becoming ordained ministers, women such as Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Victoria Osteen have embarked on a quest for spiritual power, mastering the delicate art of carving out unofficial niches for themselves by writing books, hosting radio programs, and even leading events, while also meeting traditional expectations of modesty and subservience. 

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mark Morris - Out Loud: A Memoir — in conversation with Wesley Stace

Sunday, November 17, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Out Loud: A Memoir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735223073
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Published: Penguin Press - October 22nd, 2019

 

Regarded as the country’s greatest contemporary choreographer, Morris grew up in Seattle where his passion for dance manifested itself early. He absorbed the area’s rich culture of Balkan, Greek, and other folk dances, then at age 16, went to Spain to study flamenco. In 1980, he formed his legendary Mark Morris Dance Group in New York; by 1986, the company was featured in the PBS Dance in America series and soon Morris was collaborating with figures including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, and Lou Harrison. Written with energy and wit, this memoir offers an intimate look into the heart and mind of a great visionary artist as joyful as he is provocative. Morris will be in conversation with his co-author Wesley Stace.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Adam Minter - Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635570106
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 12th, 2019

NOTE: This event, originally scheduled for our Connecticut Ave location at the same date and time, will now be taking place at our Wharf store.

In Junkyard Planet Minter, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, traced the often-surprising path of the trash we simply throw “away.” His new book is an equally revealing investigation of what happens to all the still usable items we clean out. Once they’re donated, they might end up anywhere, from thrift stores in the U.S. to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia, and used-goods businesses in Ghana. Minter examines all facets of this multi-billion dollar global industry, including the marketing practices that cause us to keep loading up again after each purge of our household items. 

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

Innosanto Nagara - M is for Movement—in Conversation with Hena Khan—at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm
M is for Movement Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609809355
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Published: Triangle Square - November 5th, 2019

A is for Activist Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781609806934
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Published: Triangle Square - November 10th, 2016

The Wedding Portrait Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781609808020
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Published: Triangle Square - October 17th, 2017

My Night in the Planetarium Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781609807009
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Published: Triangle Square - November 10th, 2016

The author of bestselling books including A is for Activist is no stranger to resistance and revolution. His latest book, inspired by the social movement he witnessed as a child in Jakarta, follows a boy as he watches family and friends use their different strengths to fight back against a corrupt regime. As an adult, he uses his skills as a writer and photographer to call attention to abuses of power. With vivid, accessible prose and bold, layered illustrations, this empowering book is a celebration of the myriad ways people can be brave and make a difference. Ages 9-12. In conversation with Hena Khan.

 

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

P.J. Lynch - The Dog Who Lost His Bark

Tuesday, November 19, 10:30 am
The Dog Who Lost His Bark Cover Image
By Eoin Colfer, P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536204421
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune Cover Image
By P. J. Lynch, P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536202960
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Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

Can a boy and a small dog help each other recover from loss and loneliness? Before he met Patrick, a puppy named Oz was thrown from one cruel human to the next—traumatized until he lost the will to bark. Before he met Oz, Patrick felt more isolated than he had been in a long time. Boy and dog form a close bond as Patrick draws Oz out of his crate with patience and a violin. When Patrick is the one who needs drawing out, Oz hatches a brilliantly simple plan. This lushly-illustrated, touching tale is a luminous ode to the healing power of music and friendship.

P.J. Lynch was the fourth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland's laureate for children's literature.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Andre Perry - Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512835
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 12th, 2019

Perry’s eclectic career has included stints in advertising and tech, teaching, performing, and co-founding the Midwest iteration of the Mission Creek Festival. His first collection of essays draws on all these experiences and venues—along with memories from childhood and books such as Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye—offering a look at the country from San Francisco to Iowa to Washington. Matching that physical restlessness, the pieces are structured variously as personal reflections, multiple choice questions, screenplays, and talk-show conversations, each offering a unique approach to Perry’s explorations of race, class, and identity.  

 

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

Bettina Elias Siegel - Kid Food—a Parenting Series Event in Children and Teens

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm
Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780190862121
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 1st, 2019

This event was originally scheduled for November 18.

Siegel will be in conversation with Aviva Goldfarb. This event is part of the Parenting Series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Neal Shusterman - The Toll (The Arc of A Scythe series #3)—at Connie Morella Library

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481497060
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442472464
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

Dry Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481481977
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

In the highly anticipated finale to the bestselling Arc of a Scythe trilogy, tensions rise as do dictators and prophets. Rowan and Citra have disappeared. Endura is gone. Through this turmoil, the Thunderhead remains silent to all except Greyson Tolliver; everywhere, the reverberations of the Great Resonance can still be felt. Suddenly, it seems that nothing stands between the evil Scythe Goddard and absolute power of the scythedom. Is there anyone left who can stop him? Or will humanity be ripped apart by the immortal beings it created? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder. Dripping with intrigue and suspense, fans will devour this epic ending to one of this contemporary dystopian series. Ages 12 and up.

7400 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814

Julia Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear - Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982117399
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

Award-winning New York Times correspondents covering Congress and the White House, respectively, Davis and Shear have followed the Trump administration from the start. In this deeply reported account, they focus on the defining issue of Trump’s presidency: immigration. Taking us behind the scenes and including previously unreported stories, they document a disorganized, paranoid decision-making process; show how Trump has used immigration to polarize the country and stoke unreasonable fears; and detail the ways the administration has blocked asylum seekers, separated families, threatened deportation, and undermined the nation’s longstanding commitment to immigration and the positive benefits newcomers offer the nation. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Niki Segnit - Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another Cover Image
By Niki Segnit, Yotam Ottolenghi (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781635572643
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 5th, 2019

To free herself from mechanically following recipes, Segnit wrote her award-winning The Flavor Thesaurus, which laid out the 160 most essential flavors of foods. Her follow-up draws on culinary science, history, stories from professional kitchens, food writers, and her own experience to catalog the formulas underlying most recipes. Divided into twelve basic culinary categories such as bread, sauce, and stock, the book arranges the recipes for each chapter along a continuum that allows cooks to proceed in an intuitive way, moving from one dish to the next with just the tweak of a few ingredients or methods. Endlessly adaptable, these rubrics will inspire improvisation and resourcefulness.

 

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

Carmen Maria Machado - In the Dream House: A Memoir — in conversation with Jeannie Vanasco

Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

Machado’s electrifying Her Body and Other Parties—a finalist for the National Book Award—expanded our sense of what a short story could be and do. Her powerful new book draws on a similarly wide range of tones, cultural references, and formal innovations to redefine the memoir. Organizing each chapter around different themes—a haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman—Machado explores an abusive lesbian relationship from multiple angles. As she chronicles her attraction to a charismatic and volatile woman, Machado looks back at the role of religion in her adolescence, interrogates the assumption that lesbian relationships are safe, and explores the history and reality of abuse within the queer community. Machado will be in conversation with Jeannie Vanasco, author of Things We Didn’t Talk about When I Was a Girl. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

CANCELED: Rashid Khalidi - The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627798556
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Metropolitan Books - January 28th, 2020

NOTE: Due to a new publication date, this event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for February 2020.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jodie Adams Kirshner - Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250220639
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - November 19th, 2019

Detroit declared bankruptcy in 2013, a move intended to spark the city’s resurgence. Some 40% of the population still falls below the poverty line, however, and as Kirshner shows in her detailed stories of seven struggling Detroit residents, the new austerity budget has failed to fix the broken real estate and job markets or improve the school system. As she lays out the costs of the financial reorganization, Kirshner, a research professor at NYU who teaches bankruptcy law at Columbia Law School, illuminates how the economics of Detroit—as of many American cities—are tangled with ill-conceived urban policies and state and federal negligence of infrastructure.  

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Senator Jeff Merkley - America is Better than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
America Is Better Than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538734193
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Twelve - August 20th, 2019

Merkley, US Senator from Oregon and sponsor of the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act, was among the first members of Congress to witness firsthand the abhorrent conditions of detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Millions watched on Facebook when he was blocked from entering a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, where 1,500 migrant children were detained, and many more have been galvanized to protest Trump’s immigration policies after seeing what Merkley saw on several subsequent border visits: children and infants stranded in heat or locked up in cold holding pens, a child tent prison in the desert, and children torn from their parents’ arms. In this passionate and unsparing call to action, Merkley exposes the Trump administration’s atrocities and demands that we call a halt. 

 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
50 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Hannah Moskowitz - Sick Kids in Love - in Children & Teens

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm
Sick Kids In Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781640637320
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Entangled: Teen - November 5th, 2019

Salt: (Middle Grade Novel, Kids Adventure Story, Kids Book about Family) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452131511
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Chronicle Books - October 30th, 2018

Isabel’s rheumatoid arthritis isn’t exactly a secret—she runs a school newspaper column called “Sick Girl Wants to Know”—but she knows her friends can’t truly understand what it’s like to live with a chronic illness. Even her doctor father avoids talking about it. But when she meets Sasha, a boy who is also chronically ill, she has a chance to bond with someone who really gets it. Falling in love with Sasha is intoxicating, but the adults in Isabel’s life haven’t modeled the healthiest relationships. Is letting someone get to know her too complicated to be worth it? With plenty of heart and witty banter, this groundbreaking novel introduces an outgoing heroine with a unique, deeply relatable voice. Ages 14 and up.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Lawrence Lessig - They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy

Friday, November 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062945716
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 5th, 2019

In this non-partisan analysis of today’s political divisiveness, Lessig identifies unrepresentativeness as the one problem that underlies the others. He sees it both in institutions—such as the media’s response to narrow interests rather than to those of the wider citizenry—and in the people, who are uninformed about the issues. Lessig, host of the podcast Another Way, co-founder of Creative Commons, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, proposes a number of solutions to fix both the “them” and the “us,” ranging from Electoral College reforms to new forums that offer citizens the chance to speak in an informed and deliberative way. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

CANCELED: Alice Feiring - Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It — in conversation with Sam Fromartz — at Union Market

Friday, November 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399582431
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ten Speed Press - August 6th, 2019

This event has been canceled.

 

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

Sarah Yerkes - Days of Blue and Flame

Saturday, November 23, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Days of Blue and Flame Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780996972697
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Passager Books - June 15th, 2019

One of the first women to earn a Harvard architecture degree, Yerkes, born in 1918, worked as a landscape architect and sculptor for most of her adult life. When she joined a poetry workshop at Ingleside and turned to writing in her mid-nineties, she found revelatory “how satisfying it could be to shape, build and form a piece with words rather than with wood, aluminum, stone and iron pipe.” In her first collection of poems, published at the age of 101, Yerkes writes about childhood, family, travel, aging, and art, remarking, “…what a host of memories I have! / I’ve seen such splendor one can barely grasp. /Never mind mortality. /The opulence was always built to last.” 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kristen Richardson - The Season: A Social History of the Debutante

Saturday, November 23, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Season: A Social History of the Debutante Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608731
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 19th, 2019

Building on her Rookie article, "The Last Debutantes," Richardson offers an engaging and surprising history of the high society coming-out party. The descendant of debutantes but not one herself, Richardson casts a critical feminist eye over this coming-of-age ritual.  Starting with the Tudor era and looking at Jane Austen’s England, colonial Philadelphia, Mrs. Astor’s New York, African American communities, and today’s Infirmary and International balls, Richardson draws on diaries, letters, and interviews to let debutantes speak for themselves about how the white dresses and objectification foster or thwart their own desires. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Dana R. Fisher - American Resistance: From the Women's March to the Blue Wave — in conversation with James Zogby

Saturday, November 23, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
American Resistance: From the Women's March to the Blue Wave Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780231187640
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 5th, 2019

In this insightful analysis of the surge of protests that followed Trump’s election, Fisher shows us who the resisters are, how they’ve organized, and what they’ve achieved. Starting with the Women’s March and working through successive demonstrations, Fisher, professor of sociology and director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, uses interviews and data to illustrate how resistance groups adapted methods such as distributed organizing to mobilize angry citizens into activists, charting the success of this network of grassroots efforts in the gains made by Democrats, women, and people of color in the 2018 elections. Fisher will be in conversation with James Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute, who was appointed by Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Party’s platform committee.  

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Dexter Palmer - Mary Toft; Or, the Rabbit Queen & Mark Haber - Reinhardt's Garden

Sunday, November 24, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101871935
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon - November 19th, 2019

Reinhardt's Garden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895620
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 1st, 2019

As appealing to readers of Joyce and Pynchon as to fans of Neal Stephenson, Palmer’s Version Control and The Dream of Perpetual Motion energetically reimagined science fiction, time travel, thrillers, The Tempest, and more. Continuing his fascination with the blurred line between the real and the fantastic, Palmer’s third novel draws on the true story of Mary Toft, a farmer’s wife from Godalming, England, who in 1726 began giving birth to dead rabbits. Verified by both the local surgeon and a royal physician, Mary’s failure to repeat this strange miracle in London led to even larger and stranger questions for the medical community. 

 

Set at the turn of the 20th century, Haber’s quixotic—and paragraph-long—first novel follows Jacov Reinhardt and his faithful scribe as they travel the world in pursuit of Reinhardt’s hero and mentor, Emiliano Gomez Carrasquilla, who may have discovered the very essence of melancholy.  Fueled by cocaine and philosophy, the pair travel from a small Croatian village to Germany, Hungary, Russia, and the Americas. Writing in the vein of Thomas Bernhard and László Krasznahorkai, Haber, operations manager at Houston’s Brazos Bookstore and author of a collection of short stories, Deathbed Conversions, has composed a fiction that’s both adventurous and absurdist, focused and digressive, and as consumed with melancholy as it is ridden with sly humor. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sarah Abrevaya Stein - Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century — in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sunday, November 24, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374185428
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 19th, 2019

The Levy family established itself in Salonica (now Thessaloniki, Greece) in the 18th century and for some two hundred years published books and newspapers for the region’s Sephardic Jews. With the Ottoman Empire’s collapse, the Levys scattered throughout the world, but kept in touch through letters. Drawing on this rich correspondence, Stein, award-winning author of Extraterritorial Dreams and the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA, uses the family’s experience to trace the history of Sephardic Jews through the twentieth century, showing how individual lives were affected by world wars, shifting political boundaries, and the Holocaust—which wiped out several branches of the Levy family. In partnership with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

David J. Silverman - This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 24, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781632869241
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 5th, 2019

While Thanksgiving has been enshrined as a celebration of the 1621 alliance between the Plymouth Pilgrims and the Native American Indians, aside from the presence of a group of Wampanoag at the feast marking the colonists’ first harvest, Indigenous peoples are largely absent from the story. In this fresh account, Silverman, professor of history at George Washington University and the award-winning author of Thundersticks, restores the Wampanoags to their central role, and, by tracing Native tribes’ long struggle for self-determination, he exposes the myths of this national holiday and shows why many Native Americans observe the fourth Thursday of November as a National Day of Mourning. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Leila Taylor - Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul — in conversation with Ericka Taylor — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Sunday, November 24, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781912248544
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Repeater - November 12th, 2019

A former “goth” kid, Taylor, now Creative Director at Brooklyn Public Library, finds in the gothic subculture pervading today’s music, TV, and fashion a telling metaphor for America’s past and ongoing struggle with racism. Combining cultural criticism with stories of her own experience as a black woman in a country still pervaded by white supremacy, Taylor traces the gothic’s haunted houses and dark secrets back to the nation’s history of chattel slavery and analyzes the genre’s motifs of terror and muffled heartbeats as reflections of the acts of white violence against Black people and the Black community’s anger and grief. Taylor will be in conversation with Ericka Taylor, the organizing director for DC Working Families and a freelance writer.

 

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

Adam Platt - The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony — in conversation with Corby Kummer

Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062293541
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Published: Ecco - November 12th, 2019

Contributing editor and restaurant critic for New York magazine since 2000, Platt won the James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for Restaurant Reviews in 2010 and has been a major voice in food writing for some twenty-five years. As he recounts in his funny, personable memoir, his love of different cuisines—along with an appetite for travel—began early; as the child of a diplomat, he grew up on the dishes of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, and later sampled the cuisines of many other countries. Rich in travel tales, his book also features anecdotes that convey the realities and foibles of life as a restaurant critic. Platt will be in conversation with Corby Kummer, senior editor and food columnist for The Atlantic. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alec Karakatsanis - Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620975275
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: New Press - October 29th, 2019

In this powerful book, Karakatsanis, a former public defender, issues a passionate challenge to our society’s profoundly racist justice system and the legal profession’s role in perpetuating it. Founder of the Civil Rights Corps, an organization designed to bring systemic civil rights cases on behalf of impoverished people in the criminal justice system, Karakatsanis alternates between stories of his clients and outlining a new theory of crime and punishment. Reporting on some of the suits he has brought and won, he shows, for instance, how the bail system has developed from a measure to ensure people return for court dates into a means for locking up poor people who have not been convicted of anything.  

 

 

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

Rana Foroohar - Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us

Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984823984
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Currency - November 5th, 2019

Taking her title from Google’s early mantra, Foroohar, the award-winning CNN global economic analyst and Financial Times columnist and associate editor, chronicles how far Big Tech has fallen from its original vision of free information and digital democracy. Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience reporting on the technology sector, Faroohar traces the evolution of companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon into behemoths that monetize people’s data, spread misinformation and hate speech, and threaten citizens’ privacy. She also shows how we can fight back by creating a framework that both fosters innovation and protects us from the threats posed by digital technology. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Paul Richter - The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines

Monday, December 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501172410
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ruth Marcus - Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm
Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982123864
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - December 3rd, 2019

A legal expert and deputy editorial page editor for The Washington Post, Marcus in her new book investigates the many questions left unanswered following the 2018 confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. Tracing his nomination to conservatives’ thirty-year effort to secure a majority on the High Court, Marcus documents a series of secret White House meetings, intense lobbying efforts, private confrontations on Capitol Hill, and maneuvers by the nominee himself that led to Kavanaugh’s selection—despite resistance from Republicans who worried about the depth of his commitment to conservative issues. She also examines the credibility of Blasey Ford’s testimony, considers the impact of this divisive confirmation on the future of the court, and gives a deeply reported look at Washington’s inner workings.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Debbie Levy - Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice—in Children & Teens

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm
Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534424562
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534424555
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

The Year of Goodbyes: A true story of friendship, family and farewells Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368054553
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 24th, 2019

Yiddish Saves the Day! Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681155449
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Apples & Honey Press - August 1st, 2019

The Key from Spain Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Sonja Wimmer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541522183
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2019

Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew she had the intelligence and passion for law school and a lifelong interest in social justice. But would she, one of only nine women in a class of 500 men, be taken seriously? After earning a degree despite rampant sexism, Ginsburg used her expertise and hard-won connections to challenge gender discrimination—first as a law professor, then as an attorney who argued landmark cases before the Supreme Court, and later as a federal judge. After an already impressive career, Ginsburg ascended to the same bench she’d argued in front of so many times before. This accessible, thoroughly-researched graphic novel chronicles the life of an iconic legal mind from early childhood to the present day. Ages 10 and up.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Bryan Rafanelli - A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration — in conversation with the Honorable Capricia Penavic Marshall, former Chief of Protocol of the United States — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration Cover Image
By Bryan Rafanelli, Chelsea Clinton (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847861279
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Rizzoli - September 24th, 2019

Dubbed the “event planner of the year” by Town & Country and named one of the world’s top wedding planners by Vogue, Rafanelli, a founder of Rafanelli Events, has been instrumental in the success of major functions such as Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, Obama-era state dinners, and many gala fund raisers. His lavishly illustrated book gives an inside look at how he designed, planned, and produced some of his marquee occasions, as well sharing his secrets for using space, creating artful celebrations, and conveying beauty and elegance while also helping the hosts tell their own unique story. Rafanelli will be in conversation with Capricia Marshall, former U.S. Chief of Protocol.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20024

Holiday Member Sale

Friday, December 6, 12:00 am to Sunday, December 8, 11:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, we invite Politics and 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.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

 

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Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Alison Roman - Nothing Fancy—at Sixth & I

Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 pm
Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451497017
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

Social media star, New York Times columnist, and author of Dining In Alison Roman helps you nail dinner with unfussy food, unstuffy vibes, and the permission to be imperfect. An unexpected weeknight meal with a neighbor or a weekend dinner party with fifteen of your closest friends--either way and everywhere in between, having people over is supposed to be fun, not stressful.

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over is an abundant collection of all-new recipes for gatherings big and small, any day of the week. Roman will give you the food your people want (think DIY martini bar, platters of tomatoes, pots of coconut-braised chicken and chickpeas, pans of lemony turmeric tea cake) plus the tips and confidence to pull it all off. With Nothing Fancy, any night of the week is worth celebrating.

Roman will be in conversation with Jessica Sidman who covers DC's food and drink scene for Washingtonian. She is also the former Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper.

Book signing to follow.

This event is sold out.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Lee Drutman - Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America

Thursday, January 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190913854
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 2nd, 2020

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Clifford Thompson - What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues

Friday, January 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781590519059
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Other Press - November 12th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jonathan Rosenberg - Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War Through the Cold War

Saturday, January 4, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War Through the Cold War Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393608427
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 10th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Harvey Solomon - Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic Detainment in America During World War II

Saturday, January 4, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic Detainment in America during World War II Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781640120846
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Potomac Books - January 1st, 2020

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Suzanne McConnell - Kurt Vonnegut's Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style

Saturday, January 4, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781609809621
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Seven Stories Press - November 5th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

David E. Lowe - Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle against Racial and Religious Discrimination

Sunday, January 5, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle against Racial and Religious Discrimination Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781640120969
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Potomac Books - December 1st, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Laura DeNardis - The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch — in conversation with Shane Harris

Sunday, January 5, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780300233070
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Yale University Press - January 7th, 2020

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tom Rosenstiel - Oppo

Sunday, January 5, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Oppo: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062892607
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - December 3rd, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ganesh Sitaraman - The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, January 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541618114
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Basic Books - December 10th, 2019

 

 

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

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