March 11, 2014

Annie Jacobsen spoke about her book, Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

Despite their Nazi associations, skilled German scientists were invited to the U.S. after the war. Jacobsen, an investigative journalist and author of Area 51, follows the lives and work of more than a dozen German scientists who relocated to this country, drawing on extensive interviews with their colleagues and relatives as well as on official and private archives.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780316221030
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 20th, 2015

January 26, 2014

Gregory Orfalea spoke about his book, Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

A remarkable biography of the brilliant and intrepid priest who led the Catholic Church into California in the eighteenth century.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781451642728
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 14th, 2014

January 4, 2014

John Muller spoke about his book, Mark Twain in Washington, D.C., at Politics & Prose on Saturday, January 4, 2014.

When young Samuel Clemens first visited the nation's capital in 1854, both were rough around the edges and of dubious potential. Returning as Mark Twain in 1867, he brought his sharp eye and acerbic pen to the task of covering the capital for nearly a half-dozen newspapers. He fit in perfectly among the other hard-drinking and irreverent correspondents. His bohemian sojourn in Washington, D.C., has been largely overlooked, but his time in the capital city was catalytic to Twain's rise as America's foremost man of letters. Through original research unearthing never-before-seen material, author John Muller explores how Mark Twain's adventures as a capital correspondent proved to be a critical turning point in his career..

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By John Muller, Donald T. Ambassador Bliss (Foreword by), Donald A. Ritchie (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781609499648
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Published: History Press - October 29th, 2013

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