June 17, 2013

George Packer spoke about his book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, at Politics & Prose on Monday, June 17, 2013.

Packer’s history of America in the last thirty years intertwines individual stories with larger social currents. Author of the acclaimed The Assassins’ Gate and a New Yorker staff writer, Packer profiles Washington insiders and Rust Belt survivors, Southern farmers and Silicon Valley millionaires, showing how people are charting new ways forward as old institutions lose stability and certainties are called into question.

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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 4th, 2014

May 20, 2013

Olympia Snowe spoke about her book, Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress, at Politics & Prose on Monday, May 20, 2013.

A veteran of some forty years in public office, at both the state and federal levels, Senator Snowe built a reputation as a moderate always ready to work for bipartisan compromise. But with Congress increasingly mired in deadlock and polarization, Snowe, writing out of both frustration with the stalemate and a belief that the system can work, has issued this call for a citizens movement to hold elected officials accountable.

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Published: Hachette Books - May 14th, 2013

May 11, 2013

Robert G. Kaiser spoke about his book, Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Kaiser, veteran Washington Post reporter and editor since 1963, weighs in on the 2008 financial crisis with a detailed analysis of the Dodd-Frank Act. Granted full access by both Congressman Frank and Senator Dodd, Kaiser details the process of turning the bill into law, from committee meetings to lobbying, and the roles played by partisan politics and the media.

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Published: Vintage - January 28th, 2014

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