The Wharf

Now Open!
Politics and Prose bookstore comes to D.C.’s premier waterfront destination. Located in The Wharf's District Square and surrounded by a great assortment of retail, restaurant, and cultural offerings, our new location brings a steady lineup of author events and, of course, books for everyone! Find out what’s coming up below.

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Washington, D.C. 20024

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10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

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Events at The Wharf
Monday, August 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hartsuyker launched an ambitious retelling of Norse history with The Half-Drowned King, which recounted the adventures, betrayals, and battles of ninth-century Vikings, most prominently, Ragnvald Eysteinsson. In this eagerly-awaited sequel, Ragnvald is now King of Sogn and is still fighting battles for Harald of Vestfold, whose quest to become king of a unified Norway is imperiled by growing rebellions. Meanwhile, Ragnvald’s sister, Svanhild, is torn between wanting to join Solvi Hunthiofsson on his expeditions and wanting to give her son a stable home. Then she finds herself caught in a scheme Ragnvald sets in motion to trap suspected traitors. Hartsuyker, who traces her lineage back to Harald Halfdansson, vividly evokes a world of fjords and drinking halls, prophecy and vengeance.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Sea Queen: A Novel (The Golden Wolf Saga #2) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062563736
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harper - August 14th, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A political commentator and the CBS News Director of Elections and Surveys, Salvanto is just the person to explain the mechanisms of polling, elucidate the jargon, and demystify the numbers. Responsible for conducting polling across the nation and projecting outcomes on election nights, Salvanto gives both a data-driven perspective on how Americans have viewed events from the response to terrorism to the financial crisis to the 2016 election, and reminds us of the deeper significance of the numbers. An insightful and practical analysis of polling, the book is also an engaging look behind the scenes of a major network newsroom during election season and a chance to get answers to the questions you’d like to ask a pollster, such as how do they decide what questions to ask? How can they project winners so quickly? And why haven’t they called you?

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Where Did You Get This Number?: A Pollster's Guide to Making Sense of the World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501174834
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

While most histories of American evangelicalism trace the sect’s influence on American culture and politics, the movement can’t properly be understood without also looking at its impact on the wider world. In her deeply researched and original study, McAlister, associate professor of American studies and international affairs at George Washington and author of Epic Encounters, examines the global activities of evangelicals over the last fifty years. As she shows us their engagement with both Cold War politics and anti-colonialist struggles in Congo in the 1960s, their clashes with Islam over converting non-Christians, and the mixed messages they sent in South Africa, where they worked to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS while also repressing LGBTQ communities, she complicates, and even subverts, conventional views.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780190213428
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled and is now set for Politics and Prose at the Wharf at 7pm on Wednesday, September 19.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Trump Must Go: The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump (and One to Keep Him) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250306470
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - September 11th, 2018

Mon
20
7:00 pm
Linnea Hartsuyker - The Sea Queen — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Thu
23
7:00 pm
Anthony Salvanto - Where Did You Get This Number?: A Pollster's Guide to Making Sense of the World — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Wed
29
7:00 pm
Melani McAlister - The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Thu
30
7:00 pm
CANCELED / RESCHEDULED: Bill Press - Trump Must Go: The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump (and One to Keep Him) — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Events
Monday, August 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Sea Queen: A Novel (The Golden Wolf Saga #2) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062563736
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harper - August 14th, 2018

Hartsuyker launched an ambitious retelling of Norse history with The Half-Drowned King, which recounted the adventures, betrayals, and battles of ninth-century Vikings, most prominently, Ragnvald Eysteinsson. In this eagerly-awaited sequel, Ragnvald is now King of Sogn and is still fighting battles for Harald of Vestfold, whose quest to become king of a unified Norway is imperiled by growing rebellions. Meanwhile, Ragnvald’s sister, Svanhild, is torn between wanting to join Solvi Hunthiofsson on his expeditions and wanting to give her son a stable home. Then she finds herself caught in a scheme Ragnvald sets in motion to trap suspected traitors. Hartsuyker, who traces her lineage back to Harald Halfdansson, vividly evokes a world of fjords and drinking halls, prophecy and vengeance.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, August 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where Did You Get This Number?: A Pollster's Guide to Making Sense of the World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501174834
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

A political commentator and the CBS News Director of Elections and Surveys, Salvanto is just the person to explain the mechanisms of polling, elucidate the jargon, and demystify the numbers. Responsible for conducting polling across the nation and projecting outcomes on election nights, Salvanto gives both a data-driven perspective on how Americans have viewed events from the response to terrorism to the financial crisis to the 2016 election, and reminds us of the deeper significance of the numbers. An insightful and practical analysis of polling, the book is also an engaging look behind the scenes of a major network newsroom during election season and a chance to get answers to the questions you’d like to ask a pollster, such as how do they decide what questions to ask? How can they project winners so quickly? And why haven’t they called you?

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Wednesday, August 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780190213428
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2018

While most histories of American evangelicalism trace the sect’s influence on American culture and politics, the movement can’t properly be understood without also looking at its impact on the wider world. In her deeply researched and original study, McAlister, associate professor of American studies and international affairs at George Washington and author of Epic Encounters, examines the global activities of evangelicals over the last fifty years. As she shows us their engagement with both Cold War politics and anti-colonialist struggles in Congo in the 1960s, their clashes with Islam over converting non-Christians, and the mixed messages they sent in South Africa, where they worked to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS while also repressing LGBTQ communities, she complicates, and even subverts, conventional views.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, August 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Trump Must Go: The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump (and One to Keep Him) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250306470
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - September 11th, 2018

This event has been rescheduled and is now set for Politics and Prose at the Wharf at 7pm on Wednesday, September 19.

 

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