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Our flagship store on Connecticut Avenue NW has served the Washington area since 1984. It continues to offer a wide selection of books and non-book items for all ages, author talks, literary classes, trips, and a popular coffeehouse called The Den.

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5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

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Events
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451494443
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - February 18th, 2020

One of the leading independent historians of the Civil War, Bordewich, author of books including The First Congress and America’s Great Debate, takes exception to the common assumption that Lincoln alone was the driving force behind the outcome of the War Between the States. Focusing on Congress, and in particular four influential members—Thaddeus Stevens, Pitt Fessenden, Ben Wade, and Clement Vallandigham—Bordewich tells the overlooked story of a dynamic legislature, one which, in addition to pushing the president to act on emancipation before he was ready to, created the forerunner of the IRS, laid the ground for the Federal Reserve, enacted the Homestead Act, passed the Pacific Railway Act, and created the Land Grant Colleges Act.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984877499
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Press - January 21st, 2020

This event has been moved to GW Betts Theatre. Please see the new event page for more information.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm
A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984877499
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Press - January 21st, 2020

This event, originally scheduled at the store, has been moved to GW Betts Theatre.

This event is sold out.

From their respective roles as White House Bureau chief and Pulitzer Prize-winning national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, Rucker and Leonnig have covered the Trump administration extensively. As they show in this detailed account, when examined carefully, the apparent chaos of Trump’s presidency reveals certain patterns. Drawing on extensive original reporting and dozens of new interviews with key figures, the authors illuminate the larger meaning of Trump’s unprecedented use of his office by plunging us directly into the West Wing as he faces the impeachment inquiry, retracing the Mueller investigation, following aides as they control the damage from Trump’s interactions with world leaders, and more.

GW Betts Theatre
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Thursday, February 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780525658351
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - February 25th, 2020

An internationally recognized leader in the climate emergency, Figueres was executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016. Her new book, co-authored with Rivett-Carnac, who worked with her on negotiations for the Paris Agreement, looks ahead to the year 2050, laying out two possible scenarios for the future of our imperiled planet. Should we fail to meet the goals of the Paris Convention, the outlook is bleak. If we work to curb fossil fuels, unsustainable farming, and other practices, we can create a carbon-neutral world in which everyone can thrive. The authors propose ten steps we can take to make the differences that will not just see us through the crisis but result in a more just and equitable society.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, February 27, 7:00 pm
The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656388
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - February 25th, 2020

This event has been rescheduled for March 19 at GW Jack Morton Auditorium. Click here for details.

At a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today--a bracing, optimistic vision of America's future from one of our most experienced and original political minds. In The Nation City, Rahm Emanuel, former two-term mayor of Chicago and White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, offers a firsthand account of how cities, rather than the federal government, stand at the center of innovation and effective governance. He makes clear how mayors are accountable to their voters to a greater degree than any other elected officials and illuminates how progressives and centrists alike can best accomplish their goals by focusing their energies on local politics. The Nation City maps out a new, energizing, and hopeful way forward. Emanuel will be in conversation with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl.

 

 

 

 

Sidwell Friends Meeting House
3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, February 28, 10:30 am
North America: A Fold-Out Graphic History Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, William Exley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781999967925
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: What on Earth Books - October 1st, 2019

Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101932230
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 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

This thorough and unique illustrated timeline traces the history of Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean beginning around 13,000 BCE. Concise blurbs put important events in a continent-wide context, providing readers with a valuable sense of perspective. Accessible text presents the horrors of this continent’s history—the genocide, slavery, and discrimination perpetrated by European colonizers and their descendants—and the survival of the very people those in power sought to erase and subjugate. Young historians can read this book page-by-page, or spread the timeline out for a bird’s-eye view. Source notes raise crucial questions about how and why history is presented. The author provides a list of resources for those who want to look further. Ages 9-12

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250244321
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 25th, 2020

Wine-Banks, an MSNBC legal analyst, completed law school in 1968 and started her career as one of the first female attorneys in the DOJ’s organized crime section. This was soon followed by a post as an assistant Watergate special prosecutor under Leon Jaworski, which earned Wine-Banks the nickname “the mini-skirted lawyer.” As she recalls in this vivid and timely memoir, such sexism was par for the course in 1970s Washington—as was harassment that included having her phone tapped and her house burgled. But Wine-Banks persevered, showing her professional skill by cross-examining Nixon’s secretary, Rose Mary Woods, about the famous gap in the Watergate tapes, and by becoming the first woman to serve as general counsel of the U.S. Army (1977-1980) and, later, chief operating officer of the American Bar Association.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, February 29, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780525428817
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Viking - November 5th, 2019

Travisano, emeritus professor of English at Hartwick College, principal editor of Words in Air, and founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society, draws on extensive scholarship as well as on new material and interviews for an insightful and compelling look at one of the greatest and best-loved American poets. Charting Bishop’s famous “art of losing,” Travisano recounts her early losses of her parents to death and mental breakdown, her complicated love affairs, and her depression and alcoholism. He also illuminates her “art of finding,” reflected in deep friendships with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell, her love of travel, and the perfectionism that resulted in a slim published output—just 100 poems—but accolades including the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, February 29, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250230980
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 25th, 2020

Walder’s first job after college was with the CIA, where she worked as a staff operations officer at the agency’s Counterterrorism Center. In this engaging account, she describes monitoring al-Qaeda cells with drones, tracking chemical terrorists, debriefing prisoners who had vowed never to talk to a woman, and following terrorist trails through North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East to stop chemical attacks. She also saw a terror chart she’d compiled manipulated by White House staff to convey misleading information, and in her second position, as special agent at the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office, she both helped capture one of the most notorious foreign spies ever caught in the U.S. and experienced  rampant sexism. Walder will be in conversation with Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst and Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows at New America.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, February 29, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735221505
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Published: Penguin Press - February 25th, 2020

Starting in 1968—the year Nixon was elected and Chief Justice Earl Warren retired—Cohen’s groundbreaking history examines the Supreme Court’s steadily conservative bent over the last fifty years. While Warren had overseen an expansion of civil rights, class action suits, and decisions including Brown v Board of Education, after him the court pursued a pro-corporate agenda that restricted unions and limited access to voting. Drawing on his extensive experience as both a veteran New York Times and Time journalist and a one-time lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU, Cohen traces this shift directly to Nixon, who, during his six years in office, appointed four justices, whose legacy continues. Cohen will be in conversation with Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, March 1, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World Cover Image
By Jessica Valenti (Editor), Jaclyn Friedman (Editor)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580058797
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Seal Press - January 28th, 2020

In 2008 Friedman, with Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com, collaborated on the groundbreaking Yes Means Yes!, which confronted the rape culture and helped bring about new laws in two states. Their new book takes the process of meaningful change to the next step, asking what would happen if we believed women—and acted as though they matter? In this collection of essays a wide range of leading feminists answer this question, showing how we can reimagine the internet if we take online harassment seriously and save lives if we take action when Black women talk about pain. Friedman, host of Unscrewed, author of What You Really Want, and a frequent speaker, will be joined by Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her, and Tahir Duckett, founder and director of ReThink.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, March 1, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781621578369
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Published: Regnery History - February 11th, 2020

In his new book, Troy draws on his experience as a former senior White House aide and as the author of Shall We Wake the President?, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted, and Intellectuals and the American Presidency to examine the role of internal struggles in presidential administrations since Truman. Placing each contention in the context of its time and profiling the key figures involved, Troy looks at the chief executives’ roles in these struggles and assesses how the battles shaped both administrations and the larger political landscape of the nation. Questioning whether the “team of rivals” approach is always best, he proposes alternative ways to staff and organize the White House.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, March 1, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Weather: A novel Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385351102
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

Writing with the compressed, elegant prose that made her Dept. of Speculation a favorite with readers and critics alike, Offill in her new novel tells a story as intimate and empathetic as it is expansive and visionary. The narrative centers on Lizzie Benson, a librarian whose real calling is tending to those in need—principally her brother, who struggles with addiction, and her mother, haunted by religion. But when she’s hired by the creators of a climate change podcast to respond to the concerns of listeners across the political spectrum, her healing instinct is taxed to the limit. Knowing she can’t save everyone, but trying anyway, Lizzie draws on all available tools, invoking everything from political psychology and earth sciences to disaster management and Greek philosophy.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, March 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385544481
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Published: Doubleday - March 3rd, 2020

Feinstein follows The Legends Club, his account of the top college basketball teams, with this chronicle of smaller programs. A sports writer for The Washington Post and the prolific author of dozens of books for younger readers as well as adult classics including A Good Walk Spoiled, Feinstein draws on his extensive connections and experience to follow some of the gifted players no one treats with kid gloves, along with their coaches and schools. Unknown and unpublicized, these teams don’t dream big but work hard, love the sport, and hope to make it past their second and third round games. Feinstein also has a few Cinderella stories, profiling players who beat the low expectations and entered the ranks of the legends.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 am
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358003199
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

April has always been good at looking after herself. She’s had to be, after twelve years in foster care. When she accidentally sets fire to a museum exhibit owned by the billionaire Winterborne family, a mysterious woman invites her to join four fellow orphans at a house run by the wealthy family’s charitable foundation. April and her new foster siblings are swept up in a heart-pounding mystery when a knife-wielding stranger steals the key she’s had since she was a baby—the one with the design that bears a striking resemblance to the Winterbourne family crest. Together, they discover a long-lost heir, a dastardly plot, and the power of friendship and found family. Ages 9-12.

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
Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780807019290
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - February 25th, 2020

An internationally recognized leader in the Disability Rights Independent Living Movement, Heumann has advocated for disability rights since the 1970s, working with many NGOs and serving as the World Bank’s first adviser on disability and development. As she recounts in this powerful memoir, her fight for equal rights began early: she was paralyzed from polio at 18 months, then nearly barred from her second grade classroom on the grounds of being a “fire hazard.” Later she filed a successful suit against the New York City School system for denying her a teacher’s license, led the Section 504-Sit-In at the San Francisco HEW—the longest takeover of a governmental building in U.S. history—and sparked the movement that led to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 pm
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358003199
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

April has always been good at looking after herself. She’s had to be, after twelve years in foster care. When she accidentally sets fire to a museum exhibit owned by the billionaire Winterborne family, a mysterious woman invites her to join four fellow orphans at a house run by the wealthy family’s charitable foundation. April and her new foster siblings are swept up in a heart-pounding mystery when a knife-wielding stranger steals the key she’s had since she was a baby—the one with the design that bears a striking resemblance to the Winterbourne family crest. Together, they discover a long-lost heir, a dastardly plot, and the power of friendship and found family. Ages 9-12.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

 

101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Night Watchman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
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Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

A national treasure, Erdrich has written about Native American lives in a stream of novels, poetry, children’s books, and memoirs since 1984, winning two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the National Book Award, as well as the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Set in the 1950s, her latest novel draws on the life of her grandfather, a Chippewa council member and night watchman at a factory near North Dakota’s Turtle Mountain Reservation. As Thomas leads the community’s fight against a government measure to terminate the tribe’s rights to its land, Erdrich skillfully interweaves his story with those of several others—a young woman determined to leave, an aspiring boxer, a white math teacher—tracing the changing goals of Native Americans and the generational impact of the group’s struggle.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781328866745
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 3rd, 2020

Largely forgotten today, Rose Harriet Pastor Stokes (1879-1933) made waves nearly as soon as she arrived in this country from Russia in 1903. Having worked in factories since age eleven, in 1905 she astonished New York society by marrying the Episcopal millionaire James Graham Phelps Stokes. The couple went on to make headlines by joining the Socialist Party and working with figures such as Emma Goldman, Eugene V. Debs, and W.E.B. Du Bois. A leader in the fights for labor and women’s rights, Stokes led strikes and distributed information about abortion. In 1919 she became a founding member of the American Communist Party and was pronounced “one of the dangerous influences of the country” by President Wilson. In this vivid account of her life and work, Hochschild, author of books including the classic King Leopold’s Ghost, again demonstrates his mastery of historical narrative.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm
A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781984879493
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Published: Viking - March 3rd, 2020

A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump is a voter's playbook on making a difference in the 2020 election and beyond from the most recognized and most successful political strategist in the country. If you've asked yourself the question, what more can I do to make sure Donald Trump does not continue to occupy the Oval Office on January 20, 2021?—then this book is for you. A playbook for the common citizen, Plouffe addresses the many things individuals can do in 2020 every day, without having to leave their jobs, move to Iowa, or spend every waking moment on the election. The message is simple: the only way change happens, especially on scale, is one human being talking to another. It won't happen magically, it won't happen because of debates and conventions, it won't happen because of ads. It will happen because citizens take action. Plouffe lays out why different activities the average citizen can take can make a difference to getting to 270 electoral votes, how people can go about doing them, and examples of where it's worked in the past.

GW Student Ticket (must have GW ID): $10
Single Ticket: $15
1 Ticket & 1 Book: $32

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GW Betts Theatre
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Trace Elements: A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148674
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 3rd, 2020

Leon introduced Commissario Guido Brunetti with Death at La Fenice in 1992. Steeped in the sights, sounds, people, and dark underside of Venice, Leon’s adopted hometown for more than thirty years, the novel launched a series that has won Leon an international following as well as awards including the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction. Written with Leon’s impeccable pacing and vivid storytelling, the latest installment—the 29th!—sees Brunetti struggling to make sense of a dying woman’s final words. As he puzzles out the cryptic message, he comes to the inescapable and chilling conclusion that the entire Veneto is under a dire threat.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, March 7, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781640122239
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Published: Potomac Books - March 1st, 2020

Plumb follows Your Brother in Arms with a collective biography of five extraordinary women who came to national prominence during the Civil War. Documenting how the conflict left openings for women to assume roles usually held by men—and showing the depth of their passion and commitment—Plumb recounts Harriet Tubman’s tireless work in the Underground Railroad; traces Clara Barton’s move from teaching in Massachusetts to a clerk positon in Washington, where she began the work that led to her establishing the American Red Cross; chronicles how Harriet Beecher Stowe drew on her staunch abolitionism to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin while Julia Ward Howe was inspired by military actions to write “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and Sarah Josepha Hale demonstrated her patriotism by advocating for a national day of Thanksgiving.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, March 7, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781641600590
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Published: Chicago Review Press - March 3rd, 2020

In the winter of 1967-’68, Robert F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator from New York and acting chair of a Senate subcommittee on poverty, traveled to Appalachia to assess the effectiveness of the War on Poverty—and to gauge the potential of white support for a possible run for the presidency. Finding the War a failure on nearly every front, and also witnessing a deep-seated resentment of establishment politicians, divisive politics, and racial strife, RFK decided to challenge Johnson for the nomination. Algeo, an award-winning journalist and author of books including Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure and The President Is a Sick Man, retraces the footsteps of the courageous young politician, visiting the places he saw and talking with the people he met.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, March 7, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Separation Anxiety: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062909077
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Published: Ecco - March 3rd, 2020

As funny, relatable, and insightful as her remarkable Animal Husbandry—the basis for the Hugh Jackman-Ashley Judd film Someone Like You—Zigman’s first novel in ten years is a compelling and frank account of one woman’s unconventional approach to the insecurities most of us try to deny or hide. Judy, once a successful children’s book author, has hit a rough patch in her career and now writes articles for a self-help web site. At the same time, she’s become dissatisfied with her marriage and has a prickly relationship with her teenage son. But when she starts carrying her dog around in a baby sling, she finds the support and connection she needs to help her figure things out. Zigman will be in conversation with Jennifer Weiner, author, most recently, of Mrs. Everything.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm
The Dragon Egg Princess Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875792
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Published: HarperCollins - March 3rd, 2020

The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358097532
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarion Books - February 11th, 2020

More to the Story Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481492096
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - September 3rd, 2019

Unaffected by magic himself, Jiho Park lives in a kingdom governed by fantastical forces. He comes from a long line of forest rangers charged with protecting the Kidahara, a shadowy magical wood. Jiho has been determined to break out of the family profession ever since his father disappeared in the forest five years ago—the same fate that befell Princess Koko, the ruling family’s only daughter. With the grief-stricken king distracted, another member of the royal family calls in a foreign company to tear the Kidahara down. In this exhilarating fantasy inspired by Korean mythology, Jiho and a group of new friends must attempt to save their world from dark forces rising outside and within. Ages 9-12. Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books, will be in conversation with Ron Smith and Hena Khan.

Pre-order a signed copy of The Dragon Egg Princess below to receive a set of character cards from the book!

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

 

Connie Morella Library
7400 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780374141264
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - December 10th, 2019

Hamilton’s exquisitely crafted selection of letters exchanged between Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, and their most intimate friends in the last years of Lowell’s life, is at once a haunting portrait of one of the great literary power couples and a reflection on the freedom and limits of art. Building on her work as editor of The Letters of Robert Lowell and coeditor of Words in Air, Hamilton begins in 1970, when Lowell was teaching in England—and falling in love with Caroline Blackwood—and Hardwick was writing and raising their daughter in New York. The collection then moves into the literary betrayal that followed the marital one, chronicling the shock that greeted Lowell’s appropriation of passages from Hardwick’s letters in the sonnets of his 1973 The Dolphin. Hamilton will be in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison, author of Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, March 8, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated Cover Image
By Gertrude Stein, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594204609
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - March 3rd, 2020

A writer, designer, and illustrator, Kalman is the author of books for both adults and children, including And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Principles of Uncertainty, and her art has graced the pages and covers of many a New Yorker as well as books ranging from Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style to Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. Her latest project is an illustrated edition of Gertrude Stein’s 1933 classic. In full color, these sixty-plus paintings—brimming with Kalman’s signature whimsy and insight—don’t merely complement the text but add a vital new dimension to the story, showing us Stein at her desk, following visitors such as Sylvia Beach and Man Ray, and bringing to life the unique modernist ferment that was 27 rue de Fleurus.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories Cover Image
By Ken Liu
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982134037
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - February 25th, 2020

Liu is equally renowned as both a writer and a translator, having won the first Hugo for a novel in translation for his English rendering of Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem and scoring a literary trifecta by winning the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards for his classic story, “The Paper Menagerie.” His new collection of short fiction gathers sixteen of his best science fiction and fantasy pieces from the last five years, showing his impressive range in both form and theme. He caps the volume with a novella drawn from his upcoming The Veiled Throne, the third volume of his groundbreaking Dandelion Dynasty series, the first work in the “silkpunk” genre.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573435
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Named the 2014 Person of the Year by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Stewart is a leading authority on the political role of the religious right. As she reveals in this deeply reported investigation, though this conservative network of think tanks, advocacy groups, and pastoral organizations appears to be waging a cultural war, its focus on issues such as abortion, prayer in the schools, and same-sex marriage mask its deeper mission of spreading and strengthening Christian nationalism. Tracing the groups’ support to ultraconservative donors, Stewart issues a call to action to stop a movement more powerful and more successful than most people realize.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Events at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

One of the leading independent historians of the Civil War, Bordewich, author of books including The First Congress and America’s Great Debate, takes exception to the common assumption that Lincoln alone was the driving force behind the outcome of the War Between the States. Focusing on Congress, and in particular four influential members—Thaddeus Stevens, Pitt Fessenden, Ben Wade, and Clement Vallandigham—Bordewich tells the overlooked story of a dynamic legislature, one which, in addition to pushing the president to act on emancipation before he was ready to, created the forerunner of the IRS, laid the ground for the Federal Reserve, enacted the Homestead Act, passed the Pacific Railway Act, and created the Land Grant Colleges Act.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451494443
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Published: Knopf - February 18th, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This event has been moved to GW Betts Theatre. Please see the new event page for more information.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984877499
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Published: Penguin Press - January 21st, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

An internationally recognized leader in the climate emergency, Figueres was executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016. Her new book, co-authored with Rivett-Carnac, who worked with her on negotiations for the Paris Agreement, looks ahead to the year 2050, laying out two possible scenarios for the future of our imperiled planet. Should we fail to meet the goals of the Paris Convention, the outlook is bleak. If we work to curb fossil fuels, unsustainable farming, and other practices, we can create a carbon-neutral world in which everyone can thrive. The authors propose ten steps we can take to make the differences that will not just see us through the crisis but result in a more just and equitable society.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780525658351
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Published: Knopf - February 25th, 2020

Friday, February 28, 10:30 am

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

This thorough and unique illustrated timeline traces the history of Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean beginning around 13,000 BCE. Concise blurbs put important events in a continent-wide context, providing readers with a valuable sense of perspective. Accessible text presents the horrors of this continent’s history—the genocide, slavery, and discrimination perpetrated by European colonizers and their descendants—and the survival of the very people those in power sought to erase and subjugate. Young historians can read this book page-by-page, or spread the timeline out for a bird’s-eye view. Source notes raise crucial questions about how and why history is presented. The author provides a list of resources for those who want to look further. Ages 9-12

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Washington, DC 20008
North America: A Fold-Out Graphic History Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, William Exley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781999967925
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Published: What on Earth Books - October 1st, 2019

Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101932230
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wine-Banks, an MSNBC legal analyst, completed law school in 1968 and started her career as one of the first female attorneys in the DOJ’s organized crime section. This was soon followed by a post as an assistant Watergate special prosecutor under Leon Jaworski, which earned Wine-Banks the nickname “the mini-skirted lawyer.” As she recalls in this vivid and timely memoir, such sexism was par for the course in 1970s Washington—as was harassment that included having her phone tapped and her house burgled. But Wine-Banks persevered, showing her professional skill by cross-examining Nixon’s secretary, Rose Mary Woods, about the famous gap in the Watergate tapes, and by becoming the first woman to serve as general counsel of the U.S. Army (1977-1980) and, later, chief operating officer of the American Bar Association.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250244321
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 25th, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Travisano, emeritus professor of English at Hartwick College, principal editor of Words in Air, and founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society, draws on extensive scholarship as well as on new material and interviews for an insightful and compelling look at one of the greatest and best-loved American poets. Charting Bishop’s famous “art of losing,” Travisano recounts her early losses of her parents to death and mental breakdown, her complicated love affairs, and her depression and alcoholism. He also illuminates her “art of finding,” reflected in deep friendships with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell, her love of travel, and the perfectionism that resulted in a slim published output—just 100 poems—but accolades including the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780525428817
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Published: Viking - November 5th, 2019

Saturday, February 29, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Walder’s first job after college was with the CIA, where she worked as a staff operations officer at the agency’s Counterterrorism Center. In this engaging account, she describes monitoring al-Qaeda cells with drones, tracking chemical terrorists, debriefing prisoners who had vowed never to talk to a woman, and following terrorist trails through North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East to stop chemical attacks. She also saw a terror chart she’d compiled manipulated by White House staff to convey misleading information, and in her second position, as special agent at the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office, she both helped capture one of the most notorious foreign spies ever caught in the U.S. and experienced  rampant sexism. Walder will be in conversation with Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst and Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows at New America.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250230980
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 25th, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Starting in 1968—the year Nixon was elected and Chief Justice Earl Warren retired—Cohen’s groundbreaking history examines the Supreme Court’s steadily conservative bent over the last fifty years. While Warren had overseen an expansion of civil rights, class action suits, and decisions including Brown v Board of Education, after him the court pursued a pro-corporate agenda that restricted unions and limited access to voting. Drawing on his extensive experience as both a veteran New York Times and Time journalist and a one-time lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU, Cohen traces this shift directly to Nixon, who, during his six years in office, appointed four justices, whose legacy continues. Cohen will be in conversation with Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735221505
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Published: Penguin Press - February 25th, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

In 2008 Friedman, with Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com, collaborated on the groundbreaking Yes Means Yes!, which confronted the rape culture and helped bring about new laws in two states. Their new book takes the process of meaningful change to the next step, asking what would happen if we believed women—and acted as though they matter? In this collection of essays a wide range of leading feminists answer this question, showing how we can reimagine the internet if we take online harassment seriously and save lives if we take action when Black women talk about pain. Friedman, host of Unscrewed, author of What You Really Want, and a frequent speaker, will be joined by Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her, and Tahir Duckett, founder and director of ReThink.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World Cover Image
By Jessica Valenti (Editor), Jaclyn Friedman (Editor)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580058797
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Published: Seal Press - January 28th, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In his new book, Troy draws on his experience as a former senior White House aide and as the author of Shall We Wake the President?, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted, and Intellectuals and the American Presidency to examine the role of internal struggles in presidential administrations since Truman. Placing each contention in the context of its time and profiling the key figures involved, Troy looks at the chief executives’ roles in these struggles and assesses how the battles shaped both administrations and the larger political landscape of the nation. Questioning whether the “team of rivals” approach is always best, he proposes alternative ways to staff and organize the White House.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781621578369
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Published: Regnery History - February 11th, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Writing with the compressed, elegant prose that made her Dept. of Speculation a favorite with readers and critics alike, Offill in her new novel tells a story as intimate and empathetic as it is expansive and visionary. The narrative centers on Lizzie Benson, a librarian whose real calling is tending to those in need—principally her brother, who struggles with addiction, and her mother, haunted by religion. But when she’s hired by the creators of a climate change podcast to respond to the concerns of listeners across the political spectrum, her healing instinct is taxed to the limit. Knowing she can’t save everyone, but trying anyway, Lizzie draws on all available tools, invoking everything from political psychology and earth sciences to disaster management and Greek philosophy.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Weather: A novel Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385351102
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Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

Monday, March 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Feinstein follows The Legends Club, his account of the top college basketball teams, with this chronicle of smaller programs. A sports writer for The Washington Post and the prolific author of dozens of books for younger readers as well as adult classics including A Good Walk Spoiled, Feinstein draws on his extensive connections and experience to follow some of the gifted players no one treats with kid gloves, along with their coaches and schools. Unknown and unpublicized, these teams don’t dream big but work hard, love the sport, and hope to make it past their second and third round games. Feinstein also has a few Cinderella stories, profiling players who beat the low expectations and entered the ranks of the legends.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385544481
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Doubleday - March 3rd, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 am

April has always been good at looking after herself. She’s had to be, after twelve years in foster care. When she accidentally sets fire to a museum exhibit owned by the billionaire Winterborne family, a mysterious woman invites her to join four fellow orphans at a house run by the wealthy family’s charitable foundation. April and her new foster siblings are swept up in a heart-pounding mystery when a knife-wielding stranger steals the key she’s had since she was a baby—the one with the design that bears a striking resemblance to the Winterbourne family crest. Together, they discover a long-lost heir, a dastardly plot, and the power of friendship and found family. Ages 9-12.

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.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358003199
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

An internationally recognized leader in the Disability Rights Independent Living Movement, Heumann has advocated for disability rights since the 1970s, working with many NGOs and serving as the World Bank’s first adviser on disability and development. As she recounts in this powerful memoir, her fight for equal rights began early: she was paralyzed from polio at 18 months, then nearly barred from her second grade classroom on the grounds of being a “fire hazard.” Later she filed a successful suit against the New York City School system for denying her a teacher’s license, led the Section 504-Sit-In at the San Francisco HEW—the longest takeover of a governmental building in U.S. history—and sparked the movement that led to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780807019290
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - February 25th, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A national treasure, Erdrich has written about Native American lives in a stream of novels, poetry, children’s books, and memoirs since 1984, winning two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the National Book Award, as well as the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Set in the 1950s, her latest novel draws on the life of her grandfather, a Chippewa council member and night watchman at a factory near North Dakota’s Turtle Mountain Reservation. As Thomas leads the community’s fight against a government measure to terminate the tribe’s rights to its land, Erdrich skillfully interweaves his story with those of several others—a young woman determined to leave, an aspiring boxer, a white math teacher—tracing the changing goals of Native Americans and the generational impact of the group’s struggle.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Night Watchman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
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Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Largely forgotten today, Rose Harriet Pastor Stokes (1879-1933) made waves nearly as soon as she arrived in this country from Russia in 1903. Having worked in factories since age eleven, in 1905 she astonished New York society by marrying the Episcopal millionaire James Graham Phelps Stokes. The couple went on to make headlines by joining the Socialist Party and working with figures such as Emma Goldman, Eugene V. Debs, and W.E.B. Du Bois. A leader in the fights for labor and women’s rights, Stokes led strikes and distributed information about abortion. In 1919 she became a founding member of the American Communist Party and was pronounced “one of the dangerous influences of the country” by President Wilson. In this vivid account of her life and work, Hochschild, author of books including the classic King Leopold’s Ghost, again demonstrates his mastery of historical narrative.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781328866745
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 3rd, 2020

Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Leon introduced Commissario Guido Brunetti with Death at La Fenice in 1992. Steeped in the sights, sounds, people, and dark underside of Venice, Leon’s adopted hometown for more than thirty years, the novel launched a series that has won Leon an international following as well as awards including the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction. Written with Leon’s impeccable pacing and vivid storytelling, the latest installment—the 29th!—sees Brunetti struggling to make sense of a dying woman’s final words. As he puzzles out the cryptic message, he comes to the inescapable and chilling conclusion that the entire Veneto is under a dire threat.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Trace Elements: A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148674
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 3rd, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Plumb follows Your Brother in Arms with a collective biography of five extraordinary women who came to national prominence during the Civil War. Documenting how the conflict left openings for women to assume roles usually held by men—and showing the depth of their passion and commitment—Plumb recounts Harriet Tubman’s tireless work in the Underground Railroad; traces Clara Barton’s move from teaching in Massachusetts to a clerk positon in Washington, where she began the work that led to her establishing the American Red Cross; chronicles how Harriet Beecher Stowe drew on her staunch abolitionism to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin while Julia Ward Howe was inspired by military actions to write “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and Sarah Josepha Hale demonstrated her patriotism by advocating for a national day of Thanksgiving.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781640122239
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Published: Potomac Books - March 1st, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

In the winter of 1967-’68, Robert F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator from New York and acting chair of a Senate subcommittee on poverty, traveled to Appalachia to assess the effectiveness of the War on Poverty—and to gauge the potential of white support for a possible run for the presidency. Finding the War a failure on nearly every front, and also witnessing a deep-seated resentment of establishment politicians, divisive politics, and racial strife, RFK decided to challenge Johnson for the nomination. Algeo, an award-winning journalist and author of books including Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure and The President Is a Sick Man, retraces the footsteps of the courageous young politician, visiting the places he saw and talking with the people he met.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781641600590
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Published: Chicago Review Press - March 3rd, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

As funny, relatable, and insightful as her remarkable Animal Husbandry—the basis for the Hugh Jackman-Ashley Judd film Someone Like You—Zigman’s first novel in ten years is a compelling and frank account of one woman’s unconventional approach to the insecurities most of us try to deny or hide. Judy, once a successful children’s book author, has hit a rough patch in her career and now writes articles for a self-help web site. At the same time, she’s become dissatisfied with her marriage and has a prickly relationship with her teenage son. But when she starts carrying her dog around in a baby sling, she finds the support and connection she needs to help her figure things out. Zigman will be in conversation with Jennifer Weiner, author, most recently, of Mrs. Everything.

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Washington, DC 20008
Separation Anxiety: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062909077
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Published: Ecco - March 3rd, 2020

Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hamilton’s exquisitely crafted selection of letters exchanged between Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, and their most intimate friends in the last years of Lowell’s life, is at once a haunting portrait of one of the great literary power couples and a reflection on the freedom and limits of art. Building on her work as editor of The Letters of Robert Lowell and coeditor of Words in Air, Hamilton begins in 1970, when Lowell was teaching in England—and falling in love with Caroline Blackwood—and Hardwick was writing and raising their daughter in New York. The collection then moves into the literary betrayal that followed the marital one, chronicling the shock that greeted Lowell’s appropriation of passages from Hardwick’s letters in the sonnets of his 1973 The Dolphin. Hamilton will be in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison, author of Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780374141264
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - December 10th, 2019

Sunday, March 8, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

A writer, designer, and illustrator, Kalman is the author of books for both adults and children, including And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Principles of Uncertainty, and her art has graced the pages and covers of many a New Yorker as well as books ranging from Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style to Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. Her latest project is an illustrated edition of Gertrude Stein’s 1933 classic. In full color, these sixty-plus paintings—brimming with Kalman’s signature whimsy and insight—don’t merely complement the text but add a vital new dimension to the story, showing us Stein at her desk, following visitors such as Sylvia Beach and Man Ray, and bringing to life the unique modernist ferment that was 27 rue de Fleurus.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated Cover Image
By Gertrude Stein, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594204609
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Published: Penguin Press - March 3rd, 2020

Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Liu is equally renowned as both a writer and a translator, having won the first Hugo for a novel in translation for his English rendering of Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem and scoring a literary trifecta by winning the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards for his classic story, “The Paper Menagerie.” His new collection of short fiction gathers sixteen of his best science fiction and fantasy pieces from the last five years, showing his impressive range in both form and theme. He caps the volume with a novella drawn from his upcoming The Veiled Throne, the third volume of his groundbreaking Dandelion Dynasty series, the first work in the “silkpunk” genre.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories Cover Image
By Ken Liu
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982134037
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - February 25th, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Named the 2014 Person of the Year by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Stewart is a leading authority on the political role of the religious right. As she reveals in this deeply reported investigation, though this conservative network of think tanks, advocacy groups, and pastoral organizations appears to be waging a cultural war, its focus on issues such as abortion, prayer in the schools, and same-sex marriage mask its deeper mission of spreading and strengthening Christian nationalism. Tracing the groups’ support to ultraconservative donors, Stewart issues a call to action to stop a movement more powerful and more successful than most people realize.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573435
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Tue
25
7:00 pm
Fergus M. Bordewich - Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America
Wed
26
7:00 pm
VENUE CHANGE: Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig - A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America — in conversation with Andrea Mitchell
Thu
27
7:00 pm
Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac - The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis — in conversation with Tom Friedman
Fri
28
10:30 am
Sarah Albee - North America: A Fold-Out Graphic History
Fri
28
7:00 pm
Jill Wine-Banks - The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President
Sat
29
1:00 pm
Thomas Travisano - Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop
Sat
29
3:30 pm
Tracy Walder - The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists — in conversation with Peter Bergen
Sat
29
6:00 pm
Adam Cohen - Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America — in conversation with Peter Edelman
Sun
1
1:00 pm
Jaclyn Friedman - Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World — in conversation with Soraya Chemaly and Tahir Duckett
Sun
1
3:00 pm
Tevi Troy - Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump
Sun
1
5:00 pm
Jenny Offill - Weather
Mon
2
7:00 pm
John Feinstein - The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season
Tue
3
10:30 am
Ally Carter - Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor
Tue
3
7:00 pm
Judith Heumann - Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
Wed
4
7:00 pm
Louise Erdrich - The Night Watchman
Thu
5
7:00 pm
Adam Hochschild - Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes
Fri
6
7:00 pm
Donna Leon - Trace Elements
Sat
7
1:00 pm
Robert C. Plumb - The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America
Sat
7
3:30 pm
Matthew Algeo - All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia
Sat
7
6:00 pm
Laura Zigman - Separation Anxiety — in conversation with Jennifer Weiner
Sun
8
3:00 pm
Saskia Hamilton - The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle — in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison
Sun
8
5:00 pm
Maira Kalman - Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated
Mon
9
7:00 pm
Ken Liu - The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
Tue
10
7:00 pm
Katherine Stewart - The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism