June 28, 2013
 

John Taliaferro spoke about his book, All the Great Prizes, at Politics & Prose on Friday, June 28, 2013.

The range of John Hay’s remarkable life considered by Taliaferro’s biography covers the statesman’s tenure as Lincoln’s private secretary to his years as Secretary of State under presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay (1838-1905) also knew Gilded Age figures such as Mark Twain and Horace Greeley, and in his personal life he vied with Henry Adams for the romantic attentions of one Madame X, a Washington society hostess.

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$22.00
ISBN: 9781416597346
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 27th, 2014

May 22, 2013

Sue Halpern spoke about her book, A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Halpern, whose narrative nonfiction ranges from studies of monarch butterfly migration to the science of memory, here records her own experience as the human part of a therapy-dog team. Her partner is Pransky, an adolescent Labradoodle, and the two visit a county nursing home once a week, dispensing good will and receiving an unexpected bounty of warmth and humor.

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ISBN: 9781594632693
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 6th, 2014

May 19, 2013

Phyllis Theroux spoke about her book, The Good Bishop: The Life of Walter F. Sullivan, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Appointed Bishop of the Richmond diocese by Pope Paul VI, Walter F. Sullivan held the office for twenty-nine years. In her detailed account of Sullivan’s life and work, Theroux evokes a warm and humble man, determined to foster social justice by taking a stand against the death penalty, reaching out to the gay community, and making himself a model of compassion.

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ISBN: 9781626980242
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Published: Orbis Books - May 1st, 2013

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