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Events
Thursday, August 13, 6:00 pm
She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538737002
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 11th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Katie Hill shares her experience with misogyny and double standards in politics to help women topple the longstanding power structures that prevent them from achieving equality.

Powerful women who dare to make mistakes still face swifter and more brutal consequences than men, as the events that precipitated Congressional representative Hill's resignation, in which she was the victim of revenge porn, clearly demonstrate. But she doesn't want women to be discouraged from taking positions of power -- in fact, the rampant misogyny we see is all the more reason for women to lead, to work to change the systems that have kept old, wealthy, white men in power for far too long.

In She Will Rise, to be published on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment (which gave women the right to vote), Hill details how we can overcome the obstacles holding women back from achieving equal representation in positions of power to create the change we want for the next century. She is ready to equip readers for the front lines of leadership in all arenas, to guide women in becoming the warriors we need to shape this country for the better.

Hill will be in conversation with Shawna Thomas, Content Development Executive for Quibi, and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.  

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a copy of the book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always. 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 pm
The Mysterious Messenger Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250205674
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

Maria is a lonely girl with a secret to keep. She is the daughter of a psychic con artist who swindles widows out of their fortunes, but it’s not her mother that has the gift of clairvoyance—it is Maria. A longing for connection with the living leads Maria on a spirit-led treasure hunt across 1950s Brooklyn where she learns about Beat poets, Abstract Impressionists, jazz singers, and, ultimately, friendship.  

This is the debut middle grade novel for award winning author-illustrator Gilbert Ford. He will be in conversation with Mary Quattlebaum, children's author and Washington Post/Kids Post reviewer. The event includes a short clip of Gilbert’s process and a live drawing demonstration as well as Q&A from the audience. Ages 8-12. 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, August 13, 8:00 pm
OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982153762
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - August 11th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

In OK Boomer, Let's Talk, journalist (and Millennial) Jill Filipovic tells the definitive story of her generation--and it's no joke. Talking to gig workers, economists, policy makers, and dozens of struggling Millennials drowning in debt on a planet quite literally in flames, Filipovic paints a shocking and nuanced portrait of a generation being left behind.

Filipovic shows that Millennials are not the avocado-toast-eating snowflakes of Boomer outrage fantasies. But they are the first American generation that will do worse than their parents. "OK, Boomer" isn't just a sarcastic dismissal--it's a recognition that Millennials are in crisis, and that Boomer voters, bankers, and policy makers are responsible.

Filipovic will be in conversation with Baratunde Thurston, an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, and advised the Obama White House. He is also the creator and host of Live On Lockdown.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, August 14, 6:00 pm
Addis Ababa Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Maaza Mengiste (Editor), Sulaiman Addonia (Contribution by), Mikael Awake (Contribution by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781617758201
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - August 4th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

The stories in Addis Ababa Noir are not gentle stories. They cross into forbidden territories and traverse the damaged terrain of the human heart. The characters in these pages are complicated, worthy of our judgment as much as they somehow manage to elude it. The writers have each discovered their own ways to get us to lean in while forcing us to grit our teeth as we draw closer...

Despite the varied and distinct voices in these pages, no single book can contain all of the wonderful, intriguing, vexing complexities of Addis Ababa. But what you will read are stories by some of Ethiopia's most talented writers living in the country and abroad. Each of them considers the many ways that myth and truth and a country's dark edges come together to create something wholly original--and unsettling.

Mengiste will be in conversation with Linda Yohannes, an Ethiopian writer from Addis Ababa whose story “Kebele ID” appears in Addis Ababa Noir. Her work has appeared in Prufrock magazine, Jalada AfricaBrittle Paper, BBC Radio 4, Ethiopia Insight, and is forthcoming in Transition magazine. 

Another panelist will be Adam Reta, a short story writer and novelist. He published his debut collection of short stories in the mideighties and then his second short story collection, Mahlet. Since then he has authored five short story collections and four novels.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

Click here to join the Live! Event. 

 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, August 17, 6:00 pm
Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984801340
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House - August 11th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Kurt Andersen is author of Heyday and Turn of the Century and frequently writes for New York and Vanity Fair. He is host and cocreator of the Peabody Award–winning public radio program Studio 360. In 2006, he founded Very Short List, an email service for connoisseurs of culture who would never call themselves “connoisseurs.” He was cofounder of Spy magazine, and has been a columnist and critic for the New Yorker and Time. Andersen lives with his wife and daughters in Brooklyn.

Michael Tomasky is a columnist for the Daily Beast, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and the editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. He lives in Maryland.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, August 17, 8:00 pm
The Grifter's Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541756953
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: PublicAffairs - August 4th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Donald Trump's opulent Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago has thrummed with scandal since the earliest days of his presidency. As Trump re-branded Mar-a-Lago "the Winter White House" and began spending weekends there, state business spilled out into full view of the club's members, and vast sums of taxpayer money and political donations began flowing into its coffers, and into the pockets of the president. The Grifter's Club is a breakthrough account of the impropriety, intrigue, and absurdity that has been on display in the place where the president is at his most relaxed.

Sarah Blaskey is an investigative reporter and data specialist at the Miami Herald. For their reporting on Trump tourism, she, Nicholas Nehamas, and Caitlin Ostroff were named finalists for the 2020 Livingston Award for Excellence in National Reporting.

Nicholas Nehamas is an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald. He was part of a team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting on the Panama Papers.

Caitlin Ostroff is a data reporter who used data analysis and computer coding to report investigative pieces for the Herald. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and is now with the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, August 18, 6:00 pm
Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780226763170
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Chicago Press - August 5th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

William G. Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, director of the Center for Effective Government, and co-host of the Not Another Politics podcast. Terry M. Moe is the William Bennett Munro Professor in Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

At a time when rising populism and ineffective government threaten the end of American democracy, Howell and Moe argue that the solution ultimately lies in a recrafting of the presidency for modern times. In this trenchant analysis of modern politics, the authors call for reforms of the presidency itself—reforms that harness the promise of presidential power for effective government but firmly protect against the fear that it may be put to antidemocratic ends. Steven Levitsky, coauthor of How Democracies Die, says of the book: “Hard as it may be for Americans to accept, our constitutional system has grown dysfunctional. Howell and Moe propose clear solutions that break sharply with the conventional wisdom. I recommend this book to anyone concerned about the fate of American democracy.”

Thomas B. Edsall, a New York Times Contributing Op-Ed Writer, covers American politics, inequality, campaign strategy and demographics.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 pm
Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815088
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

When Mikaila Ulmer was four, she was stung by a bee twice in one week. To overcome her new fear of the stinging insects, she started learning about them—and became determined to help save them. At some local business fairs, she sweetened her Great Granny Helen’s special lemonade recipe with local honey to raise awareness and funds for bee conservation. It was even more successful than she anticipated—eleven years later, she sits at the helm of Me & the Bees Lemonade and the Healthy Hive Foundation. Part memoir, part business guide, and all fun, this empowering book will teach readers how to turn passion into purpose.

Join us for a conversation between Ulmer and A'Lelia Bundles, an award-winning journalist, author, and the founder of the Madam Walker Family Archives.

Ages 10 and up.

Signed bookplates will be available with book purchase while supplies last!

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, August 18, 8:00 pm
Know My Name: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223721
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time. Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.

Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.

Miller will be in conversation with Rebecca Solnit, the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling memoir, Recollection of My Nonexistence, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, andThe Faraway Nearby. She is also the author of Men Explain Things to Me and many essays on feminism, activism and social change, and hope.

*All books purchased for this event will come with a specially designed signed bookplate.

Ticket + Book (In-Store Pickup): $19

Ticket + Book (Shipped): $24

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, August 19, 6:00 pm
How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190900908
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2020

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While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in this provocative work that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system that had sustained the defeated South moved westward and established a foothold. It was a natural fit. Settlers from the East had for decades been pushing into the West, where the seizure of Mexican lands at the end of the Mexican-American War and treatment of Native Americans cemented racial hierarchies. The South and West equally depended on extractive industries-cotton in the former and mining, cattle, and oil in the latter-giving rise a new birth of white male oligarchy, despite the guarantees provided by the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and the economic opportunities afforded by expansion.

How the South Won the Civil War seizes upon the soul of the country and its ongoing struggle to provide equal opportunity to all. Debunking the myth that the Civil War released the nation from the grip of oligarchy, expunging the sins of the Founding, it reveals how and why the Old South not only survived in the West, but thrived.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

Click here to join the Live! Event. 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 pm
Not Your All-American Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338037760
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scholastic Press - July 7th, 2020

This Is Just a Test Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338037739
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 26th, 2019

Lauren’s used to being outshined by Tara, her more popular and accomplished best friend. But when Tara gets the lead in the school musical after everyone was sure Laura had the best audition, something doesn’t seem right. Their drama teacher tells Lauren, who is Chinese and Jewish, that she doesn’t look the part of the “everygirl from Pleasant Valley, Tennessee.” Lauren tries to cheer her friend on from the ensemble, but can’t bring herself to sing. This companion to the Sydney Taylor Honor-winning This Is Just a Test follows a hilarious, observant protagonist as she finds her voice when she needs it most. Ages 10-13.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, August 19, 8:00 pm
Break 'Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money Cover Image
By Zephyr Teachout, Bernie Sanders (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250200891
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: All Points Books - July 28th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Every facet of American life is being overtaken by big platform monopolists like Facebook, Google, and Bayer (which has merged with the former agricultural giant Monsanto), resulting in a greater concentration of wealth and power than we've seen since the Gilded Age. They are evolving into political entities that often have more influence than the actual government, bending state and federal legislatures to their will and even creating arbitration courts that circumvent the US justice system. How can we recover our freedom from these giants? Anti-corruption scholar and activist Zephyr Teachout has the answer: Break 'Em Up.

Through her expert analysis of monopolies in several sectors and their impact on courts, journalism, inequality, and politics, Teachout offers a concrete path toward thwarting these enemies of working Americans and reclaiming our democracy before it's too late. Teachout will be in conversation with  Brandi Collins-Dexter, previously the Senior Campaign Director for Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.  

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a copy of the book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always. 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, August 20, 6:00 pm
The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780525659044
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations and has written fifteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers The Common Good, Saving Capitalism, Supercapitalism, and Locked in the Cabinet. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he writes a weekly column for The Guardian and Newsweek. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All, and the Netflix original Saving Capitalism, and co-founder of Inequality Media. He lives in Berkeley and blogs at robertreich.org.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

Click here to join the Live! Event.

 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, August 20, 7:00 pm
Guardians of Liberty: Freedom of the Press and the Nature of News Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419736896
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Come On In, America: The United States in World War I Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419723780
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 14th, 2017

This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419716607
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 12th, 2016

“What responsibilities does the press have to investigate and present the news fairly? How has new technology had an impact on the press and on the way we receive information? Is democracy harmed when an entire set of opinions is dismissed without considering its value, or when factual news reporting is labelled false without proof?" These are just some of the questions addressed by a celebrated author as she explores how the First Amendment right to a free press has been essential to a functioning democracy throughout American history.  

Join us for a conversation between Linda Barrett Osborne and News Literacy Project CEO Alan Miller as they discuss the past, present and future importance of press freedom. 

Linda Barrett Osborne was a senior writer-editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office for 15 years. She is the author of the nonfiction titles Traveling the Freedom RoadMiles to Go for FreedomThis Land Is Our Land, and Come On In, America.  

Alan Miller is a former Los Angeles Times reporter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit that provides news and information literacy resources to educators and the public.  

Ages 12 and up. 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, August 20, 8:00 pm
Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781541762831
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bold Type Books - August 11th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Written with a blend of wit, snark, and raw intimacy, Belabored is an impassioned and irreverent defense of the autonomy, rights, and dignity of pregnant people. Lenz shows how religious, historical, and cultural myths about pregnancy have warped the way we treat pregnant people: when our representatives enact laws criminalizing abortion and miscarriage, when doctors prioritize the health of the fetus over the life of the pregnant patient in front of them, when baristas refuse to serve visibly pregnant women caffeine. She also reflects on her own experiences of carrying her two children and seeing how the sacrifices demanded during pregnancy carry over seamlessly into the cult of motherhood, where women are expected to play the narrowly defined roles of "wife" and "mother" rather than be themselves.

Lyz Lenz is the author of God Land and a columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and contributing writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Pacific Standard, among other publications.

Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. She is the Director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project and an advocate for women's freedom of expression and expanded civic and political engagement. A prolific writer and speaker, her articles appear in Time, the Verge, The Guardian, The Nation, HuffPost, and The Atlantic.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing the book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, August 21, 6:00 pm
Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374200039
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 18th, 2020

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Debora L. Spar is the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the former president of Barnard College. Her previous books include Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection and Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet

Kara Swisher, editor at large for the technology news website Recode and producer of the Recode Decode podcast and Code Conference, is a contributing opinion writer to The New York Times.

 

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, August 21, 8:00 pm
The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad Cover Image
By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538701515
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020

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In 2016, comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein took their fourteen-month-old daughter Oona to a film festival. When the festival director picked them up at the airport, she asked Mike if he would perform at the storytelling night. She said, "The theme of the stories is jealousy." Jen quipped, "You're jealous of Oona. You should talk about that."

And so Mike began sharing some of his darkest and funniest thoughts about the decision to have a child. Over the next couple years, these stories evolved into a Broadway show, and the more Mike performed it, the more he heard how it resonated -- not just with parents, but also people who resist all kinds of change.

The New One is the compilation of those stories, both laugh-out-loud funny and utterly universal.

Moderating the conversation is Michael Ian Black, actor, comedian, and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show The State, on MTV, and has created and starred in many other television shows.

Ticket + Book (Store Pickup): $29

Ticket + Book (Domestic Shipping): $34

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, August 24, 6:00 pm
The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780802147677
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 7th, 2020

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Paul Dickson is the author of more than sixty nonfiction books, including Sputnik: The Shock of the Century and The Bonus Army: An American Epic (with Thomas B. Allen), and books on electronic warfare and war slang. He concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball, and 20th century history. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, August 25, 1:00 pm
The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501129018
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 25th, 2020

Daughter of the Queen of Sheba: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140276848
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 1998

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Join New York Times bestselling author Eric Weiner as he follows in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers to show us how each—from Epicurus to Nietzsche, Thoreau to Gandhi—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. In his latest book, The Socrates Express, Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pilgrimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from philosophers around the world, from Marcus Aurelius to Arthur Schopenhauer, Confucius to Montaigne.

Eric Weiner is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. His books include The Geography of Bliss and The Geography of Genius, and Man Seeks God. He is a former foreign correspondent for NPR and reporter for The New York Times, and a regular contributor to The Washington PostBBC Travel, and AFAR.

Weiner will be joined by Jacki Lyden, an award-winning host and correspondent for NPR, and the author of the acclaimed memoir Daughter of the Queen of Sheba. She is at work on her next memoir, Tell Me Something Good.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, August 25, 6:00 pm
The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781541724488
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Published: PublicAffairs - May 12th, 2020

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In 2017, Elizabeth Shackelford wrote a pointed resignation letter to her then boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She had watched as the State Department was gutted, and now she urged him to stem the bleeding by showing leadership and commitment to his diplomats and the country. In The Dissent Channel, former diplomat Shackelford shows that this is not a new problem. Her experience in 2013 during the precarious rise and devastating fall of the world's newest country, South Sudan, exposes a foreign policy driven more by inertia than principles, to suit short-term political needs over long-term strategies. In navigating both American bureaucracy and the fraught history and present of South Sudan, she conveys an urgent message about the devolving state of US foreign policy.

Elizabeth Shackelford was a career diplomat in the U.S. State Department until December 2017, when she resigned in protest of the Trump administration. During her tenure with the Foreign Service, Shackelford served in the U.S. embassies in Warsaw, Poland, South Sudan, Somalia, and Washington, D.C. For her work in South Sudan during the outbreak of civil war, Shackelford received the Barbara Watson Award for Consular Excellence, the State Department's highest honor for consular work. As an independent consultant, Shackelford focuses on human rights advocacy, conflict mitigation, political affairs, and democratic processes.

Elise Labott is CNN's global affairs correspondent, covering US foreign policy and international affairs for the network.

 

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Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 pm
Girl, Unframed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534426979
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Published: Simon Pulse - June 23rd, 2020

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Cover Image
By Jennifer De Leon, Elena Garnu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534438248
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

I Killed Zoe Spanos Cover Image
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 30th, 2020

10 Things I Hate about Pinky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534416819
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Published: Simon Pulse - July 21st, 2020

We Are the Wildcats Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2020

Chosen (Slayer #2) Cover Image
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 7th, 2020

Thrilling mysteries, suspenseful realistic fiction, poignant romance, and more—join us for Shelf Queens: Literary Ladies Who Rule as Deb Caletti, Jennifer DeLeon, Kit Frick, Sandhya Menon, and Siobhan Vivian discuss the strong female protagonists in their latest novels. Electrifying and honest, these novels explore the dangers, joys, and complexities of contemporary life. 

Girl, Unframed follows the daughter of a movie star as she notices unwanted attention from the men around her—including her mother’s boyfriend.  

In Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, Liliana Cruz navigates being one of the only Latinx students at a primarily white school as racism ramps up in class and anti-immigration policies threaten her family.  

Fans of murder mysteries won’t want to miss I Killed Zoe Spanos, in which a teenage podcast host knows something’s not right after the new girl in town confesses to a high-profile murder.  

Sandhya Menon’s writing is as deliciously witty as ever in 10 Things I Hate About Pinky, a fake dating story full of moving ruminations on family, identity, and love.  

In We Are the Wildcats, the girls on a varsity field hockey squad discover just how toxic their legendary coach is over the course of one strange night.  

Moderated by bestselling author Kiersten White. 

Ages 13 and up.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, August 25, 8:00 pm
Winter Counts: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062968944
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Published: Ecco - August 25th, 2020

Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250252685
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 14th, 2020

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S. A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime. Beauregard "Bug" Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. Haunted by the ghost of his past self and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying.

David Heska Wanbli Weiden's Winter Counts groundbreaking thriller about a vigilante on a Native American reservation who embarks on a dangerous mission to track down the source of a heroin influx. This book is a tour-de-force of crime fiction, a bracingly honest look at a long-ignored part of American life, and a twisting, turning story that’s as deeply rendered as it is thrilling.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 pm
I Am Diosa: A Journey to Healing Deep, Loving Yourself, and Coming Back Home to Soul Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593086643
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Published: TarcherPerigee - August 25th, 2020

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Christine Gutierrez shares her sought-after spiritual tools and healing rituals in her new book, I Am Diosa. Combining the spiritual, psychological, shamanic, and tantric, Gutierrez welcomes women to join her in healing the wounds from past hurt or trauma to reclaim their worth and come back home to their true self and soul.

Diosa, the Spanish word for Goddess, is anyone who honors the primal feminine energy in the world and within themselves. According to Gutierrez, diosas face obstacles in their lives but are always ready and willing to go to their core to reclaim their inner worth and self-esteem. They are the ones that rise from the ashes and dare to piece themselves back together bone by bone and soul piece by soul piece.

 

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Wednesday, August 26, 6:00 pm
Asylum: A personal, historical, natural inquiry in 103 lyric sections Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657095
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Published: Knopf - August 4th, 2020

Must I Go: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399589126
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Published: Random House - July 28th, 2020

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In Asylum: A personal, historical, natural inquiry in 103 lyric sections, poet Jill Bialosky embarks on a Virgilian journey, building a narrative sequence from 103 elegant poems and prose sections that cohere in their intensity and their need to explore darkness and sustenance both. Taken together, these piercing pieces--about her nascent calling as a writer; her sister's suicide and its still unfolding aftermath; the horror unleashed by World War II; the life cycle of the monarch butterfly; and the woods where she seeks asylum--form a moving story, powerfully braiding despair, survival, and hope. What Asylum delivers is a form of hard-won grace and an awareness of the cost of extreme violence, inexplicable loss, and the miraculous cycles of life, in work that carries Bialosky's art to a new level of urgency and achievement.

Yiyun Li, author of six works of fiction and one memoir, brings readers a new novel with Must I Go. Lilia Liska has outlived three husbands, raised five children, and seen the arrival of seventeen grandchildren. Now she has turned her keen attention to the diary of a long-forgotten man named Roland Bouley, with whom she once had a fleeting affair. Increasingly obsessed with Roland's intimate history, Lilia begins to annotate the diary with her own rather different version of events, revealing the surprising, long-held secrets of her past. She returns inexorably to the memory of her daughter Lucy. With great candor and insight, Li navigates the twin poles of grief and resilience, loss and rebirth, that compass a human heart.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, August 26, 8:00 pm
His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

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John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, was a visionary and a man of faith. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging interviews with Lewis, Jon Meacham writes of how this great-grandson of a slave and son of an Alabama tenant farmer was inspired by the Bible and his teachers in nonviolence, Rev. James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr., to put his life on the line in the service of what Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.”

Meacham calls Lewis “as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the Republic itself in the eighteenth century.” A believer in the injunction that one should love one's neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In many ways he brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story offers inspiration and illumination for Americans today who are working for social and political change.

 

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
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Thursday, August 27, 6:00 pm
Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780815737278
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - May 19th, 2020

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Know Your Price establishes new means of determining value of Black communities. The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities, stemming from America's centuries-old history of slavery, racism, and other state-sanctioned policies like redlining have tangible, far-reaching, and negative economic and social impacts. Rejecting policies shaped by flawed perspectives, the book gives fresh insights on these impacts and provides a new value paradigm to limit them.

Know Your Price demonstrates through rigorous research and thorough analysis the worth of Black people's intrinsic strengths, real property, and traditional institutions. All of these assets are means of empowerment, as Perry argues for shifting away from simplified notions of equality and moving towards maximizing equity.

Andre Perry is a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Prior to his work at Brookings, Perry has been a founding dean, professor, award-winning journalist, and activist in the field of education.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, August 27, 7:00 pm
Igniting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544991095
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780358238386
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780448494531
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Published: Razorbill - December 1st, 2020

Death, religion, and war are as intertwined as ever in the bewitching sequel to Courting Darkness. It’s 15th-century France, and grief-stricken Sybella has finally made contact with Genevieve, a fellow novitiate of the convent of Saint Mortain—where women are trained as assassins who serve the god of Death. Together, they will risk absolutely everything, even their own divinity, to save the people and the country they love.

Closing a duology, this thrilling and thought-provoking tour de force will appeal to Saint Mortain novitiates old and new. Join us for a conversation between Robin LaFevers and Sabaa Tahir, author of the smash-hit Ember in the Ashes series, as they discuss the art of bringing a long-running series to a satisfying conclusion.

Robin LaFevers was raised on fairy tales, Bulfinch's mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry. In addition to the His Fair Assassin series, she is the author of the Nathaniel Flood: Beastologist and Theodosia series for emerging and middle-grade readers.

Sabaa Tahir spent her childhood in the Mojave Desert, where she cultivated her love for books and music. The final installment of her bestselling Ember in the Ashes series will hit shelves on December 1, 2020. She’s in love with all of her characters—especially the bad ones.

Ages 14 and up.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, August 27, 8:00 pm
Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781612199054
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Published: Melville House - August 25th, 2020

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John W. Dean served as White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. During the Watergate scandal, his Senate testimony helped lead to Nixon's resignation. Dean has written about Watergate in his New York Times bestsellers Blind Ambition and The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Among his other books are the national bestsellers Worse Than Watergate and Conservatives Without Conscience. A retired investment banker, Dean is now a columnist, commentator, and teacher in a continuing legal education program for attorneys, the Watergate CLE. He is a regular political and legal commentator on CNN News.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, August 28, 5:00 pm
Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385543002
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Published: Doubleday - April 14th, 2020

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This program is part of DUBLIN VOICES, a collaboration between Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and Global Irish Studies.

In Notes from an Apocalypse, Mark O'Connell crosses the globe in pursuit of answers. He tours survival bunkers in South Dakota. He ventures to New Zealand, a favored retreat of billionaires banking on civilization's collapse. He engages with would-be Mars colonists, preppers, right-wing conspiracists. And he bears witness to those places, like Chernobyl, that the future has already visited—real-life portraits of the end of the world as we know it. In doing so, he comes to a resolution, while offering readers a unique window into our contemporary imagination.

Both investigative and deeply personal, this book is an affecting, humorous, and surprisingly hopeful meditation on our present moment. With insight, humanity, and wit, O'Connell leaves you to wonder: What if the end of the world isn't the end of the world?

O'Connell will be in conversation with Jenny Offill, author of the novels Last Things, Dept. of Speculation, and most recently, Weather.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, August 31, 6:00 pm
Blaming Teachers: Professionalization Policies and the Failure of Reform in American History (New Directions in the History of Education) Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781978808423
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Published: Rutgers University Press - August 14th, 2020

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In Blaming Teachers, Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz reveals that historical professionalization reforms subverted public school teachers' professional legitimacy. Superficially, professionalism connotes authority, expertise, and status. Professionalization for teachers never unfolded this way; rather, it was a policy process fueled by blame where others identified teachers' shortcomings. Policymakers, school leaders, and others understood professionalization measures for teachers as efficient ways to bolster the growing bureaucratic order of the public schools through regulation and standardization. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century with the rise of municipal public school systems and reaching into the 1980s, Blaming Teachers traces the history of professionalization policies and the discourses of blame that sustained them.

Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz is a historian of education reform and social policy and an assistant professor in Educational Foundations and Research at the University of North Dakota supported by the Elnora Hopper Danley Professorship

Randi Weingarten is an American labor leader, attorney, and educator. She is president of the American Federation of Teachers and a member of the AFL–CIO and the former president of the United Federation of Teachers.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, August 31, 8:00 pm
The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854575
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Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

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Is America destined to always be a violent nation? This sweeping history by Chris Murphy, U.S. senator from Connecticut, explores the origins of our violent impulses, the roots of our obsession with firearms, and the mythologies that prevent us from confronting our national crisis in The Violence Inside Us.

Murphy tells the story of his profound personal transformation in the wake of the mass murder at Newtown, and his subsequent immersion in the complicated web of influences that drive American violence. He takes on the familiar arguments, obliterates the stale talking points, and charts the way to a fresh, less polarized conversation about violence and the weapons that enable it—a conversation we urgently need in order to transform the national dialogue and save lives.

 

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