The Wharf

Located in The Wharf's District Square and surrounded by a great assortment of retail, restaurant, and cultural offerings, Politics and Prose at The Wharf carries a wide range of books for everyone and hosts a steady lineup of author events! Find out what’s coming up below.

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70 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

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(202) 488-3867

 

November 27 - 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving - Closed
December 24 - 10 a.m.
6 p.m.
December 25 - Closed
December 26 - 12 p.m.
6 p.m.
December 31 - 10 a.m.
5 p.m.
January 1 - Closed

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SUNDAY
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
MONDAY – SATURDAY
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
 

 

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Events at The Wharf
Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The U.S. government spends roughly $130 million each year to find, identity, and repatriate its war dead. These efforts have both fostered and benefitted from advances in forensics, and in her study of the ongoing challenge to resolve the fates of some of the 1,600 Americans still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, Wagner, associate professor of anthropology at George Washington University and author of To Know Where He Lies, follows forensics experts into the jungle and the labs—where tiny bone chips can reveal an identity—chronicles families’ petitions for action, traces how forensics have  changed the way we mourn and commemorate our war dead, and follows forensics experts into the jungle and the labs, where tiny bone chips can reveal an identity.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674988347
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harvard University Press - November 5th, 2019

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

Kane is a veteran government insider whose experience includes serving as counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and as a strategy council member for the UN Global Alliance on ICT. His new book is a penetrating analysis of the major political, social, and cultural forces that have fueled the resurgence of populism and led to Trump’s election. Isolating ten major trends, such as the historical divide between collectivists and rugged individualists and the current demographic shift toward a majority of combined minority groups, Kane assesses each for their impact on today’s political landscape and projects their role for the future.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Pitchfork Populism: Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781633885820
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Prometheus Books - August 27th, 2019

Monday, February 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Denworth, a contributing editor for Scientific American, follows Toxic Truth and I Can Hear You Whisper with a scientific look at friendship. Combining neuroscience, biology, psychology, sociology, and genetics, Denworth traces the evolutionary history of friendship, showing how our bodies and minds are primed to develop and sustain social connections throughout our lives, and how loneliness can weaken our immune and cardiovascular systems and even kill us. She also outlines the physical processes by which friendships are developed and maintained, looks at how social media are changing the nature of our close connections, and charts the role of companionship and cooperation in the creation of society itself. Denworth will be in conversation with Judith Warner, author of Perfect Madness.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651546
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 28th, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In his follow-up to Everything Trump Touches Dies, the legendary Republican strategist and ad-maker draws on his thirty years as a political insider to tell Democrats what they must do—and how they should do it—to win the White House in 2020. Starting with the warning that the left must "put electoral realities ahead of progressive fantasies” and run a campaign that makes the election a referendum on Trump rather than a debate over policy issues, Wilson unleashes his signature mix of strategic advice and satirical asides for a scathing assessment of both Trump’s administration and the Democrats’ mistakes of 2016.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593137581
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Crown Forum - January 14th, 2020

Wed
22
7:00 pm
Sarah Wagner - What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War — at The Wharf
Thu
23
7:00 pm
Bradford R. Kane - Pitchfork Populism: Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America — at The Wharf
Mon
3
7:00 pm
Lydia Denworth - Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond — in conversation with Judith Warner — at The Wharf
Tue
4
7:00 pm
Rick Wilson - Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves — at The Wharf

Events
Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674988347
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harvard University Press - November 5th, 2019

The U.S. government spends roughly $130 million each year to find, identity, and repatriate its war dead. These efforts have both fostered and benefitted from advances in forensics, and in her study of the ongoing challenge to resolve the fates of some of the 1,600 Americans still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, Wagner, associate professor of anthropology at George Washington University and author of To Know Where He Lies, follows forensics experts into the jungle and the labs—where tiny bone chips can reveal an identity—chronicles families’ petitions for action, traces how forensics have  changed the way we mourn and commemorate our war dead, and follows forensics experts into the jungle and the labs, where tiny bone chips can reveal an identity.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, January 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pitchfork Populism: Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781633885820
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Prometheus Books - August 27th, 2019

Kane is a veteran government insider whose experience includes serving as counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and as a strategy council member for the UN Global Alliance on ICT. His new book is a penetrating analysis of the major political, social, and cultural forces that have fueled the resurgence of populism and led to Trump’s election. Isolating ten major trends, such as the historical divide between collectivists and rugged individualists and the current demographic shift toward a majority of combined minority groups, Kane assesses each for their impact on today’s political landscape and projects their role for the future.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Monday, February 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651546
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 28th, 2020

Denworth, a contributing editor for Scientific American, follows Toxic Truth and I Can Hear You Whisper with a scientific look at friendship. Combining neuroscience, biology, psychology, sociology, and genetics, Denworth traces the evolutionary history of friendship, showing how our bodies and minds are primed to develop and sustain social connections throughout our lives, and how loneliness can weaken our immune and cardiovascular systems and even kill us. She also outlines the physical processes by which friendships are developed and maintained, looks at how social media are changing the nature of our close connections, and charts the role of companionship and cooperation in the creation of society itself. Denworth will be in conversation with Judith Warner, author of Perfect Madness.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593137581
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Crown Forum - January 14th, 2020

In his follow-up to Everything Trump Touches Dies, the legendary Republican strategist and ad-maker draws on his thirty years as a political insider to tell Democrats what they must do—and how they should do it—to win the White House in 2020. Starting with the warning that the left must "put electoral realities ahead of progressive fantasies” and run a campaign that makes the election a referendum on Trump rather than a debate over policy issues, Wilson unleashes his signature mix of strategic advice and satirical asides for a scathing assessment of both Trump’s administration and the Democrats’ mistakes of 2016.

 

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