May 7, 2015

Richard Reeves spoke about his book, Infamy, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

In his comprehensive history of the internment of Japanese and Japanese-American residents during World War II, Reeves, prize-winning historian, veteran journalist, and currently senior lecturer at the Annenberg School, draws on interviews, correspondence, and troves of private and public papers of some of the 120,000 interned civilians. In telling the stories of the imprisoned, Reeves also recounts those of citizens who objected to the camps, and revises the image of the period’s national leaders who have traditionally been viewed as heroes.

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250081681
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Published: Picador - April 12th, 2016

May 5, 2015

Cokie Roberts spoke about her book, Capital Dames, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, May 5, 2015.

From Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty to We are Our Mothers’ Daughters, Roberts, long-time NPR and ABC News commentator, has introduced readers to dozens of unjustly neglected women who came through when their country needed them. Turning now to Civil War-era Washington, Roberts profiles the many women who helped hold the Capital and the country together by nursing, printing money, sewing gunpowder bags, and assembling munitions. And their work didn’t end with the war—there was still a nation to heal.

Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062002778
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 19th, 2016

March 24, 2015

Brian Adams and John Mathiasspoke about their book, Party Like a President, at Busboys and Poets Brookland on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Parties are part of history, too, and Abrams, journalist for Mental Floss and High Times, as well as author of And Now…an Oral History of “Late Night with David Letterman” 1982-1993, has teamed up with Mathias, an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who has contributed to The Lowbrow Reader and publications including The Washington Post and Tablet, for a colorful look at how our Chief Executives have kicked back. Washington liked his Madeira, Grant liked liquor in general. The author has done his homework and reports on “vitamin” shots and pills; the artist has dreamt up vivid caricatures and cartoons to dramatize events he couldn’t attend. The two have also gathered forty-four cocktail recipes—try these at home. They are in conversation with Alexandra Petri, columnist for the Washington Post.

Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office Cover Image
By Brian Abrams, John Mathias (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761180845
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - February 10th, 2015