June 11-17, 2007
Noon. Engineer and sailor Craig B. Smith presents an illustrated discussion of the power of ocean waves and tsunamis, drawn from his recent book Extreme Waves, at the Koshland Science Museum, Sixth & E Sts. NW. For details, call 202-334-1201 or e-mail email@example.com.
1 P.M. David Ignatius, a columnist for The Washington Post, reads from and signs his new CIA thriller, Body of Lies, as part of the "Mystery Monday Lunchtime Series" sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America (Mid-Atlantic Branch) at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.
7 P.M. John Perkins, author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses and signs his new book, The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
Noon. Historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor discusses and signs Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. For details on this event, part of the Center for the Book's "Books & Beyond" series, call 202-707-5221.
12:30 P.M. Political strategist and pollster Douglas E. Schoen discusses and signs The Power of the Vote: Electing Presidents, Overthrowing Dictators, and Promoting Democracy Around the World at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.
7 P.M. Poet David Mason reads from and signs Ludlow, his novel in verse (chronicling the bloody coal miners' strike in Ludlow, Co., in 1914), at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 202-737-5553.
7 P.M. CBS News correspondent Bill Geist discusses and signs Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small Town America at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Journalist Jenni Bergal discusses City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina, a study commissioned by the Center for Public Integrity and undertaken by Bergal and six other investigators, at Olsson's Books-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610. She will be joined by fellow reporter John McQuaid for a discussion of the book on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va., 703-506-2937.
7:30 P.M. Jeffrey Deaver reads from and signs The Sleeping Doll, his new thriller featuring Special Agent Kathryn Dance, at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404.
7:30 P.M. Nigel Assam and E . Laura Golberg read from their work as part of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series held at Miller's Cabin, Picnic Grove #6, Beach Dr. at the Military Rd. overpass in Rock Creek Park, 703-820-8113.
Noon. Historian Francille Rusan Wilson discusses and signs The Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890-1950 at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Mumford Room, 202-707-0940.
2 P.M. Lena Allen-Shore reads excerpts from the third edition of Building Bridges: Pope John Paul II and the Horizon of Life, and discusses the peace building efforts of the late pontiff, at a reception hosted by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Papal Nuncio to the United States, and Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, at Catholic University, Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. This event is open to the public, but reservations are required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 301-352-7864 for details.