October 22-28, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007


7 P.M. Stacy A. Cordery discusses and signs Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky discuss their new translation of Leo Tolstoy's epic War and Peace at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-785-1133.

8 P.M. Rabbi Arthur Blecher discusses and signs The New American Judaism: The Way Forward on Challenging Issues from Intermarriage to Jewish Identity at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638. He will also speak on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.


6 P.M. The "Books & Beyond" series at the Library of Congress presents a discussion with Vincent Virga and Ron Grimm for the new illustrated art book, Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations (drawn from the library's own collection), in the James Madison Bldg., Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE, 202-707-5221.

7 P.M. U.S. Congressman Jay Inslee joins environmentalist Bracken Hendricks, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, for a discussion of Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy at Olsson's Books-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610.

7 P.M. Roland W. Haas, recruited by the CIA while in college in the early '70s, discusses and signs his new memoir, Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin, at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, Va., 703-938-0405. He will also speak on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. at the U.S. Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. For security reasons, call 202-433-6897 at least 24 hours in advance to RSVP (bring a photo ID and use the gate at 11th & O Sts., SE), and again on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble-Fairfax, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr., Fairfax, Va., 703-278-0300.

7 P.M. Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman will discuss his new book, The Conscience of a Liberal, in conversation with Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution scholar E.J. Dionne at Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Rd. NW. Tickets for this event, presented by Politics and Prose Bookstore, are $12 each, or two free with purchase of the book at P&P. Call 202-364-1919 for details.

7:30 P.M. Roland Mesnier, a former White House executive pastry chef, discusses his new cookbook, Roland Mesnier's Basic to Beautiful Cakes (written with Lauren Chattman), at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke, Va., 703-644-7333. He will also discuss the book (and demonstrate sample recipes) on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at Olsson's Books-Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Va., 703-413-8121.


Noon. Randal O'Toole discusses The Best-Laid Plans: How Government Planning Harms Your Quality of Life, Your Pocketbook, and Your Future in a forum with professor of public policy Robert Nelson and Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Ron Utt at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Call 202-789-5229 or e-mail to RSVP.

Noon. Harold R. Winton, a professor of military history, discusses and signs Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes at the National Archives, Jefferson Room, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-357-5000.

6:30 P.M. Matthew Gilmore and Andrew Brodie Smith discuss the new illustrated book, Historic Photos of Washington, D.C., at Candida's World of Books, 1541 14th St. NW, 202-667-4811.

6:30 P.M. The Washington Post Book Club will host a reading/discussion/book signing with three award-winning authors for their new novels: Andrea Barrett for The Air We Breathe, Walter Mosley for his Easy Rawlins mystery Blonde Faith, and Ann Patchett for Run, at The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW. Tickets are $28.70 each; to RSVP, call 202-334-4970 or visit

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