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Washington Area Literary Calendar: June 8-14

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Sunday, June 7, 2009


10:30 A.M. Lucy Hawking, a journalist and writer, reads from and discusses her new children's book, George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt: An Out-of-This-World Adventure Story PLUS Fascinating Facts About the Universe (ages 9-12). The book, illustrated by Garry Parsons, was written with her father, noted physicist Stephen Hawking. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

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Noon. David W. Jourdan, a former submariner in the U.S. Navy and the founder/president of Nauticos, an ocean exploration company, discusses and signs his new book, Never Forgotten: The Search for Israel's Lost Submarine Dakar. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-9897.

6:30 P.M. David Corbett, a former P.I. in San Francisco, reads from and discusses his new thriller, Blood of Paradise. A book signing follows. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Neil MacFarquhar, previously the Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times (2001-05) and currently the paper's UN bureau chief, discusses and signs his new book, The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


Noon. Paul Stillwell, a retired Naval Reserve commander, discusses and signs his new anthology, Submarine Stories: Recollections from the Diesel Boats. U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300 or www.navymemorial.org.

6 P.M. David Vine, an assistant professor of anthropology at American University, discusses and signs Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

6:30 P.M. Ross I. Donaldson, a professor at the UCLA medical center, discusses and signs his new book, The Lassa Ward: One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases. Busboys and Poets (5th & K), 1025 Fifth St. NW, 202-789-2227.

7 P.M. P.J. O'Rourke, a political satirist and writer, discusses and signs his new book, Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending, Celebrating America the Way It's Supposed To Be ¿ With an Oil Well in Every Backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in Every Carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Mowing Our Lawn. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Fred Burton, former deputy chief of the Diplomatic Security Service (Department of State), discusses and signs Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent (just published in paperback). Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301-986-1761.

7:30 P.M. Charbel E-H Moussa discusses and signs his new book, The Ultimate Peace: America's Challenge in the Middle East. Borders Books & Music, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Falls Church. 703-998-0404.


5:30 P.M. Ruth O'Brien, a professor and an executive officer at the City University of New York, discusses and signs Telling Stories Out of Court: Narratives About Women and Workplace Discrimination. Barnes & Noble-Metro Center, 555 12th St. NW, 202-347-0176.

6:30 P.M. John Dittmer discusses and signs The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

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