The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD - FEB. 10 — FEB. 20

10 SUN­DAY | 10 A.M. Philip Bob­bitt, a na­tional se­cu­rity law pro­fes­sor at Columbia Law School and au­thor of “Ter­ror and Con­sent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Cen­tury,” will dis­cuss the Lyn­don John­son pres­i­dency at St. John’s Epis­co­pal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766.

1 P.M. Daniel Stashower will dis­cuss his book “The Hour of Peril: The Se­cret Plot to Mur­der Lin­coln Be­fore the Civil War” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

5 P.M. Manil Suri, a Univer­sity of Mary­land Baltimore County math pro­fes­sor, will dis­cuss his third novel, “The City of Devi,” about Mum­bai dur­ing a nu­clear cri­sis, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

11 MON­DAY | 6:30-8 P.M. My Ha­ley, the widow of “Roots” au­thor Alex Ha­ley, will dis­cuss her de­but his­tor­i­cal novel, “The Trea­son of Mary Lou­vestre,” at Bus­boys and Po­ets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hy­attsville. 301-779-2787. Ha­ley will also ap­pear on Tues­day from 4-6 p.m. at the Howard Univer­sity Book­store, 2225 Ge­or­gia Ave. NW, 202-238-2640, and from 7:30-9 p.m. at the African Amer­i­can Civil War Me­mo­rial, 1925 Ver­mont Ave. NW. 202-667-2667.

7 P.M. David Ste­wart, pres­i­dent of the Washington In­de­pen­dent Re­view of Books, will speak about con­nect­ing read­ers with books they might love at the Mount Pleas­ant Li­brary, 3160 Mount Pleas­ant St. NW. 202-671-3121.

7 P.M. John Wood, founder of the non­profit Room to Read, will dis­cuss his book “Cre­at­ing Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Bat­tle for Global Lit­er­acy” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

7 P.M. Stephen Hayes will discss his book “Light on Dark Water,” about a Viet­nam War veteran’s fight to sur­vive at sea, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., #101, Ar­ling­ton. 703-300-9746.

12 TUES­DAY | 7 P.M. Chris Raschka, a two-time Calde­cott Medal win­ner, will talk about his books “A Ball for Daisy” and “The Hello, Good­bye Win­dow” at the Ar­ling­ton Cen­tral Li­brary, 1015 N. Quincy St., Ar­ling­ton. 703-228-5990.

7 P.M. Neil Shu­bin, a pa­le­on­tol­o­gist at the Univer­sity of Chicago and au­thor of “Your In­ner Fish,” about hu­man evo­lu­tion, will dis­cuss his book “The Uni­verse Within: Dis­cov­er­ing the Com­mon His­tory of Rocks, Plan­ets, and Peo­ple” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

7 P.M. Stan­ley McChrys­tal, former NATO com­man­der in Afghanistan, will dis­cuss his mem­oir “My Share of the Task” at Sixth & I His­toric Syn­a­gogue, 600 I St.

NW. 202-408-3100.

7:30 P.M. Iris An­thony, an Ar­ling­ton­based au­thor, will dis­cuss her his­tor­i­cal novel “The Ru­ins of Lace,” which ex­plores a time in France when Flem­ish bob­bin lace was a for­bid­den com­mod­ity, at the Ar­ling­ton Cen­tral Li­brary.

7:30 P.M. An­nie Kan­tar, a re­cip­i­ent of the Academy of the Amer­i­can Po­ets Prize, will lead a dis­cus­sion of the work of Is­raeli poet Leah Gold­berg at the D.C. Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.

13 WED­NES­DAY | 6:30-8 P.M. Saru Ja­yara­man, di­rec­tor of the Food La­bor Re­search Cen­ter at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, will dis­cuss her book “Be­hind the Kitchen Door,” a look at Amer­i­can restau­rants and their work­ers, at Bus­boys and Po­ets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Garry Wills, a Pulitzer Prizewin­ning North­west­ern Univer­sity pro­fes­sor, will dis­cuss his book on Catholi­cism, “Why Priests?: A Failed Tra­di­tion,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

14 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. Stephen Hess, a se­nior fel­low at the Brook­ings In­sti­tu­tion, will dis­cuss his book “What­ever Hap­pened to the Washington Re­porters, 1978-2012” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

15 FRI­DAY | 7 P.M. Charles Todd will dis­cuss his lat­est Ian Rut­ledge mys­tery, “Proof of Guilt,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

16 SATUR­DAY | 1 P.M. John N. Maclean, a long­time jour­nal­ist, will dis­cuss his book “The Esper­anza Fire: Ar­son, Mur­der, and the Agony of En­gine 57” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

17 SUN­DAY | 5-7 P.M. Mem­bers of the group D.C. Po­ets Against the War, in­clud­ing Sarah Brown­ing, Michele El­liott, Yael Flus­berg, Leah Har­ris, Es­ther Iverem, Joseph Ross, Melissa Tuckey and Dan Ver­awhich, will read from their po­etry at Bus­boys and Po­ets.

19 TUES­DAY | 7 P.M. Beth Kanter, a lo­cal free­lance writer, will dis­cuss the cook­book “Washington, DC Chef’s Ta­ble,” with recipes from the big­gest names in the District’s food scene, at Sixth & I His­toric Syn­a­gogue.

20 WED­NES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Ger­man poet Nora Bos­song and Amer­i­can po­ets Sarah Brown­ing and Joseph Ross will read from their work at the GoetheIn­sti­tut, 812 Sev­enth St. NW. 202-289-1200.

7 P.M. Tom Young will dis­cuss his mil­i­tary thriller “The Rene­gades” at the Charles E. Beat­ley Li­brary, 5005 Duke St., Alexan­dria. 703-746-1702. For more lit­er­ary events, go to

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