JULY 21 - 23

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

21 TUES­DAY | Noon. John Grady, a for­mer man­ag­ing editor of Navy Times, will dis­cuss his book “Matthew Fon­taine Maury, Fa­ther of Oceanog­ra­phy” at the U.S. Navy Me­mo­rial Her­itage Cen­ter, Burke Theater, 701 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW. 202-737-2300.

6:30P.M. Philip Brook­man, a con­sult­ing cu­ra­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy at the Na­tional Gallery of Art, will dis­cuss his novel “Red­lands,” about a young artist who moves be­tween the dis­parate worlds of New York po­ets and Cal­i­for­nia la­bor­ers, at Bus­boys and Po­ets - Takoma, 235 Car­roll St. NW. 202-726-0856.

22 WED­NES­DAY | Noon. Arthur Downey, a Bethesda-based his­to­rian, will dis­cuss his book “The Cre­ole Af­fair: The Slave Re­bel­lion That Led the U.S. and Great Bri­tain to the Brink of War” at the Na­tional Ar­chives, Wil­liam G. McGowan Theater, Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue and Sev­enth Street NW. 202-357-5000.

6:30 P.M. Dasha Kelly will read from her novel “Al­most Crim­son,” about a woman who copes with her mother’s de­pres­sion, their se­vere poverty, an ab­sen­tee fa­ther and her own inse­cu­ri­ties, at Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-387-3825.

23 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. Robert L. Gre­nier, a for­mer CIA chief of sta­tion in Pak­istan and Afghanistan, will dis­cuss his book “88 Days to Kan­da­har: A CIA Di­ary” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

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