July 16 – 22

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16 SUN­DAY | 1 P.M. Ami­tai Etzioni, a pro­fes­sor at the In­sti­tute for Com­mu­ni­tar­ian Pol­icy Stud­ies at George Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity, will dis­cuss “Avoid­ing War With China” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

5 P.M. John Bick­nell will dis­cuss “Lin­coln’s Pathfinder,” about John C. Fre­mont, the first pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the new Repub­li­can Party, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

17 MON­DAY | 7 P.M. Fiona Bar­ton will dis­cuss her new thriller, “The Child,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

18 TUES­DAY | 12 P.M. Gar­ret M. Graff will read from “Raven Rock,” about the gov­ern­ment’s se­cret plan to save it­self in case of dis­as­ter, at the Na­tional Archives, 700 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW. 202-357-5000.

6:30 P.M. Emily Es­fa­hani Smith will dis­cuss “The Power of Mean­ing,” about how to achieve a mean­ing­ful life, at Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. 7 P.M. Grant Rumely and Amir Ti­bon will read from “The Last Pales­tinian,” about the life of Mah­moud Ab­bas, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

19 WED­NES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. David Da­ley will dis­cuss “Ratf**ked,” about the im­pli­ca­tions of con­gres­sional ger­ry­man­der­ing, at Kramer­books.

7 P.M. Lynda Schus­ter will read from her mem­oir “Dirty Wars and Pol­ished Sil­ver,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 20

THURS­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Carl Can­non, Wash­ing­ton bureau chief of RealClearPol­i­tics, will read from “On This Date,” about the his­tory be­hind im­por­tant his­tor­i­cal dates, at Kramer­books. 6:45 P.M. Steve Lev­ingston of The Wash­ing­ton Post’s Book World will dis­cuss “Kennedy and King,” about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., at the S. Dil­lon Ri­p­ley Cen­ter, 1100 Jef­fer­son Dr. SW. 202633-3030. $30.

7 P.M. Si­mone Kelly will read from her thriller “Like a Fly on the Wall,” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., #101. Ar­ling­ton. 703-300-9746. 7 P.M. An­gela J. Davis, a law pro­fes­sor at Amer­i­can Univer­sity’s Wash­ing­ton Col­lege of Law, will dis­cuss the es­say col­lec­tion “Polic­ing Black Men,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

21 FRI­DAY | 7 P.M. Bill Bragg will dis­cuss his book “Roots, Rad­i­cals and Rock­ers,” about skif­fle, a mu­sic craze in 1950s Eng­land, at the Li­brary of Congress, 101 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SE. 202-707-5502.

7 P.M. Madeleine Blais will read from “To the New Own­ers,” about her home in Martha’s Vine­yard, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 7 P.M. Jonathan F. Put­nam will read from “Per­ish From the Earth,” a his­tor­i­cal fiction mystery about Abra­ham Lin­coln, at One More Page Books.

22 SATUR­DAY | 1 P.M. Dik­sha Basu and Estep

Nagy will dis­cuss their de­but nov­els — Basu’s “The Wind­fall,” about the Jha fam­ily as they adapt to life changes, and Nagy’s “We Shall Not All Sleep,” about two New Eng­land fam­i­lies on a three-day is­land trip, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 3 P.M. Blair Thorn­burgh will read from her de­but young-adult novel, “Who’s That Girl,” and a book sign­ing will fol­low, at One More Page Books. 3:30 P.M. Philip G. Smucker, a fifth-great­grand­nephew of George Wash­ing­ton, will read from “Rid­ing With George,” about the link be­tween sports and war that helped Wash­ing­ton and his suc­ces­sors, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 6 P.M. Heath Fogg Davis, a Tem­ple Univer­sity po­lit­i­cal sci­ence pro­fes­sor, will dis­cuss “Be­yond Trans: Does Gen­der Mat­ter?” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

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