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The Week In Books: Exciting Longitudinal Assessments Of Certain Things Edition

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The week in books: Famous DC authors of disparate political affiliations will be reading from their non-fictions concerning various governmental issues. It's true! And it's an adventure starring Gwen Ifill, Henry Waxman, and Albert Camus.




Monday, July 20:

  • Paul Butler, author of Let's Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice, will be around to talk about either French pop or jurisprudence—or BOTH?? 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • Ha remember Gwen Ifill's extremely controversial book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, which was famous for its Bias? It's time to get reacquainted! [Hooks Books Events]



Wednesday, July 22:

  • Mustachioed Californian Henry Waxman (you know him from his role as "the dad" in the popular movie Juno, or possibly from his time in the US Congress) will be at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue to discuss The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works, a melancholy tale about a girl who does ironic things in a completely earnest way. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • New biography on I.F. Stone, the appropriately named editor of I.F. Stone's Weekly. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose



Friday, July 24:

  • Some DC lawyer guy, Richard Ben-Veniste, has written an autobiography of the I Was There Man subgenre. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Saturday, July 25:



  • Ex-Politico reporter Ryan "No, But One of the Good Ones" Grim has a new book about Americans on drugs. 6 PM. [Politics & Prose]



Sunday, July 26:

  • From the sound of it, Camus, A Romance is about that one summer between 11th and 12 grade. 1 PM. [Politics & Prose]

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