Politics and Prose Author Series

Politics and Prose Author Series

DC Public LibraryPolitics and Prose

DC Public Library is proud to partner with Politics and Prose to host a series of exciting author talks in April.

All talks start at 7 p.m. and are open and free to the public.

April 8

The Democracy Projectat Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

David Graeber (author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years) will talk about his new book, The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement.

The Democracy Project takes readers on a journey through the idea of democracy. Through that journey, Graeber refines our understanding of historical moments and extracts lessons for the modern-day world.

Author Thomas Frank will lead the discussion.

April 11 - CANCELED

A Higher Callat Georgetown Library.

Adam Makos will discuss A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II.

A Higher Call tells the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on Dec. 21, 1943: An American former farm boy from West Virginia and a German former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.

April 24

Return of a Kingat Tenley-Friendship Library.

Award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer William Dalrymple will discuss Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42.

Return of a King goes back nearly two centuries to retell what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East -- an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time.