Author Talk

Author Talk
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Author Talk with Ingrid Anders

Ingrid Anders, a DC Public Library employee and author of Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan, and translator Ching-sung Chin will be speaking at West End Interim Library about their joint work, Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan (English-Chinese Bilingual Edition).
Cannons For The Cause by Martin R. Ganzglass

'Cannons for The Cause' by Martin Ganzglass

Join Martin R. Ganzglass for his author talk on Cannons For The Cause.   This historical novel, set during the American Revolutionary War, tells the story of a remarkable feat that helped end the hated eight-year British occupation of Boston; the 300-mile transport of 59 cannons, some weighing more than a ton, on wagons and sleds from Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., to Cambridge, Mass., during the brutally cold winter of 1775-1776.
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Author Talk: Richard Striner

Richard Striner, author of the recently released Washington and Baltimore Art Deco: A Design History of Neighboring Cities and an earlier book, Washington Deco:  Art Deco in the Nation’s Capital (1984), will share his considerable expertise on the subject, and will discuss his new book.      A founder of the Art Deco Society of Washington, Mr. Striner will touch on examples of the Art Deco style in our immediate area – including the Sears/Best Buy building in Tenleytown.    
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Stephen R. McKevitt and 'Meridian Hill: A History'

Meridian Hill has been home to a lot of fascinating historic characters, including Commodore David Porter, John Quincy Adams, and Mary Henderson. It has housed Union Soldiers during the civil war and international diplomats in the twentieth century, remaining a diverse, thriving residential neighborhood to this day.
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Catherine Bell Discusses Her Book, 'Rush of Shadows'

World traveler, former Peace Corps. volunteer, and teacher Catherine Bell will be discussing her latest novel, Rush of Shadows, a historic novel chronicling the violent clashes between pioneers and Indians in 1850s and 1860s California. Amidst the violence and greed of their people, two women, Mellie, a pioneer woman, and Bahé, an Indian, come to an unlikely understanding.Rush of Shadows is the winner of the 2014 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize.
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James Ellroy & Thomas Mallon - 'Perfidia'

Join us for an evening with James Ellroy in conversation with novelist Thomas Mallon.  They will be discussing Mr. Ellroy's latest book Perfidia.
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Frances H. Kennedy discusses 'The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook'

Join us to hear Frances H. Kennedy, editor of The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook, discuss the historic sites included in the guide and excerpts from the best writing on the American Revolution used to illuminate them.

Black History Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs

Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."
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'Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir'

Have you done genealogy research? Have you considered publishing? Hear local researcher Marietta Crichlow explain the process from start to finish. Crichlow and her family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Va. (Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 in McLean's home.)