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April 10, 2013

Featured Author: Charles Wheelan with Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Charles Wheelan is the author of the internationally best-selling Naked Economics and a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family. About Naked Statistics:  Stripping the Dread from the Data The best-selling author of Naked Economics defies the odds with a book about statistics that you’ll welcome and enjoy. Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief […]
April 10, 2013

Featured Author: Seth Goldman and Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently–and Succeeding

Event Details Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 7:00 pm The Old Town Theater 815 1/2 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314  Admission Click Here to Register!For all ticket questions, call 703-544-5315. Seth Goldman is the president and TeaEO of Honest Tea, which he cofounded with Barry Nalebuff in 1997.  He is an internationally recognized spokesman for mission-driven enterprise and sustainability.  He appears regularly on MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox. He blogs for Treehugger.com, Inc.com, The Huffington Post, and the New York Times. About Mission […]
March 28, 2013

Featured Author: Barbara T. Dreyfuss with Hedge Hogs: The Cowboy Traders Behind Wall Street’s Largest Hedge Fund Disaster

Make sure to read The Economist book review! Barbara T. Dreyfuss was a Wall Street analyst for twenty years, covering health policy issues. She was part of a five-member Washington, D.C., team that consistently won top honors in Institutional Investor magazine’s ranking of Wall Street analysts. She was a senior correspondent  for The American Prospect, and has contributed to The Washington Monthly, Mother Jones, and The Veteran. About Hedge Hogs:  The Cowboy Traders Behind Wall Street’s Largest Hedge Fund Disaster […]
March 28, 2013

Hooks Book Events and Sixth and I Present Paul Farmer with To Repair The World

World-Renowned Global Health and Social Justice Advocate to Speak at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00pm Hooks Book Events announces a public discussion with Dr. Paul Farmer on his new book, To Repair The World. The author event and book signing will take place at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC, Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Sixth and I website. “We are so pleased […]
March 22, 2013

Featured Author: Paul Farmer with To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., is Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He is Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and co-founder of Partners In Health.  He has also served as UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti, under Special Envoy Bill Clinton. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues have pioneered novel, community based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of […]
March 21, 2013

Featured Author: Thomas Rid with Cyber War Will Not Take Place

Thomas Rid is Reader in War Studies at King’s College London. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations in the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. About Cyber War Will Not Take Place  “Cyber war is coming,” announced a land-mark RAND report in 1993. In 2005, the U.S. Air Force boasted it would now fly, fight, and win in cyberspace, the “fifth domain” of warfare. This book takes stock, twenty years […]
March 21, 2013

Featured Author: Cass R. Sunstein with Simpler: The Future of Goverment

Cass R. Sunstein is one of the nation’s leading legal scholars who, for the past fifteen years, has been at the forefront of behavioral economics. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His book, Nudge, coauthored with Richard Thaler, was a national bestseller.   About Simpler:  The Future of Government  Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your […]
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