Monday, November 14, 2016
A presidential mistress who might have been a Nazi spy, 27 feminists, and oil drilling in Alaska this week at Third Place Books, LFP Town Center upper level, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way.
Inga: Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect (Lyons)
Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm
She was the great love of President John F. Kennedy’s life, but also Adolf Hitler’s special guest at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She was an actress, a journalist, an explorer, an MGM screenwriter, and also a suspected Nazi spy. Inga Arvad lived where gossip intersected with history, and her story, as told by author Scott Farris in Inga, demonstrates the great influence of the private life on public events.
Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color (Sasquatch)
Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm
Providing a new and illuminating look at 27 women who've changed the world, Dead Feminists ties these historical women and the challenges they faced into the most important issues of today. Based on the cult-following limited edition Dead Feminists letterpress poster series by illustrator Chandler O'Leary and letterpress artist Jessica Spring, the book combines new art and lettering, archival photographs and ephemera, and revisits the original poster to tell each woman's story.
Too Close to Home
Thursday, November 17 at 7pm
“This engrossing account of what it means to ordinary Alaskans when the oil industry shows up on their doorsteps is a good reminder that the damage from fossil fuels can hit hard locally on its way to the atmosphere and the climate.” --Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy