National Press Club

Tuesday's Book Fair -- your one-stop holiday shopping solution

November 10, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 13, promises something for everyone on your holiday list.

From best-selling author Hedrick Smith and his new book, “Who Stole the American Dream?” to Deb Perelman, author of “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook,” to Baratunde Thurston’s popular” How to Be Black” and Vaddey Ratner’s “In the Shadow of the Banyan,” you’re sure to find exactly what you need.

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Jake Tapper to discuss his book on Combat Outpost Keating assault Dec. 4

November 8, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

ABC News Senior White House Correspondent and award-winning journalist Jake Tapper will discuss his new book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. in the Conference Rooms on Tuesday, Dec. 4. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for National Press Club members and $5 for non-members.

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Following the money; panel to examine 2012, future campaign fundraising Dec. 4

November 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Never in the history of political campaigning has money played as big a role as it did in the 2012 election. And more of the same seems in store for the future.

A panel of experts will take a look back at fundraising in this year's campaigning and offer advice on how journalists can cover the avalanche of money in the future at a National Press Club event on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Sponsored by the Club's Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee, the session is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Glittering array of political authors to appear at Book Fair Nov. 13

November 6, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Political buffs will be delighted with the lineup of authors who will appear with their new book releases in the Politics and Current Affairs section of the National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday Nov. 13, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Legendary anchor Ted Koppel to be guest on next 'Kalb Report' Nov. 19

November 6, 2012 | By Gilbert Klein |

Ted Koppel, the longest-serving news anchor in network history, will talk with host Marvin Kalb about "The Twilight of Network News" on the next edition of "The Kalb Report" Monday, Nov. 19.

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Space opens up; still time to join election night party at Club

November 5, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

Want to spend election night in a nonpartisan atmosphere? The National Press Club will host a gala election night party, and there's still time to join us! Space has opened up and tickets are available.

The event will be open to Club members in the Truman Lounge and open to the public in the First Amendment Lounge.

Admission is $10 for Club members and $15 for nonmembers. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Guests are welcome to have dinner in the Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant before or during the election coverage.

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Biographers to be among authors appearing at Book Fair Nov. 13

November 5, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

If you're a fan of biographies, you're in for a treat at the National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors' Night on Tuesday Nov. 13, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

You'll have a chance to meet the likes of Clint Hill, author of “Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir,” and Bob Spitz, author of “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child.”

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Beasley, Clift to highlight history of women in Washington journalism Nov. 19

November 4, 2012 | By Gilbert Klein |

Join author Maurine Beasley and Newsweek columnist Eleanor Clift, both National Press Club members, over lunch Nov. 19 to discuss Beasley’s newest book, “Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice and Persistence,” at 12 noon in the Winner’s Room.

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Navy's top officer to discuss Navy's status Friday, Nov. 16

November 2, 2012 | By Jennifer Schonberger |

President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney debated the status of the U.S. Navy. Get the inside scoop from the nation’s top Navy officer: Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert. He will address the state of the U.S. Navy and its role in expanding U.S. defense in the Asia-Pacific region at a Club Luncheon Friday, Nov. 16.

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Panel to assess election polls Thursday, Nov. 8

November 1, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

What did the polls get right ahead of the election, and where did they go wrong? Two days after the election, a panel of pollsters will sit down at the Club’s Journalism Institute and assess polling in the presidential race.’s Mark Blumenthal, George Washington University’s John Sides, Republican pollster Kelly Anne Conway and Democratic pollster Margie Omero will offer their insights on surveys in the White House contest and dig into the election results.

This event is RSVP only. Go here to register.

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