Washington Reads: January Edition
From birdsong in the Garden of Eden, to big bombs and clandestine Presidental security squads, this month’s reads strike a few chords.
In the poems of Traveling Light, author Linda Pastan evokes Eve and the Garden of Eden in the ordinary moments of her life in Potomac.
In Fallout: The True Story of the CIA's Secret War on Nuclear Trafficking, husband-and-wife pair Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins detail the CIA's reaction (or lack thereof) to Pakistani nuclear power-player A. Q. Khan.
Brad Meltzer's Inner Circle is a page-turner about a secret spy organization that has protected every U.S. President since Washington. In this thriller, the group faces opposition from the newest president, who sanctions a rival spy ring to hide his secrets.
These reviews first appeared in the January 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.