News & Politics

Four Books That Will Help You Navigate DC Like a Pro

Need advice on how to navigate Washington? The folks at the longtime bookstore Politics and Prose say these four reads best illustrate how our city operates.

 

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This Town

The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich shows that no event in DC—even the funeral of beloved journalist Tim Russert—is out of bounds for relentless networking.

 

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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

For a different perspective, this Dinaw Mengestu novel follows an Ethiopian immigrant who ends up as a grocery owner in Logan Circle.

 

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The Almanac of American Politics

“This biannual compilation is perhaps the reference manual for navigating DC’s political scene,” says Politics and Prose’s Lena Little.

 

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Personal History

Katharine Graham’s memoir is also a look at the institution she ran, the Washington Post, and the circles she ran in—including friends such as John F. Kennedy.

Read more advice, tips, and tricks from Washington natives in our Secrets of the City package.

This article appears in our January 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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