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Jim Lehrer in Conversation about Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain

EVENT:  A Conversation with Jim Lehrer, Tension City: Inside The Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.  This Event is Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary.

AUTHOR:  Jim Lehrer is the author of twenty novels, two memoirs, and three plays, and for years was the executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour on PBS.  He lives in Washington, D.C., with his novelist wife, Kate.  They have three daughters.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  “In his quiet but intense way, Jim Lehrer earns the trust of the major political players of our time,” notes Barbara Walters.  “He explains and exposes their hopes and dreams, their strengths and failures as they try to put their best foot forward.”

From the man widely hailed as “the Dean of Moderators” comes a lively and revealing book that pulls back the curtain on more than forty years of televised political debate in America.  A veteran newsman who has presided over eleven presidential and vice-presidential debates, Jim Lehrer gives readers a ringside seat for some of the epic political battles of our time, shedding light on all of the critical turning points and rhetorical faux pas that helped determine the outcome of America’s presidential elections—and with them the course of history.  Drawing on his own experiences as “the man in the middle seat,” in-depth interviews with the candidates and his fellow moderators, and transcripts of key exchanges, Lehrer isolates and illuminates what he calls the “Major Moments” and “killer questions” that defined the debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.

Oftentimes these moments involve the candidates themselves and are seared into our collective political memory.  Michael Dukakis stumbles badly over a question about the death penalty.  Dan Quayle compares himself to John F. Kennedy once too often. Barack Obama and John McCain barely make eye contact over the course of a ninety-minute discussion.  At other times, the debate moderators themselves become part of the story—and Lehrer is there to give us a backstage look at the drama.  Peter Jennings suggests surprising the candidates by suspending the carefully negotiated rules minutes before the 1988 presidential debate—to the consternation of his fellow panelists.  Lehrer himself weathers a firestorm of criticism over his performance as moderator of the 2000 Bush-Gore debate.  And then there are the excruciating moments when audio lines go dead and TelePrompTers stay dark just seconds before going on the air live in front of a worldwide television audience of millions.

Asked to sum up his experience as a participant in high-level televised debates, President George H. W. Bush memorably likened them to an evening in “tension city.”  In Jim Lehrer’s absorbing insider account, we find out that truer words were never spoken.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.00 plus Sales Tax includes one copy of Tension City, and One Admission Ticket or Two Admission Tickets; it's your choice, for the same Price.  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Jim Lehrer will be live, in person, on stage and in conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.  The program will last approximately one hour. Following the program, Jim will personalize autographed Books on stage. 

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

A Kitchen Table Conversation: Uncle Dan's Report Card

EVENT AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books’ Founder & President, Vivien Jennings, will join co-authors Barbara & Bob Unell in leading a first-ever “Kitchen Table Conversation” on getting back to teaching the simple, basic timeless healthy habits and values to children at home from toddlers to teens, at the heart of their new book, Uncle Dan’s Report Card.A taste of nostalgia will be yours with a jar of locally-grown jelly compliments of The Berry Nutty Farm to sweeten your night and everyday life of your family and our community.  The authors hope this free gift of your own kitchen-table goodness, as well as the stories of Uncle Dan’s Report Card, will inspire you to start your own “Kitchen Table Conversation” anew with your families and educators in your neighborhoods throughout our community.Gather your fellow parents, grandparents and teachers and come be part of this conversation with our community’s leaders (and parents, grandparents and teachers!): Adele Hall, nationally-recognized family and education advocate; Jerry Wyckoff, Ph.D., child and family psychologist; Dr. Gayden Carruth, Executive Director, Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City, and Chair, Greater Kansas City Superintendents’ Forum of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; Tom Bloch, former CEO of H&R Block, co-founder of the University Academy, teacher and author; and Debby Ballard, Director of Community Affairs for Sprint.We will show a Preview Book Trailer, and hear from those seated around our “Kitchen Table”, as they share their experienced wisdom on how we can all pass on the universal lessons of personal responsibility, positive relationships, and self-discipline that raised “The Greatest Generation”, as Tom Brokaw invoked in his book by the same name, in raising the “next greatest generation”. The Conversation will be approximately one Hour.ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  As partners in business and in life, Barbara & Bob Unell have worked together for over 25 years, raising two children and creating multiple national publications and projects in the field of parenting and character education.  They also served as co-adjunct professors in the Communications Studies Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and serve as the co-directors of the national grassroots nonprofit organization, Back in the Swing USA, dedicated to improving and protecting the health of breast cancer survivors.  Barbara has spent the past the past 30 years as an author, media spokesperson and educator.  Her dozen parenting and school-based education books include: the guidebook Competency Based Teacher Education; Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking; Kindness is Contagious...Catch It! Guidebook; 20 Teachable Virtues; How to Discipline Your 6 to 12 Year Old Without Losing Your Mind, and Getting Your Child From No to Yes Without Nagging, Bribing or Threatening.  In 1984, Bob founded the advertising firm, Unell Associates, Inc.  In 2001, he fulfilled a childhood dream of being a cartoonist, by becoming the editorial cartoonist for The Kansas City Star’s, STAR Business Weekly. Uncle Dan’s Report Card is their first book they have written together.DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 PMLOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $14.00 plus Sales Tax includes a copy of Uncle Dan's Report Card, one Stamped Admission Ticket and one Guest Admission Ticket.YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by an Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.  

Dean Karnazes signs Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss

EVENT:  Dean Karnazes signs copies of Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss during the inaugural launch of The North Face Endurance Challenge.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Dean Karnazes was named by Time magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.  He has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, and the TODAY show.  A New York Times Bestselling author, he has written for Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World and Men’s Health.  Dean lives with his wife and family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In his follow-up to the Bestselling Ultramarathon Man—which Sports Illustrated called “fascinating” and the New York Times said was “full of euphoric highs”—world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail.  Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.  From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the linked stories in Run! create an unforgettable tableau, providing readers with the ultimate escape and offering a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete.  Karnazes addresses the pain and perseverance and also charts his emotional state as he pushes the edges of human achievement.  The tales of the friendships he’s cultivated on his many adventures around the world warm the heart and are sure to captivate and inspire readers whether they run great distances, modest distances, or not at all. BOOKSIGNING LOCATION:  The Booksignings will take place at the Frank A. Theis Park (Formerly: William Volker Memorial Fountain Park) that is East of The Country Club Plaza, between E 47th Street (Emanual Cleaver II Boulevard) and Volker Boulevard and alongside Oak Street in the North Face & Rainy Day Books retail tent, near the Start & Finish Line. Rainy Day Books will be selling Dean's signed Hardcover Book Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss for $27.25 Sales Tax Included BOOKSIGNING DATES & TIMES:
Friday, August 26, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM:  Dean will be signing BooksSaturday, August 27, 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM:  Dean will be signing BooksSunday, August 28, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM:  Dean will be signing Books

Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781605292793
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Published: Rodale Books - March 2011

In his follow-up to the Bestselling Ultramarathon Man which Sports Illustrated called “fascinating” and The New York Times said was “full of euphoric highs” world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail.  Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.  From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the linked stories in Run! create an unforgettable tableau, providing readers with the ultimate escape and offering a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete.  Karnazes addresses the pain and perseverance and also charts his emotional state as he pushes the edges of human achievement.  The tales of the friendships he’s cultivated on his many adventures around the world warm the heart and are sure to captivate and inspire readers whether they run great distances, modest distances, or not at all.


Jillian Maas Backman discusses Beyond the Pews

EVENT:  Jillian Maas Backman appears for her new book Beyond the Pews.AUTHOR:  Jillian Maas Backman is is the quintessential preacher’s daughter— having been raised in the church and seeking to honor her faith tradition—who happened to discover her intuitive abilities early in childhood.  An awareness of her soulful connections and voices from “the other side,” melded with an appreciation of faith and intellectual knowledge, culminated in an understanding of how the soul’s natural intuitive language could enlighten all aspects of her life, while at the same time enlighten others.ABOUT THE BOOK:  In this “interactive biography” the acclaimed Intuitive Life Facilitator and award winning radio host has woven the remarkable story of her life into a working lesson plan.  The book guides readers along a journey of self-discovery and offers them valuable ways to connect to their own intuitive abilities. BEYOND THE PEWS is part poetry, part biography, and complete guide to personal and natural soulful communications.  Interactive sections help readers understand their own faith experiences and explore their spiritual intuition while respecting religious doctrine.  As an intuitive explorer, Maas Backman encourages readers to seek and embrace their own true essence and ignite the divine grace which exists within.Through a series of exercises included in Beyond the Pews, readers create a personal “Spiritual Intuitive Handbook.”  The responses to each “soul lesson” are recorded in the book.  As the lessons progress, the reader gains a clear understanding of the how to develop and use intuitive language.According to Maas Backman, “You have the capability of tapping into this abundant resource of positive energy if you do it for the right reasons.  So that the information you receive is not misused, you must become clear on your intentions for committing to this type of awakened sensing.”The information contained in Beyond the Pews works synergistically with traditional beliefs, expanding the senses through tapping into the messages of the soul, leading to a greater awakening to God’s spirit and His divine plan.DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 7:00 PMLOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.95 plus Tax includes one Softcover copy of Beyond the Pews, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Ticket (if needed).  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.EVENT FORMAT:  Jillian Maas Backman will discuss her new book and answer audience questions. A booksigning follows the program. A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE! Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Tony Horwitz discusses Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

EVENT:  Tony Horwitz, The New York Times Bestselling author of Confederates In The Attic and A Voyage Long and Strange, appears for his latest book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War.AUTHOR:  Tony Horwitz is The New York Times Bestselling author of Midnight Rising, A Voyage Long and Strange, Blue Latitudes, Confederates in the Attic, and Baghdad Without a Map.  He is also a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist who has worked for The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker.  He lives in Martha's Vineyard with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and their two sons.DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7:00 PMLOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $29.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Hardcover copy of Midnight Rising, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Ticket (if needed).  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.EVENT FORMAT:  Tony Horwitz will give us a Multimedia Presentations, discuss his new Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the discussion.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event. 

Adam Winkler discusses Gunfight: The Battle Over The Right To Bear Arms In America

EVENT:  Adam Winkler appears for his new Book Gunfight: The Battle Over The Right To Bear Arms In America.  Civilians and Law Enforcement Officers are encouraged to attend this balanced and enlightening discussion and Multimedia Presentation.

AUTHOR:  Adam Winkler is a professor of constitutional law at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been featured on CNN and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New Republic.  Adam is a columnist for The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post.  His wide-ranging scholarship has touched upon a diverse array of topics such as the right to bear arms, corporate political speech rights, affirmative action, judicial independence, constitutional interpretation, corporate social responsibility, international economic sanctions, and campaign finance law.  His work has been cited and quoted in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions dealing with the Second Amendment and with corporate political speech rights.  He lives in Los Angeles. 

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books, The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

ADMISSION:  OPEN House Event.  Walk-In's are Welcome.  Seating is Limited to 40 People.

EVENT FORMAT: Adam Winkler will give a Multimedia Presentastions and he will discuss his new Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows his Presentation.

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event. International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER: All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393077414
Availability: This book's status requires us to check for more information to determine availability
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2011

Karl Marlantes discusses What It's Like To Go To War

EVENT:  Karl Marlantes, Bestselling author of the novel Matterhorn, returns with his nonfiction account of battle What It's Like To Go To War.

AUTHOR:  A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Karl Marlantes served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals.  He is the author of Matterhorn, which won numerous prizes, including the William E. Colby Award given by the Pritzker Military Library, the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the 2011 Indies' Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year, and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's James Webb Award for Distinguished Fiction. He lives in rural Washington.

Praise for What It's Like To Go War:

“Karl Marlantes has written a staggeringly beautiful book on combat—what it feels like, what the consequences are and above all, what society must do to understand it. In my eyes he has become the preeminent literary voice on war of our generation. He is a natural storyteller and a deeply profound thinker who not only illuminates war for civilians, but also offers a kind of spiritual guidance to veterans themselves. As this generation of warriors comes home, they will be enormously helped by what Marlantes has written—I’m sure he will literally save lives.” ~ Sebastian Junger

“To say that this book is brilliant is an understatement—Marlantes is the absolute master of taking the psyche of the combat veteran and translating it into words that the civilian or non-veteran can understand. I have read many, many books on war and this is the first time that I've ever read exactly what the combat veteran thinks and feels—nothing I have ever read before has hit home in my heart like this book.” ~ Gunnery Sergeant Terence D’Alesandro, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, U.S. Marine Corps

“Wrenchingly honest.  Digging as deeply into his own life as he does into the larger sociological and moral issues, Marlantes presents a riveting, powerfully written account of how, after being taught to kill, he learned to deal with the aftermath.” ~ Publishers Weekly (starred review)

DATE & TIME:  Monday, October 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $25.00 plus Tax includes one Hardcover copy of What It's Like To Go To War, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Ticket (if needed).  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Karl Marlantes will discuss his new Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the program.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event. International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Robert Morgan discusses Lions of the West

EVENT:  Robert Morgan discusses his new book Lions of The West: Heroes and Villains of The Westward Expansion.

AUTHOR:  Robert Morgan, the bestselling historian and biographer of BOONE, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, now turns his storytelling genius to the lives of ten American legends in Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westwards Expansion who helped achieve America’s Manifest Destiny.  From Thomas Jefferson’s birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, America’s Manifest Destiny comes to life in the skilled hands of a writer fascinated by the way individual lives collectively impact history.  Thomas Jefferson first envisioned a United States that stretched across the continent from ocean to ocean.  The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits pushed the westward boundaries.  Their stories and the stories of the nameless thousands who risked their lives to settle the frontier form an extraordinary chapter in American history that led directly to the cataclysm of the Civil War.  Without them, the United States might well have ended at the Arkansas border.  It is filled with illustrations, portraits, maps, battle plans, and timelines throughout.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Johnson County Library, Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This Event is OPEN to the Public.  Walk-Ins are Welcome!  The author will sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books before, during and at this Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Robert Morgan will discuss his Book, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.

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ISBN: 9781565126268
Availability: This book is Out of Print. New copies are no longer available.
Published: A Shannon Ravenel Book - October 18th, 2011

From Thomas Jefferson's birth in 1743 to the California Gold rush in
1849, America's Manifest destiny comes to life in Robert Morgan 's
skilled hands.  Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the
United States would stretch across the continent from ocean to ocean.  The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of
Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust
for land pushed the westward boundaries: Andrew Jackson, John Johnny
Appleseed Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield
Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams.  Their tenacity
was matched only by that of their enemies the Mexican army under Santa
Anna at the Alamo, the Comanche and Apache Indians, and the forbidding
geography itself. Known also for his powerful fiction: Gap Creek, The Truest Pleasure, and Brave Enemies, Morgan uses his skill at
characterization to give life to the personalities of these ten
Americans without whom the United States might well have ended at the
Arkansas border.  Their stories and those of the nameless thousands who
risked their lives to settle on the frontier, displacing thousands of
Native Americans form an extraordinary chapter in American history that
led directly to the cataclysm of the Civil War.With illustrations,
portraits, maps, battle plans, appendixes, notes, and time lines, Lions
of the West is a richly authoritative biography of America as
compelling as a grand novel.


Candice Millard discusses Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

EVENT:  Candice Millard appears for her new book Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President.

AUTHOR:  Candice Millard is The New York Times Bestselling author of The River of Doubt.  She lives in Kansas City with her husband and children.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $28.95 plus Tax includes one Hardcover copy of Destiny of the Republic, and One Admission Ticket or Two Admission Tickets; it's your choice, for the same Price.  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Candice Millard will discuss her New Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Program.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

BOOK:  Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, $28.95 Hardcover, ISBN 9780385526265.  Book for sale September 25, 2011.  Order Admission Packages now!

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed Book below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Calvin Trillin will discuss Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse

EVENT:  Calvin Trillin returns to Kansas City to celebrate the Publication of his New Book Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse.  Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.

AUTHOR:  A longtime Staff Writer at The New Yorker, Calvin Trillin is also The Nation’s Deadline Poet.  His Bestsellers range from the memoir About Alice to Obliviously On He Sails: The Bush Administration in Rhyme He lives in Greenwich Village, which he describes as “a neighborhood where people from the suburbs come on weekends to test their car alarms.”  He is originally from Kansas City, and well-acquainted with the superiority of Kansas City Barbecue.

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

LOCATION:  The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, The Lewis & Shirley White Theatre, 5801 W 115th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66211.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign In Verse, One Stamped Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 12:30 PM.

EVENT FORMAT:  Calvin Trillin will discuss his New Book Dogfight and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Hardcover of Dogfight below.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a Shipping Quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

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