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BOOK CLUB EVENING: Stacy Schiff discusses Cleopatra: A Life

EVENT:  Stacy Schiff appears for her Bestselling biography Cleopatra: A Life.

ASK YOURSELF: What do you think of when you hear the name Cleopatra? 

AUTHOR:  Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), Winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist; and A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, Winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award.  Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.  The recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she lives in New York City.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.99 plus Tax includes one Paperback copy of Cleopatra: A Life, 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:  Stacy Schiff will discuss her new Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the program.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

This Book Club Evening will begin with a presentation by Vivien Jennings, President of Rainy Day Books. Vivien will present a series of recommendations for Book Clubs. This introductory segment starts at 6:30 PM. Stacy Schiff's program will follow.  

BOOK:  Cleopatra: A Life, $16.99 Paperback, ISBN 9780316001946.  Paperback for sale September 6, 2011.  Preorder Admission Packages now.

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.

SOLD OUT: Steven Pinker discusses The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

SOLD OUT! This Event is now Completely Full, thank you!

EVENT:  Steven Pinker discusses his new Book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. 

AUTHOR:  Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.  A two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the Winner of many prizes for his research, teaching, and Books, he has been named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World Today" and Foreign Policy's "100 Global Thinkers."  He is the author of the Bestselling Books The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature and The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature.  He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This Event is now completely FULL and all seats are taken.

EVENT FORMAT:  Steven Pinker will discuss his new Book, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.  A Booksigning will follow the program.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780670022953
Availability: This book's status requires us to check for more information to determine availability
Published: Viking Adult - October 4th, 2011

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen.  Yet as The New York Time Bestselling author Steven Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millennia and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species's existence.  For most of history, war, slavery, infanticide, child abuse, assassinations, pogroms, gruesome punishments, deadly quarrels, and genocide were ordinary features of life.  But today, Steven shows (with the help of more than a hundred graphs and maps) all these forms of violence have dwindled and are widely condemned.  How has this happened?  This groundbreaking Book continues Steven's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly nonviolent world.  The key, he explains, is to understand our intrinsic motives, the inner demons that incline us toward violence and the better angels that steer us away and how changing circumstances have allowed our better angels to prevail.  Exploding fatalist myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious and provocative Book is sure to be hotly debated in living rooms and the Pentagon alike, and will challenge and change the way we think about our society.


Jeff Guinn will discuss Manson: The Life And Times Of Charles Manson

EVENT OVERVIEW: The critically acclaimed author of The Last Gunfight and Go Down TogetherJeff Guinn will present his New Biography Manson: The Life And Times Of Charles Manson.

ABOUT JEFF GUINN: Jeff Guinn is the bestselling author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Last Gunfight and Go Down Together, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award in 2010. Formerly an award-winning investigative journalist and now a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs, he lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

ABOUT MANSON: The most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock and horrify us today. More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. It was the culmination of a criminal career that author Jeff Guinn traces back to Manson's childhood. Guinn interviewed Manson s sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever previously cooperated with an author. Childhood friends, cellmates, and even some members of the Manson Family have provided new information about Manson's life. Guinn has made discoveries about the night of the Tate murders, answering unresolved questions, such as why one person on the property where the murders occurred was spared. Manson puts the killer in the context of his times, the turbulent late sixties, an era of race riots and street protests when authority in all its forms was under siege. Guinn shows us how Manson created and refined his message to fit the times, persuading confused young women (and a few men) that he had the solutions to their problems. At the same time he used them to pursue his long-standing musical ambitions, relocating to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract. His frustrated ambitions, combined with his bizarre race-war obsession, would have lethal consequences as he convinced his followers to commit heinous murders on successive nights.

Watch Jeff Guinn discuss MANSON in this video. 

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

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

EVENT FORMAT: Jeff Guinn will discuss his new book and answer audience questions. A booksigning will follow the discussion. Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $27.50 plus tax, includes one Hardcover copy of Manson, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up." Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table. The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the door of this event if you do not pick them up ahead of time. The on-sale date for Manson is August 6, 2013. Your order will be available for in-store pickup on or after this date.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below. When requested, we ask authors to inscribe books. Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option. While we cannot guarantee that the author will inscribe your book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request. Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event. All books are packed in cushioned bubble wrap and shipped in boxes. 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 Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$27.50
SKU: A9781451645163

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes Hardcover copy of Manson signed by Jeff Guinn.


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