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Cover to Cover Author Series

WACA will host  Howard French to discuss his new book,  Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power , for this month's Cover to Cover conference call  Today, Tuesday, April 11, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.

Howard French is Associate Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. He wrote from Africa for The Washington Post, and later was The New York Times bureau chief in Central America and the Caribbean, West and Central Africa, Japan, and China. French is the recipient of two Overseas Press Club awards and a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. He has written for The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone, among other national publications. (Full bio.)

"Everything Under the Heavens is the most persuasive account I've ever read of how China's history shapes its foreign policy and that of its neighbors today. A subtle and beautifully written book that offers surprising lessons for how Americans and Asians should respond to China's rise. Strongly recommended for policy makers and citizens alike." - Susan Shirk, Chair of 21st Century China Center, University of California, San Diego.

May's Cover to Cover  will feature Thomas Wright on his new book,   All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power  (available May 23). Join us for this conference call on Thursday, May 25, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET . Wright is director of the Project on International Order and Strategy, as well as a fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe, at the Brookings  Institution. ( Full bio. )


June's Cover to Cover will feature Souad Mekhennet on the publication date of her compelling and evocative memoirI Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihadon Tuesday, June 13, at 2:00-2:30 PM ETMekhennet is a correspondent for The Washington Post's national security desk, and she has reported on terrorism for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, and NPR. (Full bio.)

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