Naveed Jamali spoke about his book, How to Catch a Russian Spy, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
As a student, Jamali knew he wanted to pursue a career in Navy intelligence, but he hadn’t dreamed he’d work his way into it by being a double agent. His riveting memoir is the story of how he persuaded both American officials and Russian spy recruiters to trust him, then spent three years helping the FBI gather evidence on a Russian spy ring—from the inside. Truly the stuff of thrillers, Jamali’s story has been acquired for film adaptation by 20th Century Fox.
Nicholas Kristof spoke about his book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, at Politics & Prose on Monday September 29, 2014.
A Path Appears is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tapestry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of $5 or $5 million, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initiatives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, inspiring truth of how real people have changed the world, upending the idea that one person can’t make a difference.