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Monday, June 9, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
The Central Intelligence Agency is once again in the spotlight — this time, it’s for its interrogation practices of al Qaeda. According to 30-year CIA veteran Jack Devine, this might be because the agency is too closely tied into modern bureaucracy and paramilitary operations instead of focusing on what it does best — spying. His “finely delineated” memoir Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story is the no-holds-barred account of his tenure with the organization, from Nixon to Clinton. From the fall of Allende in Chile and Charlie Wilson’s war in Afghanistan, to the capture of Pablo Escobar in Columbia, his book analyzes the great operations of his time and offers his advice for the future of covert exercises in America. Devine is the former Acting Deputy Director of the CIA; he is the Founding Partner and President of The Arkin Group, an international strategic intelligence organization. He’ll appear in conversation with Mark Wright, KING-5 Morning News Anchor. Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE:
Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
The author of 13 books, Rebecca Solnit writes on art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, memory, and the power of story. Her most recent work, The Faraway Nearby, explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, and by imagination. Her earlier books include River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (2004), for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award. Presented by: Seattle Arts & Lectures as part of its Literary/Arts Series.Tickets: Season subscriptions are on sale now here. Single tickets $5-$50 here, at 206/621-2230, or at the door.Learn more: About SAL.