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Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

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Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Show starts promptly at 11:00 a.m!

Featured Guests:


11:00 a.m.: Annie Jacobsen, THE PENTAGON’S BRAIN: An Uncensored History of DARPA

The definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller of Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base". 

No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history about the organization, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain," from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present. 

Annie Jacobsen is an investigative journalist and author who writes about war, weapons, U.S. national security and government secrecy. Her book, “OPERATION PAPERCLIP: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America,” was published in 2014.


12:00 p.m.: Amy StewartGirl Waits with Gun

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling debut novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.

Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.

Amy Stewart is the author of seven books. Her latest, Girl Waits With Gun, is a novel based on a true story. She has also written six nonfiction books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including four New York Times bestsellers: The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential.  She lives in Eureka, California, with her husband Scott Brown, who is a rare book dealer. They own a bookstore called Eureka Books. The store is housed in a classic nineteenth-century Victorian building that Amy very much hopes is haunted.

"A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness."

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:15pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base Cover Image
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 1st, 2012

Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America Cover Image
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 20th, 2015

The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency Cover Image
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 22nd, 2015

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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2015

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Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2013