Whistleblower at the CIA: Booktalk and signing w/ Melvin Goodman
Hosted by East City Bookshop and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us for a book talk and signing with Melvin Goodman, former CIA division chief and US-Soviet relations expert.
Our events typically start at 6:30 and end at 8, when the store closes. Our format usually includes a brief introduction, book talk or reading, and then a Q&A.
Melvin Goodman will sign books after the event.
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