Michael Causey, a past president of Washington Independent Writers, has written in a number of genres, including historical nonfiction for National Geographic publications, advertising copy for Marriott, and journalism in the Washington Post and Washingtonian. A former PR executive, he’s also written extensively about transportation, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and executive leadership. His fiancee is photographer Deborah Jaffe, and he’s the proud father of twin daughters, Caroline and Celia.
59 entries by Michael Causey
By Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar
A mostly melodic compendium of essays on the music that made us.
By Heather Hendershot
The conservative’s on-air irascibility didn’t always rear its head in private.
By David Hepworth
Making the case — or not — for a particular time’s musical dominance.
Players in 1960s social movements share their stories of triumph and regret
By Philip Kerr
A likeable, down-on-his-luck gumshoe unravels a mystery in Cold War-era Europe.
By Meg Jacobs
Recalling gas-station lines, embargoes, and all-around angst
By Christopher Hitchens
An entertaining posthumous collection of writings from the witty, acerbic Brit.
By Terry Gilliam
The Python-turned-director ponders his mortality but still tilts at windmills.
By Steven Hill
You might want to stop high-fiving yourselves, freelancers.
By Martin Walker
This latest in the detective series is as pleasant as a nice brunch.
By Greg Steinmetz
The subject may have been a towering financial figure, but this book makes him out to be a bit taller than he really was.
By Mark Schatzker
Food today might look better, but that doesn't mean it is better.
By Bryan Burrough
A fact-filled look at the United States' so-called first "Age of Terror."
By Steve Fraser
A cutting study of how American workers lost the will to battle for their well-being.
About the only black and white you'll find in Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France are the photographs. In this impassioned work, author Caroline Moorehead chronicles the town of Chambon’s resistance during World War II. It is a true tale of heroism, cowardice, and the spectrum of behavior lurking in between.
The Americans wanted to throw him a parade. The French wanted to hang him. Welcome to the world of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution and lightning-rod pariah in his homeland. In her insightful new biographical portrait, Laura Auricchio gives us a panoramic view of a man who could be both a young hothead and a far-ranging thinker.
Appreciate the genius and life changing power of innovations that continue to revolutionize life today.
Witty and irreverent, Buckley’s essays range from the treatment of goldfish to thoughts on major political figures.
A political autobiography with more big ideas than personal revelations
Alain de Botton
A thought-provoking look at how today’s news stokes our fears and exploits our weak hold on a sense of perspective.
The two cities are once again pitted against each other, but the result is less blood match than choreographed ballet.
Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor
Two experts present a nuanced case on the American health care system, arguing that we focus too much on symptoms and too little on root causes.
The author of The Tipping Point looks at how an underdog's disadvantages and adversity may lend themselves to triumph.
A freelance journalist shines a light into the far reaches of the secretive shipping industry.
William McPherson is a quintessential man of letters. He founded The Washington Post’s “Book World” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for literary criticism. Then he swung around to the other side of the desk to write two beautiful and well received novels, Testing the Current (1984) and To the Sargasso Sea (1987).
A young journalist reports on her foray into madness.
A British chronicler of trains makes the case that Alexander Hamilton’s forceful pragmatism fueled the rapid growth of the first U.S. railroads.
Mark Cotta Vaz and Brandon T. Snider
While Batman’s physical world changes with the times, his story never gets old. Two new titles show us why.
A different kind of road trip chronicles the greatest public works project in U.S. history.