'I know' seems to describe a state of affairs which guarantees what is known, guarantees it as a fact. One always forgets the expression, 'I thought I knew.'

—Ludwig Wittgenstein

Events

Reading - Seattle, WA

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 7:00pm

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
206.366.3333

Reading - Portland, OR

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 7:30pm

Powell's Books
1005 W. Burnside
Portland, OR
503.228.4651

Reading - San Francisco, CA

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 7:00pm

Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
415.282.9246

Reading - Menlo Park, CA

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 7:30pm

Kepler's Books
Menlo Park, CA
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
650.324.4321

Reading - Cambridge, MA

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 7:00pm

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.661.1515

Reading - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 7:00pm

Broadside Books
247 Main Street
Northampton, MA
413.586.4235

Launch party and reading - Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 7:00pm

BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6263
718.875-3677

The tale of the Trojan Horse might be apocryphal – no one knows – but it stands out as one of military history’s most famous cautionary tales about yielding to unexamined beliefs. The story goes that the Greeks, frustrated by years of waging an unsuccessful siege on the walled city of Troy, built a massive wooden horse, left it at the city gates as a parting “gift” to their putative victors, and pretended to sail home. Ignoring the naysayers (most famously, the prophet Cassandra and the priest Laocoön, both of whom warned their fellow Trojans that the gift was a trap), Troy’s leaders brought the horse inside the city walls. That night, thirty-odd soldiers who had been concealed inside crept out and opened the gates to the returned Greek army. The Greeks destroyed the city and slaughtered its citizens, thereby ending – and winning – the Trojan War.