Great Falls Senior Center to Host David E. Hoffman, Author

Great Falls Senior Center to Host David E. Hoffman, Author

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) will welcome David E. Hoffman as its guest speaker for an Oct. 17 event. Hoffman is an American writer and a contributing editor at the Washington Post and has been a journalist for 30 years. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for a book about the legacy of the nuclear arms race.

Hoffman came to Washington, D.C., in 1977 to work for the Capitol Hill News Service. He covered Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign. In 1982 he joined the Washington Post to help cover the Reagan White House; he also covered the first two years of the George H.W.Bush presidency. His White House coverage won three national journalism awards. Later, he was diplomatic correspondent at the time the Soviet Union collapsed, and then served as Jerusalem correspondent, covering the Oslo peace accords. From 1995 to 2001, he served as Moscow Bureau Chief. He was also the Foreign Editor and Assistant Managing Editor for Foreign News. His first book was “The Oligarchs: The Wealth and Power in the New Russia” followed by “Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy,” and “The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal.”

The Oct. 17 event will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls, 9220 Georgetown Pike, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. Reservations are required; contact Karen Emami at or call 703-938-6411. Visit

The event sponsor is Adams-Green Funeral Home and Crematory, family owned and operated since 1885, 721 Elden St., Herndon.