What People Are Saying About
Death At The Howard

“Washington in 1968 wasn’t just a different city; it was a different planet. Washingtonians went about the business of their lives to the soundtrack of R&B and police sirens. How different it all was from today’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods; and how similar. Then, as now, race, class, and generation divided the city into at times warring camps. Dave Tevelin’s Death at the Howard city takes us back in time, recreating 1960s DC as few have been able to do; and, in the process, helps us understand the city we all live in now. And he does so with a good story compellingly told – a great read!”

Blair Ruble
Author, Washington’s U Street, A Biography

“Dave Tevelin really tells it the way it was. I loved this book.”

Greg Gaskins
guitarist for Elvis Presley, The Manhattans, and many others.

What People Are Saying About
Siege Of The Capital

“Although laced throughout with fiction, Mr. Tevelin’s book captures the essential elements of Mr. Khaalis’ takeover, and the drama of those thirty-nine hours. He managed to make the complexity of the incident into a very readable story.”

Earl Silbert
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia during Khaalis’ siege

“Dave Tevelin vividly captured the horror of the Khaalis slayings, and the drama of his takeover of the three buildings in D.C. He nailed Khaalis’ voice, and compellingly laid out the web of factors that led to both the murders of his family and his actions four years later. I recommend this book highly.”

Henry Schuelke
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia who prosecuted the murderers of Khaalis’ family

“Siege of the Capital, a blend of fiction with real time events, is a great read! Its account brought back memories of a life-changing event for those involved in the 1977 hostage siege and the dramatic trial that followed. For me, as the federal prosecutor involved in the case, Dave Tevelin’s account of those days — and Khaalis’ back story — is well researched, vivid, and compelling.”

Mark Tuohey
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia

“Dave Tevelin weaves a taut drama filled with over-the-top characters in an fantastic series of events, all of which are based in fact! A terrific retelling of a bizarre chapter of Washington history that is both authentic and gripping.”

Tim Murray
Former D.C. pretrial official and Executive Director of the Pretrial Justice Institute