A History Lover s Guide to Washington

A History Lover s Guide to Washington Author Alison Fortier
ISBN-10 9781625850645
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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This tour of the nation's capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district. Visit the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln's Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. Look around lesser-known sites, such as the grave of Pierre L'Enfant, the city's Botanical Gardens, the Old Post Office and a host of historical homes throughout the capital. From George Washington's Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of Washington, D.C., for a tour of America's most beloved sites. Join author and Washington insider Alison Fortier as she carefully curates an expedition to our shining city on a hill.

A History Lover s Guide to New York City

A History Lover s Guide to New York City Author Alison Fortier
ISBN-10 9781467119030
Year 2016-02-29
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk back in time along the streets of Manhattan. George Washington took his first oath of office on the steps of Federal Hall. Visitors can still dine at the famed Fraunces Tavern and worship at historic St. Paul's Chapel. From the Brooklyn Bridge to stunning skyscrapers, the city celebrates its own history and that of the nation. Join author Alison Fortier as she traces the history and heritage of America's largest metropolis.

A Neighborhood Guide to Washington D C s Hidden History

A Neighborhood Guide to Washington  D C  s Hidden History Author Jeanne Fogle
ISBN-10 9781614230014
Year 2009-04-30
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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- Get off the National Mall and enjoy nine walking and driving tours of Washington, D.C.’s historic neighborhoods. - Discover the hidden history of the nation’s capital with tales of political intrigue, scandal, romance and tragedy. - Experience the overlooked architectural and cultural treasures in such neighborhoods as Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Mount Vernon Square. Owner of A Tour de Force Jeanne Fogle leads her readers through the hidden sites and history of Washington, D.C.’s neighborhoods. Charming sketches by Edward Fogle and vintage photographs accompany each tour, casting a new light on the city. Visitors and local alike will be surprised and delighted by the discoveries that can be made beyond the monuments.

Empire of Mud

Empire of Mud Author J. D. Dickey
ISBN-10 9781493013937
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Washington, DC, gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples, a pulsing hub of political power and prowess. But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen. Before America became a world power in the twentieth century, Washington City was an eyesore at best and a disgrace at worst. Unfilled swamps, filthy canals, and rutted horse trails littered its landscape. Political bosses hired hooligans and thugs to conduct the nation's affairs. Legendary madams entertained clients from all stations of society and politicians of every party. The police served and protected with the aid of bribes and protection money. Beneath pestilential air, the city’s muddy roads led to a stumpy, half-finished obelisk to Washington here, a domeless Capitol Building there. Lining the streets stood boarding houses, tanneries, and slums. Deadly horse races gouged dusty streets, and opposing factions of volunteer firefighters battled one another like violent gangs rather than life-saving heroes. The city’s turbulent history set a precedent for the dishonesty, corruption, and mismanagement that have led generations to look suspiciously on the various sin--both real and imagined--of Washington politicians. Empire of Mud unearths and untangles the roots of our capital’s story and explores how the city was tainted from the outset, nearly stifled from becoming the proud citadel of the republic that George Washington and Pierre L'Enfant envisioned more than two centuries ago.

Very Washington DC

Very Washington DC Author Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
ISBN-10 9781616202989
Year 2013-06-14
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Algonquin Books
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A travel guide with character, this fact-filled keepsake offers all the history, beauty, charm, and culture of our nation's capital city. In eye-catching watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the allure that makes Washington DC one of the most visited destinations in the country. In addition to the national landmarks, stirring memorials, and vibrant neighborhoods, there's the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Twilight Tattoo (a military pageant featuring the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team), colorful row houses, famous hotels and restaurants, and more museums than you'll be able to visit in just one trip. Gessler covers the city's most popular attractions but also heads off the beaten path to share hidden gems, like the quirky Albert Einstein Memorial and Eastern Market, where you can dine on bluebucks and browse for flea market finds. Also included are an index of sites and a useful appendix of addresses, Web sites, Metro stops, and phone numbers. Very Washington DC is a picture-perfect guidebook—a one-of-a-kind memento for tourists and a cherished reminder of the city's riches for those who have always lived in America's hometown.

Washington

Washington Author Tom Lewis
ISBN-10 9780465039210
Year 2015
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Basic Books
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When George Washington announced the site of the nation's capital, he envisioned an agrarian city that would reflect the values of the young United States. But Washington, D.C., took shape under the direction of Pierre L'Enfant, a mercurial French artist whose plans for grand avenues clashed with Washington's vision and were never fully realized. It was the first of many times when the city would fail to live up to the dreams of its founders. In Washington, the historian Tom Lewis constructs a sweeping portrait of our capital city, breathing life into the men and women who shaped itfrom the land speculator who nearly bankrupted the city in the 1790s to the black New Deal photographer who gave a face to its slums. Interweaving the story of D.C.'s physical transformation with an account of its political, economic, and social evolution, Lewis argues that the history of Washington doubles as a powerful narrative about the nation writ large. Through wars, expansion, financial depression, and the fight for civil rights, Washington's contradictions and compromises have embodied our nation's highest ideals and deepest failures.

Washington D C

Washington D C Author Thomas J. Carrier
ISBN-10 0738500496
Year 1999
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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When it was passed in 1789, the Constitution set out the boundaries not only for a new government but for a new capital city as well. At the time, the new District of Columbia covered 5,000 acres, dominated by marshland on the south, pastureland on the area that is now the Mall, farms near the White House and Capitol Hill, and undeveloped woods throughout. Covering Capitol Hill, the Mall, the Old Downtown area, the Ellipse, Lafayette Square, and Foggy Bottom, this engaging photographic history and walking tour documents how the Federal City grew from farmland to world capital. Striking images and detailed captions tell the fascinating stories behind many of the famous and the not so famous buildings and monuments that cover the D.C. landscape, from Union Station and the Capitol to the White House and the Watergate Hotel and many important sites in between.

A Guide to Historic New Haven Connecticut

A Guide to Historic New Haven  Connecticut Author Colin M. Caplan
ISBN-10 9781625844088
Year 2007-11-19
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Author Colin M. Caplan is a native of New Haven and an active member of the local architecture and preservation community. He founded Magrisso Forte, a design-based consulting firm dedicated to fostering awareness of New Haven's cultural resources. This book details eighteen walks and nine guided driving/biking tours around the city.

Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington

Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington Author Howard Youth
ISBN-10 9781421412320
Year 2014-04-22
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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Nature awaits discovery at almost every turn in the complex ecosystem of Washington, D.C. In parks large and small, within the District's gardens, and on public streets, there is tremendous biodiversity. In Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C., naturalist Howard Youth takes us on an urban safari, describing the wild side of the nation's capital. Beyond the abundant wildlife that can be seen in every neighborhood, Washington boasts a large park network rich in natural wonders. A hike along the trails of Rock Creek Park, one of the country’s largest and oldest urban forests, quickly reveals white-tailed deer, eastern gray squirrels, and little brown bats. Mayapples, Virginia bluebells, and red mulberry trees are but a few of the treasures found growing at the National Arboretum. A stroll along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers might reveal stealthy denizens such as bullfrogs, largemouth bass, and common snapping turtles. Detailed drawings by Carnegie artist Mark A. Klingler and photography by Robert E. Mumford, Jr., reveal the rich color and stunning beauty of the flora and fauna awaiting every D.C. naturalist. Whether seeking a secluded jog or an adventurous outing, residents and tourists alike will find this handsome guide indispensable for finding oases away from the noise of the city.

National Geographic Walking Washington DC

National Geographic Walking Washington  DC Author Barbara Noe Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781426217753
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Washington, D.C., is full of information about the city and its people.

A Guide to Historic Nashville Tennessee

A Guide to Historic Nashville  Tennessee Author James A. Hoobler
ISBN-10 9781625843630
Year 2008-02-01
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Written by accomplished historian James Hoobler, senior curator of art and architecture at the Tennessee State Museum and former executive director of the Tennessee Historical Society, this book offers extraordinary insight into Nashville’s heritage. Carefully researched and exceptionally written, it is a wonderful companion, both for visitors and for Nashville residents who want to see their hometown in a new light. • Enjoy eleven walking and driving tours around Tennessee’s historic capital. • Explore the legendary Music Row and the famous Ryman Auditorium. • Discover fascinating facts about Nashville’s past, from the battlefields to the universities. • Experience one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in the Southeast.

Discovering Vintage Washington DC

Discovering Vintage Washington  DC Author Laura Brienza
ISBN-10 9781493013418
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Discovering Vintage Washington, DC is a guide to all of the city’s timeless classic spots that take you back in time. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way. It includes indexes that let you choose the places you want to visit by neighborhood, by category, and—naturally—by era. Discovering Vintage Washington, DC takes you to classic restaurants, shops, and other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They’re all still around—but they won’t be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

The Little Black Book of Washington DC

The Little Black Book of Washington  DC Author Harriet Edleson
ISBN-10 1593598688
Year 2007-03-01
Pages 210
Language en
Publisher Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
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Make your way around the beautiful Capital City-with its monuments and government buildings, its cherry blossoms and parks-with this indispensable pocket guide. Its user-friendly fold-out maps and insider tips help you explore the best that Washington has to offer. Here's all you need to know about what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, and stay in this city of living history. 204 pp, book lies flat for ease of use, 9 foldout maps, elastic band page holder, 4 1/4" x 5 3/4"

Secret Washington

Secret Washington Author Sharon Pendana
ISBN-10 2361950960
Year 2015
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Editions Jonglez
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A Darth Vader grotesque on a church, a giant chair, the longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere, a faithful replica of the Holy Land for those who can't make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, ingenious fencing forged from War of 1812 musket barrels, a yet uncracked cryptographic sculpture, the world's oldest continuously operating airport, the only state embassy in the nation ... Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Washington, DC is a reserve of well-concealed treasures only revealed to those who know how to wander off the beaten track, whether residents or visitors. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew the city well, or who would like to discover its hidden face.

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington Author G. Martin Moeller Jr.
ISBN-10 9781421406268
Year 2012-06-15
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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From the imposing monuments of Capitol Hill and the Mall to the pastoral suburban enclaves of Foxhall and Cleveland Park, from small memorials to vast commercial and institutional complexes, this guide shows us a Washington that is at once excitingly fresh and comfortably familiar.