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.

Washington

Washington Author Tom Lewis
ISBN-10 9780465061587
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Basic Books
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On January 24, 1791, President George Washington chose the site for the young nation’s capital: ten miles square, it stretched from the highest point of navigation on the Potomac River, and encompassed the ports of Georgetown and Alexandria. From the moment the federal government moved to the District of Columbia in December 1800, Washington has been central to American identity and life. Shaped by politics and intrigue, poverty and largess, contradictions and compromises, Washington has been, from its beginnings, the stage on which our national dramas have played out. In Washington, the historian Tom Lewis paints a sweeping portrait of the capital city whose internal conflicts and promise have mirrored those of America writ large. Breathing life into the men and women who struggled to help the city realize its full potential, he introduces us to the mercurial French artist who created an ornate plan for the city “en grande”; members of the nearly forgotten anti-Catholic political party who halted construction of the Washington monument for a quarter century; and the cadre of congressmen who maintained segregation and blocked the city’s progress for decades. In the twentieth century Washington’s Mall and streets would witness a Ku Klux Klan march, the violent end to the encampment of World War I “Bonus Army” veterans, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the painful rebuilding of the city in the wake of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. “It is our national center,” Frederick Douglass once said of Washington, DC; “it belongs to us, and whether it is mean or majestic, whether arrayed in glory or covered in shame, we cannot but share its character and its destiny.” Interweaving the story of the city’s physical transformation with a nuanced account of its political, economic, and social evolution, Lewis tells the powerful history of Washington, DC—the site of our nation’s highest ideals and some of our deepest failures.

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.

Spy Sites of Washington DC

Spy Sites of Washington  DC Author Robert Wallace
ISBN-10 1626163766
Year 2017-02-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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This one-of-a-kind guidebook lifts the cloak on over two centuries of espionage in the Washington region. Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton tell the stories and give coordinates for the headline-making cases and long-forgotten spy games that have changed the course of world affairs. With 220 main entries as well as listings for dozens more spy sites, maps and more than 300 photos this guide makes it easy for anyone to follow in the elusive footsteps of the moles, traitors, sleuths, and spies who lived the shadow history of our nation's capital.

The Evolution of Washington DC

The Evolution of Washington  DC Author James M. Goode
ISBN-10 9781588345066
Year 2015-03-17
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Smithsonian Institution
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The Evolution of Washington, DC is a striking volume featuring select pieces of the extraordinary collection of Washingtoniana donated by Albert H. Small to the George Washington University in 2011. It showcases treasures such as an 1860 lithograph of the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson in front of the White House and a contemporary print of old Potomac River steamboats. Other unique pieces include early designs for the White House, the Capitol, and the Washington Monument as well as presidential portraits and Civil War memorabilia. Each object--from architectural plans and topographical maps to letters and advertisements--tells a fascinating story, and together they illustrate the history of our nation's capital and indeed our nation itself.

Not for Tourists Guide to Washington DC

Not for Tourists Guide to Washington DC Author Not for Tourist Inc
ISBN-10 0977803147
Year 2006-11-01
Pages 367
Language en
Publisher Not For Tourists
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Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC features clear, easy-to-read maps and graphics, covering areas such as Downtown, the Greater District, Maryland, NoVA North, and NoVA South. This NFT Guide is perfect for residents who want to take advantage of the wealth of local services and resources around them. Inside this guide, you'll find: # Neighborhood maps dotted with graphical locator icons. # Listings of key services, restaurants, shops, schools, entertainment venues, public transportation, parks and more. # Editorial commentary with tips and interesting trivia. # Pullout maps & convenient size.

Crime Buff s Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania

Crime Buff s Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania Author Ron Franscell
ISBN-10 9781493004454
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania is the ultimate guidebook to the crime, injustice, and seedy history of the Keystone State. With photographs, maps, directions, and sites to visit, this collection of outlaw tales serves as both a travel guide and an entertaining and informational read. It is a one-of-a-kind exploration into well-known and more obsure sites in Pennsylvania that retain memories of bandits and their scandalous deeds. The Crime Buff series offers indispensable guidebooks for criminal-history enthusiasts and travelers. Each site description includes a brief summary of the spot’s significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos. Appealing to both residents and visitors, the books reveal the exploits of famous and less famous outlaws in an irresistable and informational manner. Readers will be shocked, unsettled, and captivated by the true stories and secrets illuminated in the Outlaw collection.

TLA Film Video and DVD Guide 2002 2003

TLA Film  Video  and DVD Guide 2002 2003 Author David Bleiler
ISBN-10 9781466867574
Year 2014-04-08
Pages 784
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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The TLA Film, Video & DVD Guide 2002-2003 is the absolutely indispensible guide for the true lover of cinema. By focusing on independent and international films, and avoiding much of the made-for-TV/made-for-cable/made-for-video dreck, this guide offers more comprehensive coverage of the films the reader may actually want to rent and see. The guide includes: * Reviews of more than 10,000 films * Four detailed indexes - by star, director, theme, genre, and country of origin * More than 450 photos throughout * A listing of all the major film awards, TLA Bests and recommended films * A comprehensive selection of cinema from over 50 countries From one of the finest names in video retailing and a growing rental chain comes the latest edition of one of the most respected film, video, and DVD guides. The TLA Film, Video & DVD Guide is perfect for anyone whose tastes range from All About My Mother to Fight Club; from This Is Spinal Tap to Ma Vie en Rose.

Walt Whitman in Washington D C

Walt Whitman in Washington  D C Author Garrett Peck
ISBN-10 9781626199736
Year 2015-03-23
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Walt Whitman was already famous for Leaves of Grass when he journeyed to the nation's capital at the height of the Civil War to find his brother George, a Union officer wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Whitman eventually served as a volunteer "hospital missionary," making more than six hundred hospital visits and serving over eighty thousand sick and wounded soldiers in the next three years. With the 1865 publication of Drum-Taps, Whitman became poet laureate of the Civil War, aligning his legacy with that of Abraham Lincoln. He remained in Washington until 1873 as a federal clerk, engaging in a dazzling literary circle and fostering his longest romantic relationship, with Peter Doyle. Author Garrett Peck details the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.

Video Sourcebook

Video Sourcebook Author Thomson Gale
ISBN-10 1414400993
Year 2007-10
Pages 4000
Language en
Publisher Gale Cengage
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.