Washington (Compact Disc)

The Making of the American Capital

By Fergus M. Bordewich, Richard Allen (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781400107445

Publication Date: June 16, 2008

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Washington, D.C., is home to the most influential power brokers in the world. But how did we come to call D.C.-a place one contemporary observer called a mere swamp "producing nothing except myriads of toads and frogs (of enormous size)," a district that was strategically indefensible, captive to the politics of slavery, and a target of unbridled land speculation-our nation's capital?

About the Author

Journalist Fergus M. Bordewich has written on American history as well as human rights and other issues, and he is the author of "Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement."

Richard Allen is a five-time Audie-nominated narrator whose work has been acknowledged on the Best Audiobooks Lists for "Audiofile" and "Library Journal."

Praise For Washington: The Making of the American Capital

"Bordewich tells a fascinating tale, and tells it well." ---Publishers Weekly