On This Spot (Paperback)

Pinpointing the Past in Washington, D.C.

By Douglas E. Evelyn, Paul Dickson, S. J. Ackerman

Capital Books (VA), 9781933102702, 307pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Now for a new generation of DC residents and visitors--a celebration of Washington, DC, its history, people, and neighborhoods--through fascinating archival photos and lively accounts. This is not a standard guidebook. It's a book that carries you back in time to meet the men and women who built and developed our Nation's Capital--not just the political types, but also the spies, murderers, bartenders, and writers. Stand on the spots where they stood when historic events took place, like the Fort McNair tennis courts, the historic spot where the Lincoln assassination conspirators were hanged. See the now august buildings and landscapes through the historical perspective of the rough, dirty, unhealthy place Washington once was. Neighborhood by neighborhood and using the 19 illustrated maps in On This Spot, you can travel through Washington, DC's history on your own. Features the sites where: * Important events took place * Famous people from American history lived, worked, and died * DC's changing neighborhoods * Buildings that have been lost and those that have been saved.