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Washington: The Making of the American Capital

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book released May 6, 2008 by Fergus Bordewich

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 … see full wiki

Author: Fergus Bordewich
Publisher: Amistad
Date Published: May 6, 2008
2 reviews about Washington: The Making of the American Capital
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
Awesome book and history, Good read.
review by . June 03, 2009
Numerous obstacles had to be overcome to make the new American Capital a reality.
As it turns out it was a far more complicated process than I ever imagined.  For the most part, folks in the Northeast wanted our nation's Capital to remain in New York City. Meanwhile, the people and politicians of Pennsylvania were lobbying hard for a site on the Susquehanna River.  And those hailing from Virginia and the other Southern states were bound and determined to see to it that the new national capital would be located closer to their neck of the woods.  So many interests, …
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