|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Showing 1-1 of 1
“Prior to reading this book I never really knew how the Founding Fathers settled on this particular place as the site of our nation's Capital. I was fascinated to learn about the
#4 of 25 from American history will come alive for you with any of these 26 books!!! by
1
Photos
Washington: The Making of the American Capital
About this book

Wiki

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? In Washington, acclaimed and award-winning author Fergus M. Bordewich turns his eye to the backroom deal making and shifting alliances between our Founding Fathers and in doing so pulls back the curtain on the lives of slaves who actually built the city. The answers revealed in this eye-opening book are not only surprising and exciting but also illuminate a story of unexpected triumph over a multitude of political and financial obstacles, including fraudulent real estate speculation, overextended financiers, and management more apt for a "banana republic" than an emerging world power.

In this page-turning work that reveals the hidden and somewhat unsavory side of the nation's beginnings, Bordewich, once again, brings his novelist's sensibility to a little-known chapter in American history.

view wiki

Details

ISBN-10: 0060842385
ISBN-13: 978-0060842383
Author: Fergus Bordewich
Publisher: Amistad
Date Published: May 6, 2008
Related Topics
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (P.S.)

A book released August 2, 2005 by Howard Zinn

Kennedy Legacy

book about the Kennedy clan and politics by Vincent Bzdek

Underground History of American Education

A book about education in the United States written by John

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists