By Carol Lancaster,Douglas Farrar
This deeply felt memoir is a love letter to Washington, DC. Carol Lancaster, a third-generation Washingtonian who knew town like few others, takes readers on a travel of the nation’s capital from its swamp-infested beginnings to the current day, with an insider’s view of the gritty politics, setting, society, tradition, and larger-than-life heroes that signify her liked native land. the previous dean of Georgetown University’s institution of overseas carrier, a pal of presidents and dignitaries everywhere in the globe, Lancaster colorfully describes the city’s 3 near-death studies and the various triumphs and tribulations that emerged because the urban took form. alongside the best way she offers short biographies of 3 of the main influential figures within the city’s background: city clothier Pierre Charles L’Enfant, whose imaginative and prescient for town used to be learned basically after his dying; civic chief “Boss” Shepherd, whose strong-arm strategies wiped clean up the downtown zone and helped create the jogging mall we all know at the present time; and debatable mayor Marion Barry, whose upward push and fall and resurrection underscored the modern demanding situations of domestic rule.
Teeming with informative anecdotes and dozen illustrations of landmarks and key characters, Lancaster’s memoir is a private and passionate paean to the main robust urban within the world—from one in all its so much illustrious local daughters.
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