City in Time: Washington, D.C., Part 3

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - History - 144 pages
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From the Capitol building, home to Congress, to the Gothic revival style Smithsonian Castle, Washington, D.C. is an intriguing city. It’s the home of countless historical sites, incredible architecture, and beautiful art and monuments. There’s something special to see at every turn, and this fascinating volume presents the very best, as it is now and as it was back then. Step into the Hirshhorn Museum, designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft to resemble "a large piece of functional sculpture.” Gaze at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream” speech. Visit D.C.’s spookiest places, including the perhaps haunted Hay-Adams Hotel. Every spread is both attractive and enlightening.

 

 

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It is an interesting book, but it leaves more questions than answers. The photographer often didn't seem to see what he was capturing....trash sticking out a receptical? Easily movable construction signs? But still, it is an interesting look at local history, and makes a nice coffee table book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
20
Section 2
36
Section 3
80
Section 4
98
Section 5
124
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About the author (2008)

Gilbert King has written about U.S. Supreme Court history for the "New York Times" and the "Washington Post", and is a featured contributor to "Smithsonian" magazine's history blog, "Past Imperfect". He is the author of "The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South". He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

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