History of the United States Capitol: A Chronicle of Design, Construction, and Politics

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001 - History - 498 pages
History of the United States Capitol This lavish coffee table book is filled with magnificent color photos, architectural drawings, and illustrations. It also provides a thoroughly documented of the design and construction of the Capitol, along with authoritative bibliographies, notes, and an index. It is printed on permanent paper and enhanced with a full-color image of the Nation's Capitol on the dust jacket. The "History of the United States Capitol" includes sections on: - The variety of designs submitted by famed architects of the 1790's - Controversial and numerous design revisions - The politics involved in the various construction stages - Suspicious events surrounding a fatal accident in 1808 - The British burning of the Capitol in 1814 - Diverse labor problems - the Capitol used a bakery, a barracks, and a hospital during the Civil War

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