About the Author

Mark N. Ozer

Mark N. Ozer has lectured throughout the world as a former professor of neurology at the Georgetown University Medical School. Currently a study group leader at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the American University, he has lectured on the history of most of the great cities of the world. Dr. Ozer has published more than 15 books, including a series of books on Washington, D.C. The first, entitled Washington, DC: Politics and Place, was followed by Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age and Northwest Washington: Tales from West of the Park both available at www.History Press.com. Ozer is a graduate of Harvard College with honors in history. He is a leader in the national capital’s history community, with active membership in the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the Association of Oldest Inhabitants, the History Society of Washington, and the Cosmos Club. Ozer has been a Washington area resident since 1964. He lives there with his wife Martha and has five children and ten grandchildren.

AOI “…Ozer presents an amazing blend of the story of the people’s stories a well as accounts of architecture…a most fascinating mix of history, thoroughly laced with information and spiced with touches of scandal.”

“Ozer infuses his stories with vitality, and regales the reader with pithy little-know facts which enrich the notoriously dry history-book approach.”

“Fast becoming the best current historian of Washington DC.…he combines well observations on geography, architecture and biography. Can double as a tour guide or be read at leisure at home with equal profit.”