Learn the REAL stories BEHIND the scenes of DC’s famous landmarks!

The Complete Washington DC Guide Series

The National Mall

The National Mall

The Complete Guide

The United States was a new country. It was also a new kind of country. It founded its traditions in the use of great architecture from the ancient world. We explore how those traditions expressed themselves anew for this new country and why these memorials are placed where they are and look the way they do.

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Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

The Complete Guide

The Capitol was both the most important building of the new country and the central one of its new capital city. Thomas Jefferson insured it would be a “museum of antiquity” to teach Americans of their roots in ancient Greece and Rome. Originally a shrine to George Washington and to the Revolution, it also reflects the country’s growth “from sea to shining sea.”

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Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue

The Complete Guide

Peter L’Enfant designed Pennsylvania Avenue to be the most important street for a city “worthy of a great empire.” Its wide Ceremonial Mile bordered by the monumental Federal Triangle connects the Capitol to the White House. The most direct route between the early population centers of Capitol Hill and Georgetown, it was the main East-West Street of the city where the horse cars and trolleys once went and the buses still go.

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Each guide

provides an insightful, fascinating and in-depth historical examination of various key landmarks in and around our nation’s capitol. Perfect for the first time visitor or even for those returning a second time that want to know more! Available now for download to your e-Reader or tablet device.

The Presidential Series

Washington
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Jefferson
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Lincoln
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Theodore Roosevelt
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Franklin Roosevelt
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Kennedy
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These great presidents had an important influence on the country and its capital city. Each book deals with their significant actions in Washington and their legacies that can still be explored today.

George Washington created the city that is his namesake but never lived here as president. His image remains in his monument and in his shrine in the Capitol Rotunda. Thomas Jefferson insured that the public buildings would be the neo-classical “museum of antiquity” to make the new country rooted in the best architecture of the ancient past. Abraham Lincoln led the nation when the city became truly a national capital and the United States a singular noun. His legacy, expressed in an ancient Greek temple originally reflecting reunion and reconciliation, has now come to include his role as emancipator.

During the city’s second century, Theodore Roosevelt led the U.S. into world politics while also insuring the national capital would reflect imperial grandeur. Franklin Roosevelt led the country through its most difficult time of Depression and war. His legacy lives on in the increased role of government to redress economic wrongs. He brought the new men and women to Washington that permanently changed it. John Kennedy brought new life and spirit to the city that finally made it worthy of being the international world capital.

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Washington, DC: Politics And Place

Who, Why, What, Where and When - these are important questions that you want to know when visiting or living in Washington, DC. This unique book incorporates the city’s historical background and the people associated with important sites that one can see today. Each chapter explores the changes that occurred and how the buildings express the politics of their time.

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Washington, D.C.: Politics and Place