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Washington burning

Les Standiford

Washington burning

how a Frenchman"s vision of our nation"s capital survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the invading British Army

by Les Standiford

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • L"Enfant, Pierre Charles, -- 1754-1825,
  • City planning -- Washington (D.C.) -- History,
  • Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- History,
  • Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc,
  • Washington (D.C.) -- History,
  • Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Capture by the British, 1814

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLes Standiford.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF195 .S79 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 353 p. :
    Number of Pages353
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18630710M
    ISBN 109780307346445
    LC Control Number2007044751

    "Washington burning" gives the book its oomph, but it mostly follows the career of Peter Charles L'Enfant, the brilliant but prickly creator of the grand plan for the capital. The first part introduces the debate over the location of the permanent seat of government and follows L'Enfant to spring , when he battled the commissioners in Author: Marion C. Nelson.


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