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Washington Burning: How a Frenchman s Vision of Our Nation s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army

Les Standiford

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ISBN 10: 1400136423 / ISBN 13: 9781400136421
Edité par Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2008
Neuf(s) Etat : New
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Language: English . Brand New. In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation s capital. It was only after the British lesson in hard war, designed to terrorize Americans, that the city became a locus of unity and national pride. The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., rose from a wilderness is a vital chapter in American history, filled with intrigue and outsized characters-from Pierre Charles L Enfant, the eccentric, passionate, difficult architect who fell in love with his adopted country, to George Washington, who struggled to balance L Enfant s enthusiasm for his brilliant design with the strident opposition of fiscal conservatives such as Thomas Jefferson. Their conflicts mirror the struggles of a fledgling nation to form a kind of government the world had not yet known, prefiguring similar battles fought in Congress today. Utterly absorbing and scrupulously researched, Washington Burning offers a fresh perspective on the birth of not just a city but a nation. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400136421

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Titre : Washington Burning: How a Frenchman s Vision...

Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre :New

Edition : Library ed.

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In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital. It was only after the British lesson in "hard war," designed to terrorize Americans, that the city became a locus of unity and national pride. The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., rose from a wilderness is a vital chapter in American history, filled with intrigue and outsized characters-from Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the eccentric, passionate, difficult architect who fell in love with his adopted country, to George Washington, who struggled to balance L'Enfant's enthusiasm for his brilliant design with the strident opposition of fiscal conservatives such as Thomas Jefferson. Their conflicts mirror the struggles of a fledgling nation to form a kind of government the world had not yet known, prefiguring similar battles fought in Congress today. Utterly absorbing and scrupulously researched, Washington Burning offers a fresh perspective on the birth of not just a city but a nation.

About the Author:

Les Standiford is the author of numerous books, including Raw Deal and Bone Key, and a regular reviewer for the Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, and the New York Daily News.

Michael Prichard has recorded well over five hundred audiobooks and was named one of SmartMoney magazine's Top Ten Golden Voices. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award and several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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