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Historic Sketches At Washington

Historic Sketches At Washington – George Alfred Townsend

The purpose of this book, which was originally published at the beginning of the 20th century, was to make Washington visible to voters, so that they could be guided in criticism upon abuses such as have been related. The course of the chapters is purposely made discursive so that the mind can be carried through a variety of scenes without flagging.

Historic Sketches At Washington

Historic Sketches At Washington

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Historic Sketches At Washington.

ISBN: 9783849672164.

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Basics on Washington, D.C. (from Wikipedia):

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 6,131,977. Washington is described as the political Capital of the World, owing to its status as the seat of the United States Federal Government and numerous international institutions, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Washington is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million annual tourists. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Yesterdays in Washington (Volumes 1 & 2)

Yesterdays in Washington – Mary Smith Lockwood

Mary Smith Lockwood is one of the original three who organized the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her fantastic book about the nation’s capital is full of reminiscences of the great men of the nation, their homes and political life. In addition with the countless untold stories of powerful influences that have gone into the making of the nation, this work is going to be your favourite reading about the history of Washington, D.C. — This edition includes both, originally separately published volumes one and two.

Yesterdays in Washington

Yesterdays in Washington

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Yesterdays in Washington.

ISBN: 9783849672478.

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Basics on Washington, D.C. (from Wikipedia):

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 6,131,977. Washington is described as the political Capital of the World, owing to its status as the seat of the United States Federal Government and numerous international institutions, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Washington is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million annual tourists. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Early Days Of Washington

Early Days Of Washington – S. Somervell Mackall

Miss Mackall in the ‘Early Days of Washington’ has written and compiled one of the first histories of Washington and of the District of Columbia which shows mark of authority and careful preparation. The work is the result of years of study and toil, and we have, in consequence, a book of more than local interest. It is, necessarily, largely biographical, and here Miss Mackall has had exceptional facilities. Belonging to one of the oldest and best-known of the District families, her forefathers being socially thrown with the makers of Washington history, many incidents of interest, which otherwise would have been lost, have been handed down and are now told in print for the first time. Says The Washington Evening Star: “It reads almost like a romance. There was much to fill the lives of the residents then that is absent now. The social existence was essentially different, the community was closer together and more self-dependent.” Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Ten Years In Washington

Ten Years In Washington – Mary Clemmer Ames

Mary Clemmer Ames’ book tells of the “inner life,” wonders, marvels, mysteries, secret doings etc. of the nation’s capital, “as a woman sees. them.” The chapters are overflowing with spicy revelations, humor, pathos and good things for all.

Ten Years In Washington

Ten Years In Washington

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Ten Years In Washington.

ISBN: 9783849672454.

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Basics on Washington, D.C. (from Wikipedia):

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 6,131,977. Washington is described as the political Capital of the World, owing to its status as the seat of the United States Federal Government and numerous international institutions, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Washington is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million annual tourists. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Book of Washington

The Book of Washington – Robert Shackleton

Books about the national capital are always in order. Those written almost one hundred years ago might already be out of date, as regards many significant features of the city’s growth and development. But Mr. Robert Shackleton, after an extended experience in describing such cities as New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago, has at last written a comprehensive „Book of Washington“—not a guide or handbook merely, but an intelligent summary and review of the past and present attractions of the city.

The Book of Washington

The Book of Washington

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The Book of Washington

ISBN: 9783849684709

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Washington D.C. Basics (from Wikipedia):

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as „Washington“, „the District“, or simply „D.C.“, is the capital of the United States.

The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country’s East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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