By Carol Lancaster,Douglas Farrar
This deeply felt memoir is a love letter to Washington, DC. Carol Lancaster, a third-generation Washingtonian who knew the town like few others, takes readers on a travel of the nation’s capital from its swamp-infested beginnings to the current day, with an insider’s view of the gritty politics, setting, society, tradition, and larger-than-life heroes that symbolize her loved homeland. the previous dean of Georgetown University’s university of international provider, a chum of presidents and dignitaries everywhere in the globe, Lancaster colorfully describes the city’s 3 near-death studies and the numerous triumphs and tribulations that emerged because the urban took form. alongside the way in which she presents short biographies of 3 of the main influential figures within the city’s background: city dressmaker Pierre Charles L’Enfant, whose imaginative and prescient for the town used to be learned simply after his loss of life; civic chief “Boss” Shepherd, whose strong-arm strategies wiped clean up the downtown zone and helped create the strolling mall we all know this day; and arguable mayor Marion Barry, whose upward thrust and fall and resurrection underscored the modern demanding situations of domestic rule.
Teeming with informative anecdotes and dozen illustrations of landmarks and key characters, Lancaster’s memoir is a private and passionate paean to the main robust urban within the world—from considered one of its such a lot illustrious local daughters.
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A Song to My City: Washington, DC by Carol Lancaster,Douglas Farrar