Washington: The Making of the American Capital, Fergus M. Bordewich
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Washington: The Making of the American Capital

Author: Fergus M. Bordewich

Narrator: Richard Allen

Unabridged: 12 hr 41 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 06/16/2008

Genre: History

Synopsis

Washington, D.C., is home to the most influential power brokers in the world. But how did we come to call D.C.—a place one contemporary observer called a mere swamp "producing nothing except myriads of toads and frogs (of enormous size)," a district that was strategically indefensible, captive to the politics of slavery, and a target of unbridled land speculation—our nation's capital?

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