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Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C.

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In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles LEnfant—a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers—to design the new nation's capital. LEnfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his imperious and unyielding nature also made him many powerful enemies. After eleven months, Washington reluctantly dismissed LEnfant from the project. Subsequently, the plan for the city was published under another name, and LEnfant died long before it was rightfully attributed to him. Filled with incredible characters and passionate human drama, Scott W. Bergs deft narrative account of this little-explored story in American history is a tribute to the genius of Pierre Charles L'Enfant and the enduring city that is his legacy.

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Scott W. Berg holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, an MA from Miami University and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University where he is now teaching non-fiction writing and literature. Since 1998, Berg has published over 60 pieces in the Washington Post on various subjects, many of them historical, including a lengthy feature story about L'Enfant out of which GRAND AVENUES grew.

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ISBN:
9781400076222
Author:
Berg, Scott W
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Berg, Scott W.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
City planning -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Subject:
L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
biography;history;washington dc;urban planning;architecture
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 ILLUS., MAPS, and PLANS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.76 in. .72 lbs.

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