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Washington Burning transports us in time to the very founding of our nation and its capital. We learn that the Washington we know might never have come to be had it not been for the destruction of the young city by British troops in 1814, or for Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the eccentric, passionate, difficult architect who fell in love with his adopted country. LEnfants sweeping vision of a grand Federal City inspired President George Washington but earned the enmity of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who hated the idea of an imperial city. So was the capital born of feuding personalities, and located on the banks of the Potomac only after great political struggle.

Master storyteller Les Standiford has once again written a compelling, quintessentially American story of hubris and achievement.

 

“Masterful…For the lover of U.S. history or Washingtonian architecture or even basic political intrigue, this marvelous new history, probably the best to date on L'Enfant and his troubled life, is essential.” — Miami Herald

"Scrupulously researched…Standiford has a novelist's gift for engaging, briskly paced narration." 

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For the lover of U.S. history or Washingtonian architecture or even basic political intrigue, this marvelous new history, probably the best to date on [Pierre Charles] L'Enfant and his troubled life, is essential.--"Miami Herald."

About the Author

LES STANDIFORD is the author of Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell, and the forthcoming The Man Who Invented Christmas.

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ISBN:
9780307346452
Subtitle:
How a Frenchman's Vision for Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army
Author:
Standiford, Les
Author:
Les Standiford, Author of Last Train to Paradise
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090728
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8-PAGE BandW INSERT
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.00x5.58x.81 in. .62 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to 1945
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , For the lover of U.S. history or Washingtonian architecture or even basic political intrigue, this marvelous new history, probably the best to date on [Pierre Charles] L'Enfant and his troubled life, is essential.--"Miami Herald."
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