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Washington Schlepped Here: Walking in the Nation's Capital (Crown Journeys)

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Publisher Comments:

The father of our country slept with Martha, but schlepped in the District. Now in the great mans footsteps comes humorist and twenty-year Washington resident Christopher Buckley with the real story of the citys founding. Well, not really. Were just trying to get you to buy the book. But we can say with justification that theres never been a more enjoyable, funny, and informative tour guide to the city than Buckley. His delight as he points out things of interest is con-tagious, and his frequent digressions about his own adventures as a White House staffer are often hilarious.

In Washington Schlepped Here, Buckley takes us along for several walks around the town and shares with us a bit of his “other” Washington. They include “Dantes Paradiso” (Union Station); the “Zero Milestone of American democracy” (the U.S. Capitol); the “Almost Pink House” (the White House); and many other historical (and often hysterical) journeys. Buckley is the sort of wonderful guide who pries loose the abalone-like clichés that cling to a place as mythic as D.C. Wonderfully insightful and eminently practical, Washington Schlepped Here shows us that even a city whose chief industry is government bureaucracy is a lot funnier and more surprising than its media-ready image might let on.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-157).

Synopsis:

Buckley invites readers to come along on several walks around the town and shares a bit of this other Washington. The walks include: America's Front Yard (The Mall), City of the Dead (Arlington Cemetery), Washington, D.C. (the old aboriginal social haunts of Georgetown), and several other historical journeys.

About the Author

Christopher Buckley is the author of nine previous books, including Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, and, most recently, No Way to Treat a First Lady. He is editor of Forbes FYI magazine and has contributed more than fifty “Shouts and Murmurs” to The New Yorker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400046874
Subtitle:
Walking in the Nation's Capital
Author:
Buckley, Christopher
Publisher:
Crown
Location:
New York
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - D.C.
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Washington Region
Subject:
Washington
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Crown Journeys
Series Volume:
no. 116
Publication Date:
20030408
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.92x5.30x.73 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-157).
"Synopsis" by , Buckley invites readers to come along on several walks around the town and shares a bit of this other Washington. The walks include: America's Front Yard (The Mall), City of the Dead (Arlington Cemetery), Washington, D.C. (the old aboriginal social haunts of Georgetown), and several other historical journeys.
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