Retail pak Random House Audio 2003
CD ISBN 0739306839 $19.95 Two CDs
This book is a walking tour of Washington, DC, a city the writer fell in love with almost from the moment he arrived 20 years ago to work in the first Bush administration. He takes readers from sight to sight in the nation's capital, offering up history, commentary, and occasional dashes of humor. He tells listeners about how Pierre L'Enfant designed the city, died, and was buried in a pauper's grave, then more than a century later was dug up, laid in state in the Capitol, and buried again, this time in Arlington National Cemetery. He describes the last hours of Abraham Lincoln's life and then wonders how intimidating it must be for a modern actor to appear at Ford's Theater and look up at the empty presidential box. This book is a loving and informative salute to the city. It might be especially fun to listen to it while actually walking the walks he talks about. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 03]
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