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    DescriptionIn 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital. It was only after the British lesson in "hard war," designed to terrorize Americans, that the city became a locus of unity and national pride. The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., rose from a wilderness is a vital chapter in American history, filled with intrigue and outsized characters--from Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the eccentric, passionate, difficult architect who fell in love with his adopted country, to George Washington, who struggled to balance L'Enfant's enthusiasm for his brilliant design with the strident opposition of fiscal conservatives such as Thomas Jefferson. Their conflicts mirror the struggles of a fledgling nation to form a kind of government the world had not yet known, prefiguring similar battles fought in Congress today. Utterly absorbing and scrupulously researched, "Washington Burning" offers a fresh perspective on the birth of not just a city but a nation.


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    Title
    Washington Burning
    Subtitle
    How a Frenchman's Vision of Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Les Standiford, Narrator Michael Prichard
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400106424
    ISBN 10: 1400106427
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY, CHRN/ERLY18
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/DCOLUM
    B&T Approval Code: A16010000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/DCWASH
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B9
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036080
    DC22: 975.3/02, 975.302
    DC21: 975.302
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: F195 .S79 2008B
    Thema V1.0: AMX, NHK, WQH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    08 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Les Standiford is the author of numerous books, including "Raw Deal" and "Bone Key," and a regular reviewer for the "Miami Herald," "Chicago Tribune," and the "New York Daily News." Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by "SmartMoney" magazine.