In this epic work of history, the story of the American capital is told through the lives of three families who each symbolize a different aspect of the city and nation it represents.In this epic work of history, the story of the American capital is told through the lives of three families who each symbolize a different aspect of the city and nation it represents.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. SIGNED 498 pp.,  leaves of plates, illus., bib. notes, index; 24 cm. SIGNED by the author Burt Solomon on the title page, no dedication. A near-fine copy, with a small remainder mark/tail edge. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket, with light edgewear, protected in a mylar book cover. "The Washington Century tells the history of the nation's capital during the last century, made vivid through the struggles of three very different families, each representing an essential aspect of Washington. Veteran journalist Burt Solomon uses these families to explore everything from the customs of Washington's grand hostesses to the surge in the federal bureaucracy to the critical roles that politicking and lobbying have played as the capital has grown more truly democratic. The Washington Century is also the behind-the-scenes biography of an intricate and ever-changing city, once a gracious capital that has become a money-driven and partisan place. Solomon's ingenious narrative, written with the pace and sense of a novel, is full of quirky moments and unforgettable characters, both familiar and unfamiliar to the American public, who made a sleepy, southern town into the soul of a nation."-Publisher.
Almost Like New in Almost Like New jacket. Hardcover. Signed by Author Textblock is unmarked. Illustrated. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Jacket has sticker on front indicating Autographed Copy. Photograph on front of crowd assembled fin front of Capito in Washington.
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