John R. Wennersten - The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C. & Canden Schwantes - Wild Women of Washington, D.C. & Alison B. Fortier - A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

In The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C. (History Press, $19.99), a look back at the roles played by the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers in the District’s history, John R. Wennersten, Maryland history professor emeritus and currently Anacostia Museum consultant, considers the rivers’ appearance over the years, the racial makeup of their workers, their contribution to the making of the city we know today, and the environmental problems they have experienced.

Having revealed Wicked Georgetown, Canden Schwantes, a historian and D.C. by Foot tour guide, now presents Wild Women of Washington, D.C. (History Press, $19.99), iconoclastic women who have by turns scandalized, excited, and changed the city—and sometimes the country.  This feisty cast ranges from socialites to activists and includes a slave who became a spy and thwarted a Confederate attack, and a woman doctor arrested for dressing as a man—who later won a Medal of Honor.

A long-time Washingtonian and veteran of the Hill, the State Department, and NSC, Alison B. Fortier has designed A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C. (History Press, $16.99), a guide as wide-ranging as the city’s history, taking readers from Washington’s Mount Vernon to L’Enfant’s burial site,and on to the house where Lincoln penned the Emancipation Proclamation, the Old Post Office, and the Botanical Gardens.

 

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The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C. (Landmarks) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626193987
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Published: History Press - March 18th, 2014

Wild Women of Washington, D.C.: A History of Disorderly Conduct from the Ladies of the District (Wicked) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626193673
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Published: History Press - March 11th, 2014

A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Designed for Democracy (History & Guide (History Press)) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626195295
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Published: History Press - May 6th, 2014

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