P&P Live! JoAnn Hill — Secret Washington DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure - with Andrea Peterson

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Around the world, Washington, DC, is known for its powerful government, majestic monuments, and world-renowned museums. Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure reminds us that the fabric of the city isn't solely embedded in its callous political parties, exhausting lawmaking policies, and rampant tourism. Rather, it's woven through its rich and complex history, mysterious relics, underground societies, forgotten and abandoned buildings, and controversial scandals. From the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield and Francis Scott Key's son, to crimes of passion and rage at the US Capitol, Secret Washington, DC uncovers many of the dark and untold truths of how our nation emerged. At the same time, it shines a bright light on the capital s numerous signs of creativity and innovation through the exploration of quirky art installations like Foamhenge and Barbie Pond on Avenue Q, to oddly shaped and decorated homes like the Mushroom House and the Vanadu Art House.

JoAnn Hill has lived in Washington, DC, with her husband Thalamus and dog Jackson for over 19 years. An avid traveler and foodie, JoAnn writes about their DC living and dining experiences, as well as their global travel adventures on her blog dcglobejotters.org. Her writing has been published in BELLA Magazine, Escape Artist, and Triptipedia. JoAnn served as a DC Public Schools teacher for 17 years before co-founding Capitol Teachers, a tutoring company servicing the greater DC area.

Andrea Peterson is an award-winning writer, visual artist, and musician based in Washington, DC. Peterson's technology accountability journalism has triggered congressional investigations and earned frontpage bylines during her years as a staff writer at The Washington Post. In 2019, while an investigator at the Project On Government Oversight, she was a contributing author to the award-winning whistleblower guidebook Caught Between Conscience and Career. Her byline has also appeared in Politico, Slate, The Daily Beast, and other outlets. She is currently a senior writer at the investigative non-profit American Oversight and produces creative projects under her Plain Great Productions brand. In addition to Secret Washington, DC, Peterson's artwork has been featured by DCist, FOX 5, ABC 7 WJLA, and 730DC as well as the Twitter feeds of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Council. She can be found at www.plaingreatproductions.com or on Twitter and Instagram as Kansasalps — plus, occasionally frontwomaning her fierce folk band MidMountain.

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ISBN: 9781681063096
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Published: Reedy Press - April 1st, 2021

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