Dream City, a history of the District and its most iconic mayor, may be the most divisive book ever written about D.C. with the split often coming down across racial and economic lines. Its primary subject, Mayor Marion Barry, Jr., referred to its co-author as “Uncle” Tom Sherwood. Simply put, if Baltimore has “The Wire” we have Dream City, and the story it tells celebrates and shames us in equal measure. Love it or hate it, this should be required reading for all D.C. residents. But what do I think? Personally, I think the District of Columbia should give you a free copy when you buy a house or sign a lease. Until then buy it here!
(This book cannot be returned.)