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Posted June 18, 2011
Ever Wondered Why D.C. Is Unique Among Cities?
Mention the name "L'Enfant" in my current city, Washington D.C., and most would only know that it is name of a subway station. Scott Berg's well researched book reveals the many layers of the Frenchman whose vision provided the blueprint for our nation's capital. He does a great job of explaining not only the foresightedness of L'Enfant's plan but also how his plan fell prey to political infighting of those quick to make a buck. "Grand Avenues" is valuable for its insights on our Founding Fathers who had contrary visions for the capital. The book also captures the Frenchman's own quirks which played a large role in his ruination. Highly recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 1, 2010
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