Mark N. Ozer has lectured throughout the world as a former professor of neurology at the Georgetown University Medical School. Currently a study group leader at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the American University, he has lectured on the history of most of the great cities of the world. Dr. Ozer has published more than 15 books, including a series of books on Washington, D.C. The first, entitled Washington, DC: Politics and Place, was followed by Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age and Northwest Washington: Tales from West of the Park both available at www.History Press.com. Ozer is a graduate of Harvard College with honors in history. He is a leader in the national capital’s history community, with active membership in the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the Association of Oldest Inhabitants, the History Society of Washington, and the Cosmos Club. Ozer has been a Washington area resident since 1964. He lives there with his wife Martha and has five children and ten grandchildren.
Thomas Jefferson’s Washingtonby Mark N. Ozer
George Washington created the city that is his namesake but never lived here as president. His image remains in his monument and in his shrine in the Capitol
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These great presidents had an important influence on the country and its capital city. Each book deals with their significant actions in Washington and their legacies that can still be explored today.
George Washington created the city that is his namesake but never lived here as president. His image remains in his monument and in his shrine in the Capitol Rotunda. Thomas Jefferson insured that the public buildings would be the neo-classical “museum of antiquity” to make the new country rooted in the best architecture of the ancient past. Abraham Lincoln led the nation when the city became truly a national capital and the United States a singular noun. His legacy, expressed in an ancient Greek temple originally reflecting reunion and reconciliation, has now come to include his role as emancipator.
During the city’s second century, Theodore Roosevelt led the U.S. into world politics while also insuring the national capital would reflect imperial grandeur. Franklin Roosevelt led the country through its most difficult time of Depression and war. His legacy lives on in the increased role of government to redress economic wrongs. He brought the new men and women to Washington that permanently changed it. John Kennedy brought new life and spirit to the city that finally made it worthy of being the international world capital.
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