Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, D.C. [NOOK Book]

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A carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln monument, the birth of lobbying at the Willard Hotel, a romantic gesture that built the distinctive homes of Capitol Hill—these are legends of Washington, D.C. The capital is home to all manner of colorful rumors and tall tales. According to local lore, the missing J Street was L’Enfant’s snub to Supreme Court justice John Jay, and the course of history could have been changed if only a young baseball player named Fidel Castro had accepted a contract with the ...
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Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, D.C.

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Overview

A carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln monument, the birth of lobbying at the Willard Hotel, a romantic gesture that built the distinctive homes of Capitol Hill—these are legends of Washington, D.C. The capital is home to all manner of colorful rumors and tall tales. According to local lore, the missing J Street was L’Enfant’s snub to Supreme Court justice John Jay, and the course of history could have been changed if only a young baseball player named Fidel Castro had accepted a contract with the Washington Senators. In search of the truth behind these legends and more, local guide and writer Robert S. Pohl takes readers on a tour of the historic lore and urban legends that surround the monuments, neighborhood streets and even the Metro stations of Washington, D.C.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148742661
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/20/2013
  • Series: American Legends , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,319,567
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Robert S. Pohl has been a tour guide since 2009 and writes a regular column for both the Hill Rag and The Hill is Home. He is a member of Friends of Southeast Library and Capitol Hill Restoration Society, and he volunteers at the Capitol Hill reading room. Pohl is also the author of Wicked Capitol Hill.
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