Mark N. Ozer, after a fruitful career as a Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical School, has returned to his first love of history in a series of books dealing with Washington, DC. His newest, Northwest Washington: Tales from West of the Park succeeds his earlier Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age and Washington, DC; Politics and Place.. For the past 10 years, he has given courses on history of many of the world’s cities, including Washington at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the American University in Washington, DC. A resident of Washington since 1964, he has found the place of especial interest as he has interpreted it to those from all over the world seeking a deeper understanding of the meaning of America. Mark Ozer has translated his interest in Washington into a series of books that has made him recognized as “Washington, DC’s resident historian.”
Washington DC: Politics and Placeby Mark N. Ozer
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Who, Why, What, Where and When – these are questions you want to know when visiting or living in Washington, DC. This unique book gives you the contextual origins of what can now be seen rather than what one would find in the casual tourist guide. It explores the interaction of geography and history, the place and the effects of politics on that place.
Explore each era starting in the 1790s as the Seat of Government of the Revolutionary Generation; from the 1830s onward as the straggly Ante-Bellum Federal City; during the 1860s when the Civil War, Reconstruction and Gilded Age made it truly the National Capital. After 1900, the Capital became the epitome of the City Beautiful; and after World War II, by the time of its bicentennial in 2000, the International Capital and also a City representative of a more inclusive sense of America.
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