Wicked Capitol Hill: An Unruly History of Behaving Badly

Wicked Capitol Hill: An Unruly History of Behaving Badly

by Robert Pohl
     
 

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Since L'Enfant laid his avenues, Capitol Hill has been home to the most titillating tales and unsavory indignities. Consider the 1887 affair between the congressman and the local cobbler's daughter that led to murder at the hands of the press--literally. Such misdeeds were not confined to the backrooms of Congress. Nearby, the old Capitol Jail housed Confederate spies… See more details below

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Since L'Enfant laid his avenues, Capitol Hill has been home to the most titillating tales and unsavory indignities. Consider the 1887 affair between the congressman and the local cobbler's daughter that led to murder at the hands of the press--literally. Such misdeeds were not confined to the backrooms of Congress. Nearby, the old Capitol Jail housed Confederate spies in squalid conditions, and years later, an Eighth Street tavern had the dubious privilege of evicting a young George C. Scott. From the wharves of the Navy Yard to the grave of an infamous madam in Congressional Cemetery, tour guide and local historian Robert Pohl wends his way through the most wickedly sinful scandals in Capitol Hill's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014474382
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/13/2012
Series:
wicked , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
2 MB

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