The Willard Hotel An Illustrated History by Marie Pinak Carr, Richard Wallace Carr
This magnificent book is the definitive historic text of one of country's oldest and most historic hotels, Washington D.C.'s Willard Hotel. The Willard Hotel has been the home of presidents, visiting heads of state, and for over 100 years the stopping point for those who make history. Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorn and every president since Zachary Taylor have been guests. Julia Ward Howe wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic on hotel stationery, and it was in the Willard lobby that U.S. Grant, bothered by office seekers, coined the term LOBBYIST. This book traces the history through prose and pictures chronicling the hotel's growth and development, good times and hard times, showing why it holds a special place in our past and our hearts.
Marie is a retired immunologist and member of several college parent-councils. Katharine received her BS from Emory (2006), BRN from Georgetown (2007) and is pursuing a CRNA degree. Ann received her BS from Texas A&M (2009) and pursuing a PhD at NC State; Elizabeth received her BS from Boston University (2010) and in management training with the InterContinental Hotel.
Richard Wallace Carr, a 5th generation Washington real estate developer, can often be found strolling down The Willard's Peacock Alley or in its dining room. His first book The Willard Hotel - An Illustrated History is the definitive historic text of this hotel. Mr. Carr and his wife, Marie have three daughters and live in Washington, D.C.