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Recent Content

Author: 
Joseph Passonneau
Reviewer: 
Michael R. Harrison

Harrison on Passonneau, 'Washington through Two Centuries: A History in Maps and Images'


Joseph Passonneau. Washington through Two Centuries: A History in Maps and Images. New York: Monacelli Press, 2004. 288 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58093-091-8.

Reviewed by Michael R. Harrison (Glasgow Museum of Transport)
Published on H-DC (January, 2007)

Maps without Context

Author: 
Pamela Scott
Reviewer: 
Alan H. Lessoff

Lessoff on Scott, 'Capital Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Development of Washington, D.C., 1790-2004'


Pamela Scott. Capital Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Development of Washington, D.C., 1790-2004. Alexandria: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2005. 306 pp.

Reviewed by Alan H. Lessoff (Department of History, Illinois State University)
Published on H-DC (November, 2006)

Building Managers for the Nation's City

Author: 
C. Ford Peatross, ed.
Reviewer: 
Zachary M. Schrag

Schrag on Peatross, 'Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C., from the Library of Congress'


C. Ford Peatross, ed. Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C., from the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. x + 264 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-7232-7.

Reviewed by Zachary M. Schrag (Department of History and Art History, George Mason University)
Published on H-DC (August, 2006)

Soaring Elevations

Author: 
Zachary M. Schrag
Reviewer: 
Rosalyn P. Doggett

Doggett on Schrag, 'The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro'


Zachary M. Schrag. The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. xiii + 376 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-8246-3.

Reviewed by Rosalyn P. Doggett (Senior Development Director, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)
Published on H-DC (August, 2006)

Author: 
C. R. Gibbs
Reviewer: 
Christine Cohn

Cohn on Gibbs, 'Black, Copper, and Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment'


C. R. Gibbs. Black, Copper, and Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment. Silver Spring, MD: Three Dimensional Publishing, 2002. 280 pp. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-877835-81-0.

Reviewed by Christine Cohn (American University)
Published on H-DC (April, 2006)

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