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Recent Content

Author: 
Kathryn Allamong Jacob
Reviewer: 
Alan H. Lessoff

Lessoff on Jacob, 'King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age'


Kathryn Allamong Jacob. King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 212 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-9397-1.

Reviewed by Alan H. Lessoff (Illinois State University)
Published on H-DC (May, 2010)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Kirk Savage
Reviewer: 
Christopher H. Sterling

Sterling on Savage, 'Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape'


Kirk Savage. Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. x + 390 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25654-5.

Reviewed by Christopher H. Sterling (George Washington University)
Published on H-DC (April, 2010)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Paul E. Ceruzzi
Reviewer: 
John Spiers

Spiers on Ceruzzi, 'Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005'


Paul E. Ceruzzi. Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005. Boston: MIT Press, 2008. ix + 242 pp. ISBN 978-0-262-03374-9.

Reviewed by John Spiers
Published on H-DC (November, 2008)
Commissioned by David F. Krugler

Tysons Corner: A New Twist on Suburban Development

Author: 
Luca Molinari, Andrea Canepari, eds
Reviewer: 
Mimi Godfrey

Godfrey on Molinari and Canepari, 'The Italian Legacy in Washington D.C.: Architecture, Design, Art, and Culture'


Luca Molinari, Andrea Canepari, eds. The Italian Legacy in Washington D.C.: Architecture, Design, Art, and Culture. Milan: Skira, 2007. 213 pp. Illustrations. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-88-6130-304-1.

Reviewed by Mimi Godfrey
Published on H-DC (November, 2008)
Commissioned by David F. Krugler

Unfulfilling Legacy

Author: 
Carole L. Herrick
Reviewer: 
Dana Stefanelli

Stefanelli on Herrick, 'August 24, 1814: Washington in Flames'


Carole L. Herrick. August 24, 1814: Washington in Flames. Falls Church: Higher Education Publishing, 2005. vi + 250 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-914927-50-1.

Reviewed by Dana Stefanelli (Department of History, University of Virginia)
Published on H-DC (March, 2008)

A Terrific Day in Washington History

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