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Recent Content

Author: 
Ernest B. Furgurson
Reviewer: 
John R. Wennersten

Wennersten on Furgurson, 'Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War'

Ernest B. Furgurson. Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. xi + 463 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-375-40454-2.

Reviewed by John R. Wennersten (Smithsonian Museum of American History) Published on H-DC (April, 2005)

Washington Goes To War

Author: 
Joel Achenbach
Reviewer: 
Kenneth R. Bowling

Bowling on Achenbach, 'The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West'

Joel Achenbach. The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. 384 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-684-84857-0; $14.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7432-6300-9.

Reviewed by Kenneth R. Bowling (First Federal Congress Project, George Washington University) Published on H-DC (January, 2005)

Author: 
Kip Lornell, Charles C. Stephenson Jr
Reviewer: 
M. Montgomery Wolf

Wolf on Andersen and Jenkins, 'Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital' and Lornell and Jr, 'The Beat: Go-Go's Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop'

Mark Andersen, Mark Jenkins. Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital. New York: Akashic Press, 2003. xviii + 437 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-888451-44-3.Kip Lornell, Charles C. Stephenson Jr. The Beat: Go-Go's Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2001. xii + 260 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8230-7727-4.

Author: 
Kevin Ambrose, Dan Henry, Andy Weiss
Reviewer: 
Michael R. Harrison

Harrison on Ambrose and Henry and Weiss, 'Washington Weather: The Weather Sourcebook for the D.C. Area'

Kevin Ambrose, Dan Henry, Andy Weiss. Washington Weather: The Weather Sourcebook for the D.C. Area. Fairfax: Historical Enterprises, 2002. 252 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-9639502-4-6.

Reviewed by Michael R. Harrison (Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution) Published on H-DC (May, 2004)

The Capital in a Storm

Author: 
Jennifer Fleischner
Reviewer: 
Matthew Pinsker

Pinsker on Fleischner, 'Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship between a First Lady and a Former Slave'

Jennifer Fleischner. Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship between a First Lady and a Former Slave. New York: Broadway Books, 2003. 372 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7679-0258-8; $15.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7679-0259-5.

Reviewed by Matthew Pinsker (Endowed Chair in American Civil War History, Dickinson College) Published on H-DC (May, 2004)

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