The purpose of this book is to bring to the public's awareness the depth of the Corps' involvement in the design, development, construction, and maintenance of our Nation's capital by effectively chronicling its history and showcasing rare images, maps, and drawings. EP 870-1-67. 3d edition, 2011.
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- Defense Dept., Army, Corps of Engineers, Office of History
- Scott, Pamela
- 2011: 320 p.; ill.
- The 2011 printing says it is the third edition. 9780160795572 is printed in the barcode on its cover 4.
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- EP 870 1 67Washington DCDistrict of ColumbiaMilitary HistoryCorps of Engineers History
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Chock full of little-known and never-before-seen photos, illustrations and blueprints, the book tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the US Army Corps of Engineers' involvement in the design and building of the Nation's Capital City, Washington, DC, and the many private and public intrigues and machinations involved in building many of the Nation's most distinctive structures: the Capitol, Library of Congress, Washington Monument, and more.
From George Washington's and French engineer L'Enfant's grand vision for a capital to rival all the world capital cities, and Lincoln's continuation of the Capitol Dome construction to show a "nation united" to hiding Library of Congress artists' and sculptors' salaries to avoid Congressional entanglement, the many anecdotes and stories in this book make it a delight for citizens and historians alike. - M. Bartram, GPO Bookstore and Government BookTalk Blog Editor
Read our full review of this fascinating book in our Government Book Talk blog post: The Untold Story Behind the Engineering of Washington DC