Washington as it
Pinpointing the Past in Washington, D.C.
Douglas E. Evelyn and Paul Dickson
Paper ● 308 pages, 9x6 ● Acid Free Paper ● Index ● $16.95 ●
What they said
about earlier editions…
source of historical information for the browser as well as a traveler’s
readable…this book will delight all those who like their history made both
entertaining and accessible.
The Washington Post
…one of those
rare guidebooks that goes home with the visitors to be read and reread, and
then read again.
Because of the grandeur of the monuments, the highly-recognizable historic
buildings, and the Mall area, Washington, to some, appears to be a theme
park in which the past is neatly preserved, where America’s political and
governmental past is on display for all citizens, and where families can
visit to gain a better understanding of their country. Washington, however,
is more than a repository of Senate debates and Supreme Court decisions,
more than an august national capital, and certainly far more than a theme
park. It is a living, growing city, and for many decades it was a rough,
dirty, and noisy place. In On This Spot: Pinpointing the Past in
Washington, D.C, Fourth Edition., two highly-regarded, veteran
authors, Doug Evelyn and Paul Dickson offer readers a rare look at the
complete Washington in a very different kind of guidebook.
Filled with maps, historical profiles of hundreds of sites, and over 140
illustrations, On This Spot, offers the reader an understanding of
both Washington D.C., the nation’s capital, and Washington, an American
diverse elements as the Lincoln Memorial, the “Blue Jug,” the Gin Rickey,
Federal Triangle, the Cairo Hotel, Griffith Stadium, the Library of
Congress, and thousands of others, the authors offer the reader a unique
and full understanding of the “complete” Washington. Not only a first-rate
guidebook, but a history lover’s delight--fun for all.