Washington DC Streets and Statues: Walking in the Steps of History

 
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Who are the persons whose familiar names are part of our everyday lives as we live and visit on the streets of Washington? Why are they there? When did they appear and for what reason? This book deals with the design of the city to reflect its purpose as the capital city of a great country to embody that country and its history; and then of its subsequent role as a world capital to reflect the principles that make it so important to people the world over. People interested in the national capital –tourists, students, recent or long time residents—can all learn the fascinating story of the country’s history as expressed in its street names and statues. This book provides a broad perspective about the history and design of Washington DC that is both highly interesting and accurate. - Dr Richard Randall, Executive Secretary Emeritus, United States Board on Geographic Names

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Dr. Mark N. Ozer is a former Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical School and is currently a Study Group Leader at the Osher lifelong Learning Institute at American University. There he has lectured extensively on the history of many of the great cities of the world. He has translated that interest into a series of books on Washington DC. The first entitled Politics and Place published in 2009 was followed by Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age in 2010 and Northwest Washington: Tales from West of the Park in 2011. Born in Boston, he is a graduate of Harvard College with honors in History. He remains active in the national capital’s history community with participation in the United States Capitol Historical Society, the History Society of Washington, The Association of Oldest Inhabitants, the Lincoln Group and the Cosmos Club.

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