This book offers a fascinating look at either places you may not have heard of or interesting aspects of places where you may have been. A few examples…you may have been in Rock Creek Park but did you know that discarded stones from the Capitol building are there? Have you heard of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument or the home of Carter G Woodson that is located in the Shaw neighborhood? For those who don’t know Dr. Woodson was “the man known as the father of African American History.” Have you visited the home with a front yard filled with dinosaurs? How about the President’s Suite at Regan Washington National Airport where Roosevelt held meetings? There are many places listed, described and photographed in this book. It is worth having for both first time and frequent visitors to DC, along with DC residents.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. I learned a lot.