Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search


Search Results Showing Item 3 of 7

Electronic resources

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781493013937 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: electronic
    electronic resource
    remote
  • Publisher: 2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Washington, DC, gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples, a pulsing hub of political power and prowess. But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen. Before America became a world power in the twentieth century, Washington City was an eyesore at best and a disgrace at worst. Unfilled swamps, filthy canals, and rutted horse trails littered its landscape. Political bosses hired hooligans and thugs to conduct the nation's affairs. Legendary madams entertained clients from all stations of society and politicians of every party. The police served and protected with the aid of bribes and protection money. Beneath pestilential air, the city's muddy roads led to a stumpy, half-finished obelisk to Washington here, a domeless Capitol Building there. Lining the streets stood boarding houses, tanneries, and slums. Deadly horse races gouged dusty streets, and opposing factions of volunteer firefighters battled one another like...
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. Lanham : Lyons Press, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 67705 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 13237 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Genre: Electronic books.
Search Results Showing Item 3 of 7

Additional Resources