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Author Standiford, Les.

Title Washington burning : how a Frenchman's vision of our nation's capital survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the invading British Army / Les Standiford.

Published New York : Crown Publishers, 2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  975.302 STAN    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xi, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Idea of Order -- 1. Sentinel -- 2. If You Build It, They Will Come -- 3. The Winds of a War -- 4. First Orders of Business -- 5. Coming of Age -- 6. A New American Order -- 7. Quid Pro Quo -- 8. Court of Public Opinion -- 9. Greatness of Empire -- 10. Habitation and a Name -- 11. Grand Design -- 12. Glory Days -- 13. Headway -- 14. A Plan Wholly New -- 15. All Things Reasonable and Proper -- 16. Endgame -- 17. Ditches in the Midst of Winter -- 18. Writ of Trespass -- 19. Purest Principles -- 20. Least Obedient Servant -- Pt. 2. On the Potowmack -- 21. In This Great Castle -- 22. Revolving Door -- 23. Plague -- 24. No Match for the Rogues -- 25. Raise High the Roof Beams -- 26. Race to the Finish -- 27. A Residence Not to Be Changed -- 28. A Concurrence of Disastrous Events -- Pt. 3. Forged by Fire -- 29. Destroy and Lay Waste -- 30. The Little Malice of Fools -- 31. Embers of Imagination -- 32. Stillness of the Grave -- 33. The More Things Change -- 34. Under a Different Belief -- 35. Debacle at Bladensburg -- 36. Barbarians Through the Gates -- 37. A Disaster Striking and Sublime -- 38. Thieves in the Night -- 39. Scorn and Execration -- 40. Dishonest, Avaricious Men -- 41. Phoenix Rising -- 42. Ad Astra -- 43. Honor and Reward.
Subject L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825.
City planning -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Capture by the British, 1814.
ISBN 9780307346445