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  Best Addresses–A Century of Washington's Distinguished Apartment Houses by James M. Goode
Another top-quality book that is now back in print witha new preface covering eighteen additional "Best Addresses." First of all, there is a difference: an apartment BUILDING is a structure with a bunch of apartments. An apartment HOUSE has an elevator, a doorman, a staff of maintenance workers and housekeepers, car washing facilities and car washing guys to wash your sedan, and... a snobby address. Its residents have to have alot of money in order to pay the rent and pass the admittance requirements. Nevertheless, this is a history of DC's high-classed domiciles. And it's loaded with exquisite photography of exteriors and posh interiors.
9¼" x 112¼" 597 pages, index, fully illustrated, hardbound
#443 Best Addresses $$65.00
 




  Capital Losses–A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings
by James M. Goode
This is one of the finest histories of Washington, DC ever. Out of print for many years, this deluxe hardbound edition does the city proud and should be a MUST for historians of DC. The book does not concentrate on government buildings. Here are some of the chapters: Residential Houses-Georgian, Greek Revival, Victorian, etc; row houses, hotels and apartment houses; Churches, Clubs and Organizations, Commercial bldgs; Office Buildings; Early and Post Civil War Government buildings; Theaters, Schools, Hospitals, Fire Stations; Temporary Government Buldings, & Street Furniture. The descriptions contain an exciting social history of the city, but what makes this book a dazzling delight are the hundreds of vintage photos. A true treasure!
9¼" x 112¼" 539 pages, index, fully illustrated, hardbound
#442 Capital Losses $69.95




   Spying–The Secret History of History
by the International Spy Museum with Denis Collins
This hardbound, fully illustrated, coffee-table size book summarizes dangerous missions, great escapes, tools and techniques of the trade,intellingence and counter-intelligence, codes and code-breakers, hidden weapons, smuggling, surveillance, disguises and secret identities, dossiers, and documents, enemies and allies, and much more.
9" x 11" 166 pages, index, illustrated, hardbound
#34 Spying $25.95

 







 The story of a neighborhood--BRIGHTWOOD




  On This Spot: Pinpointing the Past in Washington, DC
by Douglas E.Evelyn and Paul Dickson
This book delves into the gritty reality and color of the city by locating the sites where important, or just plain fascinating, events took place, where figures from American history lived, worked, and died. The reader is taken on a surprise-filled journey that begins in 18th century Georgetown and wends its way through Rum Row, infamous Murder Bay, and the 1932 Bonus army encampment on Pennsylvania Avenue. Hundreds of places are featured along with over 125 photos culled from public and private collections, making this a superb guidebook and a history lover's delight.
9" x 6" 266 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#186 On This Spot - Washington $16.95

 
 Capital Losses–A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings
by James M. Goode
This is one of the finest histories of Washington, DC ever. Out of print for many years, this deluxe hardbound edition does the city proud and should be a MUST for historians of DC. The book does not concentrate on government buildings. Here are some of the chapters: Residential Houses-Georgian, Greek Revival, Victorian, etc; row houses, hotels and apartment houses; Churches, Clubs and Organizations, Commercial bldgs; Office Buildings; Early and Post Civil War Government buildings; Theaters, Schools, Hospitals, Fire Stations; Temporary Government Buldings, & Street Furniture. The descriptions contain an exciting social history of the city, but what makes this book a dazzling delight are the hundreds of vintage photos. A true treasure!
9¼" x 112¼" 539 pages, index, fully illustrated, hardbound
#442 Capital Losses $$69.95

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Here are two volumes containing reproductions of Flashbacks cartoons:

 
 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $14.95
  DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LeDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references: Animals....Children...Constitution-How & Why we got it...Civil War... Autocamping...American Presidency...Auto Racing...Baseball History...Chinese...Combat Artists...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. HOLIDAYS...The Italian Crisis...Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington... Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black History... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Chesapeake Beach...Quiltmaking...Chesapeake Bay Stories...Ghost stories... Maryland History...Clovers...Hoover Airport...Slavery...Presidents Swampoodle...Sports...Origins of Words & Phrases...Inventions...Railroads

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