Monday, August 19, 2013

A look back at Washingtology, Part VIII

The 50 'essential' Washington history books has GOT to be my most favorite of the Washingtology items.   Mike DeBonis writes about the list pulled together by DC Public Library Washingtonia Division staff,
Some of them you may have heard of: City of Magnificent Intentions; Capital Losses; Dream City. Most of them, I am guessing, you have not. You can get all of them at the library — for each book, there’s a link to the DCPL catalog.

The list includes Marching on Washington: the forging of an American political tradition, The last of the Black emperors: the hollow comeback of Marion Barry in the new age of Black leaders , and Between justice and beauty: race, planning, and the failure of urban policy in Washington, D.C..

Anyone who lives in the Washington, DC region is able to get a DC Public Library card.   The how-to's of getting a DCPL card are online.

In 2011, Cultural Tourism DC and the Washington Post joined forces to offer readers "Washingtology, where readers are invited to 'Go deep in D.C.' Washingtology is an interactive forum for discussing DC, telling stories, sharing photos."

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