WASHINGTON IN FOCUS
The Photo History of the Nation's Capital
by Phillip Bigler
978-0-918339-07-2 | Paper | 144 pages
|7 1/2 x 9 1/4| Bibliography | Index * $8.95
Highly acclaimed author Phillip Bigler
combines over 100 historical photographs with a fast- paced and entertaining
narrative to bring the reader not only the history of Washington, but the drive
and spirit behind the history. From John Plumb's Daguerreotype of the
capital in 1846 to the opening of the Vietnam Memorial photographers have been
using there special art to encapsulate the essence of the nation's capital.
From mud to marches, burials to baseball, trolleys to treaties, Sousa to slavery
and canals to conventions, photographs remain the honest eye of history.
a delightfully backwards look at 'Washington City,'
An important and lively survey of Washington's
Bigler bring his intimate knowledge of Washington to
bear in this extended essay with photographs.
--The Washington Post
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