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A song to my city : Washington, DC

Author: Carol Lancaster; Doug Farrar
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2016]
Series: A Song to My City
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a third-generation Washingtonian, Carol Lancaster experienced the city like few others. The first of her family to attend college, she was an undergraduate at Georgetown and earned a PhD at the London School of Economics. After serving in the Department of State in the late 1970s and early 1980s, she returned to the Hilltop to eventually lead the Africa Studies program and then, in 2010, the School of Foreign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lancaster, Carol, author.
Song to my city
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016040474
Named Person: Pierre Charles L'Enfant; Alexander Robey Shepherd; Marion Barry; Marion Barry; Pierre Charles L'Enfant; Alexander Robey Shepherd
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Lancaster; Doug Farrar
ISBN: 9781626163836 1626163839
OCLC Number: 951937401
Description: xi, 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Why Washington, DC? --
The history and politics --
Natural Washington --
Cityscape --
Three people who made the city --
Washingtonians --
Towards the city's future.
Series Title: A Song to My City
Responsibility: Carol Lancaster with Douglas Farrar.

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A memoir, which is also a love letter to Washington, DC. It takes readers on a tour of the nation's capital from its swamp-infested beginnings to the present day, with an insider's view of the gritty  Read more...

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Despite the drawbacks of living in a city with the worst schools in the country and with far too much hot air, Ms. Lancaster . . . shows a passion for the place. * RALPH *

 
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