About the Author
Visit his website at www.Les-Standiford.com.
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Les Standiford's "Washington Burning: How a Frenchman's Vision of Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, & the invading British Army" tells the story... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul L.
This author provides excellent coverage of an overlooked subject. I had no idea how widespread the fire damage to Washington really was!Published 17 months ago by TV Viewer
As a builder of difficult projects for difficult clients, this book was a joy to read and listen to. Helps me appreciate going to DC often during my lifetime.Published 23 months ago by J. Clayton Read
A long, tedious, read. Poorly composed. A remarkable contrast to Standiford's "Last Train to Paradise" which I thought was beautifully written about a fascinating... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by RRManTom
This is a fantastic read. Standiford writes a wonderful story of how DC got its start and became the city I love to visit whenever I can. Read morePublished on October 4, 2010 by Diane Downs
Since I work in Washington and get off at the L'Enfant Metro Station, there were a number of appealing things about this book's subject. Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Glenn R. Springstead
Written in a more entertaining style than most history books. I would've liked it if he'd gone more into how the current city reflects the actions of those early days. Read morePublished on November 14, 2009 by C. B. Johnson
There are no shortages of books out there regarding the founding of Washington, D.C. and how it developed both physically and as a center of architecture. Read morePublished on August 26, 2009 by R. C Sheehy