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This review is from: Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C. (Paperback)
Grand Avenue reads like a novel. It not only gives the reader a background into the evolution of Washington DC, but reminds us of the foibles of the founding fathers and their internecine squabbles. Pierre Charles L'Enfant's genius was at the mercy of the times, only to be resurrected in later years by another man with a vision F.L. Olmsted.