Scott Fuchs's Reviews > Grand Avenues: The Story of the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C.

Grand Avenues by Scott W. Berg
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May 07, 11

bookshelves: biography, washington
Recommended to Scott by: a not remembered online mention
Recommended for: Those in the man himself, enthusiasts of city planning and design, architects and Washingtonians.
Read in January, 2009 — I own a copy

My enthusiasm for this book is greatly colored by the fact that I'm a native Washingtonian.
I've read masny dozens of books about Washington and its history, but this one was filled with a plethora of information and incidents unknown to me. Of course, the subtitle tells it all; this is a fascinating look at the character of L'Enfant.
A wonderful history lesson.
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