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Washington's U Street by Blair A. Ruble
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Jun 09, 12

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Read in June, 2012

This was the first book on Washington history I've ever read and I hence learned a lot from it. It's essential reading for those who are new to DC and particularly U Street. Ruble is sometimes clumsily overlays the story of U Street with his theme of "zones of contact" and "cracks in the sidewalk," but his doing so doesn't distract from the broader story. And what a story it is. Great reading.
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