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" Erin,
I am the author/illustrator of Very Washington DC and you made the comment that there were a lot of typos. I am personally horrified! We are abou
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" I live in Melbourne in the Suntree area. "
"Chapter 2

The Grand Avenue, as Pierre L’Enfant had envisioned the
National Mall, was to be a long, wide park bordered by
cultural institutions. But for the next hundred years, his plan was largely forgotten, and the mall grounds were used for grazi..." Read more of this chapter »
"Chapter 1

The Sampoerna family history begins in China, where Liem Seeng Tee was born in 1893. In 1966 Indonesian Chinese were "encouraged" to assume Indonesian names and the family name "Liem" was then changed to "Sampoerna."

For centuries, the Chi..." Read more of this chapter »
"Chapter 3

The National Historic Garden District was once part of the City of Lafayette, where Germans and Irish settled near the steamboat wharfs, cattle pens, and slaughter-houses. Prosperous Americans settled on the other side of town, where they..." Read more of this chapter »
"Chapter 6

When the "Carolina" and her passengers set sail from England to colonize Carolina, they stopped in Barbados, where they encouraged plantation owners and others to follow them to the new land.

Planters from Barbados soon joined the Charles..." Read more of this chapter »
"Chapter 4

We felt like we hit the "mother lode" in finding this route through Gold Country and the High Sierra.

Columbia's Main Street is a working 1850s gold-rush town, with present-day homes just a block away. We had heard of the majesty of Yosemi..." Read more of this chapter »
More of Diana's books…
Very Washington DC: A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 05, 2008 12:54PM
Description: Travel guide of DC and its neighborhoods. Also includes excursions to Alexandria and Mount Vernon.
The Sampoerna Legacy: A Family & Business History (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 05, 2008 12:49PM
Description: An Indonesian family's 100 year old business history from China to Java to Texas.
Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 05, 2008 12:39PM
Description: Tour guide with maps from the French Quarter to the Garden District and Uptown and includes the River Road Plantations and Cajun Country
Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 05, 2008 12:20PM
Description: Illustrated tour guide with maps of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, the islands and the lowcountry.
Very California; Travels Through the Golden State (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 05, 2008 04:53AM
Description: Illustrated travel book covering California from the North Coast to San Diego & Beyond.
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