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Margaret Leech’s Pulitzer Prize-winning history paints a wonderfully vivid and lively picture of Washington, DC, during the Civil War. In addition to the major events and figures such as Lincoln, Leech uses telling anecdotes and draws upon cameo players such as Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, Andrew Carnegie, and a Confederate lady spy to create a living portrait of a sleepy, unfinished city as it struggles to become the strong capital of a united nation.

©1941 Margaret Leech Pultizer (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Incredible!

This book is not only interesting and informative, but captivating from it's very beginning. The obviously rich research foundation here makes the reader beg for more. This is a keeper!

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