This is Washington, D.C.

This is Washington, D.C.

By: Miroslav Sasek
Published by: The Macmillan Company
Publication Date: 1969
Series: This Is... by M. Sasek Series

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Named for the only President who didn't live there (though he did select the site), Washington is the seat of the U.S. Government and host to five million tourists every year.

In Washington you can watch the Bureau of Engraving and Printing make money, read the original Declaration of Independence atthe Library of Congress, and listen to the Voice of America speak thirty-eight languages.  

Super-tourist Sasek paints Washington red, white, and blue as he tours the nation's capital.  His stops take in the Washington Monument (the view from the top includes all the renowned Federal buildings and most of the museums, monuments, and memorials), the White House (whose garden is a grassy launching pad for the President's helicopter), and the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park (home of another famous Washingtonian—Smokey the Bear).

Bright pictures and Sasek's snappy commentary capture all the fascinating things to see and do in this city of green parks, wide avenues, and classic white porticoes.  Designed by a Frenchman and famous for its Japanese cherry trees, it is still the most American of all cities—This is Washington, D.C.!

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This is Washington, D.C. Reprint

This is Washington, D.C.        
Reprinted in 2011 by Universe Publishing
Available formats: Hardcover
Series: M. Sasek's This is the World (Reprints) Members Only
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