Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C. by Scott W. Berg

Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington…

byScott W. Berg

Kobo ebook | March 11, 2009

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In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L’Enfant—a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers—to design the new nation's capital. L’Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his imperious and unyielding nature also made him many powerful enemies. After eleven months, Washington reluctantly dismissed L’Enfant from the project. Subsequently, the plan for the city was published under another name, and L’Enfant died long before it was rightfully attributed to him. Filled with incredible characters and passionate human drama, Scott W. Berg’s deft narrative account of this little-explored story in American history is a tribute to the genius of Pierre Charles L'Enfant and the enduring city that is his legacy.

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Title:Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 11, 2009Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307556484

ISBN - 13:9780307556486

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