Washington Burning is the story of how the nation’s capital rose from a wilderness, filled with intrigue and outsized characters—from George Washington to Pierre Charles L’Enfant, an immigrant who ended up becoming the creator of a new American aesthetic.

In these pages, as in Last Train to Paradise and Meet You in Hell, master storyteller Les Standiford once again tells a compelling, uniquely American story of hubris and achievement, with a man of epic ambition at its center. Utterly absorbing and scrupulously researched, Washington Burning offers a fresh perspective on the birth of not just a city, but a nation.
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Coming in November:
The Man Who Invented Christmas