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Scott W. Berg

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Scott W. Berg holds a BA in architecture from the University of Minnesota, an MA from Miami University of Ohio, and an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University, where he now teaches writing and literature. The author of Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C., he is a regular contributor to The Washington Post.


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38 Nooses
Written by Scott W. Berg
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2013
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38913-8 (0-307-38913-8)

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
 
In August 1862, after suffering decades of hardship, broken treaties, and relentless encroachment on their land, the Dakota leader Little Crow reluctantly agreed that his people must go to war. After six weeks of fighting, the uprising was smashed, thousands of Indians were taken prisoner...

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Grand Avenues
Written by Scott W. Berg
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7622-2 (1-4000-7622-6)

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... Read more





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