In giving historical context to the growth and development of the federal district, Alison Fortier offers a tour of our nation's capital that goes beyond the traditional guidebook. She highlights some of the more obscure, historically interesting sites in the city as well as those that are so very familiar. In covering each era of Washington’s history, she carefully curates a special expedition of our nation’s capital, reflects upon the people who shaped it, and examines the remarkable events of our national story commemorated at almost every turn. Fortier includes many interesting tidbits about how our capital city came to be and, ultimately, how it assumed the role of capital of the Free World.
Alison Fortier has lived and worked in and around Washington, DC for more than thirty years. She began her career working as staff for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, then worked in the State Department, and later served on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House before moving to private industry. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in government from the College of William & Mary and a Masters in history from the University of Michigan.
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John Edward Hilboldt
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