Post editors and critics prepared an eclectic list of books to help introduce the capital to newcomers and visitors.
“So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government” by Robert G. Kaiser An informative and distressing guide to the lobbying culture and its hidden control of our politics. Buy Photo
“Washington, never immune from the fashions and enthusiasms of American society, absorbed and then reflected the spirit of the go-go years. Commercial and residential real estate boomed as downtown Washington spread to the east and west of the traditional business districts.” Matt McClain/For The Washington Post