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 Washington 101 Book Cover

After failing to find a book that they could assign as the primary text for their class, the original instructors of Washington 101 decided to write a book of their own.  Washington 101:  An Introduction to the Nation's Capital provides an approachable and succinct introduction to the city of Washington.  Published in 2014, the book explains the city's history, politics, economics, architecture, museums, demographics, neighborhoods and more.  You can learn more about the book here.