Book Club for May: 'The Washington Century'

Cover image of the nonfiction book The Washington Century: Three Families and the Shaping of the Nation's CapitalA brilliant history of 20th century Washington, D.C., The Washington Century is a narrative of the evolution of the nation’s capital, from a small southern town turned outward to the world, to a powerhouse capital engrossed in its lobbying and partisan politicking. From the Teddy Roosevelt presidency to that of Clinton, the city is brought to life through the struggles of three families, headed by three trailblazing patriarchs: Hale Boggs, a prominent congressman from Louisiana, real-estate developer Morris Cafritz, and Julius Hobson Sr. The biography of these social and politically involved families focuses each on one aspect of the city, making them part of the story of Washington, D.C.

The book club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at La Casa, located next to the interim library.

For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.