Beethoven's Hairby Russell Martin is a fascinating true account about a lock of Beethoven's hair snipped off on his deathbed and preserved in a glass and wood frame for almost two hundred years. The readers find themselves traveling from the present, when a surgeon
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
This little book will surprise even experienced birders with its word and picture portraits of what makes 160 of our most common birds anything but ordinary. It packs an amazing amount of readable -- and intriguing -- information into a very small space. The pictures not only show typical behaviors but succeed as attention grabbers in themselves. The text is unique among
In her first historical novel, best selling author Jennifer Chiaverini writes about Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hobbs Keckley, an African-American modiste who lived in Washington, D.C. for many years. A former slave, Mrs.
Dan Vera is a D.C.-based poet who has made many contributions to the literary landscape of Washington, not least of which is the fabulous DC Writers' Homes website, which maps the houses where writers lived and worked right here in DC.