As a sixth-generation Washingtonian, I want to share the unique quirks, foibles, generic rituals, obsessions, and ironic aspects of my hometown – our Nation's Capital – which I love and know intimately. I am continually awed by its majesty and astounded by its absurdities. I welcome its 15 million annual visitors, and tell each one I meet that if you’re going to pony-up taxes, you should live here.

The book has neither pretensions to, nor aspirations of, literature or fine art; creative and artistic licenses abound. It wants to be a small (40 paintings/40 text pages) gift/souvenir book, appropriately inexpensive.

Arthur Cotton Moore


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