Tag: Washington

The Sacred Geometry of Washington, D.C. The Integrity and Power of the Original Design


The Sacred Geometry of Washington, D.C.: The Integrity and Power of the Original Design By Nicholas R. Mann
2007 | 216 Pages | ISBN: 0760794766 | PDF | 44 MB
The Sacred Geometry of Washington, D.C. shows how a system of number and geometric proportion, employed in the temples and cities of many of the great civilizations of the past, is present in the original design of the United States capital. In 1791, as the immense new Federal City took shape upon the landscape, it had to define and balance the powers of the People, the States, the Judiciary, the Legislature and the President. The architect had to give symbolic form to a new democratic republic. But, over the centuries, imbalances crept into this plan. Nicholas Mann describes this story in fascinating detail and asks: if the symbolism of the capital city is intended to be a true expression of America’s heart, its innermost values, what can be done to restore the balance and integrity of its original, visionary principles?

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Henry Adams in Washington Linking the Personal and Public Lives of America’s Man of Letters


Ormond Seavey, "Henry Adams in Washington: Linking the Personal and Public Lives of America’s Man of Letters"
English | ISBN: 0813944643 | 2020 | 404 pages | PDF | 19 MB
A descendent of two U.S. presidents and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Henry Adams enjoyed a very particular place in American life, not least due to his ancestry. Yet despite his prolific writing in the years between 1877 and 1891, when he lived in Washington, D.C., Adams has somehow slipped into the gap between history and literature. In Henry Adams in Washington, Ormond Seavey integrates the diverse aspects of Adams’s writing, arguing for his placement among the major American writers of the nineteenth century.

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Conflicting Missions Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976


Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976 by Piero Gleijeses
English | February 22, 2002 | ISBN: 0807826472, 0807854646 | True EPUB | 576 pages | 5.5 MB
This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses’s fast-paced narrative takes the reader from Cuba’s first steps to assist Algerian rebels fighting France in 1961, to the secret war between Havana and Washington in Zaire in 1964-65-where 100 Cubans led by Che Guevara clashed with 1,000 mercenaries controlled by the CIA-and, finally, to the dramatic dispatch of 30,000 Cubans to Angola in 1975-76, which stopped the South African advance on Luanda and doomed Henry Kissinger’s major covert operation there.

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