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    Recent Reviews
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    Ernest B. Furgurson. Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War.
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    Edward Steers, Jr. Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
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    Reviewer: David Haberstich, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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    Alexander D. Mitchell IV. Washington, D.C. Then and Now
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    Philip Woodworth Ogilvie. Along the Potomac.
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    Paul K. Williams. Greater U Street.
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