Capital Sporting Grounds

Posted by brettlabrams on May. 26, 2009

Capital Sporting GroundsA History of Stadium and Ballpark Construction in Washington, D.C.Brett L. AbramsPolitics touch everything in Washington, D.C., even baseball fields and football stadiums. The recently-completed Washington Nationals stadium spurred opponents to hold protests over the waste of taxpayer money, while the Mayor and others rallied supporters with the promise of economic development generated by the stadium. This promise of economic development, land swaps, closed-door deals and money maneuvers are nothing new. In Brett L. Abrams book, Capital Sporting Grounds, he captures the wild history of proposed and completed stadiums and ballparks in the nations capital in the past one hundred plus years. As in any game, some players won while many others lost.Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, McFarlandpub.comBrett L. Abrams is an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., and author of Hollywood Bohemians: Transgressive Sexuality and the S

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