Wicked Capitol Hill: An Unruly History of Behaving Badly

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Robert Pohl, the other half of the Walking Shtick duo, brings us Wicked Capitol Hill. Pohl includes such historic crimes as the affair between the Congressman and the Capitol Hill cobbler's daughter that ended in murder at the hands of the press. Tales range from the backrooms of Congress and the docks of the Naval Yard to the bars of 8th street and the grave of an infamous madam buried at the Congressional Cemetery. Pohl has worked to balance the tales between those of government officials misbehaving on the Hill and of truly local crimes.
ISBN: 9781609495879
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: Wicked
Images: 52
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Pohl is a stay-at-home dad, tour guide and author. He has previously written a book on the history of his house, as well as a book looking at the emancipation of the slaves in the District of Columbia. He writes a regular column for both the Hill Rag and the Hill Is Home. Pohl began as a computer programmer but gave that up for a more eclectic lifestyle. When not playing with his son, touring eighth graders through Washington or writing, Pohl volunteers at his local library and his son's school. Robert Pohl lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, son and two cats.
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