The Greatest "Washington D.C." Books of All Time

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  1. 1. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

    "The Exorcist" is a chilling and suspenseful novel that follows the terrifying ordeal of a young girl named Regan who becomes possessed by a malevolent entity. As her behavior becomes increasingly disturbing and her health deteriorates, her desperate mother seeks the help of two priests who embark on a harrowing battle against the forces of evil. With its gripping narrative and intense portrayal of demonic possession, the book explores themes of faith, doubt, and the power of good versus evil, leaving readers on the edge of their seats until the shocking conclusion.

  2. 2. Point Of Impact by Stephen Hunter

    "Point of Impact" follows the story of Bob Lee Swagger, a highly skilled and decorated Marine sniper who becomes the target of a conspiracy after being framed for an assassination. Forced to go on the run, Swagger must rely on his exceptional training and instincts to clear his name and uncover the truth behind the elaborate plot. Packed with intense action and suspense, this gripping thriller takes readers on a thrilling journey through the world of espionage and betrayal.

  3. 3. The Passage Of Power: The Years Of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro

    "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson" by Robert Caro is the fourth volume in his acclaimed biography of the 36th President of the United States. This book covers the years from 1958 to 1964, including Johnson's ascent to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Caro explores Johnson's struggles to pass civil rights legislation, his relationship with Kennedy's family, and his efforts to establish his own presidential legacy. The book also delves into Johnson's personal life, including his marriage to Lady Bird Johnson and his health issues. Overall, "The Passage of Power" provides a comprehensive and insightful look into one of the most complex and consequential figures in American political history.

  4. 4. Grant by Ron Chernow

    "Grant" is a comprehensive biography of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow, the book explores Grant's early life, military career, presidency, and post-presidential years. Chernow portrays Grant as a complex and often misunderstood figure, highlighting his military genius and leadership during the Civil War, as well as his struggles with alcoholism and financial ruin later in life. The book also delves into Grant's relationships with his wife, Julia, and political figures such as Abraham Lincoln and William Tecumseh Sherman. Overall, "Grant" offers a detailed and nuanced portrait of one of America's most significant historical figures.

  5. 5. Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel by Casey McQuiston

    "Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel" is a heartwarming and humorous story about the unexpected romance between Alex, the First Son of the United States, and Henry, the Prince of Wales. After a public altercation, they are forced to fake a friendship for the sake of international diplomacy. However, as they spend more time together, their fake friendship turns into a genuine connection, leading them to question their own identities, their responsibilities, and the true meaning of love. This delightful and captivating novel explores themes of self-discovery, acceptance, and the power of love to overcome societal expectations.

  6. 6. Unfinished Business by Stephen Bonsal

    "Unfinished Business" is a historical account of the author's experiences and observations as a diplomat and journalist in the early 20th century. It provides an in-depth look at the political climate during that time, including the Spanish-American War, the Russo-Japanese War, and World War I. The author shares his personal insights and interactions with key figures of the era, offering readers a unique perspective on the events that shaped the world during this tumultuous time.

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