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Hotel An American History

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ISBN-10: 0300142021

ISBN-13: 9780300142020

Edition: 2009

Authors: Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz

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When George Washington embarked on his presidential tours of 1789-91, the rudimentary inns and taverns of the day suddenly seemed dismally inadequate. But within a decade, Americans had built the first hotels-large and elegant structures that boasted private bedchambers and grand public ballrooms. This book recounts the enthralling history of the hotel in America-a saga in which politicians and prostitutes, tourists and tramps, conventioneers and confidence men, celebrities and salesmen all rub elbows.Hotelexplores why the hotel was invented, how its architecture developed, and the many ways it influenced the course of United States history. The volume also presents a beautiful collection…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 12/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz isnbsp;associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico.