The Lost History of the Capitol
The Hidden and Tumultuous Saga of Congress and the Capitol Building
Edward P. Moser
The Lost History of the Capitol is an account of the many bizarre, tragic, and violent episodes that have occurred in and around the Capitol Building, from the founding of the federal capital city in 1790 up to contemporary times, including the events of January 6, 2021. In this 230-year span, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the neighborhoods nearby have witnessed dozens of high-profile scandals, trials, riots, bombings, and personal assaults, along with not a few significant achievements. It is a popular work about the U.S. Capitol Building and its environs.