Sasek picked the wrong moment to visit Washington, D.C. and arrived just
in time to witness the mayhem that followed Martin Luther King's assassination,
the Poor People's Campaign and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
critics felt that his experiences were reflected in the book. This is Washington, D.C. is more sombre
in tone than the earlier books in the series, but this is consistent with
the later books which all seem to focus more on architectural detail and less
on the cute, ephemeral details that typify the earlier titles. Saying that,
it is still an excellent book with lots of great pictures and an informative
narrative as always.