Links and Resources

The biography is available in bookstores and can be ordered from Amazon.

Asch, Chris Myers, "Book Review: Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital," Washington History, Volume 29, Number 2, Fall 2017.

Kalb, Deborah, "Q&A with John P. Richardson," Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, May 4, 2017.

G.W. Alumni News, "John P. Richardson, ESIA MA '64, has traveled the world – and come back home to tell a D.C. story," The George Washington University, Office of Alumni Relations, April 26, 2017.

Kenney, Laurie, "Richardson '60 Publishes Bio of Urban Development Pioneer Shepherd," News @ Wesleyan, January 17, 2017.

Hibbard, Steve, "Arlington author: Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital," The Arlington Connection, November 21, 2016.

Center for the Book, "Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital), " Library of Congress, November 10, 2016.

Kelly, John, "D.C.'s 'Boss' Shepherd: From street-paving whirlwind to Mexican adventurer," Washington Post, October 31, 2016.

Jones, Mark. "Books You Should Read: Alexander Shepherd Biography by John Richardson," WETA "Boundary Stones" Video and Blog. 10/15/2016.

Gilmore, Matthew, "High-handed usurpation and outrage: The End of Washington City Canal," Intowner, March 20, 2016.

Richardson, John P., "Washington, D.C., During the Civil War," Smithsonian Associates (CSPAN3), January 24, 2015 (one hour).

Richardson, John P., "A Tale of Two Cemeteries," American Cemetery, June 2014.

Richardson, John P., "Alexander R. Shepherd and the Race Issue in Washington," Washington History, Volume 22, 2010, a publication of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Washington Post writer Marc Fisher's discussion of Boss Shepherd's Legacy, Washington Post, November 20, 2007.

Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia (AOI), "Governor Alexander Robey Shepherd."

The Town of Batopilas, Mexico

Copper Canyon, Mexico

For Additional Reading - Alexander Shepherd Bibliography

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