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I would suggest for DC Planning: Grand Avenues by Scott Berg. http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Avenues-Visionary-Designed-Washington/dp/1400076226/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331924387&sr=8-1
A MUST read about the Metro: The Great Society Subway by Zach Schrag: http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Society-Subway-Washington/dp/080188246X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331924445&sr=1-1
And the ABSOLUTE must-read about DC politics: Dream City by Tom Sherwood and Harry Jaffe: http://www.amazon.com/Dream-City-Power-Decline-Washington/dp/0671768468/ref=sr_1_18?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331924506&sr=1-18
The last one is VERY hard to come by, but the MLK library has a few copies, I believe.