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The Resource Washington's monument : and the fascinating history of the obelisk, John Steele Gordon

Washington's monument : and the fascinating history of the obelisk, John Steele Gordon

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Washington's monument : and the fascinating history of the obelisk
Title
Washington's monument
Title remainder
and the fascinating history of the obelisk
Statement of responsibility
John Steele Gordon
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Conceived soon after the American Revolution ended, the great monument to George Washington was not finally completed until almost a century later; the great obelisk was finished in 1884, and remains the tallest stone structure in the world at 555 feet. The story behind its construction is a largely untold and intriguing piece of American history, which acclaimed historian John Steele Gordon relates with verve, connecting it to the colorful saga of the ancient obelisks of Egypt. Nobody knows how many obelisks were crafted in ancient Egypt, or even exactly how they were created and erected since they are made out of hard granite and few known tools of the time were strong enough to work granite. Generally placed in pairs at the entrances to temples, they have in modern times been ingeniously transported around the world to Istanbul, Paris, London, New York, and many other locations. Their stories illuminate that of the Washington Monument, once again open to the public following earthquake damage, and offer a new appreciation for perhaps the most iconic memorial in the country"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
F203.4.W3
LC item number
G67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Washington's monument : and the fascinating history of the obelisk, John Steele Gordon
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907966075
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620406502
Lccn
2015036462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907966075
  • (Sirsi) a1884616
Label
Washington's monument : and the fascinating history of the obelisk, John Steele Gordon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907966075
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620406502
Lccn
2015036462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907966075
  • (Sirsi) a1884616

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