books about: monuments
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Center Street, 2009
Monuments Men is a great way to present history so that it sounds like a novel. It make the reading easy and brings out the human side of history,the sacrifices people made, their successes and failures. That is above and beyond just bringing back to our attention this moment in history when the winning armies aimed to preserve the art of the countries affected.
Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge
A Complete, Concise History of the Golden Gate and the Bridge That Spans It
Although this book is relatively short at about 200 pages, the author manages to cover the history of the Golden Gate, as well as the Golden Gate Bridge and the people involved in the creation of the bridge. The author begins with the geologic creation of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate itself and progresses through the hunt to find the bay and the opening to the sea that the ...
The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It
Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Thomas Dunne Books
The marvelous story of the Flatiron: the instantly recognizable building that signaled the start of a new era in New York history. Critics hated it. The public feared it would topple over. Passersby were knocked down by the winds. But even before it was completed, the Flatiron Building had become an unforgettable part of New York City. The Flatiron Building was built by the Chicago-based Fuller Company--a group founded by George Fuller, ...
The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide: More than 400 Civil War Sites, from Antietam to Zagonyi's Charge
Excellent Civil War Battlefield Guide!
This Civil War guidebook is a must for the battlefield stomper! Ten weekend tours of Civil War battlefields and other sites are presented in a very informative, easy-to-follow format. There are four parts: The War in the West, The War on the Coasts, The War in the East, and The Wide-Ranging War (other Civil War sites). There are tours within each part. Each tour has a location map and an ...
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb
Public Affairs, 2010
When it's over and done with....
This book does not immediately give one the impression that it would be as good as it is. My first impression from the cover was that it would be just a compilation of unknown facts and surprises about famous people ,things and places.Then, after noting the sub-title "A Tour of Presidential Gravesites";I thumbed through it and immediately saw it was a very good summary of all the Presidents,their ...
Stories in Stone: The Complete Guide to Cemetery Symbolism
Gibbs Smith, 2004
An excellent book for anyone interested in cemetaries, death or the symbols found on older tombstones!! It's all covered in this small, but powerful, book.
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States
A powerful pick
Complete National Parks of the U.S. is a 'must' for any collection catering to domestic travelers. While many competing books on the nation's parks are in print, this one differs with its inclusion of monuments, battle sites, scenic trails, and seashores with in-depth visiting details paired with color photos. Discussions of how to best view the park offer details not just on the park, but ...
So You Think You Know Gettysburg? The Stories behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's ...
John F. Blair, Publisher
A fascinating and worthy contribution to Civil War history shelves
Co-written by members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust, So You Think You Know Gettysburg? The Stories Behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles lives up to its title with a wealth of detailed, historically accurate information about the great battle that was the turning ...
1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die: UNESCO Edition
Barron's Educational Series
Best Buy on Travel books!
This book was amazing... I wasn't expecting it to be 3inches thick! It is chock-full of beautiful pictures and helpful discussion on destinations all over the world. A must for any curious traveler!
Capital Mysteries #8: Mystery at the Washington Monument
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2009
Great series for kids
My son loves these books. They combine history, geography, and mystery. What's not to love! I hope Ron Roy keeps writing this series.
The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy
Worth a Trip to New York?
If you like museums and love Medieval sculpture, yes! I got lucky, with one free afternoon during a pressured business trip: a spring day in Central Park, with dogwood, cherry, magnolia, and other flowering trees whose 'names' I don't know all blooming. But I spotted a poster for this temporary exhibit of Burgundian sculpture in alabaster, at the Met. The tomb of John the Fearless and ...
Grand Canyon Guide: Your Complete Guide to the Grand Canyon
Bright Angel Press, 2010
Very Good 2010 Kindle Guide
Has all you are probably looking for. Trail maps, rim maps, overall map, and road maps. Trail details and hiking recommendations. About the only thing I would like to have added is some clear driving tours. But with the maps and lookout points featured, this should be something to be easy to figure out and plan. This is a 2010 edition.
L Is for Liberty (Reading Railroad Books)
Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Grosset & Dunlap
A terrific 4th of July book!
L is for Liberty is a book that is beautifully illustrated. I am looking forward to sharing this book with my daughter on the 4th of July. And introducing her to Lady Liberty and what she stands for. If I have a complaint it is that this book should also printed as a board book! A terrific addition to any home library!
Civil War Sites, 2nd: The Official Guide to the Civil War Discovery Trail
Civil War Preservation Trust
Civil War Sites
Civil War Sites, 2nd: The Official Guide to the Civil War Discovery Trail (Civil War Sites) This is an excellent guide for people visiting the battlefields. You get a detailed overview of each battlesite, list of events and location maps by state. The driving directions are invaluable, since many of the sites are now lost within the urban sprawl. Anything sponsored by the CWPT is a must read ...
Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park
A valuable guide for active travelers to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks
This is the newest guide for the whole family that wants to hike or backpack 70 of the best trails through the combined US/Canadian national parks of Glacier and Waterton Lakes, now Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park. * A completely revised guide with lots of fun to-do's for kids * USGS map information and trail profiles * Informative sidebars and trip finders In 1932, Glacier ...
Washington at Home: An Illustrated History of Neighborhoods in the Nation's Capital
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Interesting book on Washington's neighborhoods
I've been studying Washington, DC a lot, but I've learned a lot about the development of the city from this book. For instance, I didn't realize what an important center of factory work the Navy Yard had been, in a city which always had relatively few factory jobs. Each of the neighborhoods are very different, and their colorful histories are well described. The photographs are good, and there ...
Versailles: A Biography of a Palace
St. Martin's Griffin
A sweeping look at Versailles and the inhabitants.
These days, more often than not, I tend to explore from the confines of my chair. While I dream of seeing the extravagant and faraway, I also want to understand what I am looking at as well, and for that, I turn to books on history and art. When I saw an alert pop up for this volume by Tony Spawforth, I knew it was one that I had to read. Versailles: A Biography of a Palace takes the unique ...
Savannah Squares A Keepsake Tour of Gardens, Architecture, and Monuments
Robert J. Hill
The City of Squares!
Savannah has always been a "southern-charm" city. Some of it's beauty and history has been preserved by the renewal of interest in it's squares, small parks and cemeteries. This book is a perfect companion depicting the charm of this city-so unique in the busy world of today. Not only is the photography superb, but the accompanying writing is great. A great memory boost for someone who has been ...
Pledge Of Allegiance 2001
My students are immigrants or children of immigrants learning English. They have to say the pledge every day but may get the words wrong and certainly don't comprehend it. This book takes out some of the guess work and helps them understand what is going on and what people are saying. It brings them comfort and relief.
All Stations! Distress!: April 15, 1912: The Day the Titanic Sank
Roaring Brook Press
A classic tale revived, a day and a new book to remember
Captain Smith and Thomas Andrews, the shipbuilder, declared that "the wound was fatal." The great unsinkable Titanic had suffered a mighty blow to the starboard bow and by their calculations, she could only remain afloat for a very short period of time. The ship's passengers and crew quickly came to life as the ship began its decent to the bottom of the sea. Passengers soon found out that ...
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