Monumental Treasures of Washington, D.C. is a 735-page digital eBook that brings the reader to the Nation's Capital of the United States of America.
With hundreds of beautiful images of Washington monuments, landmarks, statues, institutions and landscapes, this is the most diverse presentation of Washington, D.C. that can be found in any publication in the world.
Photojournalist and author Ronald Gilbert Baker, a native of Washington, D.C., has spent years capturing images of the most recognized iconic images in the city but he has also gone outside of the box and included images of out of the way and lesser known monuments that celebrate the lush history of a nation that is only 236 years old but has been influenced by people and cultures from around the world.
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This is an amazing resource. Great photography and history behind tons of attractions and destinations in Washington D.C. I live near Washington and discovered new landmarks I didn’t even know existed. Thanks for publishing this. Very, very useful.
A Book To Make Our Nation's Capital Proud
OK. $4.99 for a 735-page book with hundreds of extraordinary images of the Nation's Capital and video clips to boot. Who'd believe it? But this is no ordinary book. Ronald Gilbert Baker, a Vietnam-Era Veteran and nationally-known photojournalist, designed this book as a photographic tribute to the historical landmarks, institutions and diverse cultural contributions of people from around the world to the most powerful city and country in the world.
From photos of the nation's first President's mansion to the final flight of the Discovery Shuttle and it's meeting with the Enterprise Shuttle at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Institution's Air & Space Museum, this book is the most expansive and inclusive e-book today. There are 8 Chapters broken down by Institutions & Landmarks, Museums, Presidential Tributes, Military Salutes, Social Justice Icons, Botanical Parks, Special Attractions, and Cultural Arts Centers. There are over 600 beautiful images in the book from the John F. Kennedy Center to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the Mall to the Arlington National Cemetery which includes a video of a reef-changing ceremony. The images are breathtaking and the historical information on each subject is eye opening and very educational.
This book belongs in each and every educational institution around the world who uses the iPad as a tool for engaging students and their studies. If you are planning a trip to the Nation's Capital, this could just be the best pre-trip review of this historic city you can find. It's a steal at $4.99!
The photos and descriptive information are phenomenal. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort that went into creating this tremendous, historic book. Thank you for sharing this experience.