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The Pentagon a history : the untold story of the wartime race to build the Pentagon--and to restore it sixty years later /

The creation of the Pentagon in seventeen whirlwind months during World War II is one of the great construction feats in American history, involving a tremendous mobilization of manpower, resources, and minds, creating an institution that ranks with a handful of other structures as symbols recognized around the world. In July 1941, the Army construction chief sprang the idea of building a single, huge headquarters that could house the entire War Department, then scattered in seventeen buildings around Washington. The Pentagon's post-World War II history is told through its critical moments, including the troubled birth of the Department of Defense during the Cold War, the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tumultuous 1967 protest against the Vietnam War. The attack of September 11 is related with new details, as is the race to rebuild the damaged Pentagon, a restoration that echoed the spirit of its creation.--From publisher description.

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  • "The creation of the Pentagon in seventeen whirlwind months during World War II is one of the great construction feats in American history, involving a tremendous mobilization of manpower, resources, and minds, creating an institution that ranks with a handful of other structures as symbols recognized around the world. In July 1941, the Army construction chief sprang the idea of building a single, huge headquarters that could house the entire War Department, then scattered in seventeen buildings around Washington. The Pentagon's post-World War II history is told through its critical moments, including the troubled birth of the Department of Defense during the Cold War, the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tumultuous 1967 protest against the Vietnam War. The attack of September 11 is related with new details, as is the race to rebuild the damaged Pentagon, a restoration that echoed the spirit of its creation.--From publisher description."@en
  • "The creation of the Pentagon in seventeen whirlwind months during World War II is one of the great construction feats in American history, involving a tremendous mobilization of manpower, resources, and minds, creating an institution that ranks with a handful of other structures as symbols recognized around the world. In July 1941, the Army construction chief sprang the idea of building a single, huge headquarters that could house the entire War Department, then scattered in seventeen buildings around Washington. The Pentagon's post-World War II history is told through its critical moments, including the troubled birth of the Department of Defense during the Cold War, the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tumultuous 1967 protest against the Vietnam War. The attack of September 11 is related with new details, as is the race to rebuild the damaged Pentagon, a restoration that echoed the spirit of its creation.--From publisher description."
  • "Describes the design and construction of the Pentagon during World War II, the subsequent history of the building and its role during key historical events, the September 11th attack and its aftermath, and the massive efforts to rebuild the structure."

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  • "History."
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  • "The Pentagon"
  • "The Pentagon : a history /"
  • "Untold story of the wartime race to build the Pentagon"
  • "The Pentagon : a history ; the untold story of the wartime race to build the Pentagon - and to restore it sixty years later /"
  • "The Pentagon : a history : the untold story of the wartime race to build the Pentagon - and to restore it sixty years later /"
  • "The Pentagon : a history : the untold story of the wartime race to build the Pentagon--and to restore it sixty years later /"
  • "The Pentagon a history : the untold story of the wartime race to build the Pentagon--and to restore it sixty years later /"
  • "The Pentagon a history : the untold story of the wartime race to build the Pentagon--and to restore it sixty years later /"@en