Publisher: Charles River Editors
*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts of the monument's construction *Explains the various monument proposals and designs*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“This structure, dedicated to the first president of the United States, represents the simplicity, honor, and heights for which our national ideals strive."People have always loved symbols and monuments. Even before there was any sort of written language, there were places and things considered sacred, whether it was the Mesopotamians’ ziggurats or the Egyptians’ pyramids. Thus, it had long been a practice to make some sort of memorial to those who had died as a way to remember and honor them, and given the importance of George Washington to the young United States of America, it’s no surprise that plans to build monuments to him began within months of his death.There are ...