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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 48, November 20, 2011, Article 5

NEW BOOK: FORTRESS OF FINANCE: THE U.S. TREASURY BUILDING

David Sundman writes:

I am a member of the Treasury Historical Association and bought this book when it first came out, but haven't had the time to read it yet. It is an exceptional work and worth the price for the photos alone, many of the Treasury building and Washington DC that are rarely seen.

I missed this when it first came out - thanks to David for bringing it to our attention. Below is text from the flyer advertising the book; an order form is available on the association's web site. -Editor

Fortress of Finance Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building, the Treasury Historical Association's award-winning book on the history of the National Historic Landmark Treasury Building next to the White House and the predecessor Treasury Office is the result of over eight years of research by architectural historian Pamela Scott, author of Temple of Liberty, a history of the U.S. Capitol Building, and co-author of Buildings of the District of Columbia.

She has developed a captivating account of the construction of the Building and its unique architectural features that have made it one of Washington, DC's most magnificent structures. The book includes an appendix with a summary of histories of the Treasury's current bureaus and those now in other departments and agencies.

Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building . . .

Received Independent Publishers' second-place award in 2010 Mid-Atlantic Non-Fiction category of books.

Is a substantial hardback book, over 3 pounds, about 8-1/2 by 11 inches, with 336 pages, printed on high-quality matte coated paper, with wrap-around illustrated heavy paper dustcover.

Contains 185 images of historic drawings, blueprints, etchings, paintings and photographs, ranging from sepia, black-and-white and color-tinted to 21st-century full-color digital images.

Has an elegant "leather-effect" case wrap, gold-stamp title on front and spine, with sections of the book) stitched to the binding, for long lasting quality of the book.

Can serve as a great Christmas or holiday gift for yourself or others. The regular retail price for Fortress of Finance is $55.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling. However, THA Members will be given Free Shipping OR a Free Gold-Finished Treasury Building Bookmark for orders placed through December 5, 2011 only.

To order, see: www.treasuryhistoricalassn.org/newsletters/Advertisement7P.pdf

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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