We've heard of many books about the World Trade Center, but fewer about the other victim of the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon in Washington. Now Random's Will Murphy has bought a book about the remarkable efforts that went into its construction, as World War II loomed. It's by Washington Post Pentagon correspondent Steve Vogel, and his Pentagon describes how a top echelon of officials, including FDR and George Marshall, oversaw the extraordinary feat of building the vast structure, with its many miles of corridors, in only 16 months more than 60 years ago. World rights were bought from Washington agent Rafe Sagalyn.
Volume 250 Issue 47 11/24/2003