Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 384 pages. Occasional Footnotes. Illustrations. Appendix A: Timeline of Critical Events in This Book. Appendix B: Secretaries of Defense and Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Appendix C: The Pentagon on the Pentagon. Select Source Materials. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. David Alexander has written and published in virtually every literary category, including novels, novelettes, short fiction, poetry, essays and film scripts. He attended Columbia University in New York City and Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Alexander has written technical papers as a defense analyst for some of the world's most prestigious international defense publications on high-technology combat systems and their strategic and tactical applications. He is as conversant with the global corporate and civilian defense sector as he is with the military side. Few can claim the scope of his knowledge of and familiarity with the international defense community, ranging from weapon systems to global strategic policy. David Alexander has practically singlehandedly ferreted out the ground truth that makes up both literal and figurative foundations of The Building. He has written the truth when the truth was noble, and he has also written the truth when it was less than noble. Alexander has also brought his keen and discriminating eye for lyrical prose to his account of the Pentagon. In tackling as large and ambitious a project as The Building, Alexander developed a writing plan that replaced an easy and often-used sequential storyline approach with a more complex narrative scheme that was designed to give far greater scope and depth to the narrative he envisioned for his book. It seemed the only approach worthy of a subject as large, as timely, as challenging and as important as the Pentagon, the Defense Department and the global wars in which these icons of military power and global reach have played key and decisive strategic roles. He has also covered diverse personalities who envisioned, built and guided the Pentagon. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: The Pentagon, Defense Department, Federal Buildings, 9/11, Cold War, E-Ring, Joint Chiefs of Staff, George C. Marshall, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Brehon Somervell, Robert Gates