Images and Details of the Nation’s Capital are Explored in New Book

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New Xlibris Release is a Helpful Guide for Tourists and Locals Alike

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Xlibris, the leading print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Getting Around in Washington, D.C. by Sound, the new picture book authored by John R. Ihrie III.

Through captivating imagery, Getting Around in Washington, D.C. by Sound showcases the strategic design and planning of the nation’s capital done by Pierre L’Enfant. Readers will learn how he put the Capital Building facing East in the center as a “Hub,” with four quadrants, northwest, northeast, southwest and southeast. Furthermore, this book reveals countless historical details on each site, the way the city was designed, as well as interesting pieces of trivia. Ultimately, it will give people comprehensive knowledge on the legacy of Washington as America’s center of power.

An enlightening and helpful guide, Getting Around in Washington, D.C. by Sound offers ingenious insights and details that can be practically used by tourists and locals of Washington D.C alike. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
John R. Ihrie III completed his first pastel still-life at age thirteen. His second large pastel St. Joseph Lily was completed at age eighteen. Mr. Ihrie graduated from Anacostia High School in June, 1939. His first book, The Bicentennial 1976 for the Citizens of the Tricentennial 2076 was published in the summer of 1976. The book contains twenty-seven sketches on the National Mall that were completed in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. He was featured in the Washington Arts Club Fifty Year Retrospective along with forty nine other Washington artists in 1987. The author has painted in nine countries, including; Monet’s Garden, France 1995, Ruins of Romans, Beirut, Lebanon, 1999, Catholic University, Quito, Ecuador, 2007, co-sponsored, United States government Cultural Affairs, Ecuador.

Getting Around in Washington, D.C. by Sound * by John R. Ihrie III
Publication Date: May 6, 2010
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4500-2676-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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