WWII Memorial: Jewel of the Mall is a 116 page full-color photographic book on the WWII Memorial with an introduction by Senator Robert Dole and photographs by Stephen R. Brown. The photographs are exclusive never-to-be duplicated images as Brown had access to the site and cranes as the World War II Memorial was built.
He also photographed the creation of the 18-foot high 80,000-pound bronze sculptural eagles and related pieces which adorn the World War II Memorial. The documentation of the “lost wax” process in itself is a unique peek into sculptural history. The book features panoramic scenes of the new face of the Mall; documentary of the creation and installation of the sculpture and marble ornamentation that makes this new Memorial such a dramatic work.
The day of the opening-May 29, 2004, the Washington Post ran an eighteen page advertising special on the WWII Memorial and produced 1,500,000 posters which were distributed on the Mall. The book which is the result of these efforts is unique in its documentation not only the of the Memorial's beauty but the construction and use of the "lost wax" process used to create the beautiful bronze statues, wreaths, and other ornamentation in the Memorial.