From Sea to Shining Sea
Places That Shaped AmericaBook - 2003
From the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to glittery Hollywood and the Golden Gate Bridge, here's a unique coast-to-coast photographic tour across America. Eighty-five unforgettable images taken by acclaimed photographer Elan Penn, along with fascinating notes by a major historian, capture places that have marked our history, formed our national identity, shaped our culture, and changed the country forever. Here are monuments and battlefields, fabled buildings and roads, emblems of technology and progress, palaces of the arts and natural glories. Some are sacred symbols of U.S. pride, such as the Liberty Bell, the White House, and Mount Rushmore. Others recall unhappy moments of our past, such as Fort Sumter, where the first shot of the Civil War rang out; the Old Slave Mart in Charleston, South Carolina; Little Big Horn; the heroes of the Alamo; and Pearl Harbor. Examine the beauty of New England's white steeple churches, gaze at the awe-inspiring expanses of Yellowstone, America's oldest National Park, and see a one-room schoolhouse, Native American tents, and Spanish Missions. Every image is a crucial piece in the grand mosaic of American life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., , ©2003
Branch Call Number: 973.022 Sc
Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm