Liberty's Torch

Liberty's Torch

The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

Book - 2014
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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but Mitchell reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780802122575
Branch Call Number: 974.71 Mi
Description: xv, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Oct 27, 2014

If you are interested in how funds were raised in France and the USA to build Liberty, this is the book for you. I had hoped for much more about the statue itself, but there are no drawings and only a few photos.


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