The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of LibertyBook - 2014
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
Branch Call Number: 974.71 Mi
Characteristics: xv, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm