Overview Full-color illustrations enhance this comprehensive book about the building of the Statue of Liberty--from its original conception through the process of its complex construction. Reprint.
Publishers Description "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." Follow the journey of the Statue of Liberty from 1865 to today as it goes from being a mere glimmer in the eyes of two Frenchmen to becoming a colossal gift to the United States, a gesture of friendship between the two nations, a monument to the first hundred years of American independence, and a symbol of liberty for all.
Citations And Professional Reviews Liberty by Lynn Curlee has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 904
PW Notes and Reprints - 11/25/2002 page 71
Publishers Weekly - 11/25/2002
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.2" Width: 8.94" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
ISBN 0689856830 ISBN13 9780689856839
Availability 0 units.
More About Lynn Curlee
Lynn Curlee received a 2002 Sibert Honor for Brooklyn Bridge. His other works include Ships of the Air, Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration, Rushmore, Liberty, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Capital, Parthenon, Ballpark, Skyscraper, and most recently, Mythological Creatures. He lives in Jamesport, New York. You can learn more about him at curleeart.com.
Lynn Curlee currently resides in Jamesport, in the state of New York.
The story behind the Statue of Libery is filled with suspense even though the happy ending is well known! This book attempts to have us think more deeply about this well known American icon. Born from a deep admiration for the American democratic experiment, like many other treasures it was conceived of by private citizens and funded in the most democratic way---by the people. The story of its conception and funding is more interesting than the technical details but it is complete in all aspects including the restoration. The illustrations add to the power of the writing.