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978-0-7636-2530-6 / 0763625302

Lady Liberty: A Biography

by Rappaport, Doreen

Publisher:Candlewick

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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A powerfully moving, authentic portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who created her and illustrated in glorious detail.

"Soon America will be one hundred years old. I share my dream of a birthday gift."

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Édouard Laboulayes dream catches fire and takes shape. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi gives the dream the form of a lady, holding a torch to "enlighten the world." Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, coppersmiths  many of them immigrants  work together to turn the lady into a monument over 100 feet tall. Joseph Pulitzer calls on readers to help fund a pedestal, and hundreds send in nickels, dimes, and even roosters for the cause. Doreen Rappaports historically accurate, poetic vignettes and Matt Tavaress magnificent images remind us of the true origins of a national symbol  and show that it took a lot of people to make the Lady.

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