Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

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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 now Liberty's Torch 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,… (more)

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In "Liberty's Torch," journalist Elizabeth Mitchell tells the story of Bartholdi's decades-long struggle to build a symbol of freedom "and gain thereby the reward that all true artists seek - the kindly remembrance of posterity."

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Book Details  


Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (July 02, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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