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The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

  • Author: Christian Blanchet,Bertrand Dard
  • Publisher: New Word City
  • ISBN: 1936529971
  • Category: History
  • Page: 215
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Introduction by David McCullough The first truly comprehensive history of America's most compelling symbol, the Statue of Liberty, is the result of more than three years of research. The authors, Christian Blanchet and Bernard Dard, sought out original sources, interviewed over 1,000 people, and combed through more than 100 museums, collections, and libraries to compile this definitive history. Here is the little-known story of the statue's origins and the people who brought it to completion – such as Édouard de Laboulaye, who wanted to give the United States a gift that would both commemorate a friendship and make a political statement, engineering genius Gustave Eiffel, and above all, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the visionary sculptor who gave form to the idea of this colossal statue. A consummate entrepreneur, politician, and fundraiser, Bartholdi almost single-handedly sold his idea to a skeptical, and at times, unfriendly American public, who would later come to idolize his statue as a symbol of freedom and acceptance.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

  • Author: Barry Moreno
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439659591
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 128
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The world’s most famous sculpture, the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Enlightening the World, rises to a height of 305 feet from the base of her pedestal to the top of the golden flame of her torch. Conceived, designed, and originally built in France, she was unveiled on her new island home in 1886. The postcard trade, still in its infancy, embraced the icon, and Miss Liberty’s commanding figure soon appeared on millions of postcards. In this book, one will see the statue from many angles—profiles, long shots, close-ups, aerials, torch views, and more.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

  • Author: Cara Sutherland
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780760738900
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Presents a behind-the-scenes look at this iconic landmark, recounts the fascinating history of the statue and explore her impact on multiple generations.

What Is the Statue of Liberty?

What Is the Statue of Liberty?

  • Author: Joan Holub,Who HQ
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698171934
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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In 1876, France decided to give the United States a very big and very special present--the Statue of Liberty. The gift was to commemorate the 100th birthday of the United States, and just packing it was no small feat--350 pieces in 214 crates shipped across the ocean. The story of how the 111-foot-tall lady took her place in the New York Harbor will fascinate young readers.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

  • Author: Patricia Ryon Quiri
  • Publisher: Childrens Press
  • ISBN: 9780516206288
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 47
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Recounts how the Statue of Liberty was planned, built, dedicated, repaired over the years, and then restored in the 1980s.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

A Transatlantic Story

  • Author: Edward Berenson
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300149506
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 229
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Describes the obstacles that stood in the way of the Statue of Liberty's journey from France to the United States and then explores how the statue's meaning has changed over the years.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

  • Author: Ann Heinrichs
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756501006
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Discusses the conception, creation, and history of Lady Liberty.

Liberty Rising

Liberty Rising

The Story of the Statue of Liberty

  • Author: Pegi Deitz Shea
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780805072204
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 44
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Presents the story behind the Statue of Liberty, examining its design, the process by which it was shipped, its construction, and the purpose of the gift itself.

Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green?

Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green?

  • Author: Martha E. H. Rustad
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press
  • ISBN: 1467747742
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Do you know that the Statue of Liberty hasn't always looked green? Or that the first torch had to be replaced? Lady Liberty has been an important US symbol for more than one hundred years. Join Mrs. Bolt's class as they visit the statue and learn where the statue came from, how she was built, and what American ideas she represents.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

  • Author: Dana Meachen Rau
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756501433
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Introduces the history and symbolism of the famous New York City landmark, the Statue of Liberty.