What Is The Statue Of Liberty

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698171930
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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

Author: Barry Moreno
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 073853689X
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The Statue of Liberty is an awesome visual journey that begins with the fantastic proposal of a French professor to give the United States a monument to commemorate the Revolutionary War alliance between the thirteen colonies and France. It documents the gift's taking symbolic form of the ancient goddess of liberty and its designation as the tallest metal statue in the world. Highlights include Liberty's construction history, her changing symbolism over the years, and her use in popular advertising and political activism. Her upraised arm has saluted scores of ships as they have passed by. Her dignity has welcomed Americans returning home from foreign parts and has given hope to newcomers seeking a fresh beginning in the land of liberty.

What Is The Statue Of Liberty

Author: Janice Behrens
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 053121091X
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Presents information about the Statue of Liberty, including what it represents, where it is located, and where it came from.

The Statue Of Liberty

Author: Edward Berenson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300149500
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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.

Statue Of Liberty The

Author: Danielle S. Hammelef
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 9781410881212
Size: 20.37 MB
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In this book, learn about the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty.

The Statue Of Liberty

Author: Cara Sutherland
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 0760738904
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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.

Liberty S Torch

Author: Elizabeth Mitchell
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802192554
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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, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality. A young sculptor inspired by a trip to Egypt where he saw the pyramids and Sphinx, he traveled to America, carrying with him the idea of a colossal statue of a woman. There he enlisted the help of notable people of the age - including Ulysses S. Grant, Joseph Pulitzer, Victor Hugo, Gustave Eiffel, and Thomas Edison - to help his scheme. He also came up with inventive ideas to raise money, including exhibiting the torch at the Phildaelphia world's fair and charging people to climb up inside. While the French and American governments dithered, Bartholdi made the statue a reality by his own entrepreneurship, vision, and determination.