Gives the history of the first one hundred years of the statue standing as an international symbol of freedom.
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Grade 6 Up For the Statue of Liberty's centennial year, Harris has written an excellent and entertaining history of the construction and renovation of the colossal statue. The description of the efforts of Bartholdi and the several fund-raising committees involved with the birth of the Lady is interestingly paralleled by the description of the current efforts to finance the renovation. The chapters on the renovation are enhanced by the comments of the workmen performing the labor. Harris also chronicles the development of the Statue's role as "the Mother of Exiles" from Emma Lazarus' poem, as well as its use and abuse as a place for political protest and as a commercial emblem. It is intended for a slightly older audience than Burchard's The Statue of Liberty: Birth and Rebirth (HBJ, 1985) or Fisher's The Statue of Liberty (Holiday, 1985). It's worth having, both for its timeliness and for its own quality.Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, Mass.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Black-and-white photos illustrate Harris's well-written account of Liberty's agonizingly slow progress to her permanent site and of people, past and present, involved with her historically. In essence, the viewpoint of this book differs from others. Harris, for instance, is more sympathetic to the committee of wealthy men who failed to raise sufficient funds for the statue's pedestal. Other instances of the author's approach are quotes from editorials and letters to newspapers (pro and con the monument, arguing over its location, etc.). Adding color and excitement, as well, are warm expressions of support for Lady Libertyfrom her partisans in France and America. Junior Literary Guild selection.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster (Juv), 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0027427307
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster (Juv), 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M0027427307