Located on a 12 acre island, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
But the story behind the Statue of Liberty is a fascinating one, linked by the involvement of many interesting individuals and a difficult birth.
In this book, the Statue comes to life and is born. Filled with period photographs and journal and diary entries, this book shows the dedication many people felt to the project as it often times struggled into being. Even after it was born, the statue was handed off from government agency to government agency, falling more and more into disrepair.
In fact, as author Lenore Skomal and her excellent research point out, the Statue was left to the elements alone until a generation or two of immigrants, who remembered the statue as their first memory of the United States, came to her rescue, lead by the famed industrialist Lee Iacocca.
A fascinating story.
|Publisher:||Cider Mill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Lenore Skomal is an award winning author and career journalist in all forms of media, including newspaper, broadcasting, internet and television. She is a columnist with the Erie Times-News. In addition, she is the author of twelve published works, including Heroes, Keeper of Lyme Rock, LifeLessons: Gratitude, Motherhood: A Celebration and Wide Awake. She is an engaging public speaker with over 1,000 public speaking appearance and book tours, and lives with her husband and son in Erie, PA.