search for books and compare prices
cover image
Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Pr
Publication date July 2, 2014
Pages 310
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802122575
ISBN-10 0802122574
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $27.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802122575
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Atlantic Monthly Pr (July 2, 2014)
9780802122575 | details & prices | 310 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $27.00
About: The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780802123794
 
Reprint edition from Grove Pr (July 14, 2015)
9780802123794 | details & prices | 310 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The Statue of Liberty has become one of the most recognizable monuments in the world: a symbol of freedom and the American Dream.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.