Lady Liberty: A Biography - Paperback
8 - 12 years. It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Edouard Laboulaye's dream catches fire. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi gives the dream the form of a lady, holding a torch to "enlighten the world." Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, and coppersmiths work together to turn the lady into a monument more than 100 feet tall. Joseph Pulitzer calls on readers to help fund a pedestal, and hundreds send in nickels, dimes, and even roosters for the cause. Paperback. 40 pages.