Few contemporary people realize how much of a technical challenge the creation of the statue was in the late nineteenth century. At the time, it was the largest statue ever made, and it had to be constructed in parts, shipped across the Atlantic, and then assembled on the island where it resides today. With the value and efficiency of hindsight, it is difficult for the modern person to comprehend that many people in the United States rebelled at the thought of paying for even the base for the statue.
In many ways, the greatest national symbol of the United States is the Statue of Liberty, a shining beacon designed to represent the U.S. as a land of opportunity. This is a worthy book - one which even adults could benefit from reading." - Amazon.com Customer Review.
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Non-Fiction Books shelf.)