cover image The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

Leonard Everett Fisher, Everett Fisher. Holiday House, $15.95 (64pp) ISBN 978-0-8234-0586-2

Fisher's own graphic, handsome black-and-white pictures illustrate the latest work by the honored author of over 200 thoroughly researched, well-written books about historic events and eras. In addition, this volume contains period and contemporary photos and drawings; reprints including the front page of Joseph Pulitzer's World, announcing the ""triumphant completion of the World's fund for the Liberty Pedestal''; the document presenting the Statue of Liberty as a gift from France to the American people; and many other evocative pictures. Fisher's readily accessible text covers events in the often blocked progress of Lady Liberty to her pedestal in New York harbor and he pays due tribute to the determined men and women who worked so hard on behalf of our glorious symbol. This is a superb book that will be the choice of great numbers of readers during Liberty's centennial celebration. (812)