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  • Author:
    Rex Alan Smith
  • ISBN:
    1558596658
  • ISBN13:
    978-1558596658
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  • Publisher:
    Abbeville Press; Reissue edition (January 1, 1994)
  • Pages:
    416 pages
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    Americas
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Rex Alan Smith is also the author of Moon of Popping Trees, the story of the Wounded Knee Massacre, and the co-author of. .Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase. Well written book on the carving of Rushmore.

Rex Alan Smith is also the author of Moon of Popping Trees, the story of the Wounded Knee Massacre, and the co-author of Abbeville's One Last Look.

Now in paperback, The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the The first book to tell the complete story of.

Now in paperback, The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore. I had seen the photographs and the drawings of this great work. And yet, until about ten minutes ago I had no conception of its magnitude, its permanent beauty and its importance. More than 60 black-and-white photographs offer unique views of this gargantuan effort, and author Rex Alan Smith-a man born and raised within sight of Rushmore-recounts with the sensitivity of a native son the ongoing struggles of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his workers.

The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore. The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence

The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore. The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Now as an e-book, The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the .

Now as an e-book, The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence.

Rex Alan Smith is also the author of Moon of Popping Trees, the story of the Wounded Knee Massacre, and the co-author of Abbevilles One Last Look. The Carving of Mount Rushmore Book. He lives in Box Elder, South Dakota.

The Carving of Mount Rushmore. Feel free to expand your exploration of Mount Rushmore with an additional self-led 1/2 mile walk on the Presidential Trail to Borglum’s studio. This entertaining and very readable book tells the fascinating stories of the people of Mt. Rushmore. Along the way, one can learn more about the monument, its construction, and the artist whose vision produced one of America’s most recognizable symbols.

Rex Alan Smith is a Wonderful Story Teller. That book was also about the Black Hills of South Dakota. I have not been able to find much autobiographical information about the author, Rex Alan Smith. I have read one of his other books, Moon of the Popping Trees which was equally as informative and entertaining. In The Carving of Mount Rushmore he tells the story in great detail with facts and dates. Although the book is loaded with detail, it is never tedious. It is easy to read and will hold your attention much like any other drama that is unfolding.

The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore."I had seen the photographs and the drawings of this great work. And yet, until about ten minutes ago I had no conception of its magnitude, its permanent beauty and its importance." —Franklin Delano Roosevelt, upon first viewing Mount Rushmore, August 30, 1936Now in paperback, The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence. More than 60 black-and-white photographs offer unique views of this gargantuan effort, and author Rex Alan Smith—a man born and raised within sight of Rushmore—recounts with the sensitivity of a native son the ongoing struggles of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his workers.

Ice_One_Guys
Mr. Smith has written a lengthy, yet very readable story about Borglum the man and the colossal monument that overshadows all his earlier works. It is laced with plenty of insights, anecdotes and details that make the creation of Mount Rushmore fascinating. The book also gives a wonderful overview of South Dakota during that era, helping the reader to understand the mindset of people and their initial reaction from bemusement to disdain. Mr. Smith paints a story about life in the Black Hills, of the men who came to work at Mount Rushmore.

The print version of the book has wonderful photographs sprinkled heavily throughout. All the photos are black and white with great tones. I've also purchased the digital edition, but can't really recommend it if the photos are important to the reader. The photos in it are not reproduced well like their printed counterparts. The digital book is just as readable but has the appearance and feel of a "hurry up and scan it so we can sell it digitally" copy. What a pity the publishers didn't lavish the same kind of attention to the digital book as they did for the original print copy.
Lesesshe
A lot of details, perhaps too many, fill the 28 chapters that cover the time from the 1924 initial trip of the sculptor to the Black Hills to the 1941 completion of the Mount Rushmore carving of the faces of four presidents. The story is told in chronological order and it is easy to skip where there is unwanted detail. For example, I was less interested in the politics and funding, and focussed on the actual carving of the gigantic faces on the rocky face of Mount Rushmore.

It is very interesting to read about the completion of this amazing sculpture.
Lbe
I read the book before a trip to Mount Rushmore and was glad I did. The book tells why this site was selected, how it was named and hundreds of other interesting facts.
Most important it tells the story of the sculptor, Gustav Borglum and what he went through to accomplish this amazing piece of sculpture.
The book is non-fiction but reads like a novel. Read it before you go to South Dakota or once you read it you will want to go to South Dakota.
Prinna
Very interesting, informative, account of the incredible amount of skilled work done to sculpt this monument. Bogged down a little in minute details, but very much worth reading.
Samowar
This book is well written with plenty of historical detail and a reasonable amount of humor. Highly recommend reading even if you're not going to visit Mt. Rushmore. It's a wonder this ever got completed!
Painshade
If you are looking for the best book on the construction of Mt. Rushmore, you need not look any further. This is an excellent resource that details how construction was performed with excellent illustrations. The book tells the entire story of the artist Gutzon Borglum and his life. The book also details the political turmoil involved in financing the project. It is fascinating to think this was constructed and financed as the country was deep in the depression. The entire story is told in this book, and I am convinced, you, as the reader, will love this book as much as I did. This book is one to keep on your book shelf for generations.
Stick
This is a must read for anyone venturing to Mount Rushmore or anyone who has an interest in the quirky side of American history. It is very well researched and contains pictures that really help you understand the long, arduous business of carving one of our counties most memorable landmarks,
Very interesting book about the creation of the monument. My only dissapointment is that it was heavy on the politics of the creation, and I would have liked more info about the challenge of the actual carving.