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Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up On Mount Rushmore

by Tina Nichols Coury

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"Hanging off Jefferson's Nose" is an informational book that tells the story of how Mount Rushmore was made. The book primarily centered around the sculptor who designed the monument, Gutzon Borglum, and his son who finished it after his death, Lincoln Borglum. The story itself wasn't extremely interesting, but it was interesting getting a backstory to something we only see as a monument. I feel like Mount Rushmore is something students hear about but the history and individuals behind it are largely unknown. It was a good informational book because it gave factual information about real events, but it also goes beyond the surface level information that everyone would know. I would use this book when teaching on American History or about national parks/monuments ( )
  ShelbyEllis | Apr 16, 2016 |
Interesting story of how Lincoln Borglum helped to complete his sculptor father's vision of Mount Rushmore. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803737319, Hardcover)

Growing up in the shadow of Mount Rushmore

Lincoln Borglum was a young boy when his father, the great sculptor Gutzon Borglum, suggested to a group of South Dakota businessmen that he should carve the faces of four presidents into a side of a mountain as an attraction for tourists. But Mount Rushmore would never be finished by Gutzon. It would be his son who would complete the fourteen-year task and present America with one of its most iconic symbols.

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The story of the creation of the iconic national symbol traces how artist Gutzon Borglum convinced a group of South Dakota businessmen to finance his death-defying Mount Rushmore sculpture of four U.S. presidents, a 14-year task that was ultimately completed by his son.… (more)

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