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Sentinel

The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674975606

Publication Date: 10/22/2018

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592 pages

5-1/2 x 9 inches

25 color photos, 22 photos

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  • Prologue
  • 1. Sea-Bound Comet
  • 2. The Winter Party
  • 3. The Fondeur
  • 4. An American Astray
  • 5. The Sin of Color
  • 6. The Road to Hell
  • 7. The Atelier of the Exiles
  • 8. Monsters Out
  • 9. Lighthouses of the World
  • 10. Hidden Devils
  • 11. Queen of the South
  • 12. Fables of Madness
  • 13. Cuckoo Apocalypse
  • 14. The Veiled Valkyrie
  • 15. Hemispheric Conversion
  • 16. Revenge
  • 17. The American Scene
  • 18. Stella
  • 19. Adorable Woman
  • 20. Autopsia
  • 21. The Democratic Watch
  • 22. Open Tomb
  • 23. Children’s Torch
  • 24. The Phantom of the Opera
  • 25. Miscendo Utile Dulci
  • 26. Advice to All Nations
  • 27. The Idea
  • Epilogue: Dot-dot-dot-dash
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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