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2014 signed edition; "The Story of a Marriage, a Monument, and a Moment in History"; SIGNED BY RICHARD CERASANI on title page to "John, a great friend and a great artist"; South Dakota State Historical Society Press publishers, Pierre, South Dakota; full of photos and illustrations!;  larger hardbound in black cloth boards with silver stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.


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From March to September of 1940, Arthur Cerasani, a sculptor and artist from Rochester, New York, worked on Mount Rushmore, while his family remained over fifteen hundred miles away. Over this vast distance, he and his wife, Mary, stayed connected through letters. Their daily correspondence reveals the trials of carving sixty-foot heads on a mountaintop and highlights the strength of the human spirit.


Despite isolation, spring blizzards, summer heat, and the unpredictable moods and fortunes of master sculptor Gutzon Borglum, Arthur Cerasani manages to connect with the carvers of the great monument and grow as an artist. In telling his father's story, Richard Cerasani gives readers the tale of many workers on the mountain, some separated from family, all hoping for a future. Using letters and photographs, he shows the human side of the monumental struggle to create Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Love Letters from Mount Rushmore by Richard Cerasani

SKU: BS91h
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