The Lincoln Memorial: Myths, Legends, and Facts

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This book is about the Lincoln Memorial; a monument for President Abraham Lincoln. It is a very interesting book because it tells when the monument was made and about President Lincoln. There were a lot of interesting facts. Some people think Lincoln is buried under the memorial, but he is buried in Springfield , Illinois. Actually, there is a basement and tunnels under the monument. Years ago people could tour the tunnels but today they are off limits. Also, the statue of Lincoln is nineteen feet tall and the monument is ninety-nine feet tall. There are thirty-six columns. There is a myth that his hands are formed into the American Sign Language letters “L” and “A” for Abraham Lincoln. The sculptor was fluent in sign language because his son was deaf. However, the sculptor said the hands were not forming letters. He made one hand a fist to represent Lincoln’s determination and the open hand stood for his compassion.

This was a good book. It was much easier to read than The Alamo which is also in the Myths, Legends, and Facts series. I have never seen the Lincoln Memorial in person. After reading this book, I would like to visit the memorial.

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Author Katie Clark, Inc. Focus Strategic Communications, Contributor
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Fact Finders
Publish Date 01-Jul-2014
ISBN 9781491402108
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Issue December 2014
Category Tweens


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