Books by Lynn Curlee

TRAINS by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
HISTORY
Released: May 15, 2009

A celebration more than a complete chronicle, this beautifully illustrated volume offers a personal and affectionate look at the place of the railroad in history. Read full book review >

MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES by Lynn Curlee
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

This is not so much a "bestiary" as a diverse gallery of figures from Greek mythology that are particularly suited to Curlee's distinctive, neoclassical style of illustration. Read full book review >

SKYSCRAPER by Lynn Curlee
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

Between a view of the Chrysler Building and a to-scale gallery of present and future behemoths, Curlee offers an opinionated survey of more than a dozen skyscrapers and their architects, chronicling the "rise" of both over the past century and a half of building big. Read full book review >

BALLPARK by Lynn Curlee
SPORTS
Released: March 1, 2005

Adding to an impressive and growing body of work about important places, Curlee here celebrates America's "green cathedrals," offering a fine survey of American history through the story of baseball. Read full book review >

PARTHENON by Lynn Curlee
HISTORY
Released: July 1, 2004

A meticulous account of the building and subsequent ruin of one of the great monuments of the ancient world. Read full book review >

CAPITAL by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

Meticulous illustrations accompany brief descriptions and histories of the buildings and monuments that form the heart of the nation's capital. Read full book review >

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Lynn Curlee
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2002

The author of Rushmore (1999) and other visits to modern wonders turns to the seven originals—though, as he points out, the list only became set in stone (as it were) within the last 500 years, long after all but the Great Pyramid at Giza had vanished. Read full book review >

BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Lynn Curlee
Released: May 1, 2001

A goldmine of information in this lucid and elegant recounting of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, with equally resplendent paintings. Read full book review >

LIBERTY by Lynn Curlee
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2000

This is a comprehensive, fact-filled, and stunningly illustrated history of the Statue of Liberty. Read full book review >

RUSHMORE by Lynn Curlee
Released: April 1, 1999

This history of the Mount Rushmore monument is laudatory to a fault, devoting a mere paragraph to the many people who considered (or still consider) the colossal sculpture a blot on the landscape, a man-made disfigurement of nature. Read full book review >

INTO THE ICE by Lynn Curlee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1998

From Curlee (Ships of the Air, 1996, etc.), a riveting history of Arctic exploration that begins, appropriately, with the Inuit, who moved into that bleak and treacherous land after the Ice Age. Read full book review >

SHIPS OF THE AIR by Lynn Curlee
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

The enchanting, vibrant paintings of balloon ships in this book would be perfect for framing even if they weren't also perfectly suited to the text. Read full book review >

HORSES WITH WINGS by Dennis Haseley
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

``More than a hundred years ago...Prussian troops marched into France,'' begins this tale of a unique rescue mission: the Prussian siege of Paris trapped French leaders, and someone needed to escape to the countryside and raise an army. Read full book review >