Fictionalized biography of the sculptor Daniel Chester French, brought up in Concord, Massachusetts, a neighbor of Bronson...

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THE GREAT VENTURE

Fictionalized biography of the sculptor Daniel Chester French, brought up in Concord, Massachusetts, a neighbor of Bronson Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson, who were old when French was young. With the help of an understanding family, French was helped to turn from the law or other professional careers, and take up sculpture where his ambition lay. His early successes, as a very young man, his first civic commission- the statue of the Minute Man, justified his own and his family's faith, and made it possible for him to go on to a memorable career. Solid, sound book; well-organized.

Pub Date: Oct. 19, 1948

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948