GREAT WHITE FATHERS: The Story of the Obsessive Quest to Create Mount Rushmore.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: PublicAffairs, (2002). First edition - A blend of travelogue, history and biography, this is an account of how "Rushmore was conceived and built, and why controversy surrounded the project from the start. [It] is about the meaning of public art, the rise of automobile tourism, and the development of kitsch culture. At its center is Rushmore's feisty sculptor Gutzon Borglum, who waged an energetic campaign on behalf of his artistic vision and then carved the faces of four presidents into a mountainside. Taliaferro discusses every conceivable aspect of the monument, from the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (a minor hullabaloo) to the Native American activists who have threatened it." Photographs, bibliographic notes. 440 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.