Colorful and carefully researched, this picture book details the trip West that Katherine Lee Bates took in 1893. Crossing the country, and exploring the Rockies, Bates was so moved by our nation's great physical blessings that she composed four stanzas of verse that eventually become the words of "America the Beautiful". Full color.

Purple Mountain Majesty 1998, Dutton Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780525456537