As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist's model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Many listeners will recognize Audrey Munson and have walked by her in the street without even knowing her name. In gold, bronze, and stone, she still graces bridges, skyscrapers, fountains, churches, monuments, and public buildings across the nation. From James Bone, this brilliantly reported investigative biography reveals for the first time the riveting truth of the forgotten life of an iconic beauty.