Eiffel's Tower The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It

ISBN-10: 0143117297
ISBN-13: 9780143117292
Edition: 2010
Authors: Jill Jonnes
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Description: Like "The Devil in the White City" and David McCullough's accounts of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, "Eiffel's Tower" combines technological and social history to create a richly textured portrayal of an age of aspiration, dreams, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Like "The Devil in the White City" and David McCullough's accounts of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, "Eiffel's Tower" combines technological and social history to create a richly textured portrayal of an age of aspiration, dreams, and programs. 44 photos.

We Meet Our Characters, Who Intend to Dazzle the World at the Paris Exposition
Gustave Eiffel and "the Odious Column of Bolted Metal"
Troubles on the Tower
"The First Elevator of Its Kind"
In Which the Artists Quarrel and the Tower Opens
Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley Triumphant
Gustave Eiffel Holds Court amid the Art Wars
The Monarchs of the World Ascend the Republican Tower
In Which Thomas Edison Hails the Eiffel Tower and Becomes an Italian Count
Rosa Bonheur Meets Buffalo Bill
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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