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Publisher Description

The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world’s fair that introduced it, by the author of Conquering Gotham and Urban Forests

In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world's most iconic structures, but also the epochal event that surrounded its arrival as a wonder of the world. In this marvelously entertaining portrait of Belle Époque France, fear and loathing over Eiffel's brash design share the spotlight with the celebrities that made the 1889 Exposition Universelle an event to remember-including Buffalo Bill and his sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and artists Whistler, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Eiffel's Tower is a richly textured portrait of an era at the dawn of modernity, reveling in the limitless promise of the future.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
April 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
5.9
MB

Customer Reviews

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Story of the World's Fair, not the Tower

I downloaded this book thinking it would be the Eiffel Tower equivalent of Higher, the story of the building of the Chrysler Building. Instead it turned out to be more like Devil in the White City, minus the conflict. If you're interested in reading about the goings on of the Paris World Fair, this book provides a nice review of the personalities, the art, and the cultural significance. But be aware, the Eiffel Tower is built in the first 150 pages.

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