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Eiffel's Tower

And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became A Count
Jonnes, Jill (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Eiffel's Tower


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Presents a compelling account of the Eiffel Tower's creation and a superb portrait of Belle Epoque France. As Gustave Eiffel held court that summer atop his one-thousand-foot tower, a remarkable host of artists and personalities--Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, Gauguin, Whistler, and Edison--traveled to Paris and the Exposition Universelle (1889 World's Fair) to mingle and make their mark.
Authors: Jonnes, Jill, 1952-
Title: Eiffel's tower
and the World's Fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a count
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Viking,, 2009.
Characteristics: 354 p. :,ill., map ;,25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Summary: Presents a compelling account of the Eiffel Tower's creation and a superb portrait of Belle Epoque France. As Gustave Eiffel held court that summer atop his one-thousand-foot tower, a remarkable host of artists and personalities--Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, Gauguin, Whistler, and Edison--traveled to Paris and the Exposition Universelle (1889 World's Fair) to mingle and make their mark.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9780670020607
0670020605
Branch Call Number: 907.4443 JON
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