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Title:
Eiffel's tower : and the World's Fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a count
Author:
Jonnes, Jill, 1952-
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Viking, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
354 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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.
Language:
English
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.
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ISBN:
9780670020607
Format :
Book

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