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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 / Jill Jonnes.

Eiffel's tower : and the World's Fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a Count

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  • ISBN: 9780670020607
  • ISBN: 0670020605
  • Physical Description: 354 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-337) and index.
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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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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.
Subject: Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)
Tour Eiffel (Paris, France)
Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
Eiffel, Gustave, 1832-1923.
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