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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Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
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.
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|Subject:||Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)
Tour Eiffel (Paris, France)
Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
Eiffel, Gustave, 1832-1923.
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