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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

Author: Jill Jonnes
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Gustave Eiffel; Gustave Eiffel; Gustave Eiffel
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Jonnes
ISBN: 9780670020607 0670020605
OCLC Number: 273825375
Description: 354 pages : illustrations, 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.
Responsibility: Jill Jonnes.
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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.

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