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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.
Series: Listen Alaska.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : 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: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2008049839
(OCoLC)273825375
Named Person: Gustave Eiffel; Gustave Eiffel
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Jonnes
ISBN: 9781101051474 1101051477 9781101052518 1101052511 9781101052259 1101052252
OCLC Number: 458534726
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. New York : Penguin USA, Inc., 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 18832 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5119 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 2911 KB).
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.
Series Title: Listen Alaska.
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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