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    Jill Jonnes is the author of Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light, and South Bronx Rising. She was named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
    The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world's fair that introduced it

    In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world's most iconic structures, but also the epochal event that surrounded its arrival as a wonder of the world. In this marvelously entertaining portrait of Belle Epoque France, fear and loathing over Eiffel's brash design share the spotlight with the celebrities that made the 1889 Exposition Universelle an event to remember-including Buffalo Bill and his sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and artists Whistler, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Eiffel's Tower is a richly textured portrait of an era at the dawn of modernity, reveling in the limitless promise of the future.

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    ISBN 9780143117292
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / France
    Format Paperback
    Pages 354
    Publisher Date 2010-04-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World''s Fair That Introduced It
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Jonnes, Jill
    Country of Origin United States

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