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Title
Eiffel's tower
Type
Text
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
maps
Geographic Coverage
France
Classification
LCC: T803.D6 E54 2009 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 907.4/44361 full (Assigner: dlc)
15.70 (Source: bcl)
Identified By
Lccn: 2008049839
Summary
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.
Table Of 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.
Authorized Access Point
Jonnes, Jill, 1952- Eiffel's tower