Eiffel's Tower

The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It
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Author(s): Jill Jonnes
Genre: History
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: C5962
Released: Jun 08, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440716157
Narrator/s: Paul Hecht
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Reminiscent of Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City, this fascinating account from acclaimed author Jill Jonnes recaptures the 1889 Paris World's Fair. Casting vehement criticism aside, Gustave Eiffel built his tower to be the fair's centerpiece. Perched at the top all summer, he hosted a string of dignitaries.

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Eiffel's Tower
Product Number: BX00002154
Product Number:C5962
Product Number:Z2008

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eAudio
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Author(s): Jill Jonnes
Narrator(s): Paul Hecht
Genre: History
Product Number Z2008
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456109912
eBook
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Author(s): Jill Jonnes
Product Number EB00389495
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101052518

Professional reviews

"Jill Jonnes's account of the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889 somewhat resembles Erik Larson's account of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 as described in THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY (only Jonnes's book has no mass murderer). It focuses on the Eiffel Tower. Through the run-up to and the glory days of the Paris Exposition the scenes shift from Gustav Eiffel and his tower to Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, James Gordon Bennett of the Paris Edition of the NEW YORK HERALD, Thomas Edison, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh--then back again (and again). Many of the stories are quite wonderful. Paul Hecht's deep baritone rolls along smoothly without distracting the listener from the stories he tells. F.C. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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