Thursday, July 30, 2009

Review: Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes

Today in January Magazine’s non-fiction section, senior editor J. Kingston Pierce reviews Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes. Says Pierce:
In her entertaining new history, Eiffel’s Tower: And the World’s Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count, Baltimore author Jill Jonnes (Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light) recounts the myriad indignities leveled against Eiffel and his Tour en Fer. That criticism obviously didn’t doom the engineer’s campaign to make a bold and, at the time, very modern statement on Paris’ skyline. However, it did create obstacles that delayed work and made it difficult to complete the project in time for the fair’s opening.
The full review is here.

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Anonymous Australian Online Bookshop said...

I've recently had the pleasure of reading this book and i've learned so much. The author has a wonderful and witty way with words that makes the journey worth while. A great read.

Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 3:07:00 PM PDT  

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