The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque
Newly updated history of the Eiffel Tower by a veteran international journalist, with photographs, bibliography, index. Chronicles the tower's design, construction and the historical context that made it a worldwide icon. "Interesting story, interestingly told," wrote The New York Times.
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