The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque

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Unlimited Publishing LLC, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 228 pages
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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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Contents

A Fair for France i
13
Glorious Times for Engineers
21
Master Builder in Iron
29
The Tower Rises
41
Technical Challenge
65
Gloire a Monsieur Eiffel
75
Fair Star
87
World on Display
101
Scandal of Scandals
123
Careers Creative End
133
La Grande Dame
149
Comedy and Tragedy
163
Universal Symbol
175
Epilogue
191
Bibliography
197
Index
209

Belle Epoque or Fin de Siecle?
113

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