Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, theArtists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count

Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo

The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world's fair that introduced it Since it opened in May 1889, the Eiffel Tower has been an iconic image of modern times-as much a beacon of technological progress as an enduring symbol of Paris and French culture. But as engineer Gustave Eiffel built the now-famous landmark to be the spectacular centerpiece of the 1889 World's Fair, he stirred up a storm of vitriol from Parisian tastemakers, lawsuits, and predictions of certain structural calamity. In Eiffel's Tower, Jill Jonnes, critically acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham, presents a compelling account of the tower's creation and a superb portrait of Belle Epoque France. As 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 to mingle and make their mark. Like The Devil in the White City, Brunelleschi's Dome, and David McCullough's accounts of the building of the Panama Canal and the Brooklyn Bridge, Eiffel's Tower combines technological and social history and biography to create a richly textured portrayal of an age of aspiration, dreams, and progress.

  • Brand: Brand: Viking Adult
  • ASIN: 0670020605

Where Is the Eiffel Tower?

Where Is the Eiffel

Learn about the Eiffel Tower, beloved and iconic symbol of Paris, France, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world!When the plans for the Eiffel Tower were first announced, many people hated the design of the future landmark, calling it  ungainly and out of step with the beautiful stone buildings of the city. But once it went up for the World's Fair in 1889, the people of Paris quickly fell in love with the tower. Today it seems impossible to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, which greets millions of visitors each year who climb up its wrought-iron stairs, ride its glass elevators, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city spread out below it.This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations and a detachable fold-out map complete with four photographs on the back.

  • ASIN: 0451533844

Pop-up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids)

Pop-up Paris (Lonely Planet

Paris will come alive with this beautiful and colourful pop-up book from Lonely Planet Kids. With a set of six stunning pop-ups and gorgeous illustrations, this book is the perfect introduction to the magic of Paris for any age. This stylish look at the city's iconic landmarks will kickstart the travel bug in young explorers! Pop-up Paris includes pop-ups of the Eiffel Tower, the Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge, the Arc de Triomphe and a tower of delicious macarons! Also available: Pop-up London, Pop-up New York About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be. From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's goin...

  • ASIN: 1760343358

Gustave Eiffel's Spectacular Idea: The Eiffel Tower (The Story Behind the Name)

Gustave Eiffel's Spectacular Idea: The Eiffel Tower (The

Paris' famous Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, but it wasn't easy to build. Follow along with Gustave’s Eiffel's beginnings as a bridge designer and  engineer behind the Statue of Liberty to the criticism and personal attacks he faced while building the tower. Build a new appreciation for the iconic Eiffel Tower.

  • ASIN: 1479571660

The Eiffel Tower: The History of Paris’ Most Famous Landmark

The Eiffel Tower: The History of Paris’ Most

*Includes pictures*Includes accounts of the construction written by Gustave Eiffel and others*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Being the most striking manifestation of the art of metal structures by which our engineers have shown in Europe, it is one of the most striking of our modern national genius.” – Gustave EiffelIt’s the home of kings, emperors, and aristocrats, and the home of the Champs-Élysées, the Bastille, the Louvre and the salons that fueled the Enlightenment. For foreigners like Benjamin Franklin, it was the most beautiful city in the world, and millions of people still visit those same sites every year. Known as the “City of Light,” Paris seamlessly blends its rich past with all the trappings of a modern city, and the city’s features and qualities are taken for granted today, but Paris was not always that way. In fact, it took nearly half a century of redesigning the city during the 19th century to transform it into the city it is today. Paris’s expansion also required new monuments, administrative buildings, and other public buildings. The urban renewal of Paris coincided with the Neoclassicism movement in art and architecture that had taken hold across Europe, which incorporated the cl...

  • ASIN: B00W4DJA8E

Coco Chanel (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

Coco Chanel (Little People, BIG

In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the inspiring story of this international style icon. Following the death of her mother, Coco spent her early life in an orphanage, where she was taught how to use a needle and thread. From there, she became a cabaret singer, seamstress, hat maker, and, eventually, the world's most famous fashion designer. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the designer's life.Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even mor...

  • Brand: Frances Lincoln Children s Bks
  • ASIN: 1847807844

Paris: The Novel

Paris: The

  • ASIN: B009Y4I5N2

Fodor's Essential France (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Essential France (Full-color Travel

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, and dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit France that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential France takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect French experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's army of France-based writers. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential Paris information · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · In-depth breakout features on Provence's fields of lavender, the wine cellars of Champagne, and Mont-St-Michel's medieval glory · Side trips from Paris including Chartres, Versailles, and Monet's Garden   · Coverage of Paris Neighbourhoods, Western Ile-de-France, Eastern Ile-de-France, Loire Valley, and Grenoble Planning to focus on just part of France? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Paris and Provence & the French Riviera.

  • Brand: FODORS
  • ASIN: 1101880031

Eiffel's Tower for Young People

Eiffel's Tower for Young

Eiffel's Tower for Young People is a vivid, lively pageant of people and cultures meeting—and competing—on the world stage at the dawn of the modern era.The 1889 World's Fair was a worldwide event showcasing the cutting-edge cultural and technological accomplishments of the world's most powerful nations on the verge of a new century. France, with its long history of sophistication and cultivation and a new republican government, presented the Eiffel Tower, the world's tallest structure, crafted from eighteen thousand pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets, as a symbol of national pride and engineering superiority. The United States, with its brash, can-do spirit, full of pride in its frontier and its ingenuity, presented the rollicking Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley, and the marvelous new phonograph of Thomas Edison.With historical photos throughout, outsized personalities, squabbling artists, and a sprinkling of royalty, this dramatic history opens a window to a piece of the past that, in its passions and politics, is an unforgettable portrait of a unique moment in history.

  • ASIN: 1609809173

Notebook: Paris Eiffel Tower France architecture street view france paris métro seine napoleon

Notebook: Paris Eiffel Tower France architecture street view

Notebook 5” x 8”(12.7cm x 20.32cm), Ruled, 150 Pages, Softcover. Wild Pages Press are creators of unique notebooks and journals. Perfectly spaced between lines to allow plenty of room to write. Stunning covers, sturdy for everyday use. Great quality, we offer thousands of different designs to choose from. Our notebooks and journals make amazing gifts perfect for any special occasion or for a bit of luxury for everyday use. Our notebooks and journals come in a wide range of sizes. Our quality notebooks and journals are competitively priced so they can be enjoyed by everyone.

  • ASIN: 1098637380

National Geographic Walking Paris, 2nd Edition: The Best of the City (National Geographic Pocket Guide)

National Geographic Walking Paris, 2nd Edition: The Best

See the delights of Paris with 15 carefully curated itineraries, written by an expert travel writer, that showcase the city's best sights. Fun features include in-depth looks at major icons, "best of" lists of quintessential things to see and do, and insider information full of local knowledge. A "travel essentials" section has planning tips and hand-picked hotels. Travelers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful information that goes beyond the internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1426216580

The Paris Vendetta: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 5)

The Paris Vendetta: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book

  • ASIN: B002PMVY1A

The Mystery at the Eiffel Tower: Paris, France (Around the World in 80 Mysteries Book 2)

The Mystery at the Eiffel Tower: Paris, France

Mimi, Papa, and two of their grandchildren -- Christina and Grant -- fly to Paris aboard Papa's red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. As soon as they land at Charles de Gaulle Airport and meet their pen pals, Jean-Luc and Marie, the mystery begins! A famous statue is missing from the world-famous Louvre Museum. A mysterious woman in black is following them. So is a pigeon, dropping clues and more along the way! The kids search the spooky catacombs, Notre Dame, and other Paris landmarks to try to solve the mystery. To make things worse, the Eiffel Tower is in danger of falling! Time is running out! Come along! Don't miss the fun, the frights, or the surprising ending!More about the Around the World in 80 Mysteries series:Travel around the world with Christina and Grant as they visit famous places in 80 countries. A fun way to learn about fascinating places around the world! Each book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more!You can visit the Carole Marsh Mysteries website to:*Join the Carole Marsh Mysteries Fan Club!*Write a letter to Christina, Grant, Mimi, or Papa!*Cast their vote for where the next mystery should take place!*Find fascinating facts about the countries where the mysteries take place!*Track their reading on an international map!*Take the Fact...

  • ASIN: B004FV56MM

To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel

To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A

Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love.In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris, France--a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata become clear. Cait is a widow who because of her precarious financial situation is forced to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges. Émile is expected to take on the bourgeois stability of his family's business and choose a suitable wife. As the Eiffel Tower rises, a marvel of steel and air and light, the subject of extreme controversy and a symbol of the future, Cait and Émile must decide what their love is worth. Seamlessly weaving historical detail and vivid invention, Beatrice Colin evokes the revolutionary time in which Cait and Émile live--one of corsets and secret trysts, duels and Bohemian independence, strict tradition and Impressionist experimentation. To Capture What We Cannot Keep, stylish, provocative, and shimmering, raises probing questions about a woman's place in that world, the overarching reach of class distinctions, and the sacrifices love requires of us all...

  • ASIN: 1250138779

Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower

Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel

Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower is an eminently giftable tribute to the greatest sight in the City of Light. A gorgeous re-creation of Henri Rivi re's original 1902 volume offers a stunning view of turn-of-the-century Paris. Sometimes looming in the foreground, sometimes a tiny detail on the horizon, the tower is always present: piercing the sky above a teeming street scene; populated with daring construction workers far above the earth; and peacefully distant above a tranquil Seine. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this enchanting collection is sure to be cherished by Francophiles the world over.

  • Brand: Brand: Chronicle Books
  • ASIN: 0811876985

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the

A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2015In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. “Count Victor Lustig,” moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city’s most successful scrap metal dealers! Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway. . . . Kids will love to read about Vic's thrilling life, and teachers will love the informational sidebars and back matter. Award-winner Greg Pizzoli’s humorous and vibrant graphic style of illustration mark a bold approach to picture book biography.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0670016527
  • UPC: 884572546100

The Eiffel Tower (Building on a Dream)

The Eiffel Tower (Building on a

Follow Gustave Eiffel as he builds the Eiffel Tower.

  • ASIN: 1624692036

Paris Love - Romantic Urban Landscapes Coloring Book: Eiffel Tower, Streets, Cafes, Architecture - Tourists Monuments Sketches for Teenagers & Adults

Paris Love - Romantic Urban Landscapes Coloring Book:

30 Artist Sketches of Paris to Color!This coloring book is the perfect gift to anyone who loves classic European architecture. Hand drawing style of famous places in Paris! Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and the romantic cafes and streets to see. Check INSIDE & BACK COVER. Book includes 30 classic street views of Paris, 11" X 8.5" landmarks, sightseeing places.NO MESSY COLORING - ONE IMAGE PER PAGE, so you can use your pencils, pens or markers without the colors bleeding into other pages.Europe history landmarks coloring book, can be great coloring book for people who travel to Europe or Paris.

  • ASIN: 1725909693

A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light

A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers

A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women’s fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig—edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris. “My time in Paris,” says New York Times–bestselling author Paula McLain (The Paris Wife), “was like no one else’s ever.” For each of the eighteen bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring, and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true.While all of the women writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. Meg Waite Clayton (The Race for Paris) and M. J. Rose (The Book of Lost Fragrances) share the romantic secrets that have made Paris the destination for lovers for hundreds of years. Susan Vreeland (The Girl in Hyacinth Blue) and J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements) peek behind the stereotype of snobbish Parisians to show us the genuine kindness of real people. From book club favorites Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler (Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald), and anthology editor Eleanor Brown (The Light of Paris) to mystery writer Cara Black (Murder in the Marais), hi...

  • ASIN: 0399574476

Murder On The Eiffel Tower (Victor Legris Mysteries)

Murder On The Eiffel Tower (Victor Legris

The brand-new, shiny Eiffel Tower is the pride and glory of the 1889 World Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, as visitors are crowding the viewing platforms, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark. Can a bee sting really be the cause of death? Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. Present on the tower at the time of the incident, and appalled by the media coverage of the occurrence, he is determined to find out what actually happened. In this dazzling evocation of late nineteenth-century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over the city and he suspects an ever-changing list of possible perpetrators. Could mysterious Kenji Mori, his surrogate father and business partner at the bookstore Legris operates, be involved in the crime? Why are beautiful Russian illustrator Tasha and her colleagues at the newly launched sensationalist newspaper Passepartout always up-to-date in their reporting? And what will Legris do when the deaths begin to multiply and he is caught in a race against time? Murder on the Eiffel Tower is painstakingly researched, an effortless evocation of the glorious City of Light, and an exciting opening to a promising series of eight books featuring Victor Legris.

  • Brand: Izner, Claude/ Reid, Isabel (TRN)
  • ASIN: 0312581610

Lonely Planet Pocket Paris (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Pocket Paris (Travel

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Pocket Paris is your passport to the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Blend in with the Parisians among the chestnut groves of Jardin du Luxembourg, ride the funicular up to the white-domed majesty of the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, or have a romantic rendezvous with French art at the Musee Rodin; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Paris and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Paris: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Paris map (included in print version), plus over 35 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhoods to help you determine the best spots to spend your t...

  • ASIN: 1742208908

P Is for Paris (Paul Thurlby ABC City Books)

P Is for Paris (Paul Thurlby ABC City

Discover the best of Paris from A to Z with award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby!Starting with its cobbled streets and pavement cafés, feast your eyes on the City of Lights! A for Arc de Triomphe, E for Eiffel Tower, N for Notre Dame, L for Louvre; this striking book is bursting with the sights, sounds, and energy of Paris! Pick up some French phrases as you visit the famous landmarks and streets, and also discover the lesser known charms of this romantically beautiful city. Paris has never been more spectacular!P.S. Can you spot the cat on every spread, exploring the city sights with you?

  • ASIN: 149266815X
  • UPC: 760789272158

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide:

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris is your in-depth guide to the very best of Paris. The Eiffel Tower and The Louvre are among the many must-see sights in Paris, but DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris will show you so much more. Walk along the banks and bridges of the River Seine, the tree-lined Champs-Élysées, and the intricate back streets of the Montmartre neighborhood with your guide in hand to really embrace the culture of the most glamorous and romantic city in Europe.Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris:   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.    • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.    • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.    • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances .    • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.    • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants .    • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation .    • Insights into history and culture to help you und...

  • Brand: Unknown
  • ASIN: 1465428801

Paris Precincts: A Curated Guide to the City's Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and Other Hangouts

Paris Precincts: A Curated Guide to the City's

Discover where the hippest Parisians eat, drink, and shop in this insider's guideWelcome to Paris, city of light. Hidden behind its grand boulevards and majestic buildings is a tapestry of streets where past and present blend. Paris Precincts is your guide to the treasures within.Weave your way among speciality shops, bars, cafes, and eateries, where you will find style, elegance, and a vibrant creativity to awaken your senses and inspire your imagination.As the many movies and books tell us, Parisians know how to eat, drink, and shop. Here's your chance to find out where they go... and maybe begin your own love affair with Paris.

  • Brand: Hardie Grant Books
  • ASIN: 1741174988
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