The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque

Richly illustrated with historical documents, this is a fascinating and informative look at the Eiffel Tower, the genius of its engineer, and the socio-economic context that made it the icon of an age. "An interesting story interestingly told."—The New York Times. "Certainly the best biography of a building and the cultural climate which spawned it we've read in a very long time."—Kirkus Reviews More

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Words: 62,680
Language: English
ISBN: 9782900785027
About Joseph Harriss

After graduation from the University of Notre Dame, Joseph Harriss studied French and international relations at the Sorbonne and Institut d'Études Politiques before joining the Paris bureau of Time magazine. Besides covering French affairs from politics and economics to couture and cuisine, he also reported from Algiers and Brussels and wrote for the magazine in the New York headquarters. He later joined the international editions of Reader's Digest and covered Western Europe as a roving correspondent based, again, in Paris. Besides that, he has done articles and columns for a number of publications, such as The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, Smithsonian magazine, and The American Spectator. He lives in Paris.

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