New book of interest
Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:02 PM
You can download the audio at
Choose Sunday May 10 5:00-6:00AM
(I think they only keep the files online for a week)
- - Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count) - -
Posted 18 May 2009 - 05:54 PM
Naturally I managed to miss their one week cutoff and did not hear the interview.
The library has the book on order and I am in the queue.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:34 PM
Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:26 PM
Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:12 AM
that is a heck of a photograph! Rich with both mood and atmosphere - love it! Thanks.
Best alwys my friend,
Posted 13 September 2009 - 03:53 AM
It's always satisfying to be reminded our own time is not unique and that people bickered like children, no matter how monumental the backdrop, throughout history. Eiffel's attempts to complete his tower were opposed by labor strikes, liability worries over the tower collapsing onto neighboring structures and fears that lightning would be sucked out of storms, altering rain patterns in the area. Probably not a crazy idea in the 19th Century. What will future generations think of our ulcers over Global Warming?
There was sparse description of the rest of the Fair save for the notable, for me, hint at what went on in that pre-Unispheric big sphere of earth sometimes seen in photos of the Eiffel Tower's surroundings. A few paragraphs on page 261 mention how visitors saw representations of lines of human communication, exploration and expansion across the globe. I would love to learn more.
The European reaction to Sioux Indians and their participation in the Wild West Show suggested the tip of the iceberg of what must surely be a fascinating story.
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