jeudi 2 juillet 2009

Here's to Eiffel

This year, Paris' beloved Eiffel Tower is celebrating its 120th birthday! It thus seemed fitting to do a reading with an author whose newest book is on that very subject. Dr. Jill Jonnes' book is an erudite and well written book on the Eiffel Tower and the year of its magical unveiling. For fans of the Eiffel or for those who want to know more about it, this book is a must read. Reading this book makes one realize what an engineering feat was wrought by Gustave Eiffel. After reading the book, you'll certainly look at it through newly appreciative eyes. But aside from the Tower, the book also goes into great lengths to describe all the historic figures for whom the year 1889 was so memorable. I especially loved the book's description of how Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and the Wild West show captured the Parisians.

We all had a great time at the reading. It was our own way of celebrating the Eiffel Tower's 120th!

David Francis and T.E. Carhart, great authors who were at the reading

Mingling with some of our guests and friends

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