THE TALLEST TOWER: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque
by Joseph Harriss
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"...an interesting story interestingly told, and as such it is welcome..."
-- New York Times
"...a delightful illustrated social history of the tower...
-- Scientific American
"Harriss succeeds admirably... This is a well-organized, exceptionally readable book; entertaining, informative, and highly recommended."
-- Library Journal
"...written with wit and charm...
-- Los Angeles Times
Unlimited Publishing is proud to announce that it has acquired rights to the definitive history of the world's most recognizable landmark: The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque, by veteran international journalist, Joseph Harriss.
The first edition, published in hardback by Houghton Mifflin, was released in 1975. It was widely praised as a fascinating and insightful account of the monument's construction, the genius of its designer, and the rich historical context that made it the icon of an age. A revised paperback from Regnery Gateway followed in 1989. Now, a significantly revised and updated edition from UP has been released for 2004 and beyond.
Author Joseph Harriss has served as a correspondent for Time Magazine from Paris, Algiers and Brussels, and a foreign affairs columnist for The Dallas Morning News. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Smithsonian, and other respected publications.
Previous editions garnered solid critical review and worldwide readership. They remain in widespread use, especially by libraries and schools.
The revised and updated 2004 edition from UP combines the best of its forerunners, as well as adding fresh new material such as security concerns in the post-9/11 era. With historical photographs, illustrations, bibliography and index, it is now available in paperback and library-quality hardback, renewing a timeless work for a new generation of readers.
See NPR's interview with Joseph Harriss on April 4, 2014 -- the 125th birthday of the Eiffel Tower:
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An American Spectator in Paris
by Joseph Harriss
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"...Well worth reading to get a better insight into the France that was, what she may become and why," writes Publishers Weekly. Please click HERE to read the full review.
"Incisive, articulate and timely reading — this is one of the best books on France to come along in years," writes Paris Voice about this new work from a veteran international journalist. Please click HERE to read the full review.
Day after day, growing economic and political turmoil in Europe dominates world news this season. In his third book on France, Joseph Harriss cautions that it is probably not the country you expect. He explores persistent myths about that complex nation and analyzes its rapidly evolving situation today. What have 70 years of Socialism done to it? Are French culture and cuisine still the gold standard? He ranges from politics—why the French were so disgusted with Nicolas Sarkozy—to wrenching socio-economic change, from the outsized sway of women to the influence of 'les intellectuels.' International affairs, including critical scrutiny of the European Union, UNESCO and NATO, are also covered. The result is a thought-provoking assessment of France today, and its relationship to the rest of Europe and the world. Foreword by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., Editor-in-Chief, The American Spectator. Cover art by Mary Kramer of MilkweedGraphics.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A career American foreign correspondent, Joseph Harriss studied French and international relations at the Sorbonne and the Institut d’Études Politiques before joining the Paris bureau of TIME. Besides covering French affairs from politics and economics to couture and cuisine, he also reported from Algiers and Brussels. He later covered Western Europe as a roving correspondent for the European bureau of Reader’s Digest in Paris. His articles and columns have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, such as The Dallas Morning News and Smithsonian. He is now the Paris correspondent of The American Spectator magazine.
A special edition to benefit The American Spectator Foundation is now available, with 5% of cover price earmarked to support its educational programs. Please click HERE to preview or order a copy from one of the printing companies used by UP to prepare new books for publication. For faster service to obtain the general trade edition, please visit Amazon or use the links below.
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