A. Gustave Eiffel, Part 2


Eiffel Tower and general view of the grounds, Exposition Universal, 1889, Paris, France, via United States Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Public domain

The second part of our look at Gustave Eiffel's life picks up just after he closed down all business interests in South America, and leads into some of his most famous work, including the Statue of Liberty and the Parisian tower that bears his name.

Holly's Research:

  • Jonnes, Jill. “Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It.” Viking. 2009.
  • Harvie, David. “Eiffel: The Genius Who Reinvented Himself.” History Press. 2005.
  • Couperie-Eiffel, Philippe. “Eiffel by Eiffel.” Edition Olms. 2014.
  • Horbal, Bogdan. “Gustave Eiffel Beyond the ‘Useless and Monstrous’ Tower.” New York Public Library. Feb. 24, 2014. https://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/02/24/gustave-eiffel-beyond-tower
  • “Gustave Eiffel Biography.” Biography.com. April 28, 2017. https://www.biography.com/people/gustave-eiffel-9285294
  • Stoval, Tyler. “Transnational France: The Modern History of a Universal Nation.” Routledge. 2018.
  • Chalakoski, Martin. “Guy de Maupassant ate lunch at base of the Eiffel Tower everyday so he’d be spared from looking at it.” The Vintage News. Oct. 21, 2017. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/10/21/guy-de-maupassant-ate-lunch-at-base-of-the-eiffel-tower-everyday-so-hed-be-spared-from-looking-at-it/
  • Zeitoun, Charline. “Gustave Eiffel, le magicien du fer.” August 12, 2015. Le Journal CNRS. https://lejournal.cnrs.fr/articles/gustave-eiffel-le-magicien-du-fer

Topics in this Podcast: Gustave Eiffel, Bridges, railroads, biographies, European history, Paris, eiffel tower, France, 19th century