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Jonnes, Jill 1952-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 127 publications in 6 languages and 6,641 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Obituaries  Juvenile works  Interviews 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Jill Jonnes
 
Most widely held works by Jill Jonnes
Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world by Jill Jonnes( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of scientific history recounts the race among inventor Thomas Edison, eccentric genius Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, a tough entrepreneur and powerful empire builder, to bring electricity to the world
Hep-cats, narcs, and pipe dreams : a history of America's romance with illegal drugs by Jill Jonnes( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the spread of illegal drugs throughout our culture: from the freewheeling Prohibition era through World War II, to the 'flower power' 1960s right right up to the present, when stories about crack babies and the resurgence of heroin dominate newspaper headlines and confronts a contemporary controversial issue--the legalization of drugs
Eiffel's tower : and the World's Fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a count by Jill Jonnes( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a compelling account of the Eiffel Tower's creation and a superb portrait of Belle Epoque France. As Gustave Eiffel held court that summer atop his one-thousand-foot tower, a remarkable host of artists and personalities--Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, Gauguin, Whistler, and Edison--traveled to Paris and the Exposition Universelle (1889 World's Fair) to mingle and make their mark
Conquering Gotham : a Gilded Age epic : the construction of Penn Station and its tunnels by Jill Jonnes( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the epic story of the struggle to build Penn Station, describing how the nation's most powerful railroad tackled Tammany Hall corruption and the forces of nature to create a tunnel system linking Manhattan, New Jersey, and Long Island
Urban forests : a natural history of trees in the American cityscape by Jill Jonnes( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nature's largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cityscapes, living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four fifths of Americans live in or near cities, surrounded by millions of trees, urban forests containing hundreds of species. Despite the ubiquity and familiarity of those trees, most of us take them for granted and know little of their specific natural history or civic virtues. Jill Jonnes's Urban Forests is a passionate, wide-ranging, and fascinating natural history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries. Jonnes's survey ranges from early sponsors for the Urban Tree Movement to the fascinating stories of particular species (including Washington, DC's famed cherry trees, and the American chestnut and elm, and the diseases that almost destroyed them) to the institution of Arbor Day to the most recent generation of tree evangelists who are identifying the best species to populate our cities' leafy canopies. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. As we wrestle with how to repair the damage we have wrought on nature and how to slow climate change, urban forests offer an obvious, low-tech solution. (In 2006, U.S. Forest Service scientist Greg McPherson and his colleagues calculated that New York City's 592,000 street trees annually saved $28 million in energy costs through shading and cooling, or $47.63 per tree.)"--Amazon.com
We're still here : the rise, fall, and resurrection of the South Bronx by Jill Jonnes( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eiffel's tower : the thrilling story behind Paris's [sic] beloved monument and the extraordinary World's Fair that introduced it by Jill Jonnes( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like "The Devil in the White City" and David McCullough's accounts of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, "Eiffel's Tower" combines technological and social history to create a richly textured portrayal of an age of aspiration, dreams, and programs. 44 photos
Fame at last : who was who according to the New York Times obituaries by John C Ball( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Bronx rising : the rise, fall, and resurrection of an American city by Jill Jonnes( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under its earlier title, We're Still Here, Jill Jonnes's recounting of the rise, fall, and resurrection of the Bronx was hailed as a vivid history of the borough from its origins as colonial farmland to its status in the 1980s as one of the nation's worst urban disasters. Now, in this expanded new edition, the monumental rebuilding of the Bronx by grass-roots groups, already under way in 1984, is fully described."
Eiffel's tower : and the World's Fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a count by Jill Jonnes( Recording )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jill Jonnes' fascinating account recaptures the 1889 Paris World's Fair. Casting vehement criticism aside, Gustave Eiffel built his tower to be the fair's centerpiece. Perched at the top all summer, he hosted a string of dignitaries
Conquering Gotham : [a Gilded Age epic : the construction of Penn Station and its tunnels] by Jill Jonnes( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the construction of Penn Station in New York City and the tunnels connecting Manhattan to New Jersey
Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world by Jill Jonnes( Recording )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of scientific history recounts the race among inventor Thomas Edison, eccentric genius Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, a tough entrepreneur and powerful empire builder, to bring electricity to the world
Conquering Gotham : building Penn Station and its tunnels by Jill Jonnes( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the nineteenth century ended, Pennsylvania Railroad president Alexander Cassatt sought some way--other than huge fleets of ferries from New Jersey--to bring the PRR's tens of millions of passengers into water-locked Gotham. By 1901, the brilliant Cassatt had embarked upon a course so ambitious, so visionary, it was denounced as corporate folly. Under his and Samuel Rea’s direction, the PRR would build a monumental system of electrified tunnels under the Hudson River, Manhattan, and the East River to Long Island, capping them all with the crown jewel of Pennsylvania Station. This high-stakes Gilded Age drama pitted the nation's greatest corporation against the unruly forces of Tammany New York, America's richest city and most important port. Set in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., Conquering Gotham is the history of a political and engineering battle that forever changed New York's physical and psychological geography. Cassatt took on J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Teddy Roosevelt, and Boss William Croker, as the PRR secretly assembled land for a terminal in the Tenderloin vice district, amid the whore houses, crime, and dance halls. Engineers and legions of "sand hog" laborers battled the crushing forces of two rivers as they burrowed year after year through treacherous glacial soils, suffering blow-outs, explosions, labor troubles and mounting fatalities. In fact, haunting the entire monumental project was a deep secret--PRR engineers feared that the Hudson River tunnels might not be safe and could doom the whole project. Nevertheless, in late 1910, Penn Station, architect Charles McKim's great Doric temple to transportation, opened in all its magnificence. As the first trains of the LIRR and the fabled Pennsylvania Railroad traveled swiftly under those two ancient rivers, the PRR has done what many believed impossible. It had conquered Gotham
La Tour : la passionnante histoire du monument parisien si cher aux coeurs et de l'extraordinaire Exposition universelle qui l'a fait découvrir by Jill Jonnes( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eiffel's tower for young people : the story of the 1889 World's Fair by Rebecca Stefoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Weaving together the behind-the-scenes history of the Eiffel Tower with an account of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris for which the tower was built, Jonnes creates a vivid, lively pageant of people and cultures meeting--and competing. The book opens a window into a piece of the past that, in its passions and politics, feels timelessly modern: art, science, business, entertainment, gossip, royalty, and national pride mingle in an unforgettable portrait of a unique moment in history, when Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley became the toasts of Paris and Gustave Eiffel, builder of the tower, rose to the pinnacle of fame, only to suffer a tragic fall from grace. Above all, the 1889 World's Fair revolved around two nations, whose potent symbols were the twin poles of the fair. France, with its long history of sophistication and cultivation, and with a new republican government eager for the country to take its place at the forefront of the modern world, presented the Eiffel Tower--the world's tallest structure--as a symbol of national pride and engineering superiority. The United States, with its brash, can-do spirit, full of pride in its frontier and its ingenuity, presented the rollicking Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody and the marvelous new phonograph of Thomas Edison. Eiffel, Cody, Oakley, and Edison are just a few of the characters who populate Jonnes's dramatic history. The drama, color, and personalities that made the adult book so fascinating and critically acclaimed, are all here in spades as adapted for middle grade and above by Rebecca Stefoff"-- Provided by publisher
Guang zhi di guo : Aidisheng, Tesila, Xiwu de dian liu da zhan by Jill Jonnes( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of America's drug culture, 1865-1965 by Jill Jonnes( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquering Gotham by Jill Jonnes( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Jill Jonnes's book Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the race to electrify the world, which profiles the principal individuals involved in the birth of the electrification
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2 editions published in 2006 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world
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Hep-cats, narcs, and pipe dreams : a history of America's romance with illegal drugsEiffel's tower : and the World's Fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a countConquering Gotham : a Gilded Age epic : the construction of Penn Station and its tunnelsEiffel's tower : the thrilling story behind Paris's [sic] beloved monument and the extraordinary World's Fair that introduced itFame at last : who was who according to the New York Times obituariesSouth Bronx rising : the rise, fall, and resurrection of an American cityConquering Gotham : [a Gilded Age epic : the construction of Penn Station and its tunnels]Conquering Gotham : building Penn Station and its tunnels
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존스, 질 1952-

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