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Jill Jonnes

Jill Jonnes is the author of Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light, and South Bronx Rising. She was named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Conquering Gotham
Written by Jill Jonnes
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311324-9 (0-14-311324-0)

“Superb. [A] first-rate narrative” (The Wall Street Journal) about the controversial construction of New York’s beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels, from the author of Eiffel's Tower and Urban Forests

As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The Great Bridge affirm, readers are fascinated with the grand personalities and... Read more






Eiffel's Tower
Written by Jill Jonnes
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311729-2 (0-14-311729-7)

The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world’s fair that introduced it, by the author of Conquering Gotham and Urban Forests

In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of... Read more






Empires of Light
Written by Jill Jonnes
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75884-3 (0-375-75884-4)

In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless... Read more






Urban Forests
Written by Jill Jonnes
Viking | Hardcover | September 2016
$32.00/42.00(Canada) | 978-0-670-01566-5 (0-670-01566-0)

“Far-ranging and deeply researched, Urban Forests reveals the beauty and significance of the trees around us.” Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction

“Jonnes extols the many contributions that trees make to city life and celebrates the men and women who stood up for America’s city trees over the past two centuries. . ...
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