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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by David McCullough

Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2011: At first glance,The Greater Journey: Americans in Parismight seem to be foreign territory for David McCullough, whose other books have mostly remained in the Western Hemisphere. ButThe Greater Journeyis still … see full wiki

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Author: David McCullough
Genre: History
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
2 reviews about The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
review by . August 03, 2012
McCullough quietly manages a small masterpiece of narrative history - while "The Greater Journey" is a gentle history of Americans (mostly writers and artists, but also doctors, students, and businessmen) who lived and worked in Paris in the 1800s, McCullough has also managed to retell the traumatic history of the century through their tales and time in Paris.      Journey's three parts roughly correspond to the three epochs of French government in the century:  …
review by . July 04, 2011
I enjoy books by David McCullough very much, and this latest one is no exception. He has taken a little-known slice of American history and turned it into a large and extremely interesting work.      The book details the many young Americans who gravitated to Paris during the 19th century. They came as students of literature, politics, medicine, and the various arts. Paris beckoned because, at that time, it was the center of much culture for the Western world. These young people …
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