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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by [David McCullough]

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"A rich and enjoyable literary experience. There are reminders on almost page why Mr. McCullough is one of the nation's great popular historians."

--Claude R. Marx, "The Washington Times

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"McCullough's skill as a storyteller is on full display. . . . The idea of telling the story of the French cultural contribution to America through the eyes of a generation of aspiring artists, writers and doctors is inspired. . . a compelling and largely untold story in American history."

--Kevin J. Hamilton, "The Seattle Times

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"From a dazzling beginning that captures the thrill of arriving in Paris in 1830 to the dawn of the 20th century, McCullough chronicles the generations that came, saw and were conquered by Paris. . . . "The Greater Journey "will satisfy McCullough's legion of loyal fans . . . it will entice a whole new generation of Francophiles, armchair travelers and those Americans lucky enough to go to Paris before they die."

--Bruce Watson, "The San Francisco Chronicle

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"An epic of ideas, as well as an exhilirating book of spells . . . This is history to be savored."

--Stacy Schiff, "The New York Times Book Review

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"For more than 40 years, David McCullough has brought the past to life in books distinguished by vigorous storytelling and vivid characterizations. . . . . McCullough again finds a slighted subject in "The Greater Journey", which chronicles the adventures of Americans in Paris. . . . Wonderfully atmospheric."

--Wendy Smith, "Los Angeles Times

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"An ambitious, wide-ranging study of how being in Paris helped spark generations of American genius. . . . A gorgeously rich, sparkling patchwork, eliciting stories from diaries and memoirs to create the human drama McCullough depicts so well."

"--Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)

"A lively and entertaining panorama. . . . By the time he shows us the triumphant Exposition Universelle in 1889, witnessed through the eyes of such characters as painters John Singer Sargent and Robert Henri, we share McCullough's enthusiasm for the city and his affection for the many Americans who improved their lives, their talent and their nation by drinking at the fountain that was Paris."

--Michael Sims, "The Washington Post"

"A highly readable and entertaining travelogue of a special sort, an interdisciplinary treat from a tremendously popular Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. . . . Highly recommended."

"--Library Journal" (starred review)

"McCullough has hit the historical jackpot. . . . A colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris."

"--Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

"McCullough's research is staggering to perceive, and the interpretation he lends to his material is impressive to behold. . . . Expect his latest book to ascend the best-seller lists and be given a place on the year-end best lists."

"--Booklist "(starred review)

"There is not an uninteresting page here as one fascinating character after another is explored at a crucial stage of his development. . . . Wonderful, engaging writing full of delighting detail."

--John Barron, "Chicago Sun-Times

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About the Author

David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0050N3AUY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster; Illustrated edition (May 24, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 24, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 19514 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 578 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding read
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greater Journey
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fascinating way to learn history obliquely
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5.0 out of 5 stars A breathtaking look at Paris in the 19th century
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