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The greater journey : Americans in Paris, 1830-1900

Author: David G McCullough
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough
ISBN: 9781416571766 1416571760 9781416576891 1416576894
OCLC Number: 749113564
Description: 558 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plan ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The way over ; Voilà Paris! ; Morse at the Louvre ; The medicals --
pt. 2. American sensations ; Change at hand ; A city transformed ; Bound to succeed --
pt. 3. Under seige ; Madness ; Paris again ; The Farragut ; Genius in abundance ; Au revoir, Paris!
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