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The greater journey : Americans in Paris

Autore: David G McCullough
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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This is the inspiring and, until now, untold story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. Most had never left home, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. That they achieved so much for themselves and their country
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
biografi
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: David G McCullough
ISBN: 1416571760 9781416571766 9781416571773 1416571779 1416576894 9781416576891
Numero OCLC: 694395288
Descrizione: 558 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contenuti: 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 siege ; Madness ; Paris again ; The Farragut ; Genius in abundance ; Au revoir, Paris!
Altri titoli: Americans in Paris
Responsabilità: David McCullough.
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