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The greater journey : Americans in Paris

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
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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Genre/Form: Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough
ISBN: 1416571760 9781416571766 9781416571773 1416571779 1416576894 9781416576891
OCLC Number: 694395288
Description: 558 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 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 siege ; Madness ; Paris again ; The Farragut ; Genius in abundance ; Au revoir, Paris!
Other Titles: Americans in Paris
Responsibility: David McCullough.
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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 * "An ambitious, wide-ranging study of how being in Read more...

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