Monday, May 23, 2011

Books with a Paris Connection, Part 2: "The Greater Journey" by Historian David McCullough.

Last week I wrote a post about books set in Paris.  Today I'm adding another book title to those previously listed, The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris by David McCullough.  McCullough, of course, is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and has previously published 1776, Truman, and John Adams as well as other works.

The Greater Journey is, according to the book's description, the "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."

For one opinion about the book, check out Janet Maslin's column from the New York Times.


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