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

quiltnelson, January 5, 2013

This is a book which tells a story most people do not know. The number of people who went to Paris for everything from just traveling to studying for medicine to working on becoming a master in art. Some of them remain in Europe. Most returned to the United States and upgraded the practice of medicine, created items which changed the world, and the major art and writing projects created. You learn about the connection between some of the visitors and the reasons why (housing, what they were studying and where they came from). The period starts with about 1820 and goes to the start of the 20th Century. It is learning about American history while living in another country. I have recommended this book to a variety of people and will continue to do so. It is a reality easy read. The story is pulling you forward constantly.
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