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The Resource The greater journey : Americans in Paris, David McCullough

The greater journey : Americans in Paris, David McCullough

Label
The greater journey : Americans in Paris
Title
The greater journey
Title remainder
Americans in Paris
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough
Title variation
Americans in Paris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 profoundly altered American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America; future abolitionist Charles Sumner; staunch friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse (who saw something in France that gave him the idea for the telegraph); pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk; medical student Oliver Wendell Holmes; writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Henry James; Harriet Beecher Stowe, seeking escape from the notoriety Uncle Tom's Cabin had brought her; sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent; and American ambassador Elihu Washburne, who bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris and even more atrocious nightmare of the Commune. His vivid account in his diary of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris (drawn on here for the first time) is one readers will never forget. Nearly all of these Americans, whatever their troubles, spent many of the happiest days and nights of their lives in Paris.--From publisher description
  • McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
Biography type
collective biography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 920.009213/044361
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC718.A44
LC item number
M39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Americans in Paris, 1830-1900
Label
The greater journey : Americans in Paris, David McCullough
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 519-537) and index
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!
Control code
5504158
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
558 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416576891
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2010053001
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn694395288
  • (OCoLC)694395288
Label
The greater journey : Americans in Paris, David McCullough
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 519-537) and index
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!
Control code
5504158
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
558 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416576891
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2010053001
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn694395288
  • (OCoLC)694395288

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