If The Greater Journey has a main character, it is Paris itself.
After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, American artists, writers, doctors and others driven by ambition, embarked on a journey in the City of Light. David McCullough tells the story of America’s love affair with Paris through a handful of these major characters, from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mark Twain. Nearly all of these travelers spent many of the happiest days and nights of their lives in Paris.
McCullough tells this sweeping, fascinating story with power and intimacy, bringing us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’s phrase, longed “to soar into the blue.” The Greater Journey is itself a masterpiece.
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