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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by  David McCullough - First Edition/First Printing - 2011 - from Pat Cramer, Bookseller (SKU: 034825)

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by  David McCullough - First Edition/First Printing - 2011 - from Pat Cramer, Bookseller (SKU: 034825)
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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by McCullough, David

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  • Hardcover
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ISBN 10
1416571760
ISBN 13
9781416571766
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. A square solid tight clean very carefully read copy. Another winner from the two time Pulitizer Prize winner. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

Synopsis

As David McCullough writes, âÈêNot all pioneers went west.âÈë In The Greater Journey , he tells the enthralling, inspiringâÈ'and until now, untoldâÈ'story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the U.S. Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, Uncle TomâÈçs Cabin . Three of the greatest American artists everâÈ'sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer SargentâÈ'flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters. Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-GaudensâÈç phrase, longed âÈêto soar into the blue.âÈë

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Bookseller
Pat Cramer, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
034825
Title
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
Author
McCullough, David
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition/First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1416571760
ISBN 13
9781416571766
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2011
Keywords
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Bookseller catalogs
Biography; France;

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Pat Cramer, Bookseller

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About Pat Cramer, Bookseller

I have been selling used and rare books internationally since 1985.I tend to list modern fiction because that is what i know the most about.I specialize on horror and suspense fiction because these are two areas that i enjoy most and because they are two areas that I know the most aboutI am not a generalist dealer but I have been known to list a small percentage of anything that looks interesting to me, fiction and non-fiction, to bring new customers to my site.

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