As you know, I enjoy everything David McCullough writes, and The Greater Journey is no exception.
The Greater Journey is the story of ambitious 19th C Americans who trekked to Paris to study in their chosen professions. Doctors, musicians, painters, and writers spent months or years in Paris developing their professional skills. Many returned to the city again and again.
But even for those who never returned, Paris made an indelible impression on their life and work.
The book is a who’s who of prominent Americans and an enchanting blue book guide to 19th C Paris.