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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (udgave 2011)

af David McCullough

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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.… (mere)
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Titel:The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
Forfattere:David McCullough
Info:Simon & Schuster (2011), Hardcover, 576 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:*****
Nøgleord:Ingen

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Kind of interesting but a chore to get through. If you want to learn about French history and artists (American), this is your book. Didn't quite finish. Read about 4 pages a day just so I could get through the bulk of it.
  avdesertgirl | Aug 22, 2021 |
Very good look at Paris in the 19th century and some of the Americans who lived there. I learned much about the history of the city from this book. ( )
  larrybenfield | Jul 14, 2021 |
Another good book by McCullough. I learned a great deal about the history of Paris and, more importantly, how it influenced the United States. I wasn't sure what to expect but I wasn't disappointed and enjoyed the many stories about the various individuals, both famous and some not so famous. ( )
  hvector | Jul 10, 2021 |
I love all of David McCullough's books. This was not my favorite, but I have to give at least 4 stars for the research and detail he provided. I loved the information about art, it was fascinating and many photos were provided in the book and I still wanted more. I spent a lot of time flipping back to the photos, but it was worth the effort to enhance the explanations. The section on Charles Sumner from p. 223 - 237 was particularly agonizing and uplifting at the same time. I want to do more reading about Charles Sumner and Elihu Washburne. The section on the Paris Commune was news to me and I learned a lot from this part and throughout the book. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Mar 21, 2021 |
Another fascinating book by David McCullough. This one tells the story of Americans, some famous, others not, all artists, who traveled to Paris to learn, work, or just be inspired. The years covered were roughly 1830 to the early 20th century. As is always the case with McCullough’s incredible research, these stories make the reader feel he/she knows these people personally. How one man is able to do the research and writing on as many disparate projects as McCullough tackles is nothing short of amazing. He is an American treasure. ( )
  DanDiercks | Feb 4, 2021 |
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Unlike the heroes of the American Revolution, whose experiences Mr. McCullough has already addressed so well, these travelers did not necessarily have diplomatic business in France. They had sights to see, minds to broaden, effusions to emit (“My mind was smitten with a feeling of sublimity almost too intense for mortality,” gushed Emma Willard, who would eventually found her eponymous school in upstate New York) and journals to fill with ecstatic observations about the Louvre, the cuisine and the weather. In trying to establish this as a raison d’être for the book, Mr. McCullough writes that “not all pioneers went west.” He provides a slogan worthy of a movie poster: “At home it was known as the Old World. To them it was all new.” But Mr. McCullough is hard-pressed to sustain the idea of a unified “them” at the heart of his book. So he is forced to make awkward juxtapositions and segues among people who did not cross the Atlantic at the same time (though “everyone knew the perils of the sea”), did not live a shared narrative and did not share all that much common ground. He ends up delivering the kinds of space-filling observations that might not even pass muster in a high-school history paper. This is not the side of Mr. McCullough that has made him a national treasure.
 

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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.

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