Thursday, January 19, 2012

McCullough’s The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

If you can get past his beginning, dull pages, this is a great book. McCullough uses memoirs, letters, and diaries to describe Americans’ experiences living in Paris in the 19th century. Those who left such writings were mostly writers and artists with the notable exception of Elihu Washburne who was the American ambassador to France under President Grant.

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