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The Great Journey. Americans in Paris..
by [Paris History] McCullough, David.

Publisher Information:
Simon & Schuster, New York: 2011.

A Fine copy in a Fine dust. David McCullough tells the story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled between 1830 and 1900,to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned. 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 US 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 Tom’s Cabin. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters.


Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26466

Price: $45.00

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