The Greater Journey

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The Greater Journey
The Greater Journey (David McCullough book) cover.jpg
Author David McCullough
Country United States
Language English
Subject History
Genre Non-fiction
Published May 24, 2011
Simon & Schuster
Pages 576 pages
ISBN 1-4165-7176-0 (hardcover)
Preceded by 1776
Followed by The Wright Brothers

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris is a 2011 non-fiction book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough. In a departure from McCullough's most recent works, Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, who spent time in Paris, are not covered.[1] Instead, the book is about 19th-century Americans like James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel Morse, who migrated to Paris and went on to achieve importance in culture or innovation. Other subjects include Elihu Washburne, the American ambassador to France during the Franco-Prussian War, Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in the United States, and American artists who worked in Paris such as George Healy, Mary Cassatt, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens.[2]


  1. ^ ""The Greater Journey": American pilgrims in 19th century Paris". Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (2011-05-22). "The Parisian Experience of American Pioneers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 

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