The Greater Journey
|Published||May 24, 2011
Simon & Schuster
|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. 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.
- ""The Greater Journey": American pilgrims in 19th century Paris". Retrieved 2011-06-08.
- Maslin, Janet (2011-05-22). "The Parisian Experience of American Pioneers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
- Official Site at Simon & Schuster
- Author Site at Simon & Schuster
- Part one of C-SPAN Q&A interview with McCullough about The Greater Journey, May 22, 2011
- Part two of C-SPAN Q&A interview with McCullough about The Greater Journey, May 29, 2011
- Presentation by McCullough on The Greater Journey at the National Book Festival, September 25, 2011