The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (Unabridged), by David McCullough
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As David McCullough writes, "Not all pioneers went west." In The Greater Journey, he tells the enthralling, inspiring-and until now, untold-story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. 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 U.S. 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. Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens' phrase, longed "to soar into the blue." Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Author David McCulloughDavid McCullough was born on July 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh. David McCullough has easily become one of our most renowned Bios & Memoirs authors, featuring a collection of popular audio books such as 1776, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris and John Adams, read by well-liked narrators David McCullough, Edward Herrmann and Nelson Runger. The latest release, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, is the most recent title added to our collection from McCullough. We offer a total of 16 audiobooks, with over 250 hours of listening from David McCullough, ensuring that customers will find a Bios & Memoirs book by this great author to enjoy. For a complete list of titles from McCullough, please visit his author page: David McCullough.