The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough is a historical masterpiece. High on my list of favorite authors, McCullough’s ability to research and convey history in powerful prose never ceases to amaze me.
The novel chronicles the lives and accomplishments of many Americans who journeyed across the Atlantic to Paris in search of culture and knowledge. Covering the sojourns of well-known artists, statesmen, authors, musicians, physicians and inventors, the reader is invited into their daily lives via their journals and other written records about their time in Paris during the 19th century.
I found this novel fascinating and enlightening. C’est très magnifique!