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    The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (CD-Audio) By (author) David McCullough, Read by Edward Herrmann, Read by David McCullough

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    DescriptionA Special Audio Presentation of Unabridged Selections Personally Chosen by David McCullough"The Greater Journey "is the enthralling, inspiring--and until now, untold--story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. Most had never left home, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. That they achieved so much for themselves and their country profoundly altered American history. As David McCullough writes, "Not all pioneers went west." Writer Emma Willard, who founded the first women's college in America, was one of the intrepid bunch.Another was Charles Sumner, who enrolled at the Sorbonne where he saw black students with the same ambition he had, and when he returned home, he would become the most powerful, unyielding voice for abolition in the U.S. Senate. James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Cooper writing and Morse painting what would be his masterpiece. From something he saw in France, Morse would also bring home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Henry James were all "discovering" Paris, marveling at the treasures in the Louvre, or out with the Sunday throngs strolling the city's boulevards and gardens. "At last I have come into a dreamland," wrote Harriet Beecher Stowe, seeking escape from the notoriety "Uncle Tom's Cabin "had brought her. The genius of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and painter George Healy would flourish in Paris, inspired by the examples of brillant French masters, and by Paris itself. For this special audio presentation, McCullough has chosen a selection of portraits, excerpted in their entirety, that bring us into the lives of these remarkable men and women. A sweeping, fascinating story told with power and intimacy, "The Greater Journey "is itself a masterpiece. " "


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    Title
    The Greater Journey
    Subtitle
    Americans in Paris
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David McCullough, Read by Edward Herrmann, Read by David McCullough
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 151 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 417 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781442344181
    ISBN 10: 1442344180
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    B&T Approval Code: A15202030
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    B&T Approval Code: A16010200
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 920.00921304
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 920.00921304, 920.0092/13044361
    LC classification: DC718.A44 M39 2011C
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Publication date
    24 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Riverside
    Review quote
    "McCullough's research is staggering to perceive, and the interpretation he lends to his material is impressive to behold. . . . Expect his latest book to ascend the best-seller lists and be given a place on the year-end best lists.""--Booklist "(starred review)