LitSnap - Fiction and NonFiction Book Reviews

Buy Now - Kindle or Print
Add To Wishlist - Kindle or Print

No book cover found

The Greater Journey by David McCullough.. Far be it from Freedom Fries: When you read this brilliant and engaging account of our nation’s best and brightest getting their shine on in the City of Light, you’ll rejoice. And you’ll want to move to Paris for a while. (I know I want to.)

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"David McCullough has stressed France’s pre-eminent role in American history for years. We would not, he has argued, have a country without the French, who have permanently and profoundly shaped us. If anyone could get away with suggesting that room be made on Mount Rushmore for Astérix it is McCullough."

The New York Times

"In “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough sheds some much-needed light on those Americans who resided in that magical city from the 1830s through the turn of the century. He doesn’t break much new ground, but does a masterful job of synthesizing a great deal of information and telling the story of that time period in a compelling and engaging manner."

The Washington Times

Author bio: David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other widely praised books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, and The Johnstown Flood. He has been honored with the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. More information can be found here:

Book Details: History; (576 pp. Illuminating: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website:

© 2011 LitSnap LLC