53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (Hardcover)
When I first heard about the topic of this new McCullough book, I was truly disappointed. He is one of the greatest living American writers of history, perhaps the greatest, so why focus on a few people of modest historical renown who all happened to be in Paris in the 1800's? It didn't seem like a topic with enough pizzazz to keep my interest.
I was wrong. This is a wonderful book that develops the characters (as all McCullough books do) and shows just how fascinating the men and women are. And to understand how their time in Paris shaped America is both clever and intriguing; in fact, it's pure genius by McCullough to see that thread of history. I'm thankful he shared it with the rest of us.
Loved the book and only wish it were longer!