Saturday, May 28, 2011

'The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris'

Reviewed by STACY SCHIFF in the New York Times

David McCullough explores the intellectual legacy that France settled on its 19th-century visitors.

1 comment:

Ελλάδα said...

This is a must-read for history buffs. It is apparently constructed from the various letters and writings of the numerous Americans who traveled to Paris in the early 19th century (many of whom I did not know made that journey). It offers a great insight on their perspective of France, and their comparative perspective of the U.S. in the early 1800s. Their comparative views - France vs. U.S. - can offer a certain peace of mind to those who might fear that our culture has undergone radical changes that frighten them.