The Greater Journey

Americans in Paris

by David McCullough

The Greater Journey

Paperback, 558 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $20 | purchase


Purchase Featured Books

  • The Greater Journey
  • Americans in Paris
  • David McCullough

Other editions available for purchase:

Book Summary

The best-selling author of 1776 tells the story of the generations of American artists, writers and doctors who traveled to Paris — the intellectual, scientific and artistic capital of the Western world — fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

NPR stories about The Greater Journey

New In Paperback

A Way With Words, Money, Crime And Secrets

David McCullough is "about as dependable as they come if you're in the mood for a narrative history that sweeps you, through luscious detail and anecdote, into a bygone age," says NPR book critic Maureen Corrigan. His new book, The Greater Journey, moves beyond the historical events and personages of his works like 1776 and John Adams to follow the young

Samuel F. B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–1833, oil on canvas. Click here to enlarge.

Reviews From The NPR Community


Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: