Two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, author-historian David McCullough (Truman
, John Adams
) comes to the Commonwealth Club to discuss his most recent book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
. It tells the enthralling, inspiring -- and until now largely 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. McCullough will open this exciting topic with brief remarks followed by a question and answer sessions with Howard Leach, former U.S. Ambassador to France.
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