My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough was required reading for my recent MFA in Writing residency in one of those twist-my-arm-locales of Europe: Paris. Though slothlike in its nature, this book is thoroughly compelling when considering how Americans influenced Paris and vice versa. I particularly liked Ch. 4 where McCullough unearths medicine as an art. I’m not sure that category should have been removed. McCullough’s mind boggling research and command of the material necessary to produce this work is startling. If you are in the mood for a big smorgasbord of a book, loosen your reader belt and dig in.