Thursday, April 14, 2011

Americans in Paris


Can't say I'm a big fan of David McCullough but this new book sure looks interesting.  Too soon for any formal reviews.  I'll have to check my amazon vine for an advance copy, but will probably wait for the deckle-edged hardcover.  I was rather disappointed with the advance copy of TR I received.  Many of the photos hadn't even been set, and there were numerous typos.  What can you expect for free?

4 comments:

  1. Many black artists, musicians, and writers made the same trek to Paris starting in the 1880s and even before that. It will be very interesting to see how the writer handled that issue as their stories were very compelling.

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  2. New York Times review by Stacy Schiff:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/books/review/book-review-the-greater-journey-americans-in-paris-by-david-mccullough.html?ref=books

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  3. Interesting. Janet Maslin wrote that McCullough has written some great books of history -- but this is not one of them (or something like that).

    There was an interesting excerpt at the Daily Beast about John Singer Sargent, whom I really admire, but the writing wasn't exactly exciting, so this may be one to miss.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-22/the-scandal-of-madame-x-excerpt-from-david-mcculloughs-the-greater-journey/

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