"T""he ""G""reater ""J""ourney "is the enthralling, inspiring and until now,
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.
After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans
embarked on a greater journey in the City of Light. 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. As David McCullough writes, Not all pioneers went west.
Elizabeth Blackwell, the first