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  • ISBN: 1416571760 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781416571766 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781416571773 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1416576894 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 9781416576891 (ebk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    558 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 519-537) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Pt. 1. The way over ; Voilà Paris! ; Morse at the Louvre ; The medicals -- pt. 2. American sensations ; Change at hand ; A city transformed ; Bound to succeed -- pt. 3. Under siege ; Madness ; Paris again ; The Farragut ; Genius in abundance ; Au revoir, Paris!
Summary, etc.: This is the 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. 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. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America; future abolitionist Charles Sumner; staunch friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse (who saw something in France that gave him the idea for the telegraph); pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk; medical student Oliver Wendell Holmes; writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Henry James; Harriet Beecher Stowe, seeking escape from the notoriety Uncle Tom's Cabin had brought her; sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent; and American ambassador Elihu Washburne, who bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris and even more atrocious nightmare of the Commune. His vivid account in his diary of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris (drawn on here for the first time) is one readers will never forget. Nearly all of these Americans, whatever their troubles, spent many of the happiest days and nights of their lives in Paris.--From publisher description.
Subject: Americans -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Intellectuals -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Artists -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Authors, American -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Physicians -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Americans -- France -- Paris -- Biography
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Paris (France) -- Biography
Paris (France) -- Relations -- United States
United States -- Relations -- France -- Paris
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