Summer Read 2011 Lunch Bunch Book Discussion
Director of Library Services, Cynde Bloom Lahey will lead a discussion of The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900 by David McCullough.
The Greater Journey 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.
Lunch will be provided.