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Book Review: 'The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris'
Book Review: 'The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris'

The Greater Journey Americans in Paris David McCullough Simon & Schuster: 560 pp., $37.50 For more than 40 years, David McCullough has brought the past to life in books distinguished by vigorous storytelling and vivid characterizations. He garnered praise for his dramatic accounts of epic engineering achievements in such early titles as "The Great Bridge" (the Brooklyn Bridge) and "The Path Between the Seas" (the Panama Canal). Subsequent works showcased McCullough's gift for full-scale biography, most notably in the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," appreciative portraits of under-appreciated U.S. presidents. McCullough...