This is the second of a two-part Q&A
program focusing on David McCullough's newest book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
. The book focuses on a group of Americans who spent time living in Paris between 1830 and 1900 to study, work, and further their vocation. By telling their story, McCullough shows the influence of French medicine, culture, art, and politics on the United States. The second part of this interview features stories from more characters in the book including artists John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, George Caitlan, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Also featured are authors James Fenimore Cooper and Harriett Beecher Stowe, as well as Mary Putnam, who was the first American woman to get a degree in medicine from the French School of Medicine (Ecole de Medecine). [Broadcast Date: May 29, 2011]
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