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The Greater Journey

Americans in Paris

by David McCullough

The Greater Journey
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    May 2011, 576 pages
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    May 2012, 752 pages

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For all that was so morbidly unpleasant about work at the dissecting tables - the stench, the smoke - it was far better, every student came to appreciate, that they practice on the dead than on the living. If the work was laborious, they had chosen a laborious profession. For any of the Americans to have given up and gone home would have been easy enough, but there is no evidence any of them did.

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From The Greater Journey by David McCullough. Copyright © 2011 by David McCullough. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc, NY.

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