Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Reading David McCullough's books

I have been listening to the history books by this author that are available on Hoopla, which I have free from the local library. These are the two I have listened to these past two weeks--I feel as if I have never learned so much about the American Revolution until now. The second one is very interesting, telling stories of multiple americans living in France. I search for images of the people and the paintings mentioned--the two below were on the 1885 Paris World Fair. 

Rocky Mountains by Bierstadt
Niagara Falls by Church

The making of this  statue of Admiral Farragut sculpted by St Gaudens is a fascinating final chapter in the Greater Journey.

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