Reading this book and also "The Outport" is the greatest indictment of our fumbling and bumbling in Afghanistan that I've real. No wonder we are hated and now we can see where all the cash we have been shoveling into that area has bought us nothing but grief (in all forms).
I just happened to see a stack of these books waiting to be read on a chance visit to the library. The whole book is a gem of information not only on the food habits of a series of European immigrants but also of how they lived and work in the time period of about 1850 to the 20s. A very interesting read.
To cover fully 80+ years of Americans in Paris is impossible. McCullough has given us a taste of the famous ojnes first from the 1830s and later the 1870s. Many events in Paris not generally before revealed here. A good read.
A summer read that is pure fiction and merges into fanasy. It could never occur in the real world.
James Patterson has gone too far co-authoring this empty novel. It occupied less than 3 hours of unhappy reading.