Brave Companions: Portraits In History

Brave Companions: Portraits In History Author David McCullough
ISBN-10 0671792768
ISBN-13 9780671792763
Year 1992-11-01
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition Here are Alexander von Humboldt whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition Harriet Beecher Stowe the little woman who made the big war Frederic Remington the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard Charles and Anne Lindbergh and their fellow long distance pilots Antoine de Saint Exupry and Beryl Markham Harry Caudill the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia and David Plowden a present day photographer of vanishing America Different as they are from each other McCullough s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose These are brave companions to each other to David McCullough and to the reader for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives

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