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Brave Companions - David Mccullough

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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-Exupery 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.

Dallas Morning News It will come as no surprise to the reader to learn that Mr. McCullough's first ambition was to be a portrait painter. He has supplied us with admirable portraits....All his subjects come alive. The New York Times Book Review McCullough's portrayals...are models of compression, perspective, and the discriminating use of detail, and of what the author calls "the possibilities for self-expression in writing narrative history." Cleveland Plain Dealer If you enjoy good stories well told about interesting people and places, you should read this book. You will learn something about history -- and also about good historical writing.

Introduction
Phenomena
Journey to the Top of the World
The American Adventure of Louis Agassiz
The Unexpected Mrs. StoweII The Real West
Glory Days in Medora
RemingtonIII Pioneers
Steam Road to El Dorado
The Builders
The Treasure from the Carpentry Shop
Long-Distance VisionIV Figures in a Landscape
Cross the Blue Mountain
The Lonely War of a Good Angry Man
Miriam Rothschild
South of Kankakee: A Day with David PlowdenV On We Go
Washington on the Potomac
Extraordinary Times
Recommended Itinerary
Simon Willard's Clock
Index
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ISBN: 9780671792763
ISBN-10: 0671792768
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 1992
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.49  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1