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ISBN: 0671792768 / ISBN-13: 9780671792763

Brave Companions


For more than two decades, McCullough has fascinated readers with portraits of exceptional men and women who not only have shaped the course of ... Show synopsis

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  • Brave Companions (Simon & Schuster) – Trade paperback (1992)
    by David McCullough

    Brave Companions

    Trade paperback, Simon & Schuster
    256 pages

    ISBN: 0671792768
    ISBN-13: 9780671792763

    From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. 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 ... Show more

  • 1. Trade paperback, Simon & Schuster, 1992

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    Description: New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 256 p.

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Judith  F

Do yourself a favor. Read this book!

by Judith F on Feb 10, 2011

David McCullough is one of the most graceful and thorough writers of this era. When he looks back on earlier times, he brings such a sense of context and perspective to his subjects that it's like opening a book page and having a light turn on. He doesn't fall into the trap of "presentism," but his deft descriptions of people and places from the past tell a great deal about progress, life and growth in the 21 century. I read a lot, for pleasure and for background as a university instructor in media history. In Brave Companions he brings to life people I should have known about but didn't, and people I thought I knew about, but now - thanks to him - do. If you value knowledge, you will love this book.

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