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Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 é ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Brave Companions Portraits in History By David McCullough ❤ – Srl-ltd.co.uk Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780671792763From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh these are stories of people of great vision and daring who[PDF / Epub] Brave Companions Portraits in History By David McCullough Srl ltd.co.uk Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780671792763From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us Alternate cover edition of ISBN Portraits in Kindle 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 McCulloughThe.

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Bestselling author of Truman and John Adams David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only Brave Companions Kindle 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

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Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryP>Companions Portraits in PDF Lindbergh and their fellow long distance pilots Antoine de Saint Exupéry 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.

Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 David McCullough is a Yale Portraits in Kindle Ð educated two time recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize Truman; John Adams and the National Book Award The Path Between the Seas; Mornings on Horseback His many other highly acclaimed works of historical non fiction include The Greater Journey Brave Companions The Great Bridge The Wright Brothers and The Johnstown Flood He has been honored with Brave Companions Kindle - the Nation.

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  • David

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryWhile most of this book is a set of biographical essays there are a few chapters that are simply historical essays So it sort of feels like a set of essays that David McCullough put together from his writings over the years There is no single theme holding the book togetherMost of the essays are interesting; the book contains essays about Alexander von Humboldt Charles Lindbergh Harriet Beecher Stowe and lesser known people Then the book wanders off into an essay about Washington DC and an essay about the US Senate of bygone years Like other books that I've read by David McCullough the book is enjoyable but some of the essays simply didn't retain my interes


  • Jason Koivu

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryThis is a collection of McCullough's essays mostly about prominent figures and interesting folks Topics include but are not limited toGerman scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt19th century scientist and educator Louis AgassizHarriet Beecher Stowe the author of the novel Uncle Tom's CabinTheodore Roosevelt and the Maruis de Mores as relates their time in North Dakota in the 1880sWestern artist Frederic RemingtonConstruction of the original Panama Railway in the 1850sEngineer John A Roebling and his son Washington Roebling architects of the Brooklyn BridgeEarly aviators Charles Lindbergh Antoine de Saint Exupéry and Beryl MarkhamAmerican author Conrad RichterAuthor and anti strip mining political activist Harry M CaudillEnglish zoologist and ento


  • J.M. Hushour

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryAnother fine and refreshingly nice to read look at history by McCullough this time a loosely bound series of vignettes of various historical personages They're all fascinating and all worthy of reading My favorites were the sections on Humboldt Miriam Microscopes are my marijuana Rothschild and the essay on the guy fighting strip miners in eastern Kentucky there is Appalachian anti corporate terrorism people They're all good though You'll pick up something new to delve into deeper Conrad Richter for me and learn a lot about little windows on our past that goes to show how any schmuck with an idea can make good


  • Rex Fuller

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryHaven’t read much by McCullough Seems just a hair pretentious like all liberal historians I majored in history But never mind all that This is really good It’s like having coffee with maybe the most fascinating collection of people you could pick Just look who is h


  • Diane S ☔

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryIn McCullough's introduction he explains that to him history is not just what someone has accomplished it is also how they lived the things that made them come alive as he certainly does in this book He takes little known characters or characters we do know but may not know these particular facts and he brings them alive for the reader Humboldt whose journey was overshadowed by Lewis and Clark's but rivaled the


  • Chris

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryThis is a compilation of previously published essays by McCullough Many of them are short biographical sketches of various people some famous some obscure The rest are about a variety of historical events and places I listened to the audio version which was a pleasure because it is narrated by the author Each of the chapters is 30 minutes to 1 hour Chapter 1 Profile of Alexander von Humboldt the German naturalist scientist and explorer who journied through South America in the late 1700s Chapter 2 Profile of Louis Agass


  • Beth

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryLess than 300 pages in length this is a collection of Mr McCullough’s shorter works — magazine articles lectures etc It paints vivid portraits of a wide variety of p


  • Carol Bakker

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryThis book of biographical sketches seems analogous to the Bonus material on DVDs I don't know if this is true but it feels like getting extra information that couldn't be included in the hefty tomes he had written While listening it was fun to match up the subjects with McCullough books I've already read He brings life to people who lived long ago; they become familiar and knowable Books music art historical locations were all referenced I am tempted to get the print edition from the library i


  • Dana Stabenow

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryA collection of McCullough's short pieces Some read as if they were research rabbit holes he dived down when he was looking up stuff for one of his books Some are personal reminiscences I now want to find and read everything ever written by Conrad Richter There is a wonderful mini bio of Harriet Beecher Stowe and another terrific piece on naturalist Miriam Rothschild she invented safety belts Some of the topics did not stir me to read further than the first page but Chapter Nine Long Distance Vision about pilots who wrote as well as the


  • KayG

    Brave Companions Portraits in History review å 103 Brave Companions Portraits in HistoryVery interesting book featuring a number of historical figures I knew almost nothing about I particularly appreciated the information of the Kentucky strip mining oh horrors what we have done to our world The information about Washington DC was fascinating and different from what one usually hears The story of how the Brooklyn Bridge was built was both fascinating and horrifying I’m glad my book club chose this one