Brave Companions

Brave Companions

Brave Companions

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 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-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.

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Genre : History
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-05-31
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781416561231


Sigurd And His Brave Companions

Sigurd And His Brave Companions

Inspired by tales of the hero Vilmund Vidutan and his fellow knights, Sigurd Jonsson and his young friends Ivar and Helge set out to reenact these exploits on their medieval Norwegian farm. They carve swords and lances and spend hours making shields. With a little imagination, a pasture becomes a battlefield, an old boar their greatest foe, and they pass many hours jousting and dueling. But when the summer is nearly over, the three boys stumble into real trouble and must prove their courage in an adventure all their own. Written during Sigrid Undset’s time in New York, Sigurd and His Brave Companions will make medieval Norway come alive for young and old readers alike.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Sigrid Undset
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2013-05-01
Total Pages : 152 Pages
ISBN : 9780816684786


Brave Companions

Brave Companions

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Author : Ruth Adams Knight
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Release : 1954
Total Pages : 215 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:36498889


Sigurd And His Brave Companions

Sigurd And His Brave Companions

Inspired by tales of hero Vilmund Vidutan and his fellow knights, young Sigurd Jonsson and his friends endeavor to reenact favorite exploits on a medieval Norwegian farm with homemade swords, lances and shields, in a culturally evocative rerelease of a mid-20th-century classic. Reprint.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Sigrid Undset
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Release : 2013
Total Pages : 139 Pages
ISBN : 081667826X


A Feast For Crows

A Feast For Crows

The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : George R. R. Martin
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 1060 Pages
ISBN : 9780553390568


Calcutta Review

Calcutta Review

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Genre : India
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Release : 1892
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924066404165


Truman

Truman

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-08-20
Total Pages : 1120 Pages
ISBN : 9780743260299


Brave Companions Etc

Brave Companions Etc

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Author : Ruth Adams KNIGHT
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Release : 1948
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:561988775


David Mccullough Library E Book Box Set

David Mccullough Library E Book Box Set

Perfect for David McCullough fans and history lovers alike, this eBook boxed set features all of his bestselling titles, from 1776 to Mornings on Horseback. This e-book box set includes all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · Brave Companions: Profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped history, among them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Mornings on Horseback: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.

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Genre : History
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-05-24
Total Pages : 4656 Pages
ISBN : 9781451658255


The Course Of Human Events

The Course Of Human Events

In this short speech, the master historian tracks the founding fathers’ and his own fascination with all things historical.

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Genre : History
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-12-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781439190012