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Brave Companions

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From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievemen... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

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-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, McCulloughs 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.

Autorentext

David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books include The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, Brave Companions, 1776, The Greater Journey, The American Spirit, and The Wright Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. Visit DavidMcCullough.com.



Klappentext

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.



Inhalt

Introduction

I Phenomena

CHAPTER ONE Journey to the Top of the World

CHAPTER TWO The American Adventure of Louis Agassiz

CHAPTER THREE The Unexpected Mrs. Stowe

II The Real West

CHAPTER FOUR Glory Days in Medora

CHAPTER FIVE Remington

III Pioneers

CHAPTER SIX Steam Road to El Dorado

CHAPTER SEVEN The Builders

CHAPTER EIGHT The Treasure from the Carpentry Shop

CHAPTER NINE Long-Distance Vision

IV Figures in a Landscape

CHAPTER TEN Cross the Blue Mountain

CHAPTER ELEVEN The Lonely War of a Good Angry Man

CHAPTER TWELVE Miriam Rothschild

CHAPTER THIRTEEN South of Kankakee: A Day with David Plowden

V On We Go

CHAPTER FOURTEEN Washington on the Potomac

CHAPTER FIFTEEN Extraordinary Times

CHAPTER SIXTEEN Recommended Itinerary

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Simon Willard's Clock

Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Brave Companions
Autor:
EAN: 9781416561231
ISBN: 978-1-4165-6123-1
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Simon + Schuster Inc.
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Veröffentlichung: 31.05.2007
Jahr: 2007
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.6 MB