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Brave companions : portraits in history

Author: David G McCullough; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1992]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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";  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 9780671792763 0671792768
OCLC Number: 27006373
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 240 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
I. PHENOMENA. Journey to the top of the world --
The American adventure of Louis Agassiz --
The unexpected Mrs. Stowe --
II. THE REAL WEST. Glory days in Medora --
Remington --
III. PIONEERS. Steam road to El Dorado --
The builders --
The treasure from the carpentry shop --
Long-distance vision --
IV. 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 Plowden --
V. ON WE GO. Washington on the Potomac --
Extraordinary times --
Recommended itinerary --
Simon Willard's clock --
Index.
Responsibility: David McCullough.

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"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 Read more...

 
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