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Brave companions : portraits in history

Author: David G McCullough; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
Series: Touchstone book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of portraits of men and women who changed history includes discussions of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederic Remington, Louis Agassiz, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and others.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0671792768 9780671792763
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.
Series Title: Touchstone book.
Responsibility: David McCullough.

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A collection of portraits of men and women who changed history includes discussions of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederic Remington, Louis Agassiz, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and others.

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