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Brave companions : portraits in history

Author: David G McCullough
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2015. [℗2015] ©1992
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView 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: Audiobooks
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough
ISBN: 9781442393165 1442393165
OCLC Number: 908373319
Notes: Compact discs.
Credits: Director and producer, Christina Zarafonitis.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Description: 9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
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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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.

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