Brave Companions

Brave Companions
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781416561231
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Release: 2007-05-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sigurd and His Brave Companions

Sigurd and His Brave Companions
Author: Sigrid Undset
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780816684786
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Release: 2013-05-01
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sigurd and His Brave Companions

Sigurd and His Brave Companions
Author: Sigrid Undset,Gunvor Bull Teilman
Pages: 139
ISBN: 081667826X
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 1060
ISBN: 9780553390568
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Release: 2014
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Calcutta Review

Calcutta Review
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924066404165
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Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brave Companions

Brave Companions
Author: Ruth Adams Knight
Pages: 248
ISBN: OCLC:54339481
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Release: 1948
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Truman

Truman
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 1120
ISBN: 9780743260299
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Release: 2003-08-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

David McCullough Library E book Box Set

David McCullough Library E book Box Set
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 4656
ISBN: 9781451658255
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Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Brave Companions Etc

Brave Companions  Etc
Author: Ruth Adams KNIGHT
Pages: 248
ISBN: OCLC:561988775
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Release: 1948
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Course of Human Events

The Course of Human Events
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781439190012
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Release: 2009-12-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Mornings on Horseback

Mornings on Horseback
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780743218306
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Release: 2007-05-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised. The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR’s first love. All are brought to life to make “a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail” (The New York Times Book Review). A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

Nelson and His Companions in Arms

Nelson and His Companions in Arms
Author: John Knox Laughton
Pages: 351
ISBN: UCR:31210019628948
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Ladies Companion

The Ladies  Companion
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433081685491
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Release: 1855
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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the ladies companion and monthly magzine

the ladies  companion and monthly magzine
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555031722
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Release: 1855
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Ladies Companion and Monthly Magazine

The Ladies  Companion  and Monthly Magazine
Author: Webb Loudon
Pages: 329
ISBN: CHI:21708625
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Release: 1855
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The United Service Magazine

The United Service Magazine
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B2991808
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Release: 1858
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Colburn s United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal

Colburn s United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000251579
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Release: 1858
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Scouting with the Buffalo Soldiers

Scouting with the Buffalo Soldiers
Author: John P. Langellier
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781574418200
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Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: University of North Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On a hot summer’s day in Montana, a daring frontier cavalry officer, Powhatan Henry Clarke, died at the height of his promising career. A member of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 1884, Clarke graduated dead last, and while short on academic application, he was long on charm and bravado. Clarke obtained a commission with the black troops of the Tenth Cavalry, earning his spurs with these “Buffalo Soldiers.” He evolved into a fearless field commander at the troop level, gaining glory and first-hand knowledge of what it took to campaign in the West. During his brief, action-packed career, Clarke saved a black trooper’s life while under Apache fire and was awarded the Medal of Honor. A chance meeting brought Clarke together with artist Frederic Remington, who brought national attention to Clarke when he illustrated the exploit for an 1886 Harper’s Weekly. The officer and artist became friends, and Clarke served as a model and consultant for future artwork by Remington. Remington’s many depictions of Clarke added greatly to the cavalryman’s luster. In turn, the artist gained fame and fortune in part from drawing on Clarke as his muse. The story of these two unlikely comrades tells much about the final stages of the Wild West and the United States’ emergence on the international scene. Along the way Geronimo, The Apache Kid, “Texas” John Slaughter, and others played their roles in Clarke’s brief, but compelling drama.

The Historical Companion

The Historical Companion
Author: Anne C. Webb
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433081790283
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Release: 1865
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tales of the great and brave by M F Tytler

Tales of the great and brave  by M F  Tytler
Author: Margaret Fraser Tytler
Pages: 322
ISBN: OXFORD:590999344
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Release: 1838
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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