Brave Companions

Brave Companions
Author: David McCullough
Release: 2007-05-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781416561231
Language: en
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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.

Brave Companions

Brave Companions
Author: David McCullough
Release: 2022-09-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781668003541
Language: en
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For more than two decades, McCullough has fascinated readers with portraits of exceptional men and women who not only have shaped the course of history but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. From Harriet Beecher Stowe to a young Theodore Roosevelt, the subjects possess a sense of purpose that make for unforgettable reading.

Sigurd and His Brave Companions

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

Summary of David McCullough s Brave Companions

Summary of David McCullough s Brave Companions
Author: Everest Media,
Release: 2022-04-16T22:59:00Z
Editor: Everest Media LLC
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781669386049
Language: en
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 In 1804, a visitor from abroad came to visit President Thomas Jefferson. He was a naturalist, an astronomer, a geographer, a geologist, a botanist, and an authority on Indian antiquities. He was at home in any subject. #2 Humboldt’s trip to see Jefferson was one of the great scientific journeys of all time. His travels were through Spanish America, but his accomplishments were largely overshadowed by the popular impact of the Lewis and Clark expedition. #3 Humboldt and Bonpland’s expedition was unprecedented, and they were free to explore any or all of Spain’s largely unexplored American colonies. They landed in Venezuela in July 1799, and their excitement was enormous. #4 The explorers spent three months exploring and mapping the coastal plain, collecting sixteen hundred plants. They witnessed a total eclipse, an earthquake, and a spectacular meteor shower. They traced the Orinoco to its source, something no one had done before.

David McCullough Library E book Box Set

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

Calcutta Review

Calcutta Review
Author: Anonim
Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1032
ISBN: IND:32000013016680
Language: en
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A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows
Author: George R. R. Martin
Release: 2005-11-08
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780553900323
Language: en
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A FEAST FOR CROWS It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors.

The Pioneers

The Pioneers
Author: David McCullough
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501168680
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country. As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. This is a revelatory and quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough’s signature narrative energy.

The Light in the Forest

The Light in the Forest
Author: Conrad Richter
Release: 2013-08-07
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780804151016
Language: en
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An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as strange to him as the ways of the forest are to them.

The Canadian Monthly and National Review

The Canadian Monthly and National Review
Author: Anonim
Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 740
ISBN: UCAL:B5220585
Language: en
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The Canadian Monthly and National Review

The Canadian Monthly and National Review
Author: Graeme Mercer Adam,George Stewart
Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 732
ISBN: HARVARD:32044100136803
Language: en
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Happy Sundays with the Bible

Happy Sundays with the Bible
Author: Lindley Smyth
Release: 1908
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 344
ISBN: UVA:X000497805
Language: en
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Scouting with the Buffalo Soldiers

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

Green Willow

Green Willow
Author: Grace James
Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 338
ISBN: WISC:89017618588
Language: en
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The Companions

The Companions
Author: R. A. Salvatore
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Wizards of the Coast
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780786964352
Language: en
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“The Companions is the best novel [R.A.] Salvatore has ever written. It’s insanely courageous, profoundly powerful, masterfully constructed, and easily Salvatore’s most ambitious work to date.”—Paul Goat Allen, BarnesandNoble.com “After a quarter of a century, R.A. Salvatore just keeps getting better and better, and The Companions is another masterful leap forward for one of the greatest fantasy epics of all time.” —Philip Athans, best-selling author of Annihilation and The Haunting of Dragon’s Cliff This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life--the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

Colburn s United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal

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

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

In Memoriam Companion Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield

In Memoriam  Companion Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield
Author: Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. District of Columbia Commandery
Release: 1908
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 126
ISBN: UCAL:$B61029
Language: en
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In Memoriam Companion Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield

In Memoriam  Companion Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield
Author: Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the District of Columbia
Release: 1908
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 162
ISBN: HARVARD:HX1MD6
Language: en
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McClure s Magazine

McClure s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Release: 1906
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 992
ISBN: UOM:39015019052698
Language: en
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