Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough

By David McCullough

From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, those are tales of individuals of serious imaginative and prescient and bold whose achievements proceed to encourage us this present day, brilliantly advised by means of grasp historian David McCullough.

The bestselling writer of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of outstanding women and men previous and current who've not just formed the process background or replaced how we see the realm yet whose tales exhibit a lot that's undying in regards to the human condition.

Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South the USA exceeded the Lewis and Clark excursion; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little girl who made the massive war”; Frederic Remington; the extreme 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 legal professional who woke up the state to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America.

Different as they're from one another, McCullough’s matters have in universal a unprecedented power and experience of function. those are courageous partners: to one another, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with infrequent storytelling skill McCullough brings us into the days they knew and their very unusual lives.

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