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Brave Companions: Portraits in History
Brave Companions Portraits in History
Author: David McCullough
David McCullough, author of Truman, has collected his favorite pieces -- 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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780844672656
ISBN-10: 0844672653
Publication Date: 6/30/2006
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Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
This is a delightful, but remarkably thin historical volume from David McCullough who's biographies of John Adams, Teddy Roosevelt and Truman made these remarkable men more accessable to us than any other writer. This book presents short profiles of men McCullough sees as having shaped this country.
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent book! Of course, well written...McCullough never disappoints. But so many times I found myself thinking, "well, who knew?" Now I know...and you should too.
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