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    DescriptionFrom 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-Exupery 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.

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    Brave Companions
    Portraits in History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David G McCullough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    ISBN 13: 9780671792763
    ISBN 10: 0671792768

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, HIS036000
    Libri: I-HS
    DC21: 920.073
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    DC22: 920.073
    LC classification: CT214.M34
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    LC classification: CT214 .M34 1992B
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Edition statement
    Reprinted edition
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    21 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Cleveland Plain Dealer" If you enjoy good stories well told about interesting people and places, you should read this book. You will learn something about history -- and also about good historical writing.