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Brave Companions by David McCullough - Chapter One

Brave Companions by David McCullough - Chapter One

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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.
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.

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BRAVE
COMPANIONS
PORTRAITS
IN HISTORY
David
McCullough
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Library
of
Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Dataisavailable.ISBN-13:978-0-671-79276-3 (pbk)
ISBN-10:
0-671-79276-8 (pbk)Grateful acknowledgement is
made
to the following for permission to reprint previously publishedmaterial:
American
Heritage:
"The Lonely War of a Good Angry
Man,"
December 1969; "The Unexpected
Mrs.
Stowe," August 1973; "Steam Road to
El
Dorado,"
June
1976; "The Treasure from the Carpen-try Shop," December 1979; "I Love Washington" (titled
here,
"Washington on the Potomac"),
April-May
1956.
Audubon:
"The Man Who Rediscovered
America"
(titled
here,
"Journey to the Top of the World"),September 1973; "The
American
Adventure
of
Louis
Agassis," January 1977.The
Brooklyn
Museum:"The
Builders,"
 from
 The
Great
East
River
Bridge,
1883-1983, 1983.
Blair
&.
Ketchum's
Country
Journal:
"Cross the
Blue
Mountain,"February 1977.
Geo:
"Glory
Days in Medora," October 1979.
Life:
"Extraordinary Times," 1986,
Vol.
9,
No.
12, Time Inc.
The New York
Times
Magazine:
"Aviator Authors" (titled
here,
"Long Distance
Vision"),
October12,1986.The Saint Louis Art Museum: "Remington," from
Frederic
Remington:
The
Masterworks,
Harry N.Abrams, Inc., 1988.Smithsonian:
"A
Rothschild Who Is Known as the Queen of the Fleas" (titled
here,
"Miriam
Rothschild"),
June
1985.
Viking
Press: "South of Kankakee: A Day with David Plowden," from An American
Crenology
by
David
Plowden, 1982.
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29
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