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The Course of Human Events

The Course of Human Events

Written by David McCullough

Narrated by David McCullough


The Course of Human Events

Written by David McCullough

Narrated by David McCullough

ratings:
4.5/5 (166 ratings)
Length:
38 minutes
Released:
May 24, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552011
Format:
Audiobook

Description

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING
AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS

On May 15th, 2003 David McCullough presented The Course of Human Events as The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in Washington, DC. The Jefferson Lecture is a tribute to McCullough's lifetime investigation of history.
In this short speech, this master historian tracks his fascination with all things historical to his early days in Pittsburgh where he "learned to love history by way of books" in bookshops and at the local library.
McCullough eloquently leads us through the founding fathers' attraction to history, letting us in on his composition of 1776 as well as the Pulitzer Prize winning John Adams. His obvious affection for history is inspiring, because it encompasses the whole reach of the human drama. In McCullough's able hands, history truly "is a larger way of looking at life."
Released:
May 24, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552011
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books include The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, Brave Companions, 1776, The Greater Journey, The American Spirit, and The Wright Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Visit DavidMcCullough.com.


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  • (5/5)
    This is a 38 minute talk by David McCullough who when he was in the need of cash between books would become the narrator for documentaries. It would be a pleasure to hear him speak if he was only giving you directions. Here he speaks with passion about our history as a people.
  • (5/5)
    Always a great read by David McCullough!! He strives to make the importance of history a must by ALL ages. This short narrative is a prime example of that. He teaches us about history without the boring and bane experience of dry prose!! Keep on writing great books Mr. McCullough because we are here waiting to read them!!
  • (5/5)
    Superbly insightful and so well written and said. That’s all.
  • (5/5)
    This is an elegant discourse on the history of "us" as well as the reasons history is "us". David McCullough is a master of language and a brilliant painter of thought. Grounded in scholarship, this lecture is for everyone with curiosity and it is a remarkable remembrance from whence we came as a nation.
  • (5/5)
    This is not the whole book and only a teaser.
  • (5/5)
    Perhaps the best summary of why history is relevant, The study of history is not stagnate and even things commonly read you as the reader can understand a new revelation;; t
    This lecture sparks a pilgrim soul in those who ventures the undertaking
  • (5/5)
    I highly recommend this lecture. Could not put it down.
  • (5/5)
    a fascinating mix of McCoullough's personal feelings about history, and insights on the War of Independence
  • (5/5)
    DM at his best. Perfection
  • (1/5)
    Only the introduction!!! Where’s the rest??
  • (5/5)
    David McCullough is so thoughtful. Every time I think I'm an expert, and then listen to McCullough, I find out that I'm an amateur.
  • (5/5)
    This touching talk is about the complex people, circumstances and ideas that shaped our republic and why we, citizens, must embrace historical knowledge and use to help maintain and grow our democracy in a changing world.
  • (5/5)

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    A great Listen on the 4th!
    I wish the grade schools would teach history from a personal perspective in this grammatical style. It makes history realistic with life's details of the individuals of the time.

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  • (4/5)

    4 people found this helpful

    Enjoyed the author, content of book was decent, enjoyed audiobook

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  • (2/5)
    Not really a book...more like an academic lecture. While the subject matter is entertaining and motivating, the author's delivery is academic--many long parenthetical phrases that make comprehension difficult but communicate precisely. Maybe, i did not get the point, exactly, but I'd rather spend my time elsewhere and I'm glad that I borrowed it and did not have to pay for it.