Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. 1 new york times bestseller pulitzer prize–winning historian david mccullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
As part of the treaty of paris, a wilderness empire northwest of the ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Included in the northwest ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery.
In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. Mccullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science.
Like so many of mccullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them.
Brave CompanionsHere are alexander von humboldt, “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, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, 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. From 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, who narrates his beloved classic—never before an audio.
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. These are brave companions: to each other, and to the listener, to David McCullough, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.
Mornings On Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore RooseveltThe mother, mittie bulloch roosevelt, but also considerably more, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, which the book makes clear as never before. Written by david mccullough, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, the author of Truman, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised.
Hailed as “a masterpiece” John A. It is a book about life intensely lived, about grief and courage, about family love and loyalty, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands. The father is the first theodore Roosevelt, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, a figure of unbounded energy, frail namesake.
Gable, newsday, it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground.
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The Wright BrothersNothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” the economist, master historian david McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” The Washington Post and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished” The Wall Street Journal.
The #1 new york times bestseller from david mccullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the outer banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history.
Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. He draws on the extensive wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Orville and wilbur wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity.
Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars” The New York Times Book Review. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.
TrumanDrawing on archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, and Washington colleagues, friends, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history. Truman is one of the greatest of american stories, stalin, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Joe McCarthy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Churchill, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events.
The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, confront Stalin at Potsdam, World War I, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur.
Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian—now available from Encore for a great value!The life of Harry S. Used book in Good Condition. In this riveting biography, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, informed, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges.
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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914In the path between the seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise. Winner of the national book award for history, the francis parkman prize, the samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award for the best book of the year on international affairs, the history of technology, international intrigue, The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, and human drama.
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From the pulitzer prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.
The path between the seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Where the Crawdads SingUsed book in Good Condition. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. So in late 1969, when handsome chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.
1 new york times bestsellermore than 4 million copies solda reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book reviewfor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.
Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the crawdads sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
But kya is not what they say.
Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic MissionArmy. Hampton sides explores the mystery of human behavior under extreme duress—the resilience of the prisoners, who defied the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation, tropical diseases, and unspeakable tortures; the violent cultural clashes with Japanese guards and soldiers steeped in the warrior ethic of Bushido; the remarkable heroism of the Rangers and Filipino guerrillas; the complex motivations of the U.
S. Army 6th ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. As the rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8, 000 battle-hardened enemy troops.
Hampton sides's vivid minute-by-minute narration of the raid and his chronicle of the prisoners' wrenching experiences are masterful. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. But ghost soldiers is far more than a thrilling battle saga. A tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II.
On january 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U. S.
The Guardians: A NovelFor twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. The killer left no clues. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Used book in Good Condition. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside.
Used book in Good Condition. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. But no one was listening. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. In this instant #1 new york times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist.
Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again. Maureen corrigan, the Washington Post “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes. Associated pressin the small florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. With quincy miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for.
Cullen post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system.
Frozen in Time Low Price CD: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War IIUsed book in Good Condition. Mitchell zuckoff takes the reader deep into the most hostile environment on earth, vicious blizzards, through hurricane-force winds, and subzero temperatures. Moving forward to today, he recounts the efforts of the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. 1 new york times bestseller!frozen in time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.
On november 5, 1942, a us cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Used book in Good Condition. Led by indefatigable dreamer lou sapienza – who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck’s last flight and recover the remains of its crew. A breathtaking blend of mystery and adventure mitchell zuckoff's frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and a tribute to the everyday heroism of the US Coast Guard.
But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished. Frozen in time tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors, bringing vividly to life their battle to endure 148 days of the brutal Arctic winter, until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen brought them to safety.
Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. Four days later, the b-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed.
Alexander HamiltonAnd never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans.
Nobody has captured hamilton better than chernow” —The New York Times Book Review Ron Chernow's other biographies include: Grant, Washington, and Titan. Chernow’s biography gives hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time.
To repudiate his legacy, in many ways, “is, ” Chernow writes, to repudiate the modern world. Chernow here recounts hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, coauthoring the federalist Papers, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, leading the Federalist Party, founding the Bank of New York, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.
Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. His is a hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, Adams, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza.
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