By David McCullough
This ebook field set comprises all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles:
· 1776: The riveting tale of George Washington, the lads who marched with him, and their British foes within the momentous yr of yank independence.
· Brave Companions: Profiles of remarkable women and men who formed historical past, between them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh.
· The nice Bridge: The awesome, enchanting tale of the making plans and building of the Brooklyn Bridge, which associated nice towns and epitomized American optimism, ability, and determination.
· John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the self reliant, irascible Yankee patriot, one in every of our nation’s founders and most vital figures, who grew to become our moment president.
· The Johnstown Flood: The vintage heritage of an American tragedy that turned a scandal within the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a city and killed 2,000 people.
· Mornings on Horseback: the intense nationwide ebook Award-winning biography of younger Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly baby to a lively, severe guy poised to develop into a countrywide hero after which president.
· Path among the Seas: The epic nationwide ebook Award-winning background of the heroic successes, tragic mess ups, and awesome engineering and scientific feats that made the Panama Canal possible.
· Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the advanced and brave guy who rose from modest origins to make momentous judgements as president, from shedding the atomic bomb to going to struggle in Korea.
· Special Bonus: The process Human Events: during this Jefferson Lecture within the Humanities, David McCullough attracts on his own adventure as a historian to recognize the an important significance of writing in history’s enduring impression and impact, and he affirms the importance of historical past in instructing us approximately human nature during the a long time.
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