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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. 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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Genre : History
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-05-31
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781416561231

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Inspired by tales of the hero Vilmund Vidutan and his fellow knights, Sigurd Jonsson and his young friends Ivar and Helge set out to reenact these exploits on their medieval Norwegian farm. They carve swords and lances and spend hours making shields. With a little imagination, a pasture becomes a battlefield, an old boar their greatest foe, and they pass many hours jousting and dueling. But when the summer is nearly over, the three boys stumble into real trouble and must prove their courage in an adventure all their own. Written during Sigrid Undset’s time in New York, Sigurd and His Brave Companions will make medieval Norway come alive for young and old readers alike.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Sigrid Undset
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2013-05-01
File : 152 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780816684786

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The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : George R. R. Martin
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2014
File : 1060 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780553390568

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Captains of whaling vessels were experienced navigators of northern waters, and William Penny was in the vanguard of the whaling fraternity. Leading the first maritime expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, he stood out not just for his skill as a sailor but for his curiosity about northern geography and his willingness to seek out Inuit testimony to map uncharted territory. Hunters on the Track describes and analyzes the efforts made by the Scottish whaling master to locate Franklin's missing expedition. Bookended by an account of Penny's whaling career, including the rediscovery of Cumberland Sound, which would play a vital role in British whaling a decade later, W. Gillies Ross provides an in-depth history of the first Franklin searches. He reconstructs the brief but frenetic period when the English-speaking world was preoccupied with locating Franklin, but when the means of that search – the ships chosen, the route taken, the evidence of Franklin's traces – were contested and uncertain. Ross details the particularities of each search at a time when no fewer than eight ships comprising four search expeditions were attempting to find Franklin's tracks. Reconstructing events, relationships, and decisions, he focuses on the work of Penny as commander of HMS Lady Franklin and Sophia, while also outlining the events of other expeditions and interactions among the officers and crews. William Penny is respected as one of the most influential and innovative figures in British Arctic whaling history, but his brief role in the Franklin expedition is less known. Using primary sources, notably private journals from each of the expeditions, Hunters on the Track places him at the forefront of a critical chapter of maritime history and the geographical exploration that began after Franklin disappeared.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : W. Gillies Ross
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2019-07-18
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780773558335

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Genre :
Author : William Freke Williams
Publisher :
Release : 1864
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:600052147

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Genre :
Author : Charles Rollin
Publisher :
Release : 1754
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : BL:A0024265531

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Genre : National characteristics
Author : Richard Chenevix
Publisher :
Release : 1832
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015006975596

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Genre : American literature
Author : Edmund Clarence Stedman
Publisher :
Release : 1889
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : MSU:31293006216190

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Genre : American literature
Author : Edmund Clarence Stedman
Publisher :
Release : 1891
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : IOWA:31858018064406

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Emmett G. Bedford
Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
Release : 1974-01-01
File : 1656 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39076000632930

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