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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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Genre: India
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Release: 1892
File: Pages
ISBN-13: CORNELL:31924066404165

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Genre: Admirals
Author: John Knox Laughton
Publisher: London : G. Allen
Release: 1896
File: 351 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044081151714

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Genre: Women's periodicals, English
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Release: 1855
File: Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000111678268

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Author: Webb Loudon
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Release: 1855
File: Pages
ISBN-13: CHI:21708625

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Release: 1855
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:555031722

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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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Genre: Military art and science
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Release: 1836
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B2991741

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Genre: Military art and science
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Release: 1858
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ISBN-13: KBNL:KBNL03000251579

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