David McCullough

1 The Great Bridge

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Professional & Technical  Engineering 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2007-05-31
Description :  The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough.<br /><br />This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s history, during the Age of Optimism—a period when Americans were convinced in their hearts that all things were possible. <br /><br />In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building an unprecedented bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the great cathedrals. Throughout the fourteen years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.

2 The Wright Brothers

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Professional & Technical  Engineering 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-05-05
Description :  Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.<br /><br />On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot.<br /><br />Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did?<br /><br />David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright.<br /><br />Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, and they never stopped reading.<br /><br />When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education, little money and no contacts in high places, never stopped them in their “mission” to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed.<br /><br />In this thrilling book, master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

3 1776

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2005-05-24
Description :  America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.<br /><br />In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.<br /><br /> Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, <i>1776</i> is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King’s men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.<br /><br /> Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s <i>1776</i> is another landmark in the literature of American history.

4 The Greater Journey

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Europe 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2011-05-24
Description :  The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough.<br /><br /><i>Not all pioneers went west.</i><br /><br />In <i>The Greater Journey</i>, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. <br /><br />Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the US Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin</i>. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters. <br /><br />Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. <br /><br />Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’ phrase, longed “to soar into the blue.

5 Truman

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2003-08-20
Description :  The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. 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.<br /><br />The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

6 The Path Between the Seas

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  History  Books  Professional & Technical  Engineering  Latin America 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2001-10-27
Description :  The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.<br /><br />From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>Truman</i>, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In 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.<br /><br /><i>The Path Between the Seas</i> 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. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.<br /><br />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), <i>The Path Between the Seas</i> is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.

7 John Adams

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2001-05-22
Description :  The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.<br /><br />In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.<br /><br />This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, <i>John Adams</i> is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

8 Johnstown Flood

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Professional & Technical  Engineering 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-05-31
Description :  The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.<br /><br />At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal.<br /><br />Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, <i>The Johnstown Flood</i> is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.

9 Mornings on Horseback

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2007-05-31
Description :  The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough.<br /><br /><i>Mornings on Horseback</i> is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, <i>Newsday),</i> it is the winner of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of <i>Truman,</i> this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised. <br /><br />The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR’s first love. All are brought to life to make “a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<br /><br />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. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

10 Brave Companions

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2007-05-31
Description :  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.<br /><br />The bestselling author of <i>Truman</i> and <i>John Adams,</i> 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

11 The American Spirit

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-04-18
Description :  <b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><br />A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others—that reminds us of fundamental American principles.<br /><br />Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. <i>The American Spirit</i> reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.

12 Truman Fires MacArthur (ebook excerpt of Truman)

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2010-06-25
Description :  <b>An intemperate general. An unpopular war. A military and diplomatic team in disarray.</b> <br />&#xa0;<br />Those are the challenges President Obama has faced as he attempts to make a success of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. They are also the challenges President Truman surmounted in the winter of 1950 as he began managing a war in Korea that risked becoming bigger and more costly. It was the first significant armed conflict of the Cold War: U.S. troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur came to the aid of the South Koreans after North Korea invaded. When Communist China entered the conflict on the side of the North Koreans, the crisis seemed on the verge of flaring into a world war. Truman was determined not to let that happen. MacArthur kept urging a widening of the war into China itself and ignoring his commander in chief. On April 11, 1951, after MacArthur had “shot his mouth off,” as one diplomat put it, one too many times, Truman fired him. <br /><br />The story of their showdown—one of the most dramatic in U.S. history between a commander in chief and his top soldier in the field—is captured in all its detail by David McCullough in his Pulitzer Prize–winning biography <i>Truman, </i>and presented here in a ebook called <i>Truman Fires MacArthur </i>(ebook excerpt of <i>Truman</i>), which was the headline carried in many newspapers around the country the next day.

13 The Course of Human Events

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2009-12-01
Description :  In this short speech, the master historian tracks the founding fathers’ and his own fascination with all things historical.

14 David McCullough American Presidents e-Book Box Set

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $42.99
Release Date :  2011-05-24
Description :  <b>From </b><b>“America’s most beloved biographer, David McCullough” (<i>Time</i>)—a collection of his bestselling biographies of American Presidents.</b><br /><br />This e-book box set features David McCullough’s award-winning biographies of American Presidents, including: <br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>John Adams</i></b>: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president.<i></i><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>Mornings on Horseback</i></b>: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president.<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>Truman</i></b>: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea.<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b>Special Bonus: <i>The Course of Human Events</i>: </b>In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.<b></b>

15 Affection and Trust

Author : Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, Dr. Ray Geselbracht, David C. Acheson & David McCullough
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-11-02
Description :  In this riveting collection, published for the first time, we follow Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post–World War II period, as they move from an official relationship to one of candor, humor, and personal expression. Together they were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives. And in these letters, spanning the years from when both were newly out of office until Acheson’s death at the age of seventy-eight, we find them sharing the often surprising and always illuminating opinions, ideas, and feelings that the strictures of their offices had previously kept them from revealing. <br /><br />Adapting easily to their private lives, they nonetheless felt a powerful need to keep in touch as they viewed with dismay what they considered to be the Eisenhower administration’s fumbling of foreign affairs, the impact of Joseph McCarthy, John Foster Dulles’s foreign policy, and the threat of massive nuclear retaliation. Adlai Stevenson’s poor campaign of 1956, Eisenhower’s second-term mishaps, family events, speaking engagements, and Truman’s difficulties writing his memoirs are all fodder for their conversations. In 1960 their skeptical stance toward John F. Kennedy (and his father's influence) turned them toward Lyndon Johnson. After Kennedy won they discussed Acheson’s reluctant involvement in the Cuban missile crisis, his missions to de Gaulle and Prime Minister Macmillan, and the Allied position in Berlin.<br /><br />Unbuttoned, careless of language, unburdened by political ambition or vanity, Truman and Acheson show their own characters and loyalty to each other on every page. Truman, a Missouri farmer with the unpolished but sharp intellect of the largely self-educated man, clearly understands that in Acheson he has a friend with a rare gift for providing unhesitant and truthful counsel. Acheson, well-educated, urbane, and well-off, understands which traits in Truman’s complex character to love and admire and when to admonish, instruct, and tease him. Both men share a deep and abiding patriotism, a quality that truly stands out in today’s world.<br /><br />A remarkable book that brings to light the very human side of two of the most important statesmen of the twentieth century.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

16 David McCullough American History e-book Box Set

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $43.99
Release Date :  2011-05-24
Description :  <b>A special eBook boxed set from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, featuring four books on American history. </b><br /><br />This e-book box set includes the following American History-themed books by David McCullough:<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>John Adams</i></b>: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president.<i></i><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>1776</i>: </b>The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence.<b></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>Truman</i></b>: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea.<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b>Special Bonus: <i>The Course of Human Events</i>: </b>In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.<b></b>

17 David McCullough Great Moments in History E-book Box Set

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $59.99
Release Date :  2011-05-24
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author David McCullough, a special eBook boxed set features books that study key points of American history. </b><br /><br />The David McCullough Great Moments in History e-book box set includes the following McCullough classics:<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>1776</i>: </b>The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence.<b></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>The Johnstown Flood</i></b>: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people.<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>Path Between the Seas</i></b>: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. <br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>The Great Bridge</i></b>: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination.<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b>Special Bonus: <i>The Course of Human Events</i>: </b>In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.<b></b>

18 David McCullough Library eBook Box Set

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $129.99
Release Date :  2011-05-24
Description :  <b>Perfect for David McCullough fans and history lovers alike, this eBook boxed set features all of his bestselling titles, from <i>1776</i> to <i>Mornings on Horseback</i>.</b><br /><br />This e-book box set includes all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles:<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>1776</i>: </b>The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence.<b><i></i></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>Brave Companions</i></b>: Profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped history, among them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh.<br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>The Great Bridge</i></b>: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination.<b><i></i></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>John Adams</i></b>: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president.<b><i></i></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>The Johnstown Flood</i></b>: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people.<b><i></i></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>Mornings on Horseback</i></b>: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president.<b><i></i></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>Path Between the Seas</i></b>: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible.<b><i></i></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b><i>Truman: </i></b>The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea.<b><i></i></b><br /><br />·&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <b>Special Bonus: <i>The Course of Human Events</i>: </b>In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.<b></b>

19 I fratelli Wright

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-05-27
Description :  L’avventura di due uomini che hanno cambiato la storia dell’umanità. Nel 1903, due fratelli americani furono i protagonisti di un avvenimento epocale. Il 17 dicembre di quell’anno, il Flyer, la macchina ideata e costruita da Wilbur e Orville Wright, fu il primo veicolo ad alzarsi in volo con un pilota a bordo, segnando l’atto di nascita dell’era dell’aviazione. Un percorso costellato di tappe fondamentali, come i primi esperimenti di volo sulle dune degli Outer Banks, il clamoroso successo di Wilbur in Francia, le esaltanti esibizioni di Orville a Washington. Da un acclamato autore americano, vincitore di due premi Pulitzer e due National Book Award, la biografia più completa e documentata dei mitici pionieri del volo.

20 Los hermanos Wright

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-10-11
Description :  Un día de invierno del año 1903 en el remoto paraje de Outer Banks, Carolina del Norte, dos hermanos de Ohio hasta entonces desconocidos, Wilbur y Orville Wright, cambiaron el rumbo de la historia iniciando la era del vuelo con la primera máquina a motor tripulada más pesada que el aire.<br /> Los hermanos Wright fueron hombres de excepcional talento, férrea determinación y gran curiosidad intelectual, cualidades que ellos atribuían a su educación.&#xa0;<br /> En este interesante libro, el magistral historiador David McCullough ahonda en la inmensa riqueza de los «Documentos Wright» —los diarios personales, los apuntes y las más de mil cartas que componen la correspondencia privada de la familia— para contarnos el lado humano de una historia genuinamente americana.<br /><br /> David McCullough, dos veces ganador del Premio Pulitzer, nos cuenta la dramática historia de los intrépidos hermanos que enseñaron al mundo a volar.

21 Ihr seid nichts Besonderes

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  Family & Relationships  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Childcare  Social Science  Society 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-09-15
Description :  Warum Förderwahn und Verwöhnung mehr schaden als nützen <br /><br />Berühmt wurde David McCullough durch eine Rede vor Highschool-Absolventen, die mit dem provokanten Slogan »Ihr seid nichts Besonderes« zum YouTube-Hit wurde. Der bei den Schülern sehr beliebte Englischlehrer hat damit den Nerv der Zeit getroffen. Er macht deutlich, dass Kinder und Jugendliche heute überbehütet, verwöhnt und viel zu sehr auf oberflächlichen Erfolg getrimmt sind. Mit Herz und Humor nimmt er übereifrige Eltern, fragwürdige Erziehungsziele und ganz allgemein die Privilegien der heutigen Jugend ins Visier. <br /><br />Ein leidenschaftliches Plädoyer zur Zukunft unserer Kinder.

22 Bratři Wrightové

Author : David McCullough
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-08-23
Description :  <b>Poznejte napínavý příběh dvou odvážných bratrů, kteří naučili lidstvo létat</b><br /><br /> Dva neznámí bratři pocházející z&#xa0;Ohia změnili jednoho zimního dne roku 1903 na Vnějších mělčinách Severní Karolíny běh dějin. Okolnímu světu trvalo nějaký čas, než vůbec uvěřil, co se vlastně přihodilo: nastoupil věk létání motorem poháněných strojů těžších než vzduch s&#xa0;pilotem na palubě.<br /><br /> Kdo byli tito muži a jak bylo vůbec možné, že dokázali to, co dokázali?<br /><br /> Dvojnásobný držitel Pulitzerovy ceny David McCullough předkládá napínavý příběh dvou odvážných bratrů, Wilbura a Orvilla Wrightových, kteří naučili náš svět, jak létat.<br /><br /> Ve své vzrušující knize se opírá o nesmírné bohatství písemné pozůstalosti rodiny Wrightových, včetně soukromých deníků, zápisníků, knih výstřižků a více než tisícovky dopisů ze soukromé korespondence, jež vypráví lidskou část příběhu bratrů Wrightových. Tato pozůstalost obsahuje i málo známé příspěvky jejich sestry Katharine, bez níž by celá řada událostí, které je potkaly, možná dopadla jinak.<br /><br /> <i>„Příběh nadčasového významu, vyprávěný s neobvyklou empatií a plynulostí (…) Dobře podaná historie o tom, co je dost možná tím nejúžasnějším skutkem, jaký kdy lidstvo vykonalo (…) Bratři Wrightové stoupají k nebesům.“</i><br /> – The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /> <i>„David McCullough načrtl živý a obdivuhodný portrét skromných a tvrdě pracujících ohijských rodáků, kteří ve svém obchodě s jízdními koly zkonstruovali letoun a v písku Kitty Hawku v Severní Karolíně vyřešili záhadu létání. Zachycuje zázrak toho, co Wrightové dokázali, a co je neméně důležité, i úžas pociťovaný jejich současníky…“</i><br /> – The Wall Street Journal<br /><br /> Za své knihy Truman a John Adams se <b>David McCullough</b> už dvakrát stal nositelem Pulitzerovy ceny. Za tituly The Path Between the Seas (Cesta mezi moři) a Mornings on Horseback (Rána strávená v sedle) dvakrát obdržel Národní knižní cenu (National Book Award). Mezi jeho další uznávané knihy patří 1776, Brave Companions (Stateční souputníci), The Johnstown Flood (Johnstownská potopa), The Great Bridge (Velký most) a The Wright Brothers (Bratři Wrightové). Stal se i příjemcem četných poct a ocenění, včetně Prezidentské medaile svobody (Presidential Medal of Free dom), která je nejvyšším státním vyznamenáním udělovaným civilním osobám.



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