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Brave Companions: Portraits in History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date November 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671792763
ISBN-10 0671792768
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
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Summary
A collection of portraits of men and women who changed history includes discussions of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederic Remington, Louis Agassiz, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and others (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product 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.

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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Hardcover
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from Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 30, 2006)
9780844672656 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $28.00
from Prentice Hall Direct (November 1, 1991)
9780131401044 | details & prices | List price $21.00
About: A collection of portraits of the men and women who changed history includes discussions of Lewis and Clark, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harry Truman, Franklin Roosevelt, Beryl Markham, Amelia Earhart, and others
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (November 1, 1992)
9780671792763 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $17.00
About: A collection of portraits of men and women who changed history includes discussions of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederic Remington, Louis Agassiz, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and others
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (September 29, 2015)
9781442393165 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $39.99

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