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Cleveland Plain Dealer If you enjoy good stories
well told about interesting people and places, you should read
this book. You will learn something about history -- and also
about good historical writing.
The New York Times Book Review McCullough's portrayals...are
models of compression, perspective, and the discriminating use of
detail, and of what the author calls "the possibilities for
self-expression in writing narrative history."
Dallas Morning News It will come as no surprise to the reader to
learn that Mr. McCullough's first ambition was to be a portrait
painter. He has supplied us with admirable portraits....All his
subjects come alive.
About the Author
David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer
Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National
Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on
Horseback. His other acclaimed books include The Johnstown Flood,
The Great Bridge, Brave Companions, 1776, The Greater
Journey, The American Spirit, and The Wright Brothers. He is the
recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the
Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian
award. Visit DavidMcCullough.com.
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