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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, 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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