In such Pulitzer Prize-winners as Truman and John Adams, the late David McCullough created profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped the course of history and changed how we see the world. First published in 1991, this collection includes characteristically insightful biographical portraits of scientists (Alexander von Humboldt, Louis Agassiz), authors (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Conrad Richter), and aviators (Charles Lindbergh, Beryl Markham). Here too are evocations of North Dakota, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Washington, DC, plus "Simon Willard's Clock"—a poignant plea for Congress to remember its glorious past.
Brave Companions: Portraits in History
Author: David McCullough.