The Course of Human Events

The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Author(s): David McCullough
Genre: History
CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD27820
Released: May 24, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780743550383
Narrator/s: David McCullough
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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS On May 15th, 2003 David McCullough presented The Course of Human Events as The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in Washington, DC. The Jefferson Lecture is a tribute to McCullough's lifetime investigation of history. In this short speech, this master historian tracks his fascination with all things historical to his early days in Pittsburgh where he "learned to love history by way of books" in bookshops and at the local library. McCullough eloquently leads us through the founding fathers' attraction to history, letting us in on his composition of 1776 as well as the Pulitzer Prize winning John Adams. His obvious affection for history is inspiring, because it encompasses the whole reach of the human drama. In McCullough's able hands, history truly "is a larger way of looking at life."

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Author(s): David McCullough
Narrator(s): David McCullough
Genre: History
Product Number Z100134258
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743552011
Author(s): David McCullough
Genre: History
Product Number EB00561295
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781439190012

Professional reviews

"In a 2003 speech given in Washington, D.C., author David McCullough reminds listeners that history is made up of human beings, not gods. He cites the flaws of the Founding Fathers as he ticks off their accomplishments. One of his favorite points to stress is their love of books and literature; Nathan Hale's famous speech before being hanged, for example, comes from CATO, a play popular at the time. McCullough reads as a master lecturer as he discusses the Founders, then turns personal as he discusses his own love of books, which started with a copy of AMOS AND ME, a children's book about Benjamin Franklin. Book-lovers, especially those with an interest in history, will enjoy hearing how books teach us about the past--and present. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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