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Brave Companions: Portraits in History

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Brave Companions - David McCullough

    I'm not certain that I can be entirely unbiased where David McCullough is concerned, as I think he is probably the best writer of history we've had the pleasure to read. He has certainly spoiled me. Brave Companions is no exception to any of the other works in his collection. His research is obvious and exhaustive, and his style is inimitable. Much of this material can be read or gleaned from his prior books, but it gives you a great opportunity to have a sampler of his work. If you, like me, find his writing fascinating, you'll wind up reading his entire collection. I have wished that he would do a book like 1776 for each of the years of the Revolution. One other comment. A few years ago there was a best seller "Founding Brothers" which was a compendium of essays about the Revolution and the formative years of our Republic. All through the book, I had two recurring thoughts: "This feels and reads more like a textbook" and "I wonder what would have happened to this material in the hands of David McCullough?" You can't go wrong with Brave Companions. Or anything he writes. I am an unabashed fan, so you'll have to take this gushing praise with the appropriate grain of salt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

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    One of my all time favorite books! McCullough can't be beat and this is one of his very best. A great book to give.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

    Loved it!

    Bought for my dad for Father's Day and the very picky reader loves it. He said that.it is very informative.

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

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    Hated To See it End

    David McCullough captures the mind with a fascinating look at a variety of interesting people and times.

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