How the past shapes our present and informs our future.
“History is an extension of life. It both enlarges and intensifies the experience of being alive. It’s like poetry and art. Or music. And it’s ours, to enjoy.” – David McCullough
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by David McCullough
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents an important and dramatic chapter in our American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
The B&N Podcast: David McCullough
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough shares his thoughts on the importance of history.
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“History encourages, as nothing else does, a sense of proportion about life, gives us a sense of the relative scale of our own brief time on earth and how valuable that is.” — David McCullough
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