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The Course of Human Events

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David McCullough

0 Hours 39 Minutes

Simon & Schuster

May 2005


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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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  • Anonymous

    Interesting but too short.(One CD) Thought I have listened or read all McCullough's books I just enjoy his presentations and will welcome his next book.

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  • David Clark

    This lecture breifly touches on our history but serves more as a pep-rally for historians who understand the importance of history but are needing a new approach to convincing the rest of the world how important history is to our every day lives.

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  • James Krause

    This is an outstanding speech. I recomend this to anyone who loves history.

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