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  • 1776 | David McCullough

    1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Mark says: "Front Seat on History"
  • John Adams | David McCullough

    John Adams

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    Davis says: "An outstanding biography"
  • The Wright Brothers | David McCullough

    The Wright Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
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    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

    On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why?

    Sara says: "Disappointing"
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris | David McCullough

    The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

    gregory m loyd says: "McCullough takes it to the next level"
  • Truman | David McCullough

    Truman

    • UNABRIDGED (54 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

    Sara says: "That Mousy Little Man From Missouri Revisited"
  • The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge | David McCullough

    The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible.

    Tim says: "An Historian and not a Novelist"
  • Brave Companions: Portraits in History | David McCullough

    Brave Companions: Portraits in History

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
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    The best-selling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, "the little woman who made the big war”....

    Bradley W. says: "The Voice of American History"
  • The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 | David McCullough

    The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.

    Tim says: "No Stone Unturned"
  • Mornings on Horseback | David McCullough

    Mornings on Horseback

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy -- seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma -- and his struggle to manhood.

    Joe says: "This book is a scalpel"
  • The Johnstown Flood | David McCullough

    The Johnstown Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

    Susan K Donley says: "A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel"
  • John Adams | David McCullough

    John Adams

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    With the sweep and vitality of a great novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents the enthralling story of John Adams. This is history on a grand scale - an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Read by History Channel host Edward Herrmann!

    Thomas says: "fantastic"
  • Truman | David McCullough

    Truman

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
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    Distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough tells one of the greatest American stories in this stirring audio adaptation of Truman - a compelling, classic portrait of a life that shaped history.

    Lee says: "Superb! A solid choice!"
  • 1776 | David McCullough

    1776

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
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    In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

    George says: "a must listen"
  • The Course of Human Events | David McCullough

    The Course of Human Events

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
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    On May 15, 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.

    Alan says: "A Pitch for History"
  • Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, and the Unique Child who Became Theodore Roosevelt | David McCullough

    Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, and the Unique Child who Became Theodore Roosevelt

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood.

    Michael O'Brien says: "Great!"
  • The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 | David McCullough

    The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
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    Winner of the National Book Award for history, The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.

    Tom says: "Something for Everyone"
  • The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge | David McCullough

    The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    In the years around 1870, the concept of building a great bridge to span the East River between the cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the pyramids. Throughout the fourteen years of the bridge's construction, the odds against its successful completion seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives were lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project.

    Greg says: "Very Poorly Abridged"
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900 | David McCullough

    The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring - and until now, untold - story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

    Barbara says: "Terrific book, terrible abridgement"
  • You Are Not Special: ...And Other Encouragements | David McCullough, Jr.

    You Are Not Special: ...And Other Encouragements

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David McCullough, Jr.
    • Narrated By David McCullough, Jr.
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    A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.’s popular commencement speech - a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success viewed by millions on YouTube - You Are Not Special is a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life. By acknowledging that the world is indifferent to them, McCullough takes pressure off of students to be extraordinary achievers and instead exhorts them to roll up their sleeves and do something useful with their advantages.

    Ray says: "Witty, Incisive, Real, & impactful"
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