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The Course of Human Events (Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books include The Greater Journey, 1776, Brave Companions, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, and The Wright Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Visit DavidMcCullough.com.
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McCullough's wonderful 40 minute speech on the Founding Fathers, history and great literature made my soul sing. I learned a lot but mostly I found the joy of listening to a kindred spirit discuss history and its importance and the joys of learning.
I also found myself being a bit envious of McCullough's wonderful speaking voice and the fact that he writes so well. However, I quickly recovered since McCullough is not stingy with either of these talents.
Do not let the relatively short length of this CD deter you from purchasing it - you will want to listen to it again and again over the years.
This CD is broken into chapters so you can skip to your favorite sections. Section 3 with the quote by Edith Hamilton and section 9 where Mr. McCullough discusses how he fell in love with reading are my favorites. I plan to give this CD as a gift. I enjoyed it tremendously.
McCullough gives us a precious gift with THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS as he describes his career and its subjects. He reminds us that we can only live in the present even while we study "other people's present". This CD is worth listening to and listening to again as we catch the rythmn of his words and a picture of our nation speeding by into the past.
It is a very thin cup of tea - and a very short one at that. It does not contain the kind of careful research to which we avid McCullougs readers have become accostumed. It is merely a very small and somewhat random collection of the thoughts of others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it. His passion for historical narrative shines through and excites the mind!Published 1 month ago by Nathan Headley
Makes you wonder how the Founding Fathers would fare in todays political atmosphere. Mr. McCullough is a national treasure.Published 2 months ago by R. Kuberski
Fascinating "paper". The narrator voice of David McCullough is great.
Things from the Founding Fathers are always nice to keep and hear again,AND I am finding I... Read more
Can't get enough of these learning audio books. Amazing how much I didn't know about so many people and things. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nell
I am a big fan of David McCullogh, and have read most of his works and heard him speak several times. However, this is the text of a speech he gave several years ago. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gerry D
A beautiful speech by a brilliant author. A great, high potency dose of David McCullough.Published 6 months ago by TonySueB