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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (219 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David McCullough Narrator: David McCullough Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller John Adams

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. 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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  • “David McCullough reminds listeners that history is made up of human beings, not gods. He cites the flaws of the Founding Fathers as he ticks off their accomplishments…McCullough reads as a master lecturer as he discusses the Founders.” 

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Thomas | 2/20/2014

    " Not really a book, but interesting enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben | 2/15/2014

    " Short, but very insightful and inspirational. In this lecture, McCullough talks about the role of history in our lives, and how it played a role in the lives of our founding fathers. This greatly increases my respect for McCullough and the study of history. Highly recommended for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Raelene | 2/6/2014

    " David McCullough is a historian for the love of history. This is a great short lecture about the fundamental nature and role history should play in our present, in our day to day life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan | 1/30/2014

    " Short and sweet. This is perfect 4th of July material. "

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