Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2005
CD ISBN 0743550382 $14.00 One CDs
DD ISBN $9.80
In a 2003 speech given in Washington, D.C., author 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. One of his favorite points to stress is their love of books and literature; Nathan Hale's famous speech before being hanged, for example, comes from CATO, a play popular at the time. McCullough reads as a master lecturer as he discusses the Founders, then turns personal as he discusses his own love of books, which started with a copy of AMOS AND ME, a children's book about Benjamin Franklin. Book-lovers, especially those with an interest in history, will enjoy hearing how books teach us about the past--and present. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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