Nate's Reviews > Brave Companions
Aug 05, 2010
The inscription inside the front cover is from Po to me on my 23rd birthday, and Po says she wants to read it when I'm done. Well, apparently it took me 12 years, but I am finally done. And Po, you should most definitely read it! What I wouldn't give to pull up a stuffed chair next to a fireplace and listen to McCullough all night long. Each chapter is a profile of a person or event, and they are brilliant, every one; the more obscure or long forgotten the subject, the better. The handful of last chapters - essays and commencement addresses - are stunning and inspiring - history is important! that so many influential, pivotal, American lives lie completely forgotten is lamentable! the reading of good books is the marrow of life! seemingly ordinary lives may be more extraordinary, heroic even, than you ever imagined. My next life will devoted to trying to be David McCullough. As an aside, boards will be over in less than a month now, and I can start reading (for pleasure) again!
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