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McCullough’s new book on pioneers’ history draws criticism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — David McCullough’s new book is facing criticism for its depiction of white settlement and Native Americans in the late 18th century. Critics, including some reviewers and historians, say “The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West” romanticizes white expansion and downplays the atrocities and pain […]
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Nonfiction: David McCullough’s Idealistic Settlers

McCullough’s “The Pioneers” tells of the good intentions behind the creation of Ohio.
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The Persistent Myth of the Empty American Frontier

The author and popular historian David McCullough has a new book out called The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West. I don’t really know where to start with that title (heroic? ideal?) but in her Slate review, Rebecca Onion says that McCullough’s brand of Manifest Destiny-laden American history furthers “the lie that the ‘frontier’ was an empty Eden waiting for American expansion”. This poem embodies another “pioneer attitude” — the idea that the land ...
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A Mesmerizing Trip Across the Brooklyn Bridge: Watch Footage from 1899

It’s hardly original advice but bears repeating anyway: no one visiting New York should leave, if they can help it, before they cross the Brooklyn Bridge—preferably on foot, if possible, and at a reverential pace that lets them soak up all the Neo-gothic structure’s storied history. Walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn, then back again, or the other away around, since that’s what the bridge was built for—the commutes of a nineteenth century bridge-but-not-yet-tunnel crowd (the first NYC subway t...
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Recounting the Untold History of the Early Midwestern Pioneers

David McCullough, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Smithsonian contributor, is known for writing about some of the most famous Americans, including presidents John Adams and Harry Truman. But his new book centers on five men many people have never heard of: the pioneers who settled what was known as the Northwest Territory in the late 18th century. In the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War, Great Britain handed the newly minted United States a huge package of land—a region th...
Tags: History, United States, Paris, Smithsonian, Wisconsin, John Adams, Harry Truman, Genealogy, Great Britain, David McCullough, Northwest Territory, Genealogy News, Genealogyblog, Ohio Indiana Illinois Michigan

'The Pioneers' Dives Deep Into Lives Of Northwest Territory Settlers

Like David McCullough's other books, this one succeeds because of the author's strength as a storyteller; it reads like a novel and is packed with information drawn from painstaking research.(Image credit: Simon & Schuster)
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A La Carte (May 7)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books from RHB and a biography of Tolkien. It’s always huge and exciting news when historian David McCullough releases a new book. Today is launch day for The Pioneers. (You may wish to get caught up with some of his other works; I recommend them all, but particularly 1776, John Adams, and Truman.) (Yesterday on the blog: What Makes a Sermon Difficult To Listen To) Twitter Is Not America This can’t be said enough. “As the platforms age...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 7-14

  Learn about the new 2020 voting centers at a meeting on Jan. 9 at the Rose Goldwater Community Center on Vanowen Street in Canoga Park. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 7. The group meets every ...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Dec. 31-Jan. 7

    West Hills Neighborhood Council meets on Jan. 3 at deToledo High School on Vanowen Street. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers. Due to the holidays, call ahead to confirm neighborhood council meetings. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. D...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Dec. 24-31

  The Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library Book Club meets on Dec. 29 at the library on Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers. Due to the holidays, call ahead to confirm neighborhood council meetings. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet,...
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Books About Theodore Roosevelt

ON THE OCCASION of the anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's birth on October 27, 1858, we have assembled a list of some of the better books about him:   Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit by James M. Strock   Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of American Leadership by Jon Knokey   Theodore Roosevelt, CEO: 7 Principles to Guide and Inspire Modern Leaders by Alan Axelrod   The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of ...
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How a longtime Democrat became Ronald Reagan’s biographer

As author Bob Spitz wrapped up his biography on Julia Child, he started to ponder who he might choose for his next biography. He was looking for someone with the cultural heft and impact of the chef and TV personality – or of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, subjects of previous books. “I realized there was a thread all the way through them and that was that the subjects were beloved and that they had changed the culture,” says Spitz, who will talk about his new book, “Reagan,” at a public event held ...
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A New American History Prize In Honor Of David McCullough

"Looking ahead to its 300th anniversary year in 2024, Philadelphia's Carpenters' Company" - to this day the city's union guild for carpenters - "has announced it will inaugurate the David McCullough Prize for Excellence in American Public History, to be awarded annually starting next year."
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The Silence of Writing (Life After ‘A Quiet Place’)

Yesterday I finished listening to The Wright Brothers by David McCullough on Audible and I couldn’t help make the connection between the two brothers from Dayton, Ohio who pulled off the first powered and controlled flights of an airplane and filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods who wrote the original drafts A Quiet Place screenplays. […]
Tags: Filmmaking, Indiewire, David McCullough, Dayton Ohio, Scott Beck, Screenwriting, A Quiet Place, Bryan Woods, Haunt, Byan Woods, The Wright Brothers

Board Question #91292: What is the best book (or two) that you've read ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,What is the best book (or two) that you've read in the past year?-Owlet A: Dear Owlet,Well, the obvious answer is Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. My next choice would be either Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight or A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.-Sky Bones A: Hi Owlet! The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory is just so good. It's a romcom that's hilarious and well-written. I laughed; I cried; I laughed more. Also, she has another book coming o...
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May's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for 99 cents this month: Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors by Sarah Stodola Van Gogh: A Power Seething by Julian Bell eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day by Dorian Lynskey Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book Can I Say by Travis Barker The Country of Ice Cream Star b...
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Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the 9th Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge postroundup! This year's edition has all sorts of genealogy related poetry: lyrics from hymns and songs,poetry written by ancestors, poetry about ancestors, and poetry written by descendants abouttheir ancestors. Please read these fifteen contributions, and remember to leave comments to let the bloggers know how much you enjoyed their posts.A year ago Michael Davies blogged about a Welsh inscription on the bottom o...
Tags: England, France, Poetry, America, West, New Brunswick, Tennessee, Bradford, Belgium, Bavaria, St Louis, Genealogy, New England, Family History, Michael, Michael Davies

Risk Your Kids for the Kingdom? On Taking Children to Unreached Peoples

Should a Christian couple take their children into danger as part of their mission to take the gospel to the unreached peoples of the world? Short answer: Yes. Why? Because the cause is worth the risk, and the children are more likely to become Christ-exalting, comfort-renouncing, misery-lessening exiles and sojourners in this way than by being protected from risk in the safety of this world. Provide for Their Greatest Good When Paul said that “anyone [who] does not provide fo...
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Let’s type rather than hype the next iAnything: Doug McIntyre

I was too young for Woodstock, so never got to wallow naked in the mud at Max Yasgur’s farm. By my 18th birthday the Vietnam War had wound down, so I missed that as well. Not that I’m complaining. I still don’t know what the heck the Harmonic Convergence was supposed to be, so that wasn’t on my things-to-do list. And I’m too much of a germaphobe to have taken part in Hands Across America. No doorman has ever waved me past the rope line at a hot nightspot. But now, for the first time in my life, ...
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The Chapter Summaries of 1776 by David Mccullough Essay

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the 1776 by David McCullough at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $25 or more! 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...
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This Week in Books: Students head to campus, North Korea tensions grow, NASA has a hero-like opening

Back to school: college edition You may still be sweltering in the heat of summer, but on many college campuses the fall semester is just about to get under way. Undergrads are meeting roommates, decorating dorm rooms and poring over course catalogues. Here are three books likely to show up on a class syllabus that make for great reading (or rereading) for anyone. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: Robert Pirsig’s best seller, one of Amazon’s top books on philosophy, is precisely the kin...
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A Sizzling Summer Trip to the Florida Keys

I can’t believe it’s only July and I’ve driven the entire length of the Florida Keys three times this year. Last year, the Florida Keys were one of my top most wanted destinations, mostly due to Bloodline. So in February  Cailin and I planned a girls’ road trip from Orlando to Key West and back again. And oh, was that FUN. Especially Key West. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when Florida Keys Tourism invited me to return in July, I said hell yes. But why would you go back to the same place ...
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My recent media diet

Quick reviews of some things I’ve read, seen, and heard in the past few weeks. Come on now, don’t take the letter grades so seriously. The Wright Brothers. A surprising amount of what you’ve heard about the Wright Brothers is wrong. David McCullough sets the record straight. (B+) Shake Shake: Recipes & Stories. I really wish I could get Martin’s Potato Rolls in Vermont. (B+) Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. A good book to have around when you need a creati...
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A Stack of Books for the Season: Summer Reading List for 2017

David McCullough once told of Teddy Roosevelt during his time in the Dakota Territory and before his arrival on the world scene. Two thieves who had been on something of a crime spree in the territory had stolen Roosevelt’s rowboat, and he was determined to chase them down and arrest them. He chased the thieves for 40 miles of rough landscape, through deep snow and in constant danger of attack, and indeed brought them to justice. McCullough then tells the reader: “But what makes it especially me...
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Be Warned, Donald Trump: Ghosts Are Everywhere

Harry Truman understood the importance of allies in Europe. President Trump does not. “The damned place is haunted, sure as shootin’.” President Harry Truman wrote that to his wife Bess in 1946. He was talking about the White House. “You and Margie [their daughter Margaret] had better come back and protect me before some of these ghosts carry me off.” Truman had fun with the idea that the executive mansion — he called it “the great white jail” — was populated by the spirits of president past. “...
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While Trump Is So Ignorant, We Cannot Be Free

Gene Tunney, the champion prizefighter of the 1920s, wanted to promote an image of himself as a great intellectual. Trying to prove it, he always carried in his pocket a copy of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Many members of the press weren’t buying it. When Tunney published a volume titled A Man Must Fight, one sportswriter began his story about it with this immortal line: “Gene Tunney, who has written one book and read several others…” It’s a line that would work for Donald Trump, too, but only if fl...
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'The American Spirit' collects the best of David McCullough as speaker

McCullough is a triumphalist at heart, most interested in celebrating the better angels of American history.
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'The American Spirit' collects the best of David McCullough as speaker

McCullough is a triumphalist at heart, most interested in celebrating the better angels of American history.
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David McCullough's Collected Speeches Will Give Your 'American Spirit' A Boost

Speeches in book form are a reliable cash cow for publishers, and tend to fall into the "last minute gift idea" category. But David McCullough's new The American Spirit is a happy exception.(Image credit: )
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Shorties (The 2017 Best Translated Book Award Finalists, New Music from Waxahatchee, and more)

The 2017 Best Translated Book Award finalists have been announced. Stream a new song. eBooks on sale for $1.50 today: After Disasters by Viet Dinh The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harington We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose The Course of Love by Alain de Botton Georgia O'Keefe: A Life by Roxana Robinson Henry and June by Anais Nin I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: ...
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