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The Course of Human Events: The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

The Course of Human Events: The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

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The Course of Human Events: The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

4/5 (28 évaluations)
29 pages
24 minutes
Dec 1, 2009


In this short speech, the master historian tracks the founding fathers’ and his own fascination with all things historical.
Dec 1, 2009

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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 Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, Brave Companions, 1776, The Greater Journey, The American Spirit, 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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MAY 15, 2003

Dr. Cole, ladies and gentlemen, to be honored as I am tonight in the capital of our country, in the presence of my family and many old friends, is for me almost an out-of-body experience. Had someone told me forty years ago, as I began work on my first book, trying to figure out how to go about it, that I would one day be standing here, the recipient of such recognition, I would, I think, have been stopped dead in my tracks.

I’ve loved the work, all the way along—the research, the writing, the rewriting, so much that I’ve learned about the history of the nation and about human nature. I love the great libraries and archives where I’ve been privileged to work, and I treasure the friendships I’ve made with the librarians and archivists who have been so immensely helpful. I’ve been extremely fortunate in my subjects, I feel. The reward of the work has always been the

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  • (2/5)
    Not really a book...more like an academic lecture. While the subject matter is entertaining and motivating, the author's delivery is academic--many long parenthetical phrases that make comprehension difficult but communicate precisely. Maybe, i did not get the point, exactly, but I'd rather spend my time elsewhere and I'm glad that I borrowed it and did not have to pay for it.
  • (4/5)
    The importance of education especially history, all my 5 children have postgraduate degrees
  • (5/5)
    Well worth reading by anyone seeking to understand why History matters. Expectedly well researched and embellished.