Articles for tag: David Mccullough, Herodotus, Historian, Michel Foucault

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Top 5 Best Historians Today

Unitarian minister, poet, writer and lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote in his Essays, First Series, “Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history.” Certainly, this is true as history reveals itself from the individual trying to make sense of the world and finding the truth within it. History is the account of ...

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Book Review – John Adams by David McCullough

I consider David McCullough to be the finest American historian and biographer alive today. McCullough, the author of several superb works of history and biography (most notably, Mornings on Horseback, The Path Between the Seas, and 1776), has penned two Presidential biographies, both of which have won the Pulitzer Prize: Truman, written in 1992, and ...

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Best Civil War Movies

The Civil War was a tragic episode in America’s history precipitated by the more tragic and longer episode of slavery. Here are five Civil War movies I think everyone should watch and collectors should have in their DVD library. The Civil War (1990) stands as the most watched program in the history of PBS and ...

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Ken Burns’ America: the Congress (1988)

Historian David McCullough is the narrator of this splendid piece on the Congress of the United States. He has the help throughout of interjections by Cokie Roberts, Charles McDowell, David Broder and Alistair Cooke, all experts in their field and in their knowledge of Congress. Congress is the Legislative branch of government consisting of 100 ...

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John Adams’ 275 Birthday Celebration

John Adams’ 275th birthday will be celebrated on Oct. 30, 2010, Adams having been born on October 30, 1735. But there is no likelihood that there will be great nationwide recognition or celebration of this fact. To his eternal disappointment, Adams’ reputation has never approximated those of the presidents who preceded and followed Adams to ...

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Summary of the Book 1776 by David McCullough

The book 1776 by David McCullough covers a series of events from the announcement of war against the American colonies by King George the III in 1775, to the great American victory at Trenton in 1776. Washington lead an army of Americans from various backgrounds and ages most of whom were inexperienced and had had ...