Brave Companions: Portraits In History

Price: (as of – Details) Cleveland Plain Dealer If you enjoy good stories well told about interesting people and places, you should read this book. You will learn something about history — and also about good historical writing. The New York Times Book Review McCullough’s portrayals…are models of compression, perspective, and the discriminating use of detail, and of what the author calls “the possibilities for self-expression in writing narrative history.” Dallas Morning News It will come as no surprise to the reader to learn that Mr. McCullough’s first ambition was to be a portrait painter. He has supplied us with

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One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives

Price: (as of – Details) The acclaimed scientist’s encounters with individual wild birds, yielding “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insights and discoveries.   In his modern classic One Man’s Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably about his relationships with wild ravens and a great horned owl.   In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-by-day observations of individual wild birds. There are countless books on bird behavior, but, writes Heinrich, “some of the most amazing bird behaviors fall below the radar of what most birds do in aggregate.”

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