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The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west / David McCullough.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 977 MCC (Text) 33500013082797 Main Available -
Frazee LINK Site CD TALKING BOOK 977 MCC (Text) 33500013082805 Main Checked out 06/01/2020
Hallock Public Library BOOK-ON-CD 977 MCC (Text) 35500005628019 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781508279082
  • ISBN: 150827908X
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 23 min., 54 sec.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York City, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by John Bedford Lloyd.
Summary, etc.:
Recounts the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Author David McCullough is the acknowledged master of narrative nonfiction that is accurately researched and riveting. Nevertheless, the audio version of his latest title might best be enjoyed by deciding not to focus on either the chronology or the the progress of the five main "characters" (Manasseh Cutler, his son Ephraim, General Rufus Putnam, Joseph Barker, and Samuel Hildreth) as they slog through the wilderness. Better to accept that, with almost as many people as trees in the landscape, this is akin to the "birdseye views" popular in the nineteenth century that revealed the geography and industry of a settlement (in this case, Marietta, Ohio) with an array of tiny oblivious figures going busily about their ordinary lives. Narrator John Bedford Lloyd reads at a steady pace, investing stories of both determination and destruction with a matter-of-fact gravity that seems eminently suitable and respectful. He carefully delineates the multiplicity of original documents—letters, journals, reports, lists—from the narrative itself, adding to the sense of immediacy and authenticity. Listeners may want to grab a copy of the printed book as well in order to peruse the maps that precede the text in addition to the contemporaneous illustrations of people, places, and documents that figure prominently in McCullough's detailed recreation of a fascinating period in America's history. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Author David McCullough is the acknowledged master of narrative nonfiction that is accurately researched and riveting. Nevertheless, the audio version of his latest title might best be enjoyed by deciding not to focus on either the chronology or the the progress of the five main "characters" (Manasseh Cutler, his son Ephraim, General Rufus Putnam, Joseph Barker, and Samuel Hildreth) as they slog through the wilderness. Better to accept that, with almost as many people as trees in the landscape, this is akin to the "birdseye views" popular in the nineteenth century that revealed the geography and industry of a settlement (in this case, Marietta, Ohio) with an array of tiny oblivious figures going busily about their ordinary lives. Narrator John Bedford Lloyd reads at a steady pace, investing stories of both determination and destruction with a matter-of-fact gravity that seems eminently suitable and respectful. He carefully delineates the multiplicity of original documents—letters, journals, reports, lists—from the narrative itself, adding to the sense of immediacy and authenticity. Listeners may want to grab a copy of the printed book as well in order to peruse the maps that precede the text in addition to the contemporaneous illustrations of people, places, and documents that figure prominently in McCullough's detailed recreation of a fascinating period in America's history. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Ohio River Valley > History > To 1795.
Pioneers > Ohio River Valley > Biography.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI).
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800).
Pioneers.
Ohio River Valley.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Biography.
History.
Audiobooks.

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