Lovely speech - a joy for any history lover
Duration: About 40 minutes
I am a high school history teacher - not the type of history teacher who got into it so he could also coach. I am a REAL history teacher. I love history. I read histories for entertainment. I go on trips to see historical places. History is exciting and important to me.
The Course of Human Events, McCullough's wonderful 40 minute speech on the Founding Fathers, history and great literature made my soul sing. I learned a lot but mostly I found the joy of listening to a kindred spirit discuss history and its importance and the joys of learning. McCullough is a two time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a winner of the National Book Award for his histories.
I also found myself being a bit envious of McCullough's wonderful speaking voice and the fact that he writes so well. However, I quickly recovered since McCullough is not stingy with either of these talents.
Do not let the relatively short length of this CD deter you from purchasing it - you will want to listen to it again and again over the years.
I rate this speech 5 stars out of 5.
This speech can be found on Amazon.com here: The Course of Human Events by David McCullough.
Reviewed on September 22, 2006.