Pioneers The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

ISBN-10: 1501168681
ISBN-13: 9781501168680
Authors: David McCullough
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story--the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country. As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans…    

Author bio:

David McCullough is a writer, historian, lecturer, & teacher. He has received the Pulitzer Prize for "Truman", as well as the Francis Parkman Prize, & the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award. He is also a two-time winner of the National Book Award, for history & for biography. He lives in Massachusetts.


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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated Number of pages: 352 Dimensions: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 1.716 lbs. Language: English