When I hear David McCullough has a new book out I buy it even before I know what it’s about. That is not hyperbole, I have loved everything I have ever read from him and I think I have pretty much read everything he has written. Mr. McCullough of course is the great American historian who has brought us epic biographies and stories of Harry Truman, the Wright Brothers, the Brooklyn Bridge, and John Adams (still one of the best books I have ever read) – among others. Now, Mr. McCullough turns his great research and story telling skills to The Pioneers – The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West – and it lives up to all my great expectations.

About The Pioneers – The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough:

“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.”

The Pioneers – The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.