The Pioneers Summary
David McCullough

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The Pioneers Overview

David McCullough, in his nonfiction book The Pioneers, explores a fascinating period of American development, providing readers with a thorough understanding of American expansion westward and the trials undergone by settlers who sought to build the quintessentially American way of life on the banks of the Ohio River. By following a concise and interrelated cast of prominent figures, the book uses previously unnoticed primary sources including diaries, personal correspondences, and more in order to build up a picture of a settlement changing American history. The book explores themes such as the importance of education, resourcefulness, perseverance, and more.

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