It's always a treat to have a new David McCullough book! In The Pioneers, he tells the story of the early settlers of the Ohio River Valley, from those who first moved to the frontier and broke land to those who created communities and governing bodies. While the story he tells is specific, focusing on particular families and the region that is now Marietta, Ohio, it gave me a great sense of the changes and movements of those early years of 19th century-America - and how they were linked to our both founding ideals and to the schisms that led to the Civil War. Rich in detail, vividly told, it's a fascinating and inspiring account. Look for this book on May 7, 2019.