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David McCullough


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in Pittsburgh, The United States
July 07, 1933

Died
August 07, 2022

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David McCullough was a Yale-educated, two-time recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize (Truman; John Adams) and the National Book Award (The Path Between the Seas; Mornings on Horseback). His many other highly-acclaimed works of historical non-fiction include The Greater Journey, 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, The Wright Brothers, and The Johnstown Flood. He was honored with the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in addition to many other awards and honors. Mr. McCullough lived in Boston, Mass. ...more

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John Adams

4.06 avg rating — 347,211 ratings — published 2001 — 43 editions
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1776

4.08 avg rating — 215,416 ratings — published 2005 — 46 editions
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The Wright Brothers

4.14 avg rating — 86,570 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Truman

4.13 avg rating — 83,952 ratings — published 1992 — 23 editions
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Mornings on Horseback: The ...

4.07 avg rating — 31,221 ratings — published 1981 — 23 editions
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The Johnstown Flood

4.12 avg rating — 20,797 ratings — published 1968 — 29 editions
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The Path Between the Seas: ...

4.21 avg rating — 18,593 ratings — published 1977 — 31 editions
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The Pioneers: The Heroic St...

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The Greater Journey: Americ...

3.93 avg rating — 18,977 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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4.24 avg rating — 15,012 ratings — published 1972 — 29 editions
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“Once upon a time in the dead of winter in the Dakota Territory, Theodore Roosevelt took off in a makeshift boat down the Little Missouri River in pursuit of a couple of thieves who had stolen his prized rowboat. After several days on the river, he caught up and got the draw on them with his trusty Winchester, at which point they surrendered. Then Roosevelt set off in a borrowed wagon to haul the thieves cross-country to justice. They headed across the snow-covered wastes of the Badlands to the railhead at Dickinson, and Roosevelt walked the whole way, the entire 40 miles. It was an astonishing feat, what might be called a defining moment in Roosevelt’s eventful life. But what makes it especially memorable is that during that time, he managed to read all of Anna Karenina. I often think of that when I hear people say they haven’t time to read.”
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“To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."

[The Title Always Comes Last; NEH 2003 Jefferson Lecturer interview profile]”
David McCullough

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard."

(Interview with NEH chairman Bruce Cole, Humanities, July/Aug. 2002, Vol. 23/No. 4)”
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