David McCullough

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David McCullough


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in Pittsburgh, The United States
July 07, 1933

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David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback; His other widely praised books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, and The Johnstown Flood. He has been honored with the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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John Adams

4.05 avg rating — 247,540 ratings — published 2001 — 40 editions
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1776

4.06 avg rating — 153,762 ratings — published 2005 — 41 editions
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Truman

4.11 avg rating — 66,406 ratings — published 1992 — 23 editions
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The Wright Brothers

4.14 avg rating — 51,262 ratings — published 2015 — 36 editions
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Mornings on Horseback: The ...

4.11 avg rating — 20,937 ratings — published 1981 — 25 editions
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The Greater Journey: Americ...

3.90 avg rating — 16,074 ratings — published 2011 — 18 editions
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The Johnstown Flood

4.10 avg rating — 15,017 ratings — published 1968 — 2 editions
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The Path Between the Seas: ...

4.19 avg rating — 13,480 ratings — published 1977 — 29 editions
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The Great Bridge: The Epic ...

4.22 avg rating — 10,458 ratings — published 1972 — 30 editions
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Brave Companions

3.98 avg rating — 3,362 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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"The two-time Pulitzer winner chronicles the daredevil ingenuity of two bicycle mechanics destined for greatness in his new work of narrative history, The Wright Brothers." ...More

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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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