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									David McCulloughDavid McCullough
It’s a rare historian who can write books that appeal to a huge popular audience while sacrificing none of his integrity as a scholar and researcher. But David McCullough has managed just that. In his thoughtful, considered, and intensely readable histories of American events and figures, McCullough has become one of our most trustworthy – and fascinating – chroniclers of our nation’s life and times.

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David McCullough
Current Home:
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
July 7, 1933
Place of Birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
B.A., Yale University, 1955
National Book Award for The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1978; for Mornings on Horseback, 1982; Pulitzer Prize for Truman, 1993; for John Adams, 2002

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Selected Works

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								1776, Author: 
								David McCullough.

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by David McCullough
Two-time Pulitzer winner McCullough returns with this in-depth look at America's founding -- this time focusing on one pivotal year in the country's fascinating fight for independence.

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								The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, Author: 
								David G. McCullough.
*  The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (1972)
*  The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 (1977)
*  Mornings on Horseback (1981)
*  Truman (1992)
*  John Adams (2001)
*  1776 (2005)

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The Bestselling Bio

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								John Adams, Author: 
								David McCullough.

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John Adams
by David McCullough
Of all McCullough's highly readable histories, John Adams may have the broadest appeal. McCullough delivers a fascinating portrait not just of his central character, but the fledgling United States of America itself.

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The Historian's Challenge

"The hardest and most important thing to convey in writing history is that nothing ever had to turn out the way it did," McCullough says. "...When the founding fathers made their pledge [of independence] they weren’t just mouthing platitudes. They were putting their necks on the line. We need to know why. We can never ever know enough about them."

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A Voracious Reader

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								Truman, Author: 
								David G. McCullough.

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by David G. McCullough
This expansive portrait of America's 33rd president earned McCullough his first Pulitzer and was a New York Times bestseller for 43 weeks. HBO aired an Emmy-winning movie version starring Gary Sinise in 1995. McCullough also won accolades for his bio of the young Teddy Roosevelt, Mornings on Horseback.

*Mornings on Horseback  by David G. McCullough
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								The Case Has Altered, Author: 
								Martha Grimes.

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The Case Has Altered
by Martha Grimes
According to a 2002 NPR profile, McCullough usually has several reads going at once. When Weekend Edition caught up with him, he was immersed in this 1997 double-murder mystery from Grimes's Richard Jury series and Kenneth Lewis Roberts's historical novel Arundel, among other things.

*Arundel  by Kenneth Lewis Roberts