David Mccullough

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David McCullough, a noted presidential biographer, has won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1993 for Truman, and in 2002 for John Adams. The latter was the basis for a HBO mini-series of the same name. In December 2006, McCullough was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

His most recent book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, was released in 2011.

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February 1966

One thing was clear through the rain and the mist: America’s enthusiasm for Miss Liberty matched her colossal dimensions

June 1966

In the hills above Johnstown the old South Fork dam had failed. Down the Little Conemaugh came the torrent, sweeping away everything in its path

October 1967

Newport it was not; but to judge by its summertime throngs, its religious fervor, and the exuberance of its architecture, there was nothing to match the likes of the “Cottage City of America.”

December 1969

In the hills of Kentucky a small-town lawyer named Harry Caudill battles to save his homeland from the ravages of strip mining

April 1970

In the name of progress one of New England’s most historic and unusual urban areas is being carved into parking lots

June 1971

The Big Ditch had so far been a colossal flop, and Teddy Roosevelt desperately needed an engineering genius who could take over the job and “make the dirt fly.” The answer was not the famous Goethals, but a man whom history has forgotten.

August 1973

Harriet Beecher Stowe, an extraordinary member of an extraordinary family, always claimed that God wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin

June 1976

Mile for mile, it cost more in dollars—and lives—than any railroad ever built

December 1979


December 1983

Harry Truman’s lifetime correspondence with his adored Bess opens a window on their time