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David McCullough

Biography

David McCullough

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 acclaimed books are 1776, BRAVE COMPANIONS, THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD, THE GREAT BRIDGE and THE GREATER JOURNEY. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

David McCullough

Books by David McCullough

by David McCullough - History, Nonfiction

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men, and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

by David McCullough - American, History

The Brooklyn Bridge was at once the greatest engineering triumph of the age, a surpassing work of art, a proud American icon, and a story like no other in our history.  Courage, chicanery, unprecedented ingenuity and plain blundering, heroes, rascals, all the best and worst in human nature played a part.

written by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann and David McCullough - Audiobook, History, Nonfiction

THE GREATER JOURNEY is the enthralling, inspiring --- and, until now, untold --- story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. Most had never left home, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. That they achieved so much for themselves and their country profoundly altered American history. As David McCullough writes, “Not all pioneers went west.”

by David McCullough - History, Nonfiction

THE GREATER JOURNEY is the enthralling and previously untold story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

written by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann - Biography, History, Nonfiction

David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the most moving love stories in American history.

by David McCullough - History, Nonfiction

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough unfolds the dramatic story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence --- when the entire American cause was riding on their success.

written by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, History, Nonfiction

Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in 19th-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.

written by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, History, Nonfiction

In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building a great bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the pyramids. Throughout the 14 years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle: it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or obstructing the great enterprise.