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David McCullough (1933–2022)

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David McCullough was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 7, 1933. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Yale University in 1955. After graduation, he moved to New York City and worked as a trainee at Sports Illustrated. He later worked as a writer and editor for the United vis mere States Information Agency, in Washington, D.C., including a position at American Heritage. His first book, The Johnstown Flood, was published in 1968. His other books include 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, and The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. He received the Pulitzer Prize twice for Truman and John Adams and the National Book Award twice for The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal and Mornings on Horseback. He also won two Francis Parkman Prizes, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and New York Public Library's Literary Lion Award. Two of his books, Truman and John Adams, have been adapted into a television movie and mini-series, respectively, by HBO. In December 2006, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2015 with his book The Wright Brothers, and in 2017 with The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For. (Bowker Author Biography) David McCullough is a writer, historian, lecturer, & teacher. He has received the Pulitzer Prize for "Truman", as well as the Francis Parkman Prize, & the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award. He is also a two-time winner of the National Book Award, for history & for biography. He lives in Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) vis mindre


Værker af David McCullough

John Adams (2001) 13,841 eksemplarer
1776 (2005) 13,276 eksemplarer
Truman (1992) 5,958 eksemplarer
The Wright Brothers (2015) 3,329 eksemplarer
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (2011) 2,768 eksemplarer
The Johnstown Flood (1968) 2,285 eksemplarer
Brave Companions: Portraits In History (1992) 1,270 eksemplarer
1776: The Illustrated Edition (2007) 784 eksemplarer
John Adams [2008 TV mini series] (2008) — Screenwriter — 190 eksemplarer
The Course of Human Events (2004) 115 eksemplarer
1776 {abridged audiobook} (2005) 32 eksemplarer
John Adams (Reader's Companion) (2003) 13 eksemplarer
Collecting History (2009) 9 eksemplarer
Truman I (1992) 9 eksemplarer
American History 8 eksemplarer
Truman II (1992) 7 eksemplarer
Faces 2 eksemplarer
The Brooklyn Bridge 1 eksemplar
Short Stories 1 eksemplar
Timeless Leadership 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Seabiscuit [2003 film] (2003) — Fortæller — 495 eksemplarer
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Introduktion — 353 eksemplarer
The Civil War [1990 TV series] (1990) — Fortæller — 268 eksemplarer
The National Archives of the United States (1984) — Introduktion — 183 eksemplarer
Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush (1996) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
Affection and Trust (2010) — Introduktion — 71 eksemplarer
Influenza 1918: The Worst Epidemic in America's History (1999) — Forord — 60 eksemplarer
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1968 v04 (1968) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Power and the Presidency (1999) 40 eksemplarer
The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God [1984 TV episode] (1996) — Fortæller — 32 eksemplarer
Thomas Mellon and his times (1885) — Forord, nogle udgaver27 eksemplarer
Truman [1995 TV movie] (1995) — Original book — 27 eksemplarer
Reagan: An American Story (1998) — Forord — 21 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1992 (1992) — Author "Truman Fires MacArthur" — 16 eksemplarer
American Experience: The Donner Party [1992 TV episode] (1992) — Fortæller — 16 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Author "The Revolution's Dunkirk" — 15 eksemplarer
The Congress [1988 TV episode] (1996) — Fortæller — 12 eksemplarer
American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt [2000 TV episode] (2009) — Fortæller — 10 eksemplarer
Huey Long [1985 TV episode] (2004) — Fortæller — 9 eksemplarer
An American Chronology: The Photographs of David Plowden (1982) — Introduktion — 8 eksemplarer
American Experience: LBJ [1991 TV episode] (1991) — Fortæller — 7 eksemplarer
American Experience: America 1900 [1998 TV episode] (1998) — Fortæller — 7 eksemplarer
NOVA: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama [1987 TV episode] (2004) — Fortæller — 7 eksemplarer
Degenerate Art [1993 TV movie] (1993) — Fortæller — 6 eksemplarer
George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King [1992 film] (1999) — Fortæller — 6 eksemplarer
California Typewriter [2016 film] (2017) 5 eksemplarer
American Experience: The Wright Stuff [1996 TV episode] (2003) — Fortæller — 5 eksemplarer
American Experience: The Presidents Collection (2012) — Fortæller — 4 eksemplarer
American Experience: The Crash of 1929 [1990 TV episode] (2009) — Fortæller — 4 eksemplarer
American Experience: FDR [1994 TV episode] (2009) — Fortæller — 4 eksemplarer
American Experience: The Great War 1918 [1989 TV episode] (1989) — Fortæller — 3 eksemplarer
American Experience: Ike [1993 TV episode] (2000) — Fortæller — 2 eksemplarer
The Great Air Race of 1924 [1989 film] — Fortæller — 1 eksemplar
The Wizard of Photography: George Eastman (2000) — Fortæller — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
McCullough, David Gaub
West Tisbury Village Cemetery, West Tisbury, Massachusetts, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
West Tisbury, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Yale University (B.A. ∙ English ∙ 1955)
Linden Avenue Grade School
Shady Side Academy
television host
Lawson, Dorie McCullough (daughter)
McCullough, Rosalee Barnes (wife)
McCulllough, Hax (brother)
Wilder, Thornton (teacher)
Warren, Robert Penn (teacher)
Skull and Bones (Yale University)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1994)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 2006)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
National Book Award, Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (1995)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2006)
Jefferson Lecture (2003)
Charles Frankel Prize (1995)
Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award
National Humanities Medal (1995) (vis alle 9)
Christopher Life Achievement Award (2008)
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Award (2012)
Carl Sandburg Literary Award (2000)
Morton Janklow
Kort biografi
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.



The Path Between the Seas group read i 2013 Category Challenge (november 2013)


David McCullough did an excellent job in creating a narrative around a disaster that seemed to take all of 10 minutes to occur. However, the author backs up the narrative and discusses social and political happenings that contributed to this devastating disaster in Pennsylvania. He brings in the problem of wealthy people creating a social club that ends up having a direct impact on the environment. In addition, there are interesting and almost amusing descriptions of the media of the time trying to make the most of the disaster as well as people using the disaster for personal gain. The description of dealing with the dead in the aftermath of the disaster is disturbing in many ways but provides the context for the inability to identify so many of the dead.

Knowing that this was this author's first book will for sure have me looking at some of this other books in the future.
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GrammaPollyReads | 73 andre anmeldelser | Jun 11, 2024 |
I believe this is McCullough's first mainstream nonfiction writing, and his trademark way of making nonfiction both informative and readable is already on display. I became interested in the Johnstown Flood when I performed in Johnstown, PA on one of our concert tours. The downtown has lots of markings indicating the water levels during the flood and it is staggering to think about.

The city has experienced several major floods, submerging the town, but the 1889 flood is the most well-known and the one this book addresses. A dam up in the mountains surrounding Johnstown broke during an epic storm and a giant wave of water made it's way down the mountain, knocking down giant trees, bridges, homes, and large buildings. Thousands of people were killed. The town was flooded up and over two story structures.

This novel focuses on the storm and the destruction. It talks about the dam and how it was not properly built or maintained. It also focuses on the wealthy families (including Carnegie, so we're talking REALLY wealthy) who used the dammed lake as a vacation site and had a hunting and fishing club there, but yet did nothing to maintain the dam. McCullough also talks about the clean up effort and Clara Barton's use of her newly formed Red Cross to help the effort.

All in all this is an interesting read, but it left me wanting more. I thought McCullough could have dug in a little deeper and made some harder hitting statements about the whole situation.
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japaul22 | 73 andre anmeldelser | Jun 5, 2024 |
It’s not the most exciting book I’ve ever listened to, but if you are looking to learn more about the Panama Canal, then you should consider David McCullough’s The Path Between the Seas. He begins with the considerable French effort and focuses mainly on the politics surrounding the venture. It’s not too long, and is filled with McCullough’s typical regard for details and sense of humor.
Hccpsk | 59 andre anmeldelser | May 29, 2024 |
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough is a thorough and excellent account of the lives of the two brothers who built and flew the first airplane. Through primary documents and narrative language, McCullough tells the story in a way that feels more fiction than history. The author reads the audiobook with his typical bravado and easy-to-listen-to voice.
Hccpsk | 133 andre anmeldelser | May 23, 2024 |



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