David McCullough has died at 89 one of America’s most celebrated historians, died at the age of 89. McCullough was a master storyteller, and his books brought to life some of the most critical moments in US history, from the Revolutionary War to the moon landing. He was also a gifted teacher, and his lectures were a staple of The Teaching Company’s Great Courses series. McCullough was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and his book John Adams was adapted into a critically acclaimed HBO miniseries. He will be greatly missed by historians and general readers alike.
David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, and biographer died at the age of 89.
McCullough was a master of the narrative history genre. His best-known works included biographies of Presidents John Adams and Harry S. Truman and the history of the Panama Canal. He also wrote popular histories of the American Revolution and the Brooklyn Bridge.
McCullough was a gifted storyteller, and his work was characterized by meticulous research and vivid prose. He was also a gifted public speaker and frequently gave lectures and speeches on American history.
McCullough was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he was also the recipient of numerous other honors and awards. He will be remembered as one of the greatest historians of our time.
David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, and best-selling author died on Tuesday at the age of 89.
McCullough was born and raised in Pittsburgh, the son of a judge and a homemaker. He attended Yale University, where he studied American history. After graduation, he worked as a teacher and a journalist before turning to write full time.
McCullough’s first book, “The Johnstown Flood,” was published in 1968. His best-known work, “1776,” was published in 1972. “1776,” tells the story of the American Revolution from the perspective of the Continental Army and the people who fought for independence.
McCullough’s other books include “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” (2011), “The Wright Brothers” (2015), and “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For” (2017).
McCullough was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalee Barnes McCullough, and their three children.
David McCullough has died at 89. He was the author of 17 books that have been widely praised for their insight and strong narrative style. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Yale University with a degree in English. He served in the Army during the Korean War and afterward began his career as a writer by working for the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”. His first book was “The Johnstown Flood” and it was published in 1968 and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Over the next five decades, he published many more acclaimed works of history and biography, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Truman”.
David McCullough has died at 89, his publisher has said. The Pulitzer-winning biographer was most famous for his book on the Wright Brothers and John Adams but also wrote on the Brooklyn Bridge, Harry Truman, and the Wright brothers. (Publisher) said: “David McCullough is one of America’s best storytellers, and like his great hero John Adams, he was a ‘Son of New England.’ We will miss him terribly.”
David McCullough, who wrote the book on The Wright Brothers and the biography John Adams died at 89. The author had been in declining health for several months and died at his home in Massachusetts surrounded by his family. His son, David Martin McCullough Jr., announced the death on Facebook.
David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Johnstown Flood” and other historical tomes has died at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Rosalee Barnes McCullough, and his two children, David and Carolyn. He died at his home in Vermont. The cause of death was not disclosed.