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David McCullough (1933–2022)

Auteur de John Adams

52+ oeuvres 56,317 utilisateurs 1,134 critiques 221 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins


Œuvres de David McCullough

John Adams (2001) 13,874 exemplaires, 202 critiques
1776 (2005) 13,374 exemplaires, 248 critiques
Truman (1992) 5,974 exemplaires, 83 critiques
The Wright Brothers (2015) 3,358 exemplaires, 136 critiques
The Johnstown Flood (1968) 2,295 exemplaires, 74 critiques
Brave Companions: Portraits In History (1992) 1,277 exemplaires, 23 critiques
1776: The Illustrated Edition (2007) 786 exemplaires, 6 critiques
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For (2017) 687 exemplaires, 23 critiques
In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story (2010) 399 exemplaires, 11 critiques
The Course of Human Events (2004) 116 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Truman Fires MacArthur: (ebook excerpt of Truman) (2010) 112 exemplaires, 3 critiques
1776 {abridged audiobook} (2005) 32 exemplaires, 2 critiques
John Adams (Reader's Companion) (2003) 13 exemplaires, 1 critique
Truman I (1992) 9 exemplaires
Collecting History (2009) 9 exemplaires
American History 8 exemplaires
Truman II (1992) 7 exemplaires
Spring Wind: The Story of the Japanese Martial Arts (2013) 6 exemplaires, 1 critique
Faces 2 exemplaires
Short Stories 1 exemplaire
The Brooklyn Bridge 1 exemplaire
McUllough 1 exemplaire
Timeless Leadership 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

What If? The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (1999) — Contributeur — 1,791 exemplaires, 25 critiques
What Ifs? of American History : Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (2003) — Contributeur — 504 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Seabiscuit [2003 film] (2003) — Narrateur — 499 exemplaires, 2 critiques
A Sense of History: The Best Writing from the Pages of American Heritage (1985) — Contributeur — 469 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas (1997) — Contributeur — 430 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Introduction — 359 exemplaires, 8 critiques
The Civil War [1990 TV series] (1990) — Narrateur — 276 exemplaires, 2 critiques
John Adams (2008) — Original book — 193 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The National Archives of the United States (1984) — Introduction — 184 exemplaires, 1 critique
Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush (1996) — Contributeur — 112 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Forgotten Heroes: Inspiring American Portraits from Our Leading Historians (1999) — Préface — 110 exemplaires, 1 critique
Affection and Trust (2010) — Introduction — 71 exemplaires
Influenza 1918: The Worst Epidemic in America's History (1999) — Avant-propos — 60 exemplaires, 1 critique
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1968 v04 (1968) — Contributeur — 51 exemplaires
Power and the Presidency (1999) 40 exemplaires
Wendell Minor: Art for the Written Word: Twenty-Five Years of Book Cover Art (1995) — Introduction — 40 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God [1984 TV episode] (1996) — Narrateur — 32 exemplaires
Thomas Mellon and his times (1885) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions28 exemplaires, 1 critique
Truman [1995 TV movie] (1995) — Original book — 27 exemplaires
Reagan: An American Story (1998) — Avant-propos — 21 exemplaires
American Experience: The Donner Party [1992 TV episode] (1992) — Narrateur — 16 exemplaires
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1992 (1992) — Author "Truman Fires MacArthur" — 16 exemplaires
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Author "The Revolution's Dunkirk" — 15 exemplaires
The Congress [1988 TV episode] (1996) — Narrateur — 12 exemplaires
American Experience: The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter [1988 TV episode] (1980) — Narrateur — 11 exemplaires, 1 critique
American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt [2000 TV episode] (2009) — Narrateur — 10 exemplaires, 1 critique
An American Chronology: The Photographs of David Plowden (1982) — Introduction — 9 exemplaires
Huey Long [1985 TV episode] (2004) — Narrateur — 9 exemplaires
NOVA: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama [1987 TV episode] (2004) — Narrateur — 7 exemplaires
American Experience: LBJ [1991 TV episode] (1991) — Narrateur — 7 exemplaires
American Experience: Geronimo and the Apache Resistance [1988 TV episode] (1988) — Narrateur — 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
American Experience: America 1900 [1998 TV episode] (1998) — Narrateur — 7 exemplaires
George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King [1992 film] (1999) — Narrateur — 6 exemplaires
Degenerate Art [1993 TV movie] (1993) — Narrateur — 6 exemplaires, 2 critiques
American Experience: The Wright Stuff [1996 TV episode] (2004) — Narrateur — 5 exemplaires
California Typewriter [2016 film] (2017) 5 exemplaires, 1 critique
American Experience: The Crash of 1929 [1990 TV episode] (2009) — Narrateur — 4 exemplaires
American Experience: The Presidents Collection (1997) — Narrateur — 4 exemplaires
American Experience: FDR [1994 TV episode] (2009) — Narrateur — 4 exemplaires
American Experience: The Great War 1918 [1989 TV episode] (1989) — Narrateur — 3 exemplaires
American Experience: Ike [1993 TV episode] (2000) — Narrateur — 2 exemplaires
American Experience: The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry [1991 TV episode] (1991) — Narrateur — 2 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Wizard of Photography: George Eastman (2000) — Narrateur — 1 exemplaire
The Great Air Race of 1924 [1989 film] — Narrateur — 1 exemplaire


Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
McCullough, David Gaub
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de sépulture
West Tisbury Village Cemetery, West Tisbury, Massachusetts, USA
Pays (pour la carte)
Lieu de naissance
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie, Etats-Unis
Lieu du décès
Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
Lieux de résidence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie, Etats-Unis
Washington, District of Columbia, Etats-Unis
West Tisbury, Massachusetts, Etats-Unis
New York, New York, Etats-Unis
Boston, Massachusetts, Etats-Unis
Université de Yale (B.A., Littérature anglaise, 19 51 | 19 55)
Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie, Etats-Unis
Linden Avenue Grade School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie, Etats-Unis
Professeur (Histoire)
Lawson, Dorie McCullough (Fille)
McCullough, Rosalee Barnes (Epouse)
McCulllough, Hax (Frère)
Wilder, Thornton (Professeur)
Warren, Robert Penn (Professeur)
Skull and Bones (Yale University)
American Heritage, Magazine d'histoire (Editeur, Rédacteur)
Agence d'information des États-Unis à Washington, DC
Sports illustrated (Stagiaire, 19 55)
Académie américaine des arts et des lettres (Membre, Littérature ∙ 2006)
Académie américaine des arts et sciences (Membre)
Prix et distinctions
National Book Award, Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (1995)
Médaille présidentielle de la Liberté, Etats-Unis (2006)
Jefferson Lecture (2003)
Charles Frankel Prize (1995)
Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award
National Humanities Medal (1995) (tout afficher 12)
Christopher Life Achievement Award (2008)
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Award (2012)
Pulitzer Prize (for 'Truman', 20 02)
Pulitzer Prize (for 'Adams', 19 93)
Officier de la Légion d'honneur (2014)
Plus de 40 doctorats honoris causa
Morton Janklow
Courte biographie
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 à 2013 Category Challenge (Novembre 2013)


Here's what I wrote in 2015 about this read: "David McCullough turns his attention to Wilbur & Orville Wright and Dayton, Ohio. Skinnier than his greater books but tells a good, engaging story as always."
MGADMJK | 135 autres critiques | Jul 4, 2024 |
An excellent and complete biography of one of the founding fathers of our country. Covering his life from his youth, through the days of the revolution, his role as ambassador to France, The Netherlands and Great Britain, as the first vice president and second president of the US, as well as the father of the 6th president of the USA.
SteveCarl | 201 autres critiques | Jun 24, 2024 |
McCullough's masterful biography and history (covered, I'm sure, in the other 200 reviews) lacks explanation of only one important mechanism: mail delivery, by land and sea, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. How systematic was it? If a person wanted a letter to reach someone in England or Prussia, for example, what channels did it go in? How did letters find their way to persons who may have been on the move? Although there were postal services (one that Franklin established in Pennsylvania,for example), how systematic were the connections between them?

(For a short explanation of postal service in the early 19th century, see Paul Johnson, *The Birth of the Modern, World Society 1815-1830* (Harper, New York, 1992), pp. 166-169. One key fact: "Letters were not yet stamped: the recipient paid.")
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HerbThomas | 201 autres critiques | Jun 23, 2024 |
As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River.… (plus d'informations)
BLTSbraille | 54 autres critiques | Jun 18, 2024 |


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