David McCullough

David McCullough (1933-2022) was an American historian, known for his highly readable books about American history. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, once for his biography of Harry Truman and once for his biography of John Adams. He was awarded the US’s foremost civilian decoration, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2006. The announcement of the award cited McCullough as “one of our Nation’s most distinguished and honored historians. His books have earned him the respect of general audiences and scholars alike, and he is one of our foremost experts on the American Presidency.”

Books by David McCullough

Q. You’re also recommending the audiobook of Truman by David McCullough, narrated by Nelson Runger. Oh my goodness, this one is 54 hours! Was he a good president?
Harry Truman was a president that probably didn’t enjoy as much of a positive reputation for his presidency at the time, but the way McCullough was able to profile him brought him into a context that made his presidency better understood.

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