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David McCullough

American Society: Civil and Uncivil

About David McCullough

David McCullough is a historian, lecturer, and teacher. He is the author of six books, including Mornings on Horseback, which received the National Book Award for biography, and Truman, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. He is the host of the PBS series The American Experience and the narrator of Ken Burns’ documentary The Civil War. He received the Charles Frankel Prize from President Clinton and was recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities for his contributions to the humanities. He is a recipient of the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, and he received an Emmy for his work in public television. Born in Pittsburgh, he graduated from Yale University with a degree in English literature. A gifted and popular public speaker, he has been a part of the White House presidential lecture series.


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