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Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough has died

Postby San Lumen » Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:58 pm

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/08/11163374 ... lough-died

McCullough was a legendary historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for his biographies of US Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman.

His best-selling stories of American accomplishment were complemented by his work as a public television host and narrator for popular movies and documentaries, including Ken Burns' The Civil War.

McCullough died Sunday at his home in Hingham, Mass., according to his publishers Simon and Schuster. He was 89 years old.

He also wrote about the Brooklyn Bridge the Panama Canal and The Declaration of Independence, Theodore Roosevelt and the Wright Brothers. There are simply to many to list here.

McCullough was a truly amazing man whose work will be remembered for decades if not centuries to come. May he rest in peace and enjoy the great library above.
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Thoughts? People die. I have enjoyed his work, though.
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Postby The Black Forrest » Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:02 pm

Man. Everybody is dying. :(. Liked his works……
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I have his adams and Truman books. Good writer an easy read.

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Sorry, he was a good writer.
There are also his works in the collection.

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Postby San Lumen » Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:49 am

Ethel mermania wrote:I have his adams and Truman books. Good writer an easy read.

Rip


The Truman book is amazing. It was adapted into a film.

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Postby The Two Jerseys » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:11 pm

I never realized he narrated Ken Burns' Civil War documentary.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:22 pm

The Two Jerseys wrote:I never realized he narrated Ken Burns' Civil War documentary.


Me neither.

Now I want to watch again

Edit: and its on Amazon prime
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Postby San Lumen » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:58 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
The Two Jerseys wrote:I never realized he narrated Ken Burns' Civil War documentary.


Me neither.

Now I want to watch again

Edit: and its on Amazon prime


I want to watch the Truman film again now.


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