David McCullough

If you’ve read up on the Wright Brothers, you may have read the book The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Published in 2015, this book was the most detailed book we’ve read about the pair.wp-1660245622271

David Gaub McCullough died this past Sunday, August 7th, 2022.

McCullough also wrote many other historical books, such as The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1776, John Adams, The Johnstown Flood: The Incredible Story Behind One of the Most Devastating Disasters America Has Ever Known, and Truman.

During his writing career, McCullough has received numerous awards, including a Pulitzer each for his biographies on Truman and John Adams. Those biographies were made into a film and an HBO miniseries. Other accolades include:

  • National Book Award in 1982, 1972, and 1977
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006
  • Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 1995
  • Francis Parkman Prize in 1978
  • American Compass Best Book in 2005
  • National Aviation Hall of Fame Combs Gates Award in 2016

McCullough is survived by his five children and preceded in death by his beloved Rosalee, who passed in June 2022.

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