ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — David McCullough is one of the country's most beloved historians, known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Harry Truman and John Adams, acclaimed works on the...
NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough's new book was a journey to a world both distant and uncanny.
"The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West" is the...
"The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West," by David McCullough (Simon and Schuster).
When the Revolutionary War was over, and the Treaty of Paris...
NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University historian David W. Blight, author of a celebrated biography of Frederick Douglass, can hardly keep up with all the honors.
Actor Stephen Lang to receive history award from NY group
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actor Stephen Lang, whose dozens of film roles include the villain in James Cameron's "Avatar," will receive an award from a New York historic preservation group.
The 66-year-old New York native will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust Thursday night at the State Education Building in downtown Albany.
During the event, Lang will discuss history with Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer.
Eminent architecture historian Vincent Scully dead at 97
NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University scholar Vincent Scully, a revered architecture historian and professor who inspired generations of students ranging from David McCullough to Maya Lin, has died at age 97.
Scully died Nov. 30 at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia, the school announced. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.
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• Chris Castner of Red Wing, who was a standout on Rochester's AAU basketball team, will go on to play basketball at Fergus Falls Community College.
The top three non-fiction best sellers are "Diana: Her True Story" by Andrew Morton; "The Silent Passage: Menopause" by Gail Sheehy and "Truman" by David McCullough.
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n “American fire: love, arson, and life in a vanishing land,” by Monica Hesse. Liveright Publishing Corporation, c2017.
n “American kingpin: the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road,” by Nick Bilton. Portfolio/Penguin, c2017.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Shepard is gone, but a new documentary "California Typewriter " captures the lauded playwright happy and in his element at work.
In a clip released Tuesday by Gravitas Ventures, Shepard, who died Thursday at age 73, says he never got along with the computer screen and disliked how removed it is from the tactile experience of writing.
O.J. Simpson should not be paroled for the minor crime he committed, and kept in prison for the major crime he got away with — because JUSTICE DIDN’T PREVAIL. He himself, proved he was guilty by fleeing in his white Bronco. No innocent father, would abandon two loving, beautiful children after their mother just had been brutally murdered!
In “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For,” Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough gives us something akin to a collection of short stories. The book includes 15 speeches, dating to 1989, which the Pittsburgh native gave to audiences ranging from a joint session of Congress to graduates of Michigan’s 1,500-student Hillsdale College.
McCullough talks Trump, history and his new book
NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, worried about a president he calls "a cloud" on the American horizon, knows well the consolations of history.
"We've been through much harder times than we're in now," the Pulitzer Prize-winning author told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "Yes, we have had problems and have had dishonest and evil people in positions of responsibility. But we have overcome those challenges and we're often better for it."
It’s should come as no great surprise that a famous historian has discovered Charleston’s charms and opted to rent a carriage house downtown, ensuring he spends a month or two each spring indulging his civic enthusiasms.
Montana prairie reserve awards Ken Burns prize to historian
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group piecing together a sprawling Montana wildlife preserve has named author and historian David McCullough as the first recipient of a prize named after filmmaker Ken Burns.
The American Prairie Reserve said Tuesday that McCullough was awarded the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize for his work to advance the public's understanding of American history.
McCullough is the author of numerous books including "John Adams," ''Truman" and "1776."
McCullough book ‘The Pioneers’ scheduled for 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough's next book will find him on new ground.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian is working on "The Pioneers," the story of the first settlers of the Northwest Territory. Simon & Schuster said Thursday the book is scheduled for 2019. According to the publisher, the narrative of "The Pioneers" will unfold through three generations of "extraordinary" families.
Park service making author David McCullough honorary ranger
BOSTON (AP) — Acclaimed author David McCullough can add a quirky new title to his resume: honorary park ranger.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner will become an honorary ranger in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Boston. It's the highest civilian honor awarded by the National Park Service, reserved for individuals who have made exceptional contributions.
By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
David McCullough has won two Pulitzers, two National Book Awards, a slew of literary honors, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom over the course of a literary career that spans more than half a century.
But, he said in a recent interview, he was most excited to receive the award presented to him Tuesday night at the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City.
Historian McCullough to be honored by park service
CORNISH, N.H. (AP) — Historian and author David McCullough is being recognized for sharing with readers the stories of prominent Americans with connections to National Park Service properties.
COLUMBUS — The Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Columbus will resume operations later this summer following an $85 million conversion and expansion from ground beef to cooked meats production.
That was the news delivered by the worldwide food conglomerate’s Columbus plant manager David McCullough during Thursday’s Platte County Fair business breakfast at Platte County Agricultural Park.
“We’re close to starting up here in the next several weeks,”...