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David McCullough

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I lament the want of a liberal education. I feel the mist of ignorance to surround me - Nathanael Greene

— David McCullough


History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.

— David McCullough

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Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard." (Interview with NEH chairman Bruce Cole, Humanities, July/Aug. 2002, Vol. 23/No. 4)

— David McCullough

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Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. - John Adams

— David McCullough

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You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history.

— David McCullough

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When a friend of Abigail and John Adams was killed at Bunker Hill, Abigail's response was to write a letter to her husband and include these words, "My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.

— David McCullough

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You've got to marinate your head, in that time and culture. You've got to become them." (Speaking about researching, and reading, and immersing yourself in History)

— David McCullough

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You have overburdened your argument with ostentatious erudition." Spoken by Abigail Adams

— David McCullough


Remove yourself, sir!

— David McCullough

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The source of our suffering has been our timidity. We have been afraid to think....Let us dare to read, think, speak, write.

— David McCullough

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In December 2012 Allegheny County Pennsylvania announced that it would rename the 16th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh in honor of McCullough. " He started it as a book about the founding fathers and back-to-back presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson; but dropped Jefferson to focus on Adams. In 2003 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected McCullough for the Jefferson Lecture the U.

McCullough's two Pulitzer Prize-winning books Truman and John Adams have been adapted by HBO into a TV film and a mini-series respectively. McCullough's most recent history The Greater Journey (2011) is about Americans in Paris from the 1830s to the 1900s.

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