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David McCullough

Author, Historian
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Net worth 2018: $200 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 7 July 1933
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Education: Yale University, Shady Side Academy

David McCullough was bornon 7 July 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., American, is Author, Historian. David Gaub McCullough, known as the ‘master of the art of narrative history’, is an American writer, narrator, historian and lecturer. For his matchless historical writing he has won prestigious awards like the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. His contribution to the field of American history, whether about the Johnstown Flood or the creation of Panama Canal or on the life of Theodore Roosevelt or on the contributions of the second President of America John Adams, has been bigger than any other historical writer, which is why he is the receiver of America’s highest civilian award, namely, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Many of McCullough’s writings have been adapted into television movies or miniseries by HBO, like, ‘Truman’, ‘John Adams’, etc. Because of his impeccable knowledge of American history and hold over his narrative skills, he has narrated many documentaries and had been a host on the ‘American Experience’ for over 12 years. What started for him as a literary interest at Yale was soon converted into a love for research and a passion to spread the details of American history all over the world, bound together with his literary and writing skills.


$200 Million


Encouraged by his Pulitzer Prize, McCullough wrote another biography on the Founding Father and the second US President, ‘John Adams’ in 2002


He published his second biography titled ‘Truman’ in 1993


In 1991, his book ‘Brave Companions: Portraits in History’, a compilation of essays that he wrote over the period of 20 years, essays about Louis Agassiz, Alexander von Humboldt, Frederic Remington, etc


His fourth book ‘Mornings on Horseback’, which was written on the life of Theodore Roosevelt was released in 1981 It won the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Prize for Biography and New York Public Library Literary Lion Award


In 1977, he released his book ‘The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal’


McCullough decided to become a fulltime writer and was offered to write books on San Francisco earthquake and Great Chicago Fire but instead he decided to write on the history of Brooklyn Bridge - ‘The Great Bridge’ in 1972


He worked in the field of writing and editing for the next 12 years and while working in ‘American Heritage’ he wrote ‘The Johstown Flood’ in 1968, a chronicle of one of the most disastrous floods in the US history


Right after completing his graduation in 1955, McCullough found himself working as a trainee at ‘Sports Illustrated’ in the New York City


McCullough attended the Yale University in 1951 to study English literature, which he considered to be a privilege in his life as he met with many known literary figures like John O’Hara, Thornton Wilder, Robert Penn Warren, etc


While McCullough was considering writing a sequel to ‘1776’, he signed a contract with Simon & Schuster and published ‘The Greater Journey’ in 2011

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