David McCullough Birthday (July 7th)

David McCullough Birthday (July 7th)

David McCullough Birth Details

David Gaub McCullough was born on July 7, 1933 in Pennsylvania.

David McCullough Early Life

  • David McCullough was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • David McCullough is an author, narrator, and lecturer.
  • David McCullough has won the Pulitzer Prize two times, as well as the National Book Award.
  • David McCullough is also rewarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • It is the highest civilian award of America.
  • David McCullough graduated in English Literature from Yale University. David McCullough wrote his first book “The Johnstown Flood” which was published in 1968. David McCullough has written several books till now.
  • McCullough studied at Linden Avenue Grade School of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • David McCullough had four brother and sisters.
  • David McCullough in his childhood enjoyed wide range of interesting sports to drawing cartoons.
  • David McCullough was interested in books at an early age which was introduced by his parents and his grandmother.
  • David McCullough parents used to discuss history, and the books read by them amongst the children. It enchanted McCullough.
  • David McCullough was fond of his school and hardly absent for it. In the beginning he pondered many career options such as architect, actor, painter, writer, lawyer, and Doctor.
  • In 1951, McCullough joined Yale University to study English.
  • David McCullough was very satisfied as the scholars like JohnO'Hara, John Hersey, Robert Penn Warren, and Brendan Gill were included in the teaching staff.
  • David McCullough occasionally used to join with novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder for lunch.
  • At the University, he also became a member of Skull and Bones.
  • In Yale, David McCullough also studied arts and achieved his bachelor's degree in English in 1955.
  • David McCullough aim was to become a fiction writer or playwright. David McCullough graduated with honors in English literature.

David McCullough Career

  • After graduation, David McCullough shifted to New York City, to join, Sports Illustrated as a trainee.
  • David McCullough later joined United States Information Agency, as an editor and writer.
  • David McCullough worked for twelve years with full concentration on editing and writing.
  • David McCullough decided to start something on his own.
  • David McCullough started writing in his spare time.
  • David McCullough wrote for three years.
  • The Johnstown Flood, written on a flood disaster in United States history.
  • It was released in 1968 and was highly praised by critics.
  • John Leonard, of The New York Times, complimented David McCullough, "We have no better social historian." McCullough was highly encouraged by David McCullough wife Rosalee, to become a full-time writer.
  • After the success of David McCullough book, The Johnstown Flood, David McCullough was offered two contracts, one to write on Great Chicago Fire, another on San Francisco earthquake.
  • The publisher of The Johnstown Flood also offered him a contract to write a second book. David McCullough also decided to write a history of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • David McCullough also decided to write about the Panama Canal. Both the books were published in 1972. “The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal” gained widespread attention for him for the first time.
  • The book won many awards, the National Book Award for history, Samuel Eliot Morison Award, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the Cornelius Ryan Award.
  • David McCullough received several awards throughout his career. His works is published in ten languages.
  • More than nine million copies have been printed.
  • David McCullough has received more than 40 honorary degrees. McCullough was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, two Francis Parkman Prizes, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and New York Public Library’s Literary Lion Award and many others.
  • David McCullough is presently member of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Academy of Achievement. David McCullough is popularly known as a "master of the art of narrative history.
  • McCullough has also narrated many television shows and documentaries such as film Seabuiscuit”, in 2003, PBS's American Experience from 1988 to 1999 and documentaries “The Civil War”, “Brooklyn Bridge”, “The Statue of Liberty,” and “The Congress.”
  • David McCullough’s books, “Truman” and “John Adams,” have been utilized for TV mini-series by HBO.
  • David McCullough next work is about Americans in Paris and is due in 2010.