Posted on 08/08/2022 at 12:17 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bookworms who love history are mourning today, as news broke of David McCullough's passing.

His daughter confirmed to the media that he died Sunday at age eighty-nine.

McCullough won Pulitzer Prizes for the presidential biographies Truman and John Adams and National Book Awards for The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal and Mornings on Horseback (about Theodore Roosevelt as a young man).

The New York Times noted that in addition to critical acclaim, his works were bestsellers and well-liked for their readability. 

McCullough's books made it to the screen, as did the author himself; he provided narration for Ken Burns's series The Civil War and the movie Seabiscuit.

For more on McCullough's life and writing, check out his obituary in the NY Times.

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