— The Pioneers —
Researching The Pioneers
David McCullough discusses how a visit to Ohio University led to the discovery of a trove of documents, diaries, and letters from the pioneers, the men and women who settled the Northwest Territory
David McCullough on The Pioneers
David McCullough discusses the traits and values that the settlers of the Northwest Territory brought west and how we can heed their lessons today.
David McCullough on the Northwest Territory
David McCullough discusses the vitality of the Northwest Ordinance and how the Northwest Territory—present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin—forever changed America.
The Father-Son Story of Early America
David McCullough discusses how Manasseh Cutler conceived the idea of trekking west and how his son, Ephraim, establish a new society in the Northwest Territory while also ensuring the region would remain free of slavery.
VIDEO: Researching The Pioneers
VIDEO: McCullough on The Pioneers
VIDEO: The Northwest Territory
VIDEO: The Father-Son Story of Early America
— The Wright Brothers —
McCullough's Triumphant Trilogy
David McCullough discusses how his three books—The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, and The Wright Brothers—represent an unofficial trilogy about American ingenuity, engineering, and spirit
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough
David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of America’s most respected historians, tells the profoundly American story of two brothers from Ohio who dared to fly.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author David McCullough on the importance of librarians.
Historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author David McCullough discusses his relationship with libraries and librarians throughout his career, including his first visits to the library as a youngster.
The Wright Sister
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough, author of The Wright Brothers, discusses the role Wilbur and Orville’s younger sister, Katharine, played in their lives.
VIDEO: McCullough's Triumphant Trilogy
VIDEO: About The Wright Brothers
VIDEO: The Importance of Librarians
VIDEO: The Wright Sister
A Conversation with David McCullough
— The Great Bridge —
David McCullough discusses The Great Bridge.
Historian and author David McCullough discusses the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the subject of his epic book The Great Bridge.
VIDEO: America's Eiffel Tower
— The Greater Journey —
David McCullough on Americans in Paris in The Greater Journey.
David McCullough on Americans of exceptional talent living in Paris throughout history as chronicled in his book The Greater Journey.
David McCullough discusses The Greater Journey.
David McCullough discusses the background of his book The Greater Journey, which features notable Americans working in Paris over centuries of history.
Meet the Players in The Greater Journey.
Download a PDF of the players in The Greater Journey.
VIDEO: Thoughts on Americans in Paris
VIDEO: The Greater Journey
Meet the Players in The Greater Journey
— John Adams —
David McCullough on John Adams.
David McCullough briefly discusses researching and writing about founding father John Adams, the subject of his Pulitzer Prize-winning classic John Adams.
David McCullough on John Adams.
David McCullough discusses the life and legacy of Abigail Adams, one of his most favorite people in American history and a key figure in his classic biography John Adams.
VIDEO: John Adams: American Patriot
VIDEO: Abigail Adams: American Patriot
— The Path Between the Seas —
David McCullough on the Panama Canal.
David McCullough discusses how visiting the sweltering, bug-infested jungles of Panama helped him write his prize-winning book The Path Between the Seas about the Panama Canal.
VIDEO: The Path Between the Seas
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