Five of David McCullough’s Best Books About History

Posted on August 23, 2022

by Eric P

Are biographers disappointed that nobody ever writes a biography about them? Maybe it’s satisfying enough to know that if they weren’t around to write history, there would be no history. David McCullough, who died this month at the age of 89, won acclaim – and a Pulitzer – for his big, admiring biographies of Harry Truman and John Adams, but he also used his lucid words and narrative sensibility to turn the Wright brothers, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Johnstown flood into meticulously researched stories that the average reader can’t put down. Here are five of his most acclaimed books.

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