David McCullough, a two-time winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, will be speaking Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in Auburn Arena. Admission is free.
The historian extraordinaire’s appearance is sponsored by the Auburn University Office of the Provost and Office of Undergraduate Studies, in partnership with the Littleton-Franklin Lectures, as well Merchant Capital LLC of Montgomery.
“We are delighted to host Mr. McCullough at Auburn,” Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies Constance Relihan said in a press release. “Our faculty share his love of history and his belief in its significance in education and in life, especially for young people. Knowledge and appreciation of history is exactly what we strive to nurture in our students.”
McCullough has written ten books ranging from biographies—his 1993 biography of Harry Truman won the Pulitzer Prize for biography, as did his very next book, a 2001 biography of John Adams—to histories of the Johnstown flood, the Panama Canal and the Brooklyn Bridge. McCullough’s most recent book is “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris.”
Oh, and if McCullough’s voice sounds familiar to you during his lecture, there’s a reason
The narrator in Sea Biscuit? Yep, that’s him. He’s also lent his larynx to several Ken Burns documentaries.