Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough will be the first speaker in the new Jim Edgar Lecture Series, sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the University of Illinois at Springfield, McCullough is the author of "Truman," "John Adams," and many other books. He also was the narrator of "The Civil War" on public television and the voice in the movie "Seabiscuit."I'll admit, I've never actually read any of McCullough's books but I've seen him in interviews and really enjoyed his narration of "The Civil War".
The Jim Edgar Lecture Series will be an annual event. The inaugural lecture will take place Oct. 24. Ticket information will be available later.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
McCullough Coming to Springfield
Wow! I want tickets to this. From the SJ-R breaking news page: