McCullough turns the stuffy prose of history textbooks into blooming narratives covering likely and unlikely heroes of yesteryear. His biography of John Adams — our second president, who tends to be overshadowed by the first — topped out at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and new book 1776, a story of the Declaration of Independence, rests comfortably at No. 5 in the bestseller list’s hardcover-nonfiction category. Unlike most authors, McCullough can boast that none of his books has ever been out of print, and he’s one of the most respected, sought-after wordsmiths of our day.Tickets are only $10. I can’t wait.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Reminder: McCullough Monday
Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough is speaking this Monday evening at the Sangamon Auditorium on the UIS campus. Illinois Times has this background bit: