David McCullough on the American Founders – Kinder Forum

The Kinder Forum on Constitutional Democracy is pleased to announce that world-renowned historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough will give a talk on the American Founders as part of the Forum’s public lecture series.

This lecture will take place at 7:00 PM on October 7, 2015, at the Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia, MO.

Acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history,” Mr. McCullough is the author of a number of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1776, John Adams, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Brigade, The Path between the Seas, Morning on Horseback, Brave Companions, Truman, and, most recently, The Wright Brothers, which was published in May 2015. Equally numerous, his awards include two Francis Parkman Prizes, two National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal, the Gold Medal for Biography given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Mr. McCullough has delivered lectures in all parts of the United States and abroad, including at the White House, and he is one of few private citizens to speak before a joint session of Congress. In a crowded, productive career, he has also been a familiar presence on public television—as host of Smithsonian World and The American Experience, and as a narrator of numerous documentaries, including Ken Burns’s The Civil War.

Born in Pittsburgh and educated there and at Yale University, Mr. McCullough has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he is the recipient of fifty-two honorary degrees. He is an avid reader and traveler, a devoted painter, and has enjoyed a lifelong interest in art and architecture. He and his wife Rosalee Barnes McCullough have five children and nineteen grandchildren.

For more information about this lecture, see the Kinder Forum on Constitutional Democracy’s website.