McCullough to present 2003 Milton Freshman Lecture at Syracuse University
McCullough to present 2003 Milton Freshman Lecture at Syracuse UniversityOctober 17, 2003Edward Byrnesedbyrnes@syr.edu
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and esteemed historian David McCullough will present this year’s College of Arts and Sciences Milton Freshman Lecture, “Great Beginnings,” Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. The 2003 Laura Hanhausen Milton Freshman Lecture is open to the entire entering class Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and is part of the College’s Freshman Forum program.
McCullough, whose biography “John Adams” (Simon and Schuster, 2001) was number one on the New York Times Best Sellers List and earned him his second Pulitzer Prize, has been called the “master of the art of narrative history.” His books are critically acclaimed for their narrative sweep, scholarship, literary distinction and insight into American life. A gifted speaker, McCullough has lectured across the United States and abroad. He has been a guest at the White House as part of the White House Presidential Lecture Series and is one of the few private citizens to speak before a joint session of Congress.
McCullough has been an editor, essayist, teacher, lecturer and familiar presence on public television as host of “Smithsonian World” and “The American Experience,” and as narrator of numerous documentaries, including “The Civil War,” and “Napoleon” and most recently of the film “Sea Biscuit.”
McCullough has twice won both the National Book Award and the prestigious Francis Parkman Prize, and he received his first Pulitzer Prize for “Truman” (Simon and Schuster, 1992).
He is the recipient of the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal, the St. Louis Literary Award, the Carl Sandberg Award and the New York Public Library’s Literary Lion Award.
In addition to “John Adams” and “Truman,” McCullough’s books include “The Johnstown Flood” (Smith Peter, 1968) “The Great Bridge” (Simon and Schuster, 1972) and “Mornings on Horseback” (Simon and Schuster, 1981).
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