David McCullough (born July 7, 1933) is a historical biographer known for works such as Truman (1992), John Adams (2001), and 1776 (2005). The book Truman was adapted into a TV film in 1995, where H.S. Truman is played by Gary Sinise, and the book was adapted into a television miniseries in 2008, where Adams is played by Paul Giamatti. McCullough has also appeared on the PBS television programs "American Heritage" and "Smithsonian World". There is also a documentary about McCullough titled David McCullough: Painting With Words (2008).
He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Yale University. He wrote for Sports Illustrated, then moved to Washington D.C. and worked for the United States Information agency. He then worked as an editor for American Heritage but quit after writing his first book, The Johnstown Flood. He is most famous for The Path Between the Seas, a book which won the National Book Award in History, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the Cornelius Ryan Award.
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