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February 20, 2013

Top historians, authors to headline Teach In at OU

NORMAN — Pulitzer Prize-winning historians and authors David McCullough and David Kennedy will headline the University of Oklahoma’s “Teach-In on the Great Depression and World War II.”  They will be joined by four additional leading historians who will share their perspectives on this era in American history during a daylong Teach-In on OU’s Norman campus on Monday, March 11.  

McCullough, who will speak at dinner on President Harry Truman, the subject of his 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Truman, has been widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history” and “a matchless writer.” McCullough’s books have been praised for their scholarship, their understanding of American life, their “vibrant prose” and their insight into individual character. The Library Journal noted, “McCullough’s life of Harry Truman is a Sandburg’s Lincoln for the 1990s…No biography approaches the richness, depth or grace of this one.” Alan Brinkley of The New York Times said, “The principal achievement of this biography – the most thorough account of Truman’s life yet to appear – is its honest and revealing portrait of the ‘ordinary’ man who became an extraordinary historical figure.” Walter Isaacson of Time reviewed, “In this compelling saga of America’s greatest common-man president, McCullough adds luster to an old-fashioned historical approach that is regaining respect: the sweeping narrative, filled with telling details and an appreciation of the role individuals play in shaping the world.”

McCullough also won a Pulitzer Prize for his book John Adams, which remains one of the most critically acclaimed and widely read American biographies of all time. He is a two-time recipient of the National Book Award, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

McCullough’s book 1776 was No. 1 on The New York Times national bestseller list. His work has been published in 10 languages, and more than 9 million copies of his books are in print. None of his books has ever been out of print.

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