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David Gaub McCullough (; born July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, popular historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award.Born and raised in Pittsburgh, McCullough earned a degree in English literature from Yale University. His first book was The Johnstown Flood (1968); and he has since written nine more on such topics as Harry S. Truman, John Adams, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Wright brothers. McCullough has also narrated numerous documentaries, such as The Civil War by Ken Burns, as well as the 2003 film Seabiscuit; and he hosted American Experience for twelve years. McCullough's two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, Truman and John Adams, have been adapted by HBO into a TV film and a miniseries, respectively... Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.

Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London. His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best-known work of historical fiction. Dickens's creative genius has been praised by fellow writers—from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G. K. Chesterton—for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism. The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.

On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day's work on Edwin Drood. He never regained consciousness, and the next day he died at Gad's Hill Place. Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral "in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner," he was laid to rest in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads: "To the Memory of Charles Dickens (England's most popular author) who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years. He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed; and by his death, one of England's greatest writers is lost to the world." His last words were: "On the ground", in response to his sister-in-law Georgina's request that he lie down.

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David McCullough - The Wright Brothers


The Wright Brothers

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David McCullough - The Great Bridge


The Great Bridge

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David McCullough - The Pioneers


The Pioneers

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David McCullough - The Greater Journey


The Greater Journey

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David McCullough - John Adams


John Adams

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David McCullough - The Path Between the Seas


The Path Between the Seas

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David McCullough - Truman



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David McCullough - Johnstown Flood


Johnstown Flood

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David McCullough - Mornings on Horseback


Mornings on Horseback

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David McCullough - Brave Companions


Brave Companions

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David McCullough - The American Spirit


The American Spirit

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David McCullough - The Course of Human Events


The Course of Human Events

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Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, Dr. Ray Geselbracht, David C. Acheson & David McCullough - Affection and Trust


Affection and Trust

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I fratelli Wright

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Los hermanos Wright

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David W. McCullough - Wars of the Irish Kings


Wars of the Irish Kings

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David W. McCullough - The Unending Mystery


The Unending Mystery

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David McCullough, Jr. - You Are Not Special


You Are Not Special

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David McCullough - Un camino entre dos mares


Un camino entre dos mares

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David McCullough - Ihr seid nichts Besonderes


Ihr seid nichts Besonderes

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Bratři Wrightové

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Bracia Wright

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