Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning miniseries on HBO. He is also a two-time winner of the National Book Award for "The Path Between the Seas" and "Mornings on Horseback." His newest book is "The Wright Brothers" (Simon & Schuster). McCullough has also received the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

David McCullough

Photo by William B. McCullough