Called the “citizen chronicler” by the librarian of Congress, McCullough has led a renaissance of interest in American history with his books – from learning about a flood in Pennsylvania that without warning devastated an entire community to discovering the private achievements and frailties of an uncelebrated president. The host of the PBS program “The American Experience” is sure to delight the community when he returns to Tulsa to talk about his life and works.
In 2001 he published the biography “John Adams,” one of the fastest-selling nonfiction titles in history. For this critically acclaimed, popular best seller, McCullough won his second Pulitzer Prize for Biography. His 1992 biography “Truman” won him his first Pulitzer. He soon will release “1776” about the Revolutionary War.