Redwood Library honors David McCullough at Salve Regina

Author, historian, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough will be awarded the inaugural Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture and will give a talk about his new book, The Wright Brothers, when he speaks at Salve Regina in a program being presented by The Redwood Library.

The event is Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center. Update: No seating is available for this sold out event.

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 12

McCullough’s two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, “Truman” and “John Adams,” have been adapted by HBO into a TV film and a mini-series, respectively.