Author and historian David McCullough died on Sunday, August 7, surrounded by his family, at home in Hingham, Massachusetts. He was 89.

Journey through history with David McCullough

Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp

Simon & Schuster has been honored to be David’s publisher for 54 years, a relationship that has deepened and prospered since we published his first book, THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD, in 1968, through his most recent work, THE PIONEERS, in 2019. Along the way, David won two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, two Francis Parkman Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor, as well as numerous other honors and accolades. None of his books have gone out of print, and his works, which have sold more than 14 million copies across all formats, have been published in 19 languages.
David McCullough was national treasure. His books brought history to life for millions of readers. Through his biographies, he dramatically illustrated the most ennobling parts of the American character.

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