Historian David McCullough to speak at Bryant


From the press release:

“Historian and award-winning author David McCullough will speak on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chace Wellness and Athletic Center for the Trustee Speaker Series. The lecture, titled “The Presidency,” will be followed by a question-and-answer session, reception and book-signing.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Tickets can be picked up in the Bryant Center Information Desk. The general public can reserve tickets by calling (401) 232-6053.

McCullough, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning biography John Adams has been turned into a miniseries that began airing on HBO in March, has been widely acclaimed as a master of the art of narrative history. In December 2006 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. He twice has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.”

If you’d like to brush up on the man’s work beforehand, here’s a huge HELIN catalog listing of books, documentaries, and other projects with which he has been involved.