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PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH FEATURED SPEAKER AT HAMILTON COLLEGE ALUMNI WEEKEND

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Posted September 26, 1996
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Popular author and biographer David McCullough will deliver a keynote address to kick off Hamilton College's Fallcoming alumni weekend. McCullough will present History of the Source of Strength, on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Wellin Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Fallcoming 1996 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, and Hamilton's wartime alumni. A complete schedule of the other public festivities for the weekend are attached.

McCullough received the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for Truman, his biography of Harry S. Truman. The book was on The New York Times' hardcover bestsellers list for more than 43 weeks and sold more than a million copies. McCullough has authored six other critically acclaimed works, including The Great Bridge, which won several prizes, and The Path Between the Seas, which won the National Book Award for history.

PBS viewers know McCullough as the host of The American Experience, and narrator of Ken Burns' The Civil War. He also hosted Smithsonian World and other PBS programs. He is the president of the Society of American Historians and a founding member of Protect Historic America.

McCullough's other awards include the Frances Parkman Prize, the Charles Frankel Prize, the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Excellence in the Humanities, the Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1995, he was awarded the National Book Foundation's Distinguished Contribution to America Letters Award for his lifetime of work. He holds 18 honorary degrees, including one from Hamilton. President Clinton has praised him for his remarkable work and his efforts toward preservation of historic sites.  Public Events

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