Popular author and biographer DavidMcCullough will deliver a keynote address to kick off Hamilton College'sFallcoming alumni weekend. McCullough will present History of theSource 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 WarII, and Hamilton's wartime alumni. A complete schedule of the other publicfestivities for the weekend are attached.

McCullough received the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for Truman, hisbiography 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 millioncopies. McCullough has authored six other critically acclaimed works,including The Great Bridge, which won several prizes, and The PathBetween the Seas, which won the National Book Award for history.

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

McCullough's other awards include the Frances Parkman Prize, the CharlesFrankel Prize, the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Excellence in theHumanities, the Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service and a GuggenheimFellowship. In 1995, he was awarded the National Book Foundation'sDistinguished Contribution to America Letters Award for his lifetime of work.He holds 18 honorary degrees, including one from Hamilton. President Clintonhas praised him for his remarkable work and his efforts toward preservation ofhistoric sites. Public Events

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