David McCullough
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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said the 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist George Santayana. Well, historian/author David McCullough is doing his best to make sure we all remember. Called a “master of the art of narrative history” by the New York Times, McCullough has written about some of the greatest leaders and moments in U.S. history. He won Pulitzer Prizes for two of his books—Truman and John Adams, both of which were adapted into television movies by HBO. Out this month is McCullough’s new book, The Greater Journey, about Americans in Paris from 1830-1900. Hear McCullough speak on History as a Source of Strength, Monday, May 16, 8 p.m., at The Granada (1214 State St.). Prices are $33 for the general public and $16 for UCSB students. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more info, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.


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