Historian David McCullough Receives 1st Abraham Redwood Award

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David McCullough

Tickets sold out weeks in advance for the ceremony to bestow the  Redwood Library & Athanaeum’s very first Abraham Redwood Medal for "Contributions to American History and Culture". As its recipient was two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, the ticket fervor was understandable. Guests gathered in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall at Salve Regina University to hear the author and historian speak and read from his new book, The Wright Brothers, which explores the histories of these great American inventors and touches on themes familiar to fans of McCullough’s work, including success after failure and courage in the face of daunting odds.

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Executive Director Benedict Leca introduced Mr. McCullough, who then treated guests to a talk and reading of his latest work. The Wright Brothers is McCullough’s tenth work.  Afterward, the crowd politely milled about outside the auditorium, while McCullough greeted friends and spoke to his myriad fans.

It was an incredible and historically illuminating evening for all who could attend and touch history


                                                    -- Alison Gainor


David McCullough is also winner of the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award.


For information on the Redwood Library and upcoming programs, go to www.RedwoodLibrary.org

Mr. McCullough speaks with Muriel & Roger Buck

Mr McCullough surrounded by fans

Dr. Garry Fischer, President of the Redwood Library Board, congratulates Mr. McCullough

Dr. Fischer, Mr. McCullough & Redwood Library Executive Director Benedict Leca

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