Historian David McCullough discusses his work, latest book ‘The Wright Brothers’

In /


Growing up in Pittsburgh, David McCullough couldn’t decide what to do with his life. …

Six decades later, McCullough is among the country’s most esteemed journalist-historians, the recipient of two National Book Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. …

His latest book is “The Wright Brothers,” another story of American determination. In a sense, it completes an informal trilogy devoted to high achievement and the American spirit of ingenuity, which includes McCullough’s “The Great Bridge” and “The Path Between the Seas.”

“Both had to do with transportation, the movement of people,” he said. “And this event of the 20th century, that changed history in immeasurable ways, was in keeping with my other two books.”

Read the story in the Post and Courier.