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David Mccullough

David McCullough: Discovering America in Paris

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Al Eisele

The 76-year-old McCullough demonstrated to a Washington audience last week the distinctive approach to defining the American spirit and character that has made him one of the nation's most prolific and successful authors.

Presidents' Day History: The Must-Reads Of Presidential Biographies (PHOTOS, POLL)

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

Here is a short list of some of my favorite Presidential biographies -- all what I call "must reads."

Laugh with Lincoln on his Birthday

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Leveen

In one of Abraham Lincoln's debates, his opponent accused Lincoln of being two-faced. Lincoln paused and then replied, "If I had another face, do you think I'd wear this one?"

A Sure-Fire Bestseller:Lincoln's Doctor's Dog

The Huffington Post | Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Random House founder Bennett Cerf was reportedly asked how to write a best seller. The venerable editor's answer: Lincoln's Doctor's Dog. Seems Abe Li...

An Historian's Prescient View of 9/11

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Al Eisele

On the morning of Sept. 11, David McCullough called me to say that an airplane had just crashed into the World Trade Tower. Here is the story that my colleagues and I filed in the Sept. 12 issue of The Hill.

Obama's Beach Books -- and Yours

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The thing about beach books -- or even "beach books" -- isn't the total tonnage of the entire pile. It's the glow of the glorious possibilities.

Seeking Happiness? Try Pursuing Purpose

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

It appears we contemporary Americans may have switched the interpretation of "pursuit of happiness" to "pursuit of pleasure."

'John Adams' Premiere: Talking To Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks And David McCullough

Huffington Post | Dipayan Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The long-awaited HBO adaptation of David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize winning John Adams got the green light a year ago, and the seven-part mini serie...