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David McCullough: “History is about ideas”

October 23, 2008

David McCullough, a two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, encouraged students, faculty and university guests at Fall Convocation on Oct. 23 to be avid readers and to seek from American history that courage and wisdom of their ancestors to overcome problems faced today.

Acclaimed historian speaks on leadership

October 23, 2008

“History” is not just what happened at a given time, but to whom it happens and why, said Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, who spoke this week in Greensboro for the Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. And not all presidents are exceptional, he said, adding that Americans should “count our blessings when a real leader arrives on the scene.”