David McCullough to Visit East Tennessee Historical Society

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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David McCullough to Visit East Tennessee Historical Society

Posted: 03/28/2007
The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) announces that eminent historian and Pulitzer-Prize winning author David McCullough will be in Knoxville May 3 for an evening lecture at the Historic Bijou Theatre and an afternoon book signing at the East Tennessee History Center. David McCullough has been called "a master of the art of narrative history." He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner for his biographies John Adams and Truman and twice recipient of the National Book Award, as well as the prestigious Francis Parkman Prize. He has been honored with the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution, the American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal, the Carl Sandburg Award, the New York Public Library's Literary Award, and 31 honorary degrees. Mr. McCullough also is well known for his familiar presence on public television as host of Smithsonian World, The American Experience, and narrator of numerous documentaries, including The Civil War and Napoleon. Mr. McCullough's latest book, 1776, is a vivid description of the opening year of the American Revolution and the role played by General George Washington. Among his other books are Truman, John Adams, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, and The Path between the Seas. None of Mr. McCullough's books has ever been out of print, a distinction held by few authors. "David McCullough is one of America's most celebrated authors and historians," says ETHS Director Cherel Henderson. "We are so appreciative for the generous support of our sponsors, SSC Service Solutions and Sherri Parker Lee, for making it possible for us to make this program possible in East Tennessee." The book signing will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center and is free and open to the public. The evening lecture will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville. Tickets are $31.50 for the general public and may be purchased from the Tennessee Theatre Box Office downtown Knoxville (865-684-1143) or ordered from Tickets Unlimited (656-4444 or toll free 877-995-9961; website www.knoxvilletickets.com). ETHS members will receive a discounted price of $27 for tickets purchased directly through the Historical Society (call 865-215-8824). For additional information about the lecture, book signing, or purchase of books, please call ETHS at 865-215-8824 or see www.east-tennessee-history.org. The East Tennessee Historical Society, whose mission is to preserve, interpret and promote the region's history, is located at 601 S. Gay Street (across from the Tennessee Theatre) in downtown Knoxville.