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David McCullough is host of PBS's The American Experience series and has narrated Ken Burns's The Civil War and other PBS programs. He is the author of Truman, which won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1993. McCullough also is author of The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback, and Brave Companions.
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Address delivered at the U.S. Naval Institute's 127th Annual Meeting
25 April 2001
I want to say at the start how pleased and proud I am—and it came as a... Read More