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David McCullough

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Awards
All Awards | Honorary Degrees

Presidential Medal of Freedom
For Work Overall

Aspen Institute Public Service Award, 2006
For Work Overall

American Compass Best Book, 2005
For 1776 by David McCullough.

The Pulitzer Prize, 2002
For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author, awarded to John Adams by David McCullough.

National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, 1995
Read the acceptance speech given by David McCullough.

Charles Frankel Prize
Awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 1995

In 1988 NEH established the Charles Frankel Prize to recognize persons for outstanding contributions to the public's understanding of the humanities. The Charles Frankel Prize was awarded from 1989-1996. In 1997 this award was renamed the National Humanities Medal. More information on the prize here.


The Pulitzer Prize, 1993
For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author, awarded to Truman by David McCullough.

The Colonial Dames of America Annual Book Award, 1993
"In recognition of a notable contribution to the Perputation of the Principles of the Republic of the USA" for Truman.

The Francis Parkman Prize, 1993
Awarded by the Society of American Historians to stimulate the writing of history as literature for Truman.
 
 

National Book Award for Autobiography/Biography (Hardcover), 1982
Awarded by the National Book Foundation for Mornings on Horseback.

National Book Award for History, 1978
Awarded by the National Book Foundation for The Path Between the Seas.

The Francis Parkman Prize, 1978
Awarded by the Society of American Historians to stimulate the writing of history as literature for The Path Between the Seas.
 

Samuel Eliot Morison Award, 1978
Awarded by the Naval Order of the United States to the author of a published book of particular merit for naval literature, The Path Between the Seas.

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All Awards

New York Diamond Jubilee Award 1973
Certificate of Merit Municipal Art Society NY 1973
National Book Award for History 1978
Francis Parkman Prize/Society of American Historians 1978, 1993
Samuel Eliot Morison Award 1978
Cornelius Ryan Award 1978
Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award 1978
Los Angeles Times Prize for Biography 1981
New York Public Library Literary Lion Award 1981
National Book Award for Biography 1982
Emmy for Public Television 1985
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow 1986
Sarah Josepha Hale Award/Richards Library, Newport, NH 1987
Speech before Joint Session of Congress, White House Lecture: Theodore Roosevelt 1989
Lionel Gelber Award (Canada) 1992
White House Lecture: Harry Truman 1992
Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1993, 2002
Harry S. Truman Public Service Award 1993
Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award 1993
St. Louis Literary Award 1993
Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Excellence in Humanities 1993
Colonial Dames of America Award 1993, 2002
John P. McGovern Award Lecture/Cosmos Club 1993
17th Annual Abraham Lincoln Literary Award, Union League Club 1993
Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence/St. Nicholas Society 1993
Pennsylvania Society Gold Medal Award 1994
Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy 1994
National Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters 1995
The National Endowment for the Humanities Charles Frankel Prize 1995
Peggy V. Helmerich Award/Tulsa Library Trust Distinguished Author Series 1995
The Rotary Foundation International/Paul Harris Fellow 1995
Theodore Roosevelt Distinguished Service Medal 1996
Silver Award, National Commission of Libraries and Information Science 1996
Commonwealth Award/Massachusetts Cultural Council 1999
St. Andrews Society Medal, State of New York 1999
Carl Sandburg Literary Award/The Chicago Public Library Foundation 2000
History Makers Award/Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania 2000
New England Library and Information Network Award 2001
Townsend Honoree/New England Society in the City of New York 2001
American Revolution Round Table Book Award 2001
Commonwealth of Mass. Board of Library Commissioners certificate of commendation 2001
American Academy of Diplomacy Award 2001
Nelinet Award 2001
The Henry James Award/Edith Wharton Women of Achievement Awards 2001
International Film & Video/Literacy Partners 2001
Phi Beta Kappa Book Award 2002
The Los Angeles Public Library Literary Award 2002
Palm Beach Laureate Award 2002
Ambassador Book Award/English-Speaking Union of the U.S. 2002
William Bradford Award/Pilgrim Society 2002
The Holland Society's Gold Medal for Distinguished Literary Achievement 2002
Dutch Treat Club Gold Medal for Lifetime Creative Achievement 2002
Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award 2002
Christopher Award 2002
Theodore H. White Lecturer/Joan Shorenstein Center, JFK School of Government/Harvard University 2002
Colonial Dames Book Award 2002
Ruth Bogan Creative Living Award, M.V. 2002
University of Houston/Farfel Distinguished Lecturer 2002
Robin W. Winks Award/National Parks Conservation Association 2003
Jefferson Lecturer/National Endowment for the Humanities 2003
Boston Patriot Award 2003
American Journey Award / Boston Center for Adult Education 2003
National Archives Records of Achievement Award 2004
The Robert Smith Award / Christ Church (Philadelphia) Preservation Trust 2004
Nashville Public Library Literacy Award 2005
National Reading Advocacy 2005
National Association of Independent Booksellers Award 2005
Quill Award 2005
Annual Book Award - The Colonial Dames of America 2005
American Compass Best Book Award for 1776 by David McCullough. 2005
American Academy of Arts & Letters 2006
Aspen Institute Public Service Award 2006
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006

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Honorary Degrees

Rensselaer Polytech Institute 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Skidmore College 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Allegheny College 1984 Doctor of Literature
Villanova University 1984 Doctor of Engineering
Wesleyan University 1984 Doctor of Letters
Worcester Polytech Institute 1984 Doctor of Engineering
Colorado College 1985 Doctor of Humane Letters
Middlebury College 1986 Doctor of Letters
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1991
University of New Hampshire 1993 Doctor of Humane Letters
University of South Carolina 1993
Chatham College 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
University of Pittsburgh 1994 Doctor of Letters
Union College 1994
Washington College 1994 Doctor of Letters
Georgetown University 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lafayette College 1995 Doctor of Laws
Beloit College 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
College of William and Mary 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hamilton College 1996 Doctor of Letters
University of Miami 1996
Grand Valley State University 1997
Grinnell College 1997 Doctor of Humane Letters
Dickinson College 1998 Doctor of Humane Letters
University of Massachusetts 1998 Doctor of Laws
Yale University 1998
State University of New York 1999 Doctor of Letters
University of Connecticut 1999 Doctor of Letters
Brown University 2000
Tufts University 2001
University of Delaware 2001
Northeastern University 2002 Doctor of Humane Letters
University of Vermont 2002 Doctor of Letters
Wheaton College 2002 Doctor of Laws
Brandeis University 2003 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ohio State University 2003 Doctor of Humane Letters
Dartmouth College 2003 Doctor of Letters
Ohio University 2004
College of the Holy Cross 2006
Bates College 2006 Doctor of Humane Letters

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