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David McCullough ’55

We don’t know who gave the Library of Congress the authority to decide who is and who isn’t a “living legend,” but David McCullough ’55 was one of seven people to be honored with that distinction at an event at the library on April 12. True, he has a lot to recommend him. With two Pulitzer Prizes (for his presidential biographies Truman and John Adams), a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and 40 honorary degrees (including one from Yale), he hasn’t got a lot of accolades left to aspire to. The “living legend” award event, by the way, took place during the run of the critically acclaimed HBO mini-series adaptation of John Adams (starring Paul Giamatti ’89, ’94MFA).

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