Historian, best selling author, and two time Pulitzer Prize winner, David McCullough has passed away. He was 89 years old.
Social media users wasted no time sharing their kind thoughts and tributes for McCullough, which had his name trending in the top 5 on Monday afternoon with an overwhelmingly positive sentiment.
Here are some of the kind words shared…
I'm saddened to hear about the passing of the great historian David McCullough. His dedication in telling this nation’s story taught us more about the American spirit and its value to our collective history. For that we are forever grateful. He truly was an American treasure. pic.twitter.com/FzwX3QE8Ad
— Carla Hayden (@LibnOfCongress) August 8, 2022
Others were as good but not as fast, or as fast but not as good, or as brilliant but not as readable. But McCullough was the whole package. His best books are texts in how to write popular narrative nonfiction, whether history or biography. RIP. https://t.co/qCvxikSQ1a
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) August 8, 2022
"History is who we are, and why we are the way we are."
RIP David McCullough, one of the greatest historians America ever produced. He had such a talent for bringing history to life and telling our national story in ways that were both groundbreaking and accessible. A huge loss. https://t.co/49gD23VxbK
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) August 8, 2022
Godspeed to David McCullough. I've read half of his books, and I might just need to finish the second half. pic.twitter.com/XBgxMnU47Q
— Jeremy Kasperson (@jeremykasperson) August 8, 2022
American historian David McCullough died today at age 89. He was one of my favorite historians, with his works spanning from his books to his narration of various documentaries. His work helped inspire my love for history.
May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/o11apfg02U
— History Calendar (@historycalendar) August 8, 2022
RIP David McCullough. One of the my favorite authors. John Adams. The Johnstown Flood. The Wright Brothers. 1776. I could keep going. Do yourself a favor and order one of his books today. You'll get hooked.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) August 8, 2022
This is a tremendous loss. David McCullough brought history to life in such a colorful way. “John Adams,” “Truman,” and “1776,” are three of my favorite books.
Fair winds, Mr. McCullough. https://t.co/6exxftIKMq
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) August 8, 2022
David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian, dies at 89. McCullough was a national treasure and my favorite historian and writer. He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/4oKVF1BLmy
— Dustin Benge (@DustinBenge) August 8, 2022
Heartbroken to hear about the great historian, David McCullough (1933-2022), passing away. He was a rarity: a kind man who could paint with words. Mr. McCullough, you taught me so much & will continue to. I thank you. May you rest ❤️📚#RIPDavidMcCullough pic.twitter.com/UbEihNdKkB
— Emily Jane Rothwell 🖤🌸🖋 (@emjanerothwell) August 8, 2022
One of my favorite 60 Minutes segments ever
Journey through history with David McCullough – YouTube https://t.co/IVPvtXHFII
— It's Me, Margaret (@MargaretMenefee) August 8, 2022
I hope that the great David McCullough is right now chatting and laughing with T.R., Truman and John Adams.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) August 8, 2022
A generous man who chose to believe the best about America, and about Americans. May light perpetual shine upon him.
David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89 https://t.co/MRR1gfhiJW
— Jon Meacham (@jmeacham) August 8, 2022
There aren't many classic works of transportation history, but David McCullough wrote several, delving into the Brooklyn Bridge, the Panama Canal and the Wright brothers. What a loss.https://t.co/KBiK66GnYE
— David Zipper (@DavidZipper) August 8, 2022
best historical documentary narrator. rip.
David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89 https://t.co/7S0x16D91y
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 8, 2022
His excellence as a writer was matched by his honor, kindness, and sweetness as a human. He was the consummate storyteller and gentleman. https://t.co/CzSblI78tK
— Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) August 8, 2022
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