David McCullough Historian July 7, 1933  –  August 7, 2022

I do feel in my heart of hearts that if history isn’t well written, it isn’t going to be read, and if it isn’t read it’s going to die. David McCullough

David McCullough (Photograph by William B. McCullough).

Prizing winning historian David McCullough died on August 7 2022. He was 89. Here is a link to the full obituary at legacy.com.

I had the pleasure to meet Mr. McCullough on several occasions following speaking engagements and during book signings. I have a complete autographed collection of all of his writings. Here is alink to his publisher’s page Simon and Schuster. He was an excellent narrative historian. He made history come alive. McCullough was a devoted family man and husband to his wife Rosalee. She passed away two months ago.

Rosalee and David McCullough (Photo: Greenwich Time Website).

My most prized possession is a letter Mr. McCullough wrote to me in his own hand on his own personal stationary regarding the importance of public libraries to our American way of life.

To read more about David McCullough and his work as a historian visit a previous post on this blog at this link.

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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1 Response to David McCullough Historian July 7, 1933  –  August 7, 2022

  1. Pingback: David McCullough on Books, History, Writing, and American Democracy: “You’ve got to marinate your head, in that time and culture. You’ve got to become them.” | Schlick Daleiden Family DuPage/Kane Co. Blog

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