David McCullough March 5, 2002

David McCullough, whose biography John Adams hit the New York Times bestsellers list at number one, has been called a “master of the art of narrative history.” His books have been praised for their exceptional narrative sweep, their scholarship and insight into American life, and their literary distinction. In the words of the citation accompanying his honorary degree from Yale, “As an historian, he paints with words, giving us pictures of the American people that live, breath, and above all, confront the fundamental issues of courage, achievement, and moral character.” Mr. McCullough about First Principles: “With change accelerating all around, more and more we need greater understanding and appreciation of those principles upon which the Republic was founded.”