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The Best David McCullough Books

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List of the best David McCullough books, ranked by voracious readers and history buffs in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that David McCullough is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His historical books are widely read and have received a great deal of critical acclaim. McCullough has won the Pulitzer Prize twice, and has also received two National Book Awards.

If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote up your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This list is also a great resource for new fans of David McCullough who want to know which of his works they should start reading first. Between his excellent storytelling, his eye for evocative detail, and his unparalleled grasp of history, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

List books include Truman, John Adams and other histories that make legendary personalities and events leap to life. What are David McCullough's best books? Vote on this list and to help definitively answer that question.
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    The Wright Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best David McCullough Books
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    The Wright Brothers

    David McCullough

    First Published2015

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    John Adams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best David McCullough Books
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    John Adams

    David McCullough

    First Published2002

    SubjectsJohn Adams, United States of America, History of the United States

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Biography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Truman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best David McCullough Books
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    Truman

    David McCullough

    First Published1992-06-15

    SubjectsUnited States of America, History of the United States, 20th century, Harry S. Truman

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Biography, History

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Greater Journey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best David McCullough Books
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    The Greater Journey

    David McCullough

    First Published2011-05-24

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    1776 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best David McCullough Books
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    1776

    David McCullough

    First Published2005-05-24

    SubjectsUnited States of America, History of the United States, History, American Revolution, George Washington

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

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    Brave Companions: Portraits in is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best David McCullough Books

    First Published1992

    SubjectsBiography

    Genres (Book)History

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Great Bridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best David McCullough Books
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    The Great Bridge

    David McCullough

    First Published1972

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    The Path Between the Seas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best David McCullough Books
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    First Published1977

    SubjectsPanama, History of the Americas, Central America, Latin America, History

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    Mornings on Horseback is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best David McCullough Books
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    Mornings on Horseback

    David McCullough

    SubjectsTheodore Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Johnstown Flood: The Incre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best David McCullough Books

    First Published1968

    SubjectsJohnstown Flood, Pennsylvania, Natural disaster, South Fork Dam Failure, History of the Americas

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

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