| March 28, 2007 - The
East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) announces that eminent historian
and Pulitzer-Prize winning author David McCullough will be in Knoxville
May 3 for an evening lecture at the Historic Bijou Theatre and an
afternoon book signing at the East Tennessee History Center.
David McCullough has been called "a master of the art of narrative
history." He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner for his biographies
John Adams and Truman and twice recipient of the National Book Award,
as well as the prestigious Francis Parkman Prize. He has been honored
with the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution, the
American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal, the Carl
Sandburg Award, the New York Public Library's Literary Award, and
31 honorary degrees. Mr. McCullough also is well known for his familiar
presence on public television as host of Smithsonian World, The
American Experience, and narrator of numerous documentaries, including
The Civil War and Napoleon.
Mr. McCullough's latest book, 1776, is a vivid description of the
opening year of the American Revolution and the role played by General
George Washington. Among his other books are Truman, John Adams,
The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, and The Path between the
Seas. None of Mr. McCullough's books has ever been out of print,
a distinction held by few authors.
"David McCullough is one of America's most celebrated authors
and historians," says ETHS Director Cherel Henderson. "We
are so appreciative for the generous support of our sponsors, SSC
Service Solutions and Sherri Parker Lee, for making it possible
for us to make this program possible in East Tennessee."
The book signing will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the East Tennessee
History Center and is free and open to the public.
The evening lecture will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre in
Knoxville. Tickets are $31.50 for the general public and may be
purchased from the Tennessee Theatre Box Office downtown Knoxville
(865-684-1143) or ordered from Tickets Unlimited (656-4444 or toll
free 877-995-9961; website www.knoxvilletickets.com). ETHS members
will receive a discounted price of $27 for tickets purchased directly
through the Historical Society (call 865-215-8824). For additional
information about the lecture, book signing, or purchase of books,
please call ETHS at 865-215-8824 or see www.east-tennessee-history.org.
The East Tennessee Historical Society, whose mission is to preserve,
interpret and promote the region's history, is located at 601 S.
Gay Street (across from the Tennessee Theatre) in downtown Knoxville.