David McCullough

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Title to be discussed: In the dark streets shineth: a 1941 Christmas Eve story by David McCullough.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.  From the book jacket: "Christmas Eve, 1941.  Mere days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met at the White House.  As war raged throughout the world, the two leaders delivered a powerful message of hope that still resonates today.  Bestselling author and renowned historian David McCullough relates a compelling story about the spirit of Christmas and the power of light to shine in difficult, dangerous times .... [a]lso sharing the stories behind the songs 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' and 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'...."

Americans in Paris (Before Hemingway, Stein and the Fitzgeralds)

Cover Art: The Greater Journey by David McCulloughIt is all too easy for successful writers to slide into a comfort zone and never want to leave it. Writing is such an iffy proposition, working from a formula isn’t just easier and safer for the psyche, it’s often the smartest business decision one can make--if it worked once, chances are pretty good it will work again.

The historian, author, PBS mainstay and owner of the most avuncular voice this side of Bob Ross, David McCullough has found his formula and shows no inclination to tinker with it. He's not out to stretch our minds or question the foundations of American Civilization. He's at heart a weaver of tales and he's exceedingly good at it.

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