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Dartmouth Commencement 2003

Posted 06/08/03

Honorary degree citation to David McCullough (Doctor of Letters)
David McCullough

Here on ground bisected by the paths of Dartmouth's history, we claim now one who has told millions of people the story of the American experience. As author and television narrator you consistently remind us of the power of history to captivate, to reveal, and to explain.

Using always the same old black Royal typewriter, you have written wonderful books, telling the stories of Presidents, ranging from John Adams to Teddy Roosevelt to Harry Truman. You have described the Johnstown Flood and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal.

Your work has attracted widespread acclaim, winning numerous awards, including the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize - both twice! You have helped to make the past more accessible to a wider public, and you have done so with an artistry that has been rarely matched. Dartmouth is immensely pleased to award you now the degree Doctor of Letters.

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