McCullough considers Boston one of the country’s “most remarkable”
cities for walking ease, architecture, history, and libraries.
family vacation home,” she says, noting they now have 19
grandchildren (who, presumably, are not all there at the
Considered one of America’s best-known historians,
David is laden with honors, among them Pulitzer Prizes for
his biographies of Presidents Harry S. Truman and John
Adams, each book adapted by HBO — Truman into a TV
movie and John Adams into a miniseries. His accolades
include more than 40 honorary degrees and the Presiden-
tial Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
His nine books total 9 million copies, published in ten lan-
guages. His latest tome, The Greater Journey, Americans in
Paris, is a number one New York Times bestseller, and he’s
now at work on his tenth volume.