Kresge Library

The College of Arts and Sciences presents the Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities
David McCullough — First Principles : History as a Source of Strength

picutre of David McCulloughPlease join Oakland University in welcoming David McCullough to our campus Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion (campus map), where Mr. McCullough will be lecturing. Reserve your tickets today. Advance admission is $15 for adults, $12.50 for OU faculty, staff and Alumni Association members with membership card, and $5 for students with valid ID. All tickets will be $20 per person at the door, if seats are still available. Charge tickets by phone using Visa or MasterCard starting March 1 by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at (248) 377-3300 for regular adult admission or by printing out and completing the ticket order form below. Faculty, staff, alumni and student rate tickets must be purchased in person at the Meadow Brook Theatre box office on the Oakland University campus. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call (248) 370-3316 for sales to groups of 10 or more at a special $12.50 ticket price. All seats are general admission. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Parking is free. For further information please contact the College of Arts and Sciences at by phone at (248) 370-2650 or check the CAS web site.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough achieved great success last year with John Adams, his biography of America’s second president. Time magazine named it the best non-fiction book of 2001. Audiences agreed, sending it to the top of The New York Times bestseller list. A two-time National Book Award winner, McCullough has been called “one of our most gifted living writers” by The Washington Post. He is the author of numerous non-fiction works including Truman and The Great Bridge. PBS fans will recognize McCullough as the host of “The American Experience” and as narrator of numerous documentaries, including Ken Burns’ acclaimed series, “The Civil War.”

Books by Mr. McCullough at the Oakland University Library

Full-text speeches and articles by Mr. McCullough:
(Full-text access is limited to current Oakland University students, staff and faculty)

Articles by and interviews with Mr. McCullough available in print at the Kresge Library:


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