Author David McCullough To Speak At Baylor Oct. 9

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Author David McCullough will speak at Baylor Oct. 9 during the second annual Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture.
Sept. 29, 2003

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will deliver the annual Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Waco Hall. His talk, which will focus on his latest book, John Adams, will be followed by a question and answer session.

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for Baylor faculty, staff and students, and are available at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office. Patron tickets are $75 and include admission to a reception with the author following the lecture.

McCullough is the author of six widely acclaimed books, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman and John Adams, which also was number one on the New York Times bestseller list for several weeks.

His other books include The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback and Brave Companions. McCullough also served as host of "Smithsonian World," "The American Experience" and as narrator of the PBS documentary "The Civil War."

In addition to his two Pulitzer Prizes, McCullough has received two National Book Awards, the Frances Parkman Prize, the Charles Frankel Prize from former President Bill Clinton, the Los Angeles Times Biography Prize and an Emmy award for his work in public television.

A gifted speaker, he has lectured in all parts of the country and abroad as well as at the White House as part of the presidential lecture series. He is also one of the few private citizens to be asked to speak before a joint session of Congress.

Born in Pittsburgh, McCullough was educated there and at Yale, where he was graduated with honors in English literature. An avid reader, traveler and landscape painter, he lives in West Tisbury, Mass., with his wife. They have five children and 15 grandchildren.

McCullough's lecture will benefit Baylor's libraries. Baylor alumnus Collen A. Clark established the lecture series endowment in honor of his mother Carla Sue Ferguson Garrett, a Baylor alumna and member of the libraries' Board of Advisers. Ernest Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, served as the featured speaker at the inaugural lecture last year.

For ticket information, call the Baylor ticket office at 710-3210. For more information on McCullough's lecture, contact Mary Goolsby, library advancement coordinator, at (254) 710-6735.

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