‘The Pioneers’ author David McCullough speaks in Marietta

From The Marietta Times

David McCullough is one of us now.

“The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West” was published in early May after years of anticipation in Marietta, where McCullough’s examination of the Revolutionary War veterans and other characters who settled what was then the U.S. frontier is centered.

He spent three years researching the book, unearthing one treasure after another as he traced the lives, accomplishments, disappointments and triumphs of Manasseh Cutler, Rufus Putnam, Samuel Hildreth and a host of other men and women who not only took a chance on Ohio but also tried to mold it to their ideals. The book has focused national attention on Marietta in way not equaled in its history.

McCullough, 84, spoke to a full house in the Peoples Bank Theatre Friday night, and several dozen other people who took in the event at a satellite overflow telecast in the McDonough Auditorium, two blocks east on Putnam Street at the Marietta College campus.

Read the full article at The Marietta Times.

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