David McCullough at the Ambassador's Residence
On May 25, Ambassador Rivkin paid a tribute to U.S. author David McCullough.
Ambassador Rivkin hosted a reception to honor two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough at his Residence on May 25, 2012.
Seventy French and U.S. academics and professionals from the fields of history, American studies, literature and education gathered to listen to Mr. McCullough.
David McCullough’s last book, The Greater Journey, focuses on the period between 1830 and 1900, when hundreds of Americans--many of them future household names like Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain, Samuel Morse, John Singer Sargent and Harriet Beecher Stowe--lived in Paris and then brought that experience back to the U.S.
A CBS 60 Minutes team also attended and filmed the event as they are doing a 15-minute documentary on McCullough’s life and work, which will include a mention of Franco-American ties.