Bestselling author, Beloved American historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient David McCullough died Sunday at the age of 89.
His daughter, Dolly Lawson, confirmed that her father died at her home in Hingham, a town in the greater Boston area.
McCullough won the Pulitzer Prize for biographies of two presidents.
'Truman' was published in his 1992 and topped the New York Times bestseller list for his 43 weeks. Published in 2001, "John Adams" ranked number one in its first week and went on to dozens more print runs, according to the paper.
Others Chronicles of American history include The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, published in 1977, and the 1981 chronicle of young Theodore Roosevelt and his family. Detailing life.
With a career spanning more than 50 years, McCullough was known for his approachable writing style and deep research. Adams' books spent his seven years, he spent his ten years on "Truman."
In 2006, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This is considered the highest honor for civilians in nations. It is awarded to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values or security of the United States, world peace, or other important social, public or private endeavors.