Washington, D.C. - December 15, 2006 -- David McCullough receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom  from United States President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Friday, December 15, 2006.  The medal is the nation's highest civil award.  It may be awarded "to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or, (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors".  One of our Nation’s most distinguished and honored historians, David McCullough has taken his own place in American history.  His books have earned him the respect of general audiences and scholars alike and have received numerous awards, including two National Book Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes.  The author of rigorous works on Harry Truman, John Adams, and the young Theodore Roosevelt, he is one of our foremost authorities on the American Presidency.  The United States honors David McCullough for his lifelong efforts to document the people, places, and events that have shaped America.<br />
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Washington, D.C. - December 15, 2006 -- David McCullough receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from United States President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Friday, December 15, 2006. The medal is the nation's highest civil award. It may be awarded "to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or, (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". One of our Nation’s most distinguished and honored historians, David McCullough has taken his own place in American history. His books have earned him the respect of general audiences and scholars alike and have received numerous awards, including two National Book Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes. The author of rigorous works on Harry Truman, John Adams, and the young Theodore Roosevelt, he is one of our foremost authorities on the American Presidency. The United States honors David McCullough for his lifelong efforts to document the people, places, and events that have shaped America.
Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP

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Date: 15 Dec 2006
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: Ron Sachs - CNP
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