David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning Historian, dead at 89

McCullough's death was announced on Aug. 8 by his publisher, Simon & Schuster. The award-winning author died in Hingham, MA. The cause of death was not immediately reported. McCullough's best-selling biographies of former Presidents Harry S. Truman and John Adams are widely considered to have elevated the reputations of both men. Responding to criticism that he was too "soft" with his depiction of Truman, ... McCullough responded, “some people not only want their leaders to have feet of clay, but to be all clay.”