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McCullough, David W.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 5,900 library holdings
Genres: History  Detective and mystery fiction  Sources  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Maze puzzles 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS648.D4, 813.087208
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Most widely held works about David W McCullough
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Most widely held works by David W McCullough
Great detectives : a century of the best mysteries from England and America( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "stories by Dorothy Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Robert van Gulik, William Faulkner, Dashiell Hammett, Edmund Crispin, Raymond Chandler, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, Ray Bradbury, P.D. James, Donald Westlake, Ed McBain."
Wars of the Irish kings : a thousand years of struggle from the age of myth through the reign of Queen Elizabeth I by David W McCullough( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its monasteries and its wars. The artistic flourishing of the monasteries has received a good deal of attention, but the violent and varied wars have in recent years gone unremembered. In Wars of the Irish Kings, David Willis McCullough has turned back to the earliest accounts of these struggles to present a rich tapestry of Ireland's fight for its identity. Beginning with the legends of ancient wars and warriors, moving through a time when history and storytelling were not separate crafts, into a time when history was as much propaganda as fact, Wars of the Irish Kings tells of tribal battles, foreign invasions, Viking raids, family feuds, wars between rival Irish kingdoms, and wars of rebellion against the English. This collection is peopled with familiar names: Cuchulain, Finn MacCool, Brian Boru, Mad King Sweeney, Strongbow, Edward and Robert Bruce, Queen Elizabeth I and Lord Essex, Hugh O'Donnell, and Hugh O'Neill. Battles formed the legends and history of the land: the Da Dannan meet the Fir Bolgs near Sligo, Brian Boru faces the Vikings at Clontarf in Dublin Bay, High King Rory O'Connor confronts the English invaders near Waterford, O'Briens battle the English (and other O'Briens) at Dysert O'Dea near Limerick, guns are carried for the first time in battle at Knockdoe near Galway, the Bruces from Scotland and their Irish allies overwhelm the English at Connor in Ulster, and Hugh O'Neill ambushes General Bagenal near Armagh. The book ends near Cork in 1601 when the English defeat O'Neill and his Spanish allies at Kinsale. Common people as well as kings appear in these pages. A foot soldier in the early days of gunpowder accidentally sets off a disastrous explosion, a harper's disembodied head is sent by error to the king of England, who displays it as that of the king of Ireland, and a Welsh camp follower named Alice is given the job of executing Irish captives during the English invasion. The sources for these stories and many more range from ancient manuscripts telling of mythical battles to a seventeenth-century siege diary. There are excerpts from such Irish literary masterpieces as The Cattle Raid of Cooley (The Tain), the monumental Annals of the Four Masters, passages from Gerald of Wales's account of the English conquest in the twelfth century, pages from an Icelandic saga, and even a blistering letter from Queen Elizabeth I to her inept commander in Ireland ("You do but piece up a hollow peace ... "). The result is a surprisingly immediate and stunning portrait of an all-but-forgotten time that forged the Ireland to come. From the Hardcover edition
Chronicles of the barbarians : eyewitness accounts of pillage and conquest from the ancient world to the fall of Constantinople by David W McCullough( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firsthand accounts of barbarian invaders from Herodotus (d. 424 B.C.) to the fall of Constantinople (1553). Scythians, Huns, Vandals, Mongols, Turks are seen through the same of fear, ignorance and bias
American childhoods : an anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unending mystery : a journey through labyrinths and mazes by David W McCullough( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unending Mystery is a charming, offbeat, generously illustrated exploration of a form that has had a place in the culture of almost every civilization since the beginning of human historyand is now experiencing a modern revival. Labyrinths appear on Neolithic rock outcroppings and in some of the oldest legends from the Greek Isles and the American Southwest. They have been created to represent everything from the birth of a child to the descent into hell, and legions of claimsfrom facilitating pregnancy to freeing souls from Purgatoryhave been made for their power. In them we see perhaps the first human effort to create a form not found in nature, and we experience a mystery that has survived the millennia in countless manifestations. From the Mediterranean to Tuscany and Scandinavia, from English villages to French cathedrals and Italian palace gardens, David Willis McCullough takes us on a grand tour of the great labyrinths and mazes. Using a distinctive blend of history and research, he tells the story of their interpretations and uses, from the exalted to the ridiculous. He visits with today's labyrinth enthusiasts, including a Scotswoman who creates them in the South Bronx, the canon of San Francisco's Grace Cathedral who wants to pepper the world with them, and the showman who conceived the first cornfield mazea phenomenon that is staving off bankruptcy for many American farmers. McCullough's infectious enthusiasm and wit make him the ideal guide to the age-old, ever-alluring world of labyrinths and mazes. From the Hardcover edition
Brooklyn-- and how it got that way by David W McCullough( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Point No-Point : a Ziza Todd mystery by David W McCullough( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziza's new assignment is to run youth programs for three churches. The first youth she sees is a dead one
Think on death : a Hudson Valley mystery by David W McCullough( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People, books & book people by David W McCullough( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City sleuths and tough guys( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles of the barbarians : firsthand accounts of pillage and conquest, from the ancient world to the fall of Constantinople( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation of primary sources presents dozens of striking accounts of the exotic customs and fierce deeds of those considered barbarians by eyewitness writers from throughout history. These authors, mostly near-contemporaries of the events they describe, range from classical historians like Herodotus and Tacitus, to generals, ambassadors, and ordinary soldiers. In often colorful prose, they describe the exploits of legendary warriors such as Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and Tamerlane (reputed to erect pyramids of skulls before the gates of captured cities), along with Viking raids, Mongol invasions, epic battles, and general depravity
McCullough's Brief lives : selected "Eye on books" interviews by David W McCullough( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three score and ten : a history of Christ School, Arden, North Carolina, 1900-1970 by David W McCullough( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Detectives by David W McCullough( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allen Ginsberg by David W McCullough( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leslie Marmon Silko by David W McCullough( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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English (60)

German (1)

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