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David McCullough

(b. 1933– )

U.S. author, narrator, historian, and lecturer

“I love Dickens. I love the way he sets a scene. He said, in his great admonition to writers, ‘Make me see.’ I try to make you see what’s happening and smell it and hear it. I want to know what they had for dinner. I want to know how long it took to walk from where to where.”

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source: Interview with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole, ca. 2002

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medium: Interview

via: Austin Kleon
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