Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Past in Full Color

“History is about life. It’s awful when the life is squeezed out of it and there’s no flavor left, no uncertainties, no horsing around. It always disturbed me how many biographers never gave their subjects a chance to eat. You can tell a lot about people by how they eat, what they eat, and what kind of table manners they have.”--Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. historian David McCullough, who today celebrates his 74th birthday

(Hat tip to The Writer’s Almanac.)

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