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Jon Meacham in Huntsville
The Huntsville Library Foundation presented journalist and author Jon Meacham as guest speaker for the 26th annual Vive le Livre, Long Live the Book, on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the Von Braun Center.
Image accessed from jacksonville.com August 28, 2012.
Works by Jon Meacham
Voices in Our Blood: America’s Best on the Civil Rights Movement by
Publication Date: 2001
From the book jacket: 'Voices in the Blood' is a literary anthology of the most important and artful interpretations of the civil rights movement, past and present...Editor Jon Meacham has chosen pieces by journalists, novelists, historians, and artists, bringing together a wide range of black and white perspectives and experiences. The result is an unprecedented and powerful portrait of the movement's spirit and struggle, told through voices that resonate with passion and strength.'
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by
Publication Date: 2003
From the book jacket: 'In 'Franklin and Winston,' Jon Meacham shows the deep, intense, and sometimes complicated nature of a relationship that flourished amid cataclysmic global events and occasionally competing national interests....Meacham sheds fresh light on the characters of both men and how their alliance helped mold the world of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Brimming with potent insights and revelations, 'Franklin and Winston' is the definitive account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age.'
American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by
Publication Date: 2006
From the book jacket: 'The American Gospel–literally, the good news about America–is that religion shapes our public life without controlling it. In this vivid book, New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice.'
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by
Publication Date: 2008
From the book jacket: 'Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency...to tell the saga of Jackson’s presidency, acclaimed author Jon Meacham goes inside the Jackson White House. Drawing on newly discovered family letters and papers, he details the human drama–the family, the women, and the inner circle of advisers–that shaped Jackson’s private world through years of storm and victory.'
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by
Publication Date: 2012
From the book jacket: ...'Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power' gives us Jefferson the man, the politician, and the president, a great and complex Founder whose understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and marshall ideas, to learn from his mistakes and to prevail. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously.'
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by
Publication Date: 2015
From Amazon.com: "In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the forty-first president and his family, Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times. From the Oval Office to Camp David, from his study in the private quarters of the White House to Air Force One, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the first Gulf War to the end of Communism, Destiny and Power charts the thoughts, decisions, and emotions of a modern president who may have been the last of his kind. This is the human story of a man who was, like the nation he led, at once noble and flawed."