In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.
"A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day"
Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson's election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years, and he gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad.
"Unlikable Old Hickory"
Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush's diaries and to his family, Destiny and Power paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to UN ambassador to head of the CIA to 41st president of the United States.
"A compelling read"
Jon Meacham, in American Lion, has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency and America itself. 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.
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one: a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together and exchanging nearly two thousand messages.
"Franklin and Winston Review"
In American Gospel (literally meaning the "good news about America"), New York Times best-selling author Jon Meacham sets the record straight on the history of religion in American public life. As Meacham shows, faith, meaning a belief in a higher power, and the sense that we are God's chosen, has always been at the heart of our national experience, from Jamestown to the Constitutional Convention to the Civil Rights Movement to September 11th.
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his consuming interest was the survival and success of the United States.
"Written for young readers, but appealing for all"
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation". In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one: a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together and exchanging nearly 2,000 messages.
" AN EPIC PERFORMANCE IN DEED "
What really happened between the Jews and Jesus at the time of the Passion? How is modern day Judaism shaped by its relationship with Christianity? These questions and more are tackled from a variety of perspectives, including those of Jon Meacham, John Pawlikowski, and Eugene Korn. This group of religious scholars lend their perspectives on the issues raised by Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ.
Osama bin Laden was the most wanted man in American history - an enemy who brought the United States what President George W. Bush called “a day of fire”, and ushered in a new era of terrorism. It took a decade of blood and sacrifice, of determination and frustration, but finally, in a nighttime raid at the end of a dirt road in Pakistan, the hunt for Bin Laden ended with a gunshot. It was a dramatic climax to a long and painful chapter. But now what?
"Scary Times That We're Living In....."
Tonight on the program, a continued look at the election and developments in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Charlie is joined by Devlin Barrett of the Wall Street Journal, Anne Gearan of the Washington Post, and Molly Ball of The Atlantic.
We continue with Jon Meacham, whose book on George H. W. Bush was just released in paperback.
We conclude with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, introducing his book, “American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion and Business.”
Tonight on the program, analysis of last night's presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Ed Luce of the Financial Times and presidential historian Jon Meacham.
We continue looking at the election with Bob Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post, and Jerry Seib, Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief.
We conclude with an appreciation of Edward Albee who died earlier this month.
Tonight on the program, an update on the truck attack in Nice with Alexander Marquardt of ABC World News and Mark Urban of BBC Newsnight.
Next, Jon Meacham discusses his Time Magazine cover story about Donald Trump.
We conclude with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., author of “Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn’t Commit.”
The first audiobook to explore what Osama bin Laden's death means for the war on terror, the Middle East, and the West, edited by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jon Meacham. Osama bin Laden was the most wanted man in modern history, and ushered in a new era of terrorism. It took a decade of blood and sacrifice, of determination and frustration, but finally, in a night-time raid at the end of a dirt road in Pakistan, the hunt for Bin Laden ended with a gunshot. But now what?