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    • Destiny and Power

    • The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • George H W Bush, behind the door of 41

    • By D.R. Whitson on 11-25-15

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Soul of America

    • The Battle for Our Better Angels
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236

    Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and LBJ, and illuminating the courage of influential citizen activists and civil rights pioneers, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. Each of these dramatic hours have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear - a struggle that continues even now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He takes the long view, displays pattern,Hopeful

    • By zachary on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,013
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day

    • By Darwin8u on 11-14-12

    Regular price: $38.50

    • American Lion

    • Andrew Jackson in the White House
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 694

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • When the time for action has come, stop thinking.

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Why Trump Is More Father Coughlin Than Franklin Roosevelt

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    He could use his power over a new mass medium to unite the country. Instead, he uses it to divide us.

    "Why Trump Is More Father Coughlin Than Franklin Roosevelt" is from the May 04, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Jon Meacham and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Impeachment

    • An American History
    • By: Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, Peter Baker, and others
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    In the first book to consider these three presidents alone (Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton), and the one thing they have in common, Jeffrey Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker explain that the basis and process of impeachment is more political than it is a legal verdict. The Constitution states that the president, "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," leaving room for historical precedent and the temperament of the time to weigh heavily on each case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • May not scratch your personal itch, but read it anyway!

    • By Marshall Lawrence on 11-17-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Franklin and Winston

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Franklin and Winston Review

    • By Ronald Hull on 01-29-04

    Regular price: $31.93

    • American Gospel

    • God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what you weren't taught in school

    • By Stanley on 06-12-06

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Passion

    • Truth about Jews & Jesus at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Eugene Korn, Jon Meacham, John Pawlikowski
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty superficial

    • By GregMunno on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $25.20

    • American Lion

    • Andrew Jackson in the White House
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't handle the melodrama or the narrator

    • By Dog Lover on 03-03-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Beyond Bin Laden

    • America and the Future of Terror
    • By: Jon Meacham (editor), James A. Baker III, Karen Hughes, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Gayle Humphrey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scary Times That We're Living In.....

    • By James on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Franklin and Winston

    • An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Len Cariou
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating performance!

    • By LovelyTester on 12-17-17

    Regular price: $30.60

    • Beyond Bin Laden

    • The Future of Terror
    • By: Edited and with an introduction by Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Gayle Humphrey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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?

    Regular price: $19.64