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Meacham, Jon

Overview
Works: 74 works in 210 publications in 4 languages and 19,391 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Children's audiobooks  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: E468, B
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Most widely held works about Jon Meacham
 
Most widely held works by Jon Meacham
American Lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thought-provoking study of Andrew Jackson chronicles the life and career of a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, critically analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history, the political crises and personal upheaval that surrounded him, and his legacy for the modern presidency
Thomas Jefferson : the art of power by Jon Meacham( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography the author draws upon archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished transcripts of Jefferson presidential papers to give readers a view of Jefferson the politician and the President, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity, and the genius of the new nation, lay in the possibility of progress. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship by Jon Meacham( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 3,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history's towering leaders. Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of the Greatest Generation. In [this volume, the author] explores the ... 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 (113 days during the war) and exchanging nearly two thousand messages. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Teheran, talking to each other of war, politics, the burden of command, their health, their wives, and their children. Born in the nineteenth century and molders of the twentieth and twenty-first, Roosevelt and Churchill had much in common. Sons of the elite, students of history, politicians of the first rank, they savored power. In their own time both men were underestimated, dismissed as arrogant, and faced skeptics and haters in their own nations yet both magnificently rose to the central challenges of the twentieth century. Theirs was a kind of love story, with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt. The British prime minister, who rallied his nation in its darkest hour, standing alone against Adolf Hitler, was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDR's affections which was the way Roosevelt wanted it. A man of secrets, FDR liked to keep people off balance, including his wife, Eleanor, his White House aides and Winston Churchill. Confronting tyranny and terror, Roosevelt and Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmic events and occasionally conflicting interests. Franklin and Winston is also the story of their marriages and their families, two clans caught up in the most sweeping global conflict in history. [In the volume, he] has written [an] account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age."--Jacket
American gospel : God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation by Jon Meacham( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author 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. At a time when our country seems divided by extremism, this book draws on the past to offer a new perspective. Meacham re-creates the history of a nation grappling with religion and politics--from John Winthrop's "city on a hill" sermon to Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence; from a proposed nineteenth-century Christian Amendment to the Constitution to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call for civil rights; from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. At the heart of the American experiment lies what Benjamin Franklin called "public religion," a God who invests all human beings with inalienable rights while protecting private religion from government interference. It is a great American balancing act, and it has served us well.--From publisher description
Voices in our blood : America's best on the civil rights movement( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of excerpts and essays by a variety of writers examines the history of the civil rights movement, its leaders, and its long-term implications for affirmative action and racial relations in America
Thomas Jefferson the art of power by Jon Meacham( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives readers 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, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history
American lion Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist and biographer Jon Meacham chronicles the complex and passionate life of Andrew Jackson, the man who shaped the modern presidency and founded the Democratic party
Franklin and Winston [an intimate portrait of an epic friendship] by Jon Meacham( Recording )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history's towering leaders 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 (113 days during the war) and exchanging nearly two thousand messages. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Teheran, talking to each other of war, politics, the burden of command, their health, their wives, and their children. Born in the nineteenth century and molders of the twentieth and twenty-first, Roosevelt and Churchill had much in common. Sons of the elite, students of history, politicians of the first rank, they savored power. In their own time both men were underestimated, dismissed as arrogant, and faced skeptics and haters in their own nations--yet both magnificently rose to the central challenges of the twentieth century. Theirs was a kind of love story, with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt. The British prime minister, who rallied his nation in its darkest hour, standing alone against Adolf Hitler, was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDR's affections--which was the way Roosevelt wanted it. A man of secrets, FDR liked to keep people off balance, including his wife, Eleanor, his White House aides--and Winston Churchill. Confronting tyranny and terror, Roosevelt and Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmic events and occasionally conflicting interests. Franklin and Winston is also the story of their marriages and their families, two clans caught up in the most sweeping global conflict in history. Meacham's new sources--including unpublished letters of FDR' s great secret love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman, and interviews with the few surviving people who were in FDR and Churchill's joint company--shed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chronicles the hours in which they decided the course of the struggle. Hitler brought them together; later in the war, they drifted apart, but even in the autumn of their alliance, the pull of affection was always there. Charting the personal drama behind the discussions of strategy and statecraft, Meacham has written the definitive account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age" -- from publisher's web site
Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher by Jon Meacham( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers"--
American gospel [God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation] by Jon Meacham( Recording )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. As Meacham shows, faith - meaning a belief in a higher power, and the sense that we are God's chosen people - has always been at the heart of our national experience, from Jamestown to the Constitutional Convention to the Civil Rights Movement to September 11th
Treasures of New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a tour of the Big Apple and discover some of the city's premier cultural establishments. Featuring hidden gems as well as popular destinations, from The Botanical Gardens to the Park Avenue Armory, explores the architectural and cultural significance of these classic landmarks
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. His was one of the great American lives. Born into a loving, privileged, and competitive family, Bush joined the navy on his eighteenth birthday and at age twenty was shot down on a combat mission over the Pacific. He married young, started a family, and resisted pressure to go to Wall Street, striking out for the adventurous world of Texas oil. Over the course of three decades, Bush would rise from the chairmanship of his county Republican Party to serve as congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, head of the Republican National Committee, envoy to China, director of Central Intelligence, vice president under Ronald Reagan, and, finally, president of the United States. In retirement he became the first president since John Adams to see his son win the ultimate prize in American politics. With access not only to the Bush diaries but, through extensive interviews, to the former president himself, Meacham presents Bush's candid assessments of many of the critical figures of the age, ranging from Richard Nixon to Nancy Reagan; Mao to Mikhail Gorbachev; Dick Cheney to Donald Rumsfeld; Henry Kissinger to Bill Clinton. Here is high politics as it really is but as we rarely see it. From the Pacific to the presidency, Destiny and Power charts the vicissitudes of the life of this quietly compelling American original. Meacham sheds new light on the rise of the right wing in the Republican Party, a shift that signaled the beginning of the end of the center in American politics. Destiny and Power is an affecting portrait of a man who, driven by destiny and by duty, forever sought, ultimately, to put the country first"--Provided by publisher
The Civil War, a Narrative : Fort Sumter to Kernstown by Shelby Foote( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox. Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives of our century, a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters. Anyone who wants to relive the Civil War will go through this volume with pleasure. Years from now, Foote's monumental narrative most likely will continue to be read and remembered as a classic of its kind
Beyond Bin Laden America and the future of terror( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher by Jon Meacham( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize--winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers. 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
American Homer : reflections on Shelby Foote and his classic The Civil War : a narrative( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destiny and power the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times best selling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush's diaries and to his family, this paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: an interview with Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.) about his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Il. Then, a look at the 2008 battleground & new state polls with NBC's Chuck Todd. Plus, insights & analysis on Decision 2008 with David Brooks, Jon Meacham, Andrea Mitchell & Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Rick Warren and Jon Meacham discuss faith in America
Beyond Bin Laden America and the Future of Terror by Jon Meacham( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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' The terrorist threat that has defined American policy since the attacks of 9/11 did not die with Bin Laden in his walled compound near Islamabad. Radicals still wish us harm, and we must fight on. In this provocative collection of essays edited and introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham, a group of penetrating analysts and leaders look ahead to the world after Bin Laden'to the future of Al Qaeda, of Afghanistan, of Pakistan. We explore the political, military, and cultural implications of the post'Bin Laden war on terror. From Richard N. Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations to former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, from historian and journalist Evan Thomas to former U.S. Army officer Andrew Exum, Beyond Bin Laden gives readers intelligent, deeply informed, and urgent glimpses of what comes next. Contributors include: Jon Meacham, executive editor, Random House James A. Baker III, former Secretary of State Karen Hughes, former counselor to President George W. Bush and former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard N. Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations Bing West, author, The Wrong War, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Andrew Exum, fellow, Center for a New American Security Daniel Markey, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations Evan Thomas, award-winning historian and former editor-at-large, Newsweek
 
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American Lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House
Alternative Names
Jon Meacham American journalist and biographer

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Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendshipAmerican gospel : God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nationVoices in our blood : America's best on the civil rights movementAmerican lion Andrew Jackson in the White HouseFranklin and Winston [an intimate portrait of an epic friendship]American gospel [God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation]The Civil War, a Narrative : Fort Sumter to KernstownAmerican Homer : reflections on Shelby Foote and his classic The Civil War : a narrative