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Meacham, Jon

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Works: 43 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 18,622 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Photographs 
Classifications: E382, B
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American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham ( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 4,002 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 )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,462 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In this biography the author draws upon archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished transcripts of Jefferson presidential papers to give readers a view of Jefferson the politician and the President, a great and complex human being forever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 )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,221 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."--Dust jacket
American gospel : God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation by Jon Meacham ( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,807 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 by Jon Meacham ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,509 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 )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,038 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 )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 930 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 )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 612 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
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 361 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
Beyond Bin Laden America and the future of terror by Jon Meacham ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 266 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
Treasures of New York ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 234 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
The Civil War, a narrative by Shelby Foote ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 50 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 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher by Jon Meacham ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 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"--
Sewanee sesquicentennial history : the making of the University of the South by Samuel R Williamson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treasures of New York ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 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
Thomas Jefferson President and Philosopher by Jon Meacham ( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. He was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his main interest was the survival and success of his country. The audiobook is ideal for those interested in American presidents, biographies, and the founding of the American republic, and reflects Meacham's extensive research using primary source material
Sewanee : from generation to generation by James Crutchfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie Rose. Jon Meacham ; Toni Morrison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie Rose interviews Jon Meacham and Toni Morrison
 
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