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Meacham, Jon

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Works: 82 works in 252 publications in 2 languages and 23,683 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Television news programs  Sources  Juvenile works  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Children's audiobooks  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Interviewer, pan
Classifications: E332, B
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Publications about Jon Meacham
Publications by Jon Meacham
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Most widely held works by Jon Meacham
American Lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3,812 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 )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,181 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In this biography the author draws upon archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished transcripts of Jefferson presidential papers to give readers a view of Jefferson the politician and the President, a great and complex human being forever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 )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,922 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 )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,622 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
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Book )
12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,201 libraries worldwide
"'He was the last of a kind, and his rise, his fall, and his rebirth in the twilight of his life offers a window on a great deal of American history.' Meacham creates an intimate and detailed life story of a man whom many know only through his politics, or from a distance. From interviews and exclusive access to Bush's presidential diaries, Meacham brings Bush and the great American family he came from, vividly to life, beginning with the family's story working in a tool company in the Midwest in the late 1800's and on through George H.W. Bush's childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his decision to strike out on his own and try to create an oil business in Texas, to his political rise to be congressman, ambassador to the U.N., head of the CIA, vice president, then president, and the only man since John Adams to see his son become president. Written with Meacham's trademark compelling narration and historical depth and contemporary insight, this stunning biography reveals the unusual self-reflections, as well as the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation who pursued a life of service as a guardian of America in the way of Eisenhower, and was one of the last gentlemen in our political world"--Provided by publisher
Voices in our blood : America's best on the civil rights movement ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,404 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( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,005 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( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 861 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
Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher by Jon Meacham( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 666 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"--
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 591 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
Franklin and Winston : [an intimate portrait of an epic friendship] by Jon Meacham( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 590 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"--Publisher's web site
American gospel : [God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation] by Jon Meacham( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 346 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 274 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
Meet the press ( visu )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: General George Casey discusses the war in Iraq; Congressman John Murtha discusses his criticism of the war
Meet the press ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: an interview with Republican Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain; insights and analysis from Maureen Dowd, Chuck Todd, and Byron York
Franklin and Winston : a portrait of a friendship by Jon Meacham( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 95 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
The Civil War, a Narrative : Fort Sumter to Kernstown by Shelby Foote( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 65 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
Meet the press ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: an interview with Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner; Alan Greenspan, Mike Lee, Tavis Smiley, Jennifer Granholm, and Jon Meacham discuss the economy and Mitt Romney's potential bid for the presidency
Meet the press ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: An exclusive interview with Caroline Kennedy; Convention chairwoman and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi discusses if Hillary Clinton can bring her supporters into the Obama camp as well as which issues will top the legislative agenda for our next president; in the political roundtable, can the pick of Joe Biden help Obama with undecided voters?; McCain and Obama clash over who's more in touch in tough economic times
Beyond Bin Laden : America and the Future of Terror by Jon Meacham( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 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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Jon Meacham American journalist and biographer
Jon Meacham Amerikaans journalist
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French (1)
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