SOURCE: The Guardian
Meacham, Goodwin: Threat to Democracy is Dire
“We have to retell the story of what happened on January 6, with all of the gaps filled in,” Goodwin said. “And I do believe that a line will be drawn.”
SOURCE: The Bulwark
All the President’s Historians
by Daniel N. Gullotta
Joe Biden's attraction to Jon Meacham's historical narratives of American ideals triumphant over adversity makes sense for a president dedicated to healing and reunification.
SOURCE: Mother Jones
Can America’s Problems Be Fixed By a President Who Loves Jon Meacham?
The popular historian and biographer Jon Meacham has been a major influence on Joe Biden's political outlook, and potentially on his policy agenda. Does a view of history informed by conflicts of virtue and values offer a path to fixing corrupted or hollowed-out institutions? Are academic historians jealous?
SOURCE: New York Times
The Historian Jon Meacham, Who Wrote Of ‘The Soul Of America,’ Has Been Working On Biden’s Speeches
"Behind the scenes, Mr. Meacham has been playing a larger role than was previously known, both writing drafts of speeches and offering edits on many of Mr. Biden’s big addresses, including one he gave at Gettysburg last month and his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in August."
SOURCE: LA Times
Review: The New John Lewis Biography is a Stirring Tribute that Still Sells Him Short
Readers who know little about Lewis will find an often moving story, but it will prove unsatisfying to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the movement.
SOURCE: Yahoo Finance
Cadence13 and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Jon Meacham Partner to Produce Documentary Podcast Series for These Times
On Cadence13-directed and produced five-episode podcast docuseries "Hope, Through History," the New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned historian Jon Meacham explores five pivotal moments of crisis in American history and how they shaped the nation.
SOURCE: The Hill
Historian Jon Meacham: Trump now with Andrew Johnson as 'most racist president in American history'
The historian drew the parallels between Trump and Johnson one day after Trump targeted four freshman House lawmakers.
Biographer Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw explore American history in song
Especially in times of deep political divide, music has reflected the nation’s conflicts.
These Three Historians Have Something Meaningful to Say to Help Us Survive the Trump Era
by Bruce W. Dearstyne
Joseph Ellis, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Jon Meacham. We should listen to them.
Review of “Impeachment: An American History” by Jeffrey Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker
by John Reeves
A well-timed book.
“As if George Wallace had won in 1968″
Historian Jon Meacham told “Morning Joe” that Trump’s “a return to the most disturbing elements of white supremacy.”
Jon Meacham finds new meaning in the Age of Trump in Barbara Tuchman’s work on “The March of Folly”
by Jon Meacham
"To Tuchman, folly begins with the most fundamental of things: an outsize and self-destructive will to power."
Jon Meacham points out why Lee should go but Washington should stay
by Jon Meacham
Lee had it right: “I think it wiser,” he wrote in 1866, “not to keep open the sores of war.”
SOURCE: Associated Press
Jon Meacham apologizes for comments on Obama
Meacham said that FDR and Lincoln did not "rebuild" the country through executive orders.
SOURCE: Vanderbilt News
Jon Meacham in residence at Vanderbilt this fall
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham will be a dynamic presence at Vanderbilt University during the fall 2013 semester, teaching a political science course and leading two events open to the general public.“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the vibrant Vanderbilt world,” said Meacham. “The university seems to be in a kind of golden age–at once culturally exciting and intellectually exacting.”Meacham, executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, was awarded the Pulitzer for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. His most recent book, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and made many critics’ “best of the year” lists. Meacham is a contributing editor to Time and a former editor of Newsweek. A fellow of the Society of American Historians, he is a trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, chairs the National Advisory Board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University, and is a scholar-trustee of the New-York Historical Society....
Evan Thomas writing Nixon bio for Jon Meacham
“Random House is announcing that Evan Thomas will be writing a new life of Richard Nixon for editor Jon Meacham. ‘Evan is the best,’ said Meacham. ‘He writes with sensitivity and honesty, two indispensable qualities in capturing Richard Nixon.’ The deal was brokered by ICM's Amanda Urban....
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