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Meacham, Jon

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Works: 101 works in 328 publications in 4 languages and 25,323 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Sources  Juvenile works  Anecdotes  Festschriften  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Nonfiction television programs 
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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 )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 4,098 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 )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,657 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In this biography the author draws upon archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished transcripts of Jefferson presidential papers to give readers a view of Jefferson the politician and the President, a great and complex human being forever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 )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of the Greatest Generation. Theirs 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. 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
American gospel : God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation by Jon Meacham( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,742 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
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,558 WorldCat member 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 by Jon Meacham( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,465 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 )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,015 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 )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 864 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
Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher by Jon Meacham( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 739 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"--
The soul of America : the battle for our better angels by Jon Meacham( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We have been here before. In this timely and revealing book, ... author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. With clarity and purpose, Meacham explores contentious periods and how presidents and citizens came together to defeat the forces of anger, intolerance, and extremism."--Dust jacket
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Recording )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 613 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
Franklin and Winston : [an intimate portrait of an epic friendship] by Jon Meacham( Recording )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2017 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"--Publisher's web site
Courage is contagious : and other reasons to be grateful for Michelle Obama by Nicholas Haramis( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays celebrating the influential former first lady, by an array of acclaimed contributors and with a foreword by Lena Dunham. Michelle Obama's legacy transcends categorization. Mrs. Obama was not only our first black first lady; she was President Obama's equal partner in marriage and parenthood and a tireless advocate for women's rights, education, healthy eating, and exercise. Her genre-busting personal style encouraged others to speak, to engage, even to dress as they wished. In an extension of his popular T, the New York Times Style Magazine feature, Nick Haramis has assembled nineteen essays from prizewinning writers, Hollywood stars, and political leaders--all of whom have been moved and influenced by Mrs. Obama's extraordinary example of grace in power. Here are original testimonials from Gloria Steinem, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Waters, and Charlamagne the God, among others. Presidential biographer Jon Meacham supplies historical perspective. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross suggests that Mrs. Obama 'provided an antidote to all the false representations of black women that have inundated us for centuries.' Anna Wintour and designer Jason Wu celebrate the former first lady's impact as an international fashion icon. Two ninth-grade girls--one in training to be a boxer--talk about how Mrs. Obama has emboldened them to be themselves. Here are some of the many facets of Michelle Obama as she continues to inspire us, a stirring reminder that the best of America once lived in the White House, embodied in one authentic, inclusive, and courageous woman.--Jacket flap
This land : an American portrait by Jack Spencer( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Land presents some one hundred and forty photographs that span the nation, from Key West to Death Valley and Texas to Montana. From the monochromatic and distressed black-and-white images that began the series to the oversaturated color of more recent years, these photographs present a startlingly fresh perspective on America. The breadth of imagery in This Land brings to mind the works of such American masters as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Mark Rothko, and Albert Bierstadt, while also evoking the sense of the open roads traveled by Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac. Spencer's pictorialist vision embraces the sweeping variety of American landscapes--coasts, deltas, forests, deserts, mountain ranges, and prairies--and iconic places such as Mount Rushmore and Wounded Knee. Jon Meacham writes in the foreword that Spencer's "most surprising images are of a country that I suspect many of us believed had disappeared. The fading churches, the roaming bison, the running horses: Spencer has found a mythical world, except it is real, and it is now, and it is ours"--Publisher's website
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 338 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 )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 271 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
Beyond Bin Laden : America and the Future of Terror by Jon Meacham( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 194 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
The soul of America : the battle for our better angels by Jon Meacham( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear
Columns to characters : the presidency and the press enter the digital age( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidents, the press, and the times that have made them -- The mediums that matter : presidential press relationships and how chief executives respond to shifting technological tides / Martha Joynt Kumar -- Revisiting narcotizing dysfunction : new media, interactivity and rapid response in presidential communication / Rita Kirk -- Reality check : ch-ch-ch-changes? / David Demarest -- Presidents, people, and the art of expression -- The press and the presidency in contrast : a language analysis / Roderick P. Hart -- Speaking of the economy : transformational presidents, new media strategies, and the necessity of a universal audience / Stephanie A. Martin -- Reality check : dinosaurs, dimes, and the digital age / Thomas DeFrank -- Information and its discontents -- Technological transformations and timeless truths : the press and the presidency in a social media age /Stephen A. Smith -- Keeping it classified? : Reportorial privilege and presidential stonewalling in a time of terror / Tony Pederson -- Reality check : the legacy press-nobody does it better / Robert W. Mong -- Everything old is new again -- Organizing for (in)action : the Obama Presidency and the vanishing hope of an online vanguard / George C. Edwards III -- Ignoring the president : Barack Obama and the postrhetorical presidency / Jennifer R. Mercieca -- Reality check : Mr. President, we have a few questions / Stacia Deshishku -- Afterword / Jon Meacham
The Civil War : a narrative by Shelby Foote( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume is dominated by the almost continual confrontation of great armies. The starting point for this volume is the Battle of Fredericksburg, fought in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, from December 11 to December 15, 1862, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate States Army and the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major general Ambrose E. Burnside. It continues through to the meticulous destruction of Meridian, Mississippi, in February 1864 by General Sherman. This volume is full of the life of the times--the elections of 1863, the resignations of Seward and Chase, the Conscription riots, the mounting opposition (on both side) to the crushing war, and then the inescapable resolution that it must go on
 
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American Lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House
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Jon Meacham American journalist and biographer

Jon Meacham Amerikaans journalist

جان میچم

جان میچم ژورنالیست و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

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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