Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Destiny and Power, American Lion, and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

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Selected Articles by Jon Meacham

Barbara Bush, a First Lady Without Apologies (April 17, 2018)

Donald Trump and the Limits of the Reality TV Presidency (Dec. 29, 2017)

Why Lee Should Go, and Washington Should Stay (Aug. 21, 2017)

To the First Lady, With Love (October 17, 2016)

TIME’s 100 Most Influential People: Tim McGraw (April 16, 2015)

Old Hickory in a New Age (January 8, 2015)

John Seigenthaler’s Epic Sensibility (July 15, 2014)

A Puppy and a Patch of Grass: An Excerpt (October 22, 2014)

What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 (September 26, 2013)

Has Jeb’s Time Come? (July 1, 2013)

Free to Be Happy (June 27, 2013)

Southern Discomfort (April 11, 2010)

Michelle Obama Talks Obesity with Jon Meacham (March 18, 2010)

Why Liberal Arts Matter (January 8, 2010)

The End of Christian America (April 3, 2009)

We Are All Socialists Now (February 6, 2009)

A Nation of Christians Is Not a Christian Nation (October 7, 2007)

Who Killed Jesus? (February 16, 2004)

The Lost Lucy Letter (October 20, 2003)

A Father’s Words on Going to War (March 31, 2003)

The New Face of Race (September 18, 2000)

Relics From “The Great Crusade” (June 12, 2000)


News and Updates for The Soul of America

Why Trump Is More Father Coughlin Than Franklin Roosevelt (May 3, 2018)

Listen: NPR Fresh Air | ‘Soul Of America’ Makes Sense Of Nation’s Present By Examining Its Past (May 2, 2018)

Listen: NPR Morning Edition | Has The Partisan Divide Ever Been This Bad? Author Jon Meacham Says, ‘Yes (May 1, 2018)


News and Updates for Destiny and Power

    • #1 New York Times bestseller
    • One of The Washington Post’s Best Books of 2016
    • One of the New York Times Book Review’s Best Books of 2016
    • One of Time’s Best Books of 2016
    • One of NPR’s Best Books of 2016
    • One of St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Books of 2016

Watch: Jon Meacham, Susan Baker, and Jeb Bush give eulogies at funeral for Barbara Bush

Nostalgia for the Grace of George H.W. Bush (October 16, 2016)


News and Updates for Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power:

  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • Washington Post Top 50 Nonfiction books of 2012
  • Amazon’s Top 100 books of 2012
  • New York Times‘ list of 100 Notable books for 2012

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

New York Times op-ed on Obama and Jefferson and the art of socializing with the opposition

“What President Obama Can Learn from Jefferson’s Legacy” featured in Time

Meacham on The Daily Show discussing Thomas Jefferson

NPR / All Things Considered—Election commentary

Forbes “Leadership Lessons from Thomas Jefferson”

Jean Chatzky recommends Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Meacham on the election and TJ in Esquire

Meacham on the election and TJ in The Wall Street Journal


News and Updates for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House:

  • New York Times bestseller

2009 Pulitzer Prizes

Sizzle Reel

XM Satellite/Oprah & Friends/Jean Chatzky Show, discussing 2008 election

NPR/Diane Rehm, discussing American Lion

Meet the Press

What can our new President learn from Andrew Jackson?