Biography

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham is the author, most recently, of THOMAS JEFFERSON: The Art of Power, a No. 1 New York Times bestseller that has been named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, The Seattle Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Meacham received the Pulitzer Prize for AMERICAN LION, his bestselling 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers FRANKLIN AND WINSTON and AMERICAN GOSPEL.

Executive editor and executive vice president of Random House, Meacham is a contributing editor to Time magazine, a former editor of Newsweek, and has written for The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications. He is a regular contributor on "Meet the Press," "Morning Joe" and "Charlie Rose." A Fellow of the Society of American Historians, Meacham serves on the boards of the New-York Historical Society; the Churchill Centre; and of The McCallie School. He is a former trustee and Regent of The University of the South and has served on the vestries of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue and Trinity Church Wall Street.

Born in Chattanooga in 1969, Meacham was educated at McCallie and at The University of the South, where he was salutatorian and Phi Beta Kappa. He began his career as a reporter at The Chattanooga Times. He and his wife live with their three children in Nashville and in Sewanee.

Jon Meacham

Books by Jon Meacham

by Jon Meacham - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews and extraordinary access to George H. W. Bush’s diaries and to his family, DESTINY AND POWER paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to U.N. ambassador to head of the CIA to forty-first president of the United States.

written by Jon Meacham, read by Edward Herrmann - Audiobook, Biography, History, Nonfiction

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of AMERICAN LION and FRANKLIN AND WINSTON brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER gives us 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. Such is the art of power.

by Jon Meacham - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of AMERICAN LION and FRANKLIN AND WINSTON brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. THE ART OF POWER gives us Thomas 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. Such is the art of power.