New Dominion Bookshop Presents: Jon Meacham – The Soul of America with John Grisham

New Dominion Bookshop Presents: Jon Meacham – The Soul of America with John Grisham

Live Events | 06/16/2018 | 7:00PM

Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, as he speaks about his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. New York Times bestselling author John Grisham will moderate the discussion.

In Meacham’s The Soul of America, he presents moments in American politics and life while looking back at critical times in our history. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day.

Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now.

Meacham is also the author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.

John Grisham is a New York Times bestselling author, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.

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  • $ 10.00 General Admission
  • $ 30.00 General Admission and Book

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  • June 16, 2018 | 7:00PM
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