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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Jon Meacham to Speak Feb. 7

January 25, 2017

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Jon Meacham will speak on “Understanding Trump: The Meaning of an American Milestone” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

This endowed lecture, sponsored by the W. Harold Row Symposium on Reconciliation and the Harry W. and Ina Mason Shank Peace Studies Endowment, is free and open to the public.

Meacham is the author of numerous books, including American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. His latest Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Bestsellers List. He also is the author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship.

Meacham is executive vice president and executive editor at Random House Publishing Group. He served as Newsweek’s managing editor from 1998 to 2006 and editor from 2006 to 2010. Now a contributing editor at Time, he writes for its Ideas section.

He has appeared on “Meet the Press,” “The Colbert Report” and Ken Burns’ documentary series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”

Named a “Global leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, Meacham is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the Society of American Historians, and he chairs the National Advisory Board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a distinguished visiting professor of history at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

Meacham's books will be available to purchase at the event and he will be available to autograph them.

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