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Jon Meacham

Meacham: Undecided? Why every vote will matter this fall

By Jon Meacham

Many of those undecideds may be more likely to vote Democratic, says Meacham For those who choose to stay home this fall, their absence will have an impact Editor's note: Jon Meacham, an executive editor at Random House, is the author of the forthcoming Thomas Jefferson: The Art ...

Howard Fineman: Obama's Inauguration Day Marks The Beginning (And The End) Of 'The Road Forward'

For perspective I called on two friends and former colleagues, Jon Meacham and Arthur Grace. Meacham, the editor of Random House and my former boss at Newsweek, is the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who's written about three Democrats who also won at least two terms: Franklin D. ...

Thomas Jefferson Would Say Anything for a Cause: Books ...

Thomas Jefferson Would Say Anything for a Cause: Books The title of Jon Meacham ’s new book may be “ Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ,” but make no mistake: This is a full biographical treatment of perhaps the most charming and unknowable of the founders. Impeccably researched and ...

Jefferson's irony: Voice of liberty, slave owner

"Most human beings I know are quite capable of denial and hypocrisy," said Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. "I think Jefferson's virtues were enormous, and his vices were equally enormous. Meacham has just published a best-selling biography of our third president: ...

Jon Meacham: Has Republican Party’s Self-Examination Moment Arrived?

By Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham: Has Republican Party’s Self-Examination Moment Arrived? | TIME.com Jon Meacham: Has Republican Party’s Self-Examination Moment Arrived? | TIME.com Jon Meacham: Has Republican Party’s Self-Examination Moment Arrived? | TIME.com And so it begins. When Senator Saxby Chambliss ...

Jon Meacham: What Nixon-Kennedy Debate Tells Us About Obama’s Chances

By Jon Meacham

Romney may have pulled a JFK in the first debate, but the race is still Obama's to lose, and will be very close Even Richard Nixon ‘s mother thought he was sick. After the first televised presidential debate in American history on Monday, Sept. 26, 1960 — a contest in which a legendarily tanned ...

What Colleges Will Teach in 2025

By Jon Meacham

What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 | TIME.com What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 | TIME.com What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 | TIME.com What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 | TIME.com What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 | TIME.com What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 | TIME.com Reports on what supposedly ...

Joe Scarborough Rips Obama Drone Policy

" Later, Scarborough and fellow panelist Jon Meacham, the executive editor at Random House, compared Obama's authority over the program to that of a "king. " Meacham compared it to British rule of the American colonies, saying that British rule failed because "the rule of law ...

San Francisco Chronicle best-sellers, Dec. 16

THOMAS JEFFERSON : The Art of Power Jon Meacham (Random House; $35) 3. HELP, THANKS, WOW: The Three Essential Prayers Anne Lamott (Riverhead; $17.95) 4. THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't Nate Silver (The Penguin Press; $27.95) 5. AMERICA AGAIN: ...

SF Chronicle best-sellers, Dec. 9

THOMAS JEFFERSON : The Art of Power Jon Meacham (Random House; $35) 2. HELP, THANKS, WOW: The Three Essential Prayers Anne Lamott (Riverhead; $17.95) 3. I COULD PEE ON THIS Francesco Marciuliano (Chronicle; $12.95) 4. WAGING HEAVY PEACE * Neil Young (Blue Rider; $30) 5. THE SIGNAL AND ...

San Francisco Chronicle best-sellers, Dec. 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON : The Art of Power Jon Meacham (Random House; $35) 4. HALLUCINATIONS Oliver Sacks (Knopf; $26.95) 5. WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed (Knopf; $25.95) 6. THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't Nate Silver ...

Why Obama Needs To Make A Deal Now

By Jon Meacham

“The ground of liberty,” wrote Thomas Jefferson, “is gained by inches.” Wise counsel, yes, for patience amid the tribulations of political life, which is inherently contentious and can never leave everyone happy about everything. There are moments, though, when the hour has to be seized if ...

Why Obama Needs to Make a Fiscal-Cliff Deal Now

By Jon Meacham

“The ground of liberty,” wrote Thomas Jefferson, “is gained by inches.” Wise counsel, yes, for patience amid the tribulations of political life, which is inherently contentious and can never leave everyone happy about everything. There are moments, though, when the hour has to be seized if ...

Presidential Politics: Is the Ideologue An Endangered Species?

By Jon Meacham

Presidential Politics: Is the Ideologue An Endangered Species? | TIME.com The death of George McGovern this weekend, at the age of 90, offered us a brief moment of civility in an uncivil season. Republicans paid tribute to the senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee who had, for many ...

The Decline of the WASP President

By Jon Meacham

The Decline of the WASP President | TIME Ideas | TIME.com The Decline of the WASP President | TIME Ideas | TIME.com The Decline of the WASP President | TIME Ideas | TIME.com George H. W. Bush with his wife, Barbara, and their children Pauline and George W. Bush The New York Times headline was ...

'Thomas Jefferson' Author in Bronxville

Here are the details from the Bronxville Historical Conservancy: 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 ...

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