Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham

November 13, 2012

Malkin Lecture Series: Thomas Jefferson Doors Open at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 6:30pm
Veterans Room

Thomas Jefferson was an original thinker and a master politician who helped create and sustain the American republic. In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham brings to life the complete man, from birth to his last days—through the Revolutionary War and his years as president. We see the Founding Father who steered the states to nationhood, wrote the Declaration of Independence, and as a master politician president, doubled the size of America through the Louisiana Purchase. With a powerful narrative, Meacham guides us through the life and extraordinary times of a man often admired but, until now, never truly understood in all his complexity.

Jon Meacham is an Executive Editor at Random House and a former editor of Newsweek. Born in Chattanooga in 1969, he is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is the author of The New York Times bestsellers American Lion (winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography), American Gospel, and Franklin and Winston.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Doors Open at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 6:30pm

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