Books by Jon Meacham

THOMAS JEFFERSON by Jon Meacham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Choosing to cover every aspect of Jefferson's life without exploring any particular part in depth makes this an engaging, informative introduction but does not make it stand out among many others that do the same. (extensive backmatter, not seen for review) (Biography. 10-16)"
In this adaptation for young readers of his Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (2012), Meacham overviews Jefferson's life, times and ideas.Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An outstanding biography that reveals an overlooked steeliness at Jefferson's core that accounts for so much of his political success."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer lauds the political genius of Thomas Jefferson. Read full book review >
AMERICAN LION by Jon Meacham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"Succinct, engaging portrait of Jackson, his circle and his influence."
Newsweek editor Meacham makes a solid case that the war-hero president was largely responsible for expanding the power of the executive branch. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2003

"A pleasant walk over very familiar ground. (b&w photos throughout.)"
Admiring, even romantic chronicle of the Anglo-American leaders' warm personal relationship before and during WWII. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 12, 2000

"A highly satisfying compendium that shines a welcome light onto the troubles of the present day."
Essays and newspaper articles on the civil-rights movement, written mostly in the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >