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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series feat. Jon Meacham

November 23, 2015  • Institute Staff

The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series features Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” discussing his new book, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush” (Random House).

About Destiny and Power:
From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush’s diaries and to his family, Destiny andPower paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to U.N. ambassador to head of the CIA to forty-first president of the United States.

About the Author:
Jon Meacham received the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion, his bestselling 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Franklin and Winston, and American Gospel. An executive editor and executive vice president of Random House, Meacham divides his time between New York and Nashville, where he lives with his family.