2018 Concert & Cultural Series: An Evening with Jon Meacham
Date: January 14, 2018
Location: West End Synagogue
3810 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37205
West End Synagogue presents the 2018 Concert & Cultural Series
An Evening with Jon Meacham.
On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
WES will welcome Jon Meacham who is a Pulitzer prize winner, an author and an historian.
There will be an opportunity to purchase books and get them signed at a dessert reception
following Mr. Meacham’s remarks.
The event will be located at WES.
Jon Meacham is a renowned presidential historian, contributing editor to the New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at TIME Magazine and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Jon grew up in Chattanooga and graduated summa cum laude in English Literature from the University of the South in Sewanee. He has served as executive editor at Random House publishing, managing editor and ultimately Editor of Newsweek magazine for four years. He is also frequently seen on television as a guest of Morning Joe, Charlie Rose and others.
Mr. Meacham has written on American Presidents including Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson. His biography of Jackson, entitled American Lion, won a Pulitzer prize in 2009. His most recent book, Destiny and Power, a New York Times best seller, addresses the life and career of George H.W. Bush. In addition he is the author of Voices in Blood about the Civil Rights movement and American Gospel, which focuses on religion, faith and its impact on the founding of the United States.
Mr. Meacham holds a variety of honorary degrees, including an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from the Yale Divinity School. He is currently a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University and the University of the South. He resides in Nashville and Sewanee with his wife and children.