Jon Meacham will Present his New Hardcover ~ The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jon Meacham, New York Times Bestselling & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author will be In Conversation with David Von Drehle, Author & Journalist about Jon's New Hardcover The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Truman Library Institute.

ABOUT JON MEACHAM:  Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Presidential Historian.  A Contributing Writer for The New York Times Book Review and a Contributing Editor of Time Magazine, he is the Author of The New York Times Bestsellers: Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of Geroge Herbert Walker Bush, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, American Gospel, and Franklin and Winston.  Jon lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Jon Meacham, New York Times Bestselling Author & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day.  Painting surprising portraits of presidents including, besides Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history.  He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Klu Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women's rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson's crusade to finish the fight against Jim Crow.

In each of these dramatic, crucial turning points, the battle to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear, was joined, even as it is today.  While the American story has not always been heroic, and the outcome of our battles never certain, in this inspiring book Meacham reassures us, "the good news is that we have come through darkness before" -- as, time and again, Lincoln's better angels have found a way to prevail.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Jon Meacham, New York Times Bestselling & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author will be In Conversation with David Von Drehle, Author & Journalist about Jon's New Hardcover The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $30.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of  The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed). It’s your choice, for the same price.

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$30.00
SKU: JonMeachamAdmit2

ADMIT TWO: Includes One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, One Guest Admission Ticket, and One Hardcover of The Soul of America.


$30.00
SKU: JonMeachamAdmit1

ADMIT ONE: Includes One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Hardcover of The Soul of America.


AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of The Soul of America by Jon Meacham.


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