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Take a fascinating look into the life of Thomas Jefferson and his pursuit of power with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham as part of the Colonial Williamsburg Speakers Series. He’ll discuss his latest biography, the #1 New York Times bestseller Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, during our lunch and conversation series, followed by a book signing and Q&A.
About the Speaker
Jon Meacham is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, and Franklin and Winston, former editor of Newsweek, and executive vice president and executive editor at Random House Publishing.
Arriving at Newsweek as a writer in 1995, he became national affairs editor that year, was named managing editor in 1998, and served as editor from 2006 until September 2010. Meacham served as coanchor of PBS’s Need To Know, a weekly primetime news and public affairs program from 2010 to 2011. Recently stepping back from this role, he’ll continue to conduct in-depth interviews, provide commentary, publish his “In Perspective” essays, and anchor occasional special reports for Need to Know, as well as other PBS programs.
Meacham’s latest presidential biography, the #1 New York Times bestseller Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, was published November 2012. Walter Isaacson lauded Meacham, calling the book “A true triumph. In addition to being a brilliant biography, Thomas Jefferson is a guide to the art of power … a fascinating look at how Jefferson wielded his driving desire for power and control.”