On Tuesday, May 29, renowned presidential historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at TIME, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches for an event and book signing at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
In his latest book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our nation’s history when hope overcame division and fear.
Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and Meacham will show us how the “better angels of our nature” as President Abraham Lincoln called them have repeatedly won the day. He will discuss dramatic times that were shaped by the contest to lead the country, to look forward rather than back, and to assert hope over fear – a struggle that continues even now. By painting portraits of past presidents and other influential leaders, he will demonstrate how America has and will continue to prevail through even the darkest of times.
The author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Franklin and Winston, and Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Meacham is also a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University and a fellow of the Society of American Historians.
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels will be available for purchase at the event thanks to the Forum Club’s partnership with the Palm Beach Bookstore.