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Jon Meacham discusses Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ($35.00). In this magnificent new biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives us an intimate portrait of Jefferson the human being, the president, and the politician — enabling us to understand Jefferson as never before. Priority seating to this event with purchase of the author's new book from Book Passage. Please note in the comments field of your order your intention to come to this special event at Dominican University. "This terrific book allows us to see the political genius of Thomas Jefferson better than we have ever seen it before. In these endlessly fascinating pages, Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive today." — Doris Kearns Godwin "Jon Meacham resolves the bundle of contradictions that was Thomas Jefferson by probing his love of progress and thirst for power. Here was a man endlessly, artfully intent on making the world something it had not been before. A thrilling and affecting portrait of our first philosopher-politician." — Stacy Schiff "A true triumph.” — Walter Isaacson.Jon Meacham is the Executive editor of Random House, a former editor of Newsweek, and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion, as well as other best sellers. The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
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Kin to the Wind is the memoir of Moro Buddy Bohn, a guitarist and composer who traveled the world in the 1960s as a troubadour using only his guitar performances as currency. Armed only with his guitar and an unshakable faith that love rules, he backpacked, alone and unknown, clear around the world. He made his way by playing his own kind of music for lodging, food, visas and passage, before benefactors that included knights, gypsies, royalty, smugglers, parliamentarians and terrorists. A former member of the world-famous New Christy Minstrels, Bohn has played in more than 50 countries—in royal palaces, in African casbahs, and even on a British warship—in trade for his passage across the Indian Ocean. Bedouin smugglers took him across the Arabian Desert in their camel caravan, listening to his music beneath desert stars. Since the 1960s, Moro Buddy Bohn has played his guitar and compositions on TV shows and in nightclubs and concert halls throughout the world. He played nightly at Paul Newman’s own private nightclub, and in Las Vegas at Howard Hughes’ the Cabaret Room.Having settled near Bodega Bay, California, Bohn has released nine albums of his compositions which include Hosanna Blue, the world’s most aired solo guitar recording from 1981–84. As of this writing, he’s the recipient of 31 consecutive annual ASCAP Awards for airings of his works. His music can be found at www.moromusic.com.