Jon Meacham - His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope (Virtual Event)

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:30pm

 

Thursday, September 24th • 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET

Jon Meacham
 


Presented with Dominican University as part of their free, virtual Fall Leadership Lecture series! Register for all the upcoming events here.


Join us for the second session in Dominican University's free Fall Leadership Lecture Series with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Jon Meacham, to talk about his new book, His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope.

This intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis links this civil-rights icon’s painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging interviews with Lewis, Meacham writes of how Lewis, the great-grandson of a slave and son of an Alabama tenant farmer, was inspired by the Bible and his teachers in nonviolence, the Reverends James Lawson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to put his life on the line in the service of what Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.”

From an early age, Lewis learned that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality. At the age of four, Lewis, ambitious to become a minister, practiced by preaching to his family’s chickens. When his mother cooked one of the chickens, the boy refused to eat it—his first act, he wryly recalled, of nonviolent protest. Integral to Lewis’s commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in humanity and in God—and an unshakable belief in the power of hope.

Meacham calls Lewis “as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the Republic itself in the eighteenth century.” A believer in the injunction that one should love one’s neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In many ways he brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story offers inspiration and illumination for Americans today who are working for social and political change.

Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer, 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 The Hope of Glory, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, American Gospel, and Franklin and Winston. Meacham, who holds the Rogers Chair in the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University, lives in Nashville.

 

Below, please find links to purchase Jon Meacham's books.

 

 

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His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America 
 


In the Hands of the People: Thomas Jefferson on Equality, Faith, Freedom, Compromise, and the Art of Citizenship Cover Image
By Jon Meacham (Editor), Annette Gordon-Reed (Afterword by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593229316
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Published: Random House - June 30th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Jon Meacham offers a collection of inspiring words about how to be a good citizen, from Thomas Jefferson and others, and reminds us why our country’s founding principles are still so important today.


The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780593236666
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Published: Convergent Books - February 18th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham explores the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, combining rich historical and theological insights to reflect on the true heart of the Christian story.


Impeachment: An American History Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984853783
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Published: Modern Library - October 16th, 2018

Four experts on the American presidency examine the three times impeachment has been invoked—against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton—and explain what it means today.


Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593132951
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Published: Random House - June 11th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw

“Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin


The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589829
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 30th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham 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.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor Southern Living


American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812976663
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 20th, 2007

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham reveals how the Founding Fathers viewed faith—and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice.


Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400067657
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Published: Random House - November 10th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this brilliant biography, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush.


Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780812979480
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 29th, 2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek


American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780812973464
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 30th, 2009

The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever


Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780375505003
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Published: Random House - October 14th, 2003

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history’s towering leaders