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    • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too many details!

    • By Adriano on 23-12-15

    Regular price: £36.19

    • The Soul of America

    • The Battle for Our Better Angels
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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    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 Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and LBJ, and illuminating the courage of influential citizen activists and civil rights pioneers, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. Each of these dramatic hours have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read Book

    • By Moneenroe on 17-10-18

    Regular price: £25.69

    • American Lion

    • Andrew Jackson in the White House
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson's election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years, and he gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad.

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Franklin and Winston

    • An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Len Cariou
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation". In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one: a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together and exchanging nearly 2,000 messages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance, very interesting story

    • By KD on 19-06-16

    Regular price: £25.79

    • Destiny and Power

    • The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the 41st president and his family, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful biography of an underrated president

    • By michael Billington on 13-11-15

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Impeachment

    • An American History
    • By: Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, Peter Baker, and others
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the first book to consider these three presidents alone (Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton), and the one thing they have in common, Jeffrey Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker explain that the basis and process of impeachment is more political than it is a legal verdict. The Constitution states that the president, "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," leaving room for historical precedent and the temperament of the time to weigh heavily on each case.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Franklin and Winston

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one: a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together and exchanging nearly two thousand messages.

    Regular price: £27.09

    • American Lion

    • Andrew Jackson in the White House
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
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    Jon Meacham, in American Lion, has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency and America itself. Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Beyond Bin Laden

    • The Future of Terror
    • By: Edited and with an introduction by Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Gayle Humphrey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first audiobook to explore what Osama bin Laden's death means for the war on terror, the Middle East, and the West, edited by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jon Meacham. Osama bin Laden was the most wanted man in modern history, and ushered in a new era of terrorism. It took a decade of blood and sacrifice, of determination and frustration, but finally, in a night-time raid at the end of a dirt road in Pakistan, the hunt for Bin Laden ended with a gunshot. But now what?

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his consuming interest was the survival and success of the United States.

    Regular price: £24.39

    • The Passion

    • Truth about Jews & Jesus
    • By: Eugene Korn, Jon Meacham, John Pawlikowski
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
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    What really happened between the Jews and Jesus at the time of the Passion? How is modern day Judaism shaped by its relationship with Christianity? These questions and more are tackled from a variety of perspectives, including those of Jon Meacham, John Pawlikowski, and Eugene Korn. This group of religious scholars lend their perspectives on the issues raised by Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • American Gospel

    • God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In American Gospel (literally meaning the "good news about America"), New York Times best-selling author Jon Meacham sets the record straight on the history of religion in American public life. As Meacham shows, faith, meaning a belief in a higher power, and the sense that we are God's chosen, has always been at the heart of our national experience, from Jamestown to the Constitutional Convention to the Civil Rights Movement to September 11th.

    Regular price: £21.69