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April 9, 2020

LMU Law and East Tennessee Historical Society partner to present presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jon Meacham for a special community presentation.

One of America’s most prominent public intellectuals, Meacham is known as a skilled orator with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs. He brings historical context to the issues and events impacting our daily lives. The author will discuss his New York Times best-selling Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. 
The Times said, “Destiny and Power reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it.” Meacham delivered eulogies for both President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush.

Named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, and chairs the National Advisory Board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University. Meacham is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at The University of the South and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt. He is currently at work on a biography of James and Dolley Madison.

Students, East Tennessee Historical Society members and Friends of the Knox County Public Library will receive a code for discounted tickets. Patrons including KaTom, Ihop, Haslam Family Foundation, Lawler Wood, Bill and Chrissy Haslam and DeRoyal make the presentation possible.

Thursday, April 9 - 7pm

Located at: Bijou Theatre