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nick_field90: Twitter Hive Mind: Anybody out there read Jon Meacham's new Lincoln book? Would you recommend it?

tonimoore1: Marked as to-read: Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham

jwysocki: 4 of 5 stars to And There Was Light by Jon Meacham

crankyintx: Listening to Jon Meacham's new book, "And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle." Fascinating. Lincoln was so intelligent, so well-read, and so eloquent. Interesting the parallels between those times and ours.

AuthorSJF: Me too. Being a history professor like Jon Meacham would be a nice aspiration ( no medical pun intended)

ger_the_mad_lad: Although, as Jon Meacham's writing has shown, George HW Bush could actually be a very feeling and warm-hearted man in private

BriteHeartNow: Compelling authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser will join Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham for a night of discussion on Wed. Dec. 7 at 6pm CT at Scarritt Bennett Center’s Laskey Great Hall in Nashville. Register here:

tamadear: One of many gems here: “If you would win a man to your cause,” he quotes Lincoln, “first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” How to win people over in a polarized time? Follow Lincoln’s advice.

alangodwin52: In his new book on Lincoln, Jon Meacham writes that John Wilkes Booth’s dying words were, “Tell my mother that I did it for my country, that I die for my country.” Many Southerners saw the assassination as Divine retribution. Conflating America & Christianity has a long history.

WNCathedral: Just announced! Virtual ticket option for Surrender: An Evening with Bono in Conversation with Jon Meacham Virtual Ticket + Book Bundle: $37 + $10 shipping fee.

JessicaShumaker: So, I have an extra ticket to see Jon Meacham on Wednesday night at Unity Temple. Anyone interested in hearing him talk about Abraham Lincoln and speechwriting for Joe Biden?

Aacaragea1: Historian Jon Meacham and Triple H are top primary sources. X32

jhessdna: 3 of 5 stars to American Lion by Jon Meacham

smkymtnluvr: From Jon Meacham’s latest

AubreyCarl9: NEW: On the House floor at noon, Pelosi will say in a speech crafted in part by Jon Meacham that she intends to pass the t…

alangodwin52: I’m just finishing Jon Meacham’s book on Lincoln, And There Was Light. Using Christianity to justify inhumanity and violence has a long history in America. Acknowledging this hurts neither America nor Christianity but helps both if doing so leads to non-repetition of those sins.

KCStar: Author Jon Meacham will discuss his new book on Abraham Lincoln with David Von Drehle in Kansas City.

UticaEric: Elon Musk would be less dangerous if he had Peter Thiel’s politics and spoke accordingly. The problem is that he has Peter Thiel’s politics and tries to sound like Jon Meacham. He can sway popular perception in the way a true fanatic cannot.

rickschmitt64: "This is a monumental work about power, responsibility, and democracy itself." --Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House **Publishers Weekly Top Ten Books of 2022**

JTillz5: Tidbits from Jon Meacham's 'The Soul of America'.

RDuck531: Reading Jon Meacham's latest book. Learned that when Abraham Lincoln's electoral votes were threatened, Gen. Winfield Scott declared that anyone who sought to disrupt the certification would be "lashed to the muzzle of a 12-pounder and fired out a window of the Capital".

SarahDegnitz: On page 157 of 483 of American Lion, by Jon Meacham

JohnFea1: Allen Guelzo and Jon Meacham at Gettysburg’s Remembrance Day Ceremony:

romc: FASCINATING HISTORICAL TIDBIT In Jon Meacham’s book about Lincoln, he quotes Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner during post Emancipation Proclamation period.Sumner strongly argues for giving black men right to vote. In building his argument, he answers the question:

Morning_Joe: Weds. guest list: Jonathan Lemire, Rev. Al Sharpton, Susan Page, Jon Meacham, Hugo Lowell, Steve Rattner, Dave Aronberg, David Rohde, Susan Del Percio, Steve Kornacki, Randi Weingarten, Katherine Pomerantz, ctd...

AndreaDA68: “We must stand against the objectification of other people.” Jon Meacham.

JohnFea1: Allen Guelzo and Jon Meacham at Gettysburg’s Remembrance Day Ceremony

JohnSny03779983: WATCH: CBS News Gives Historian Meacham Platform To Echo White House Spin Without Disclosing Work on Biden Speeches

green_resist: Jon Meacham’s biography of President Lincoln

CoachKevinRose: AND THERE WAS LIGHT ABRAHAM LINCOLN And The AMERICAN STRUGGLE By Jon Meacham Winner of The Pulitzer Prize

BradJLatta: Jon Meacham’s new Lincoln book is brilliant.

alangodwin52: 1-From Jon Meacham’s new book on Lincoln, And There Was Light “The parties in this conflict are not merely abolitionists and slaveholders. They are atheists, socialists, and communists on the one side and friends of order and regulated freedom on the other.

TPC_P2: “Lose the smugness. Keep the mission.” - Margaret Sullivan and (apparently) Abraham Lincoln

opalnkem: 11.20.22 Sunday Sermon by Jon Meacham

mccaffreyr3: Just finished Jon Meacham’s magnificent biography of President Lincoln. A brilliant work of great importance. The most important figure in American history. Great wisdom. A political unifier. A man of enormous personal moral courage. The kindest of all men.

BrentScher: Can now confirm based on cringe level that Jon Meacham did indeed work on speech

profsamperry: “It is a fact of American history that we are not always good, but that goodness is possible. Not universal, not ubiquitous, not inevitable—but possible.”—Jon Meacham, And There Was Light

TheFamilyAliens: 1) Jon Meacham lol. 2) Gerontocracy is a whole-ass Mood.

TimJGraham: "Morning Joe" lets Lil Jon Meacham expound for three minutes on how Obama and Biden are campaigning about the future, and not about fear, which is "not a partisan point" and Jon says "I don't have a partisan brain." The Biden speechwriter touting Obama-Biden, "not partisan."

tarapalmeri: NEW: On the House floor at noon, Pelosi will say in a speech crafted in part by Jon Meacham that she intends to pass the torch to the next generation of leadership but will stay on as a backbencher to help guide future leader Hakeem Jeffries

nytimesbooks: Treading mostly on well-trodden ground, three new audiobooks prove that no matter how much you think you know about a subject, there’s always more to study — in a way that isn’t a drag.

wbstahr: I have arrived safely in Gettysburg PA to speak at Lincoln Forum about Salmon Chase. Long day of travel, from CA, and I am first speaker tomorrow morning. Looking forward to hearing other folks, including Elizabeth Leonard and Jon Meacham.

profsamperry: Great passage from Jon Meacham’s new book And There Was Light. Confederates refused to see their loss as God’s rebuke of their white supremacy & treason. Instead they were so convinced of their own virtue they read their loss as a sign of apocalypse & martyrdom. Sounds familiar.

GregSisk1: “American democracy is stronger today than it was 7 days ago.” -Historian Jon Meacham

yosukeyanase: "on the whole, Meacham’s meticulously researched portrait reveals a man who, while riddled with imperfections and inconsistencies, genuinely believed in the human instinct to do good. "

JZ_Murdock: Jon Meacham: "When we elect a Republican, public opinion for government goes up. When we elect a Democrat public opinion for government goes down. This is true from Eisenhower forward."

democurmudgeon: Jon Meacham made this great reference to the Declaration of Independence I did not know...

markymark757: Lincoln taught us that"You can't send someone to the pinnacles of power with NO morals". Historian Jon Meacham, the ReidOut, MSNBC Trump is a perfect example of that.

MartyGalasso: "In our time, can rhetoric make a difference? Yes, it can—or at least a clear, candid, and hopeful rhetorical message can slip through the cacophony and the chaos and point us to a nobler, better, higher future."

r_hartman: "Historian Jon Meacham urges Joe Biden to be a "transformational" president in the way of FDR, but he forgets that Roosevelt put the "Great" in "Great Depression.""

GBHForumNetwork: John Adams calls Mass. a commonwealth, not a state, in the constitution. Why is this?

nytimesbooks: No matter how well you think you know a subject, there’s always more to learn.

aonwc11: This looks like an excellent event. One week today:

Rusty084: This man is a liar. He's the epitome of what a "Prick is". Biden's speech writer, Jon Meacham. Remember, it was biden that put us in the energy crisis, with "His war on fossil fuels".

IR_PhilDrake: Jon Meacham’s book ‘The Soul of America’ is incredibly relevant and inspiring for these political times. I urge you to read it.

burket_md: Marked as to-read: And There Was Light by Jon Meacham

mises: Historian Jon Meacham urges Joe Biden to be a "transformational" president in the way of FDR, but he forgets that Roosevelt that put the "Great" in Depression. Biden may well be FDR's equal in that category. | William L. Anderson

Morning_Joe: Mon. guest list: Sam Stein, Mike Allen, Jen Palmieri, Charlie Sykes, Katty Kay, Jon Meacham, Jonathan Lemire, Richard Haass, Mike Barnicle, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dave Wasserman, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez, Sec.-elect Cisco Aguilar, ctd...

markymark757: "Election denial is about taking away American's right to choose our leaders." Jon Meacham, historian, CNN Newsroom, CNN Autocracy is about having one leader and one political party with no choice to choose our leaders.

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marvinmitchz: Random quotes A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China. Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play. Jon Meacham

Aacaragea1: Historian Jon Meacham and Prince Andrew are top primary sources. X20

ZenanS5: I was coming from NY to D.C. enjoying brilliant fall foliage through Amtrak window. As I was listening to an audio book "And There was Light" by Jon Meacham, three passionate young ladies came and sat by me, chatting about current affairs, some public figures, work they do etc.

PechayNiGail: A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China. Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play. -Jon Meacham RALPHGAIL TEENCLASH YORN

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readerleslie: 5 of 5 stars to His Truth Is Marching On by Jon Meacham

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victoriano_mata: Overtime: Trace Adkins, Julia Ioffe, Jon Meacham | Real Time with Bill M...

epee4fun: Please watch this video from Jon Meacham. Great perspective about holding onto our democracy.

ViralTrunk: Jon Meacham: ‘Democracy Is Dependent On Our Being Able To Win Graciously And Lost Humbly’

snkscoyote: Jon Meacham: ‘Democracy Is Dependent On Our Being Able To Win Graciously...

HLStockenstrom: Jon Meacham: ‘Democracy is dependent on our being able to win graciously and lost humbly’ - MSNBC

rcpvideo: Jon Meacham: Not Every Election Is "An Occasion For Total War," The Country Moved Closer To That View

Vic_Stone1: Jon Meacham: ‘Democracy Is Dependent On Our Being Able To Win Graciously...

adityasood: Jon Meacham tonight.

dev_guy: Abraham Lincoln and the preservation of democracy

Lexification03: Jon Meacham and Bob Woodward on MSNBC at the same time…GOOD SOUP!

cajunglory: I said before that I bet Jon Meacham helped write Biden’s ‘democracy’ speech- he just said he did on MSNBC.

Morning_Joe: Weds. guest list: Steve Kornacki, David Plouffe, Jen Psaki, Michael Steele, Jon Meacham, Eddie Glaude Jr., Claire McCaskill, Bob Woodward, Robert Gibbs, Mara Gay, Mike Barnicle, David Ignatius, Huma Abedin, Eugene Robinson, Steve Kornacki, Chris Matthews, Donny Deutsch, ctd...

MelHolbrook7: Jon Meacham: ‘Democracy Is Dependent On Our Being Able To Win Graciously...

Billington_Book: Jon Meacham: ‘Democracy Is Dependent On Our Being Able To Win Graciously...

ElectNPol: Jon Meacham: ‘Democracy Is Dependent On Our Being Able To Win Graciously And Lost Humbly’

underfi07945126: Activist Historian Jon Meacham trumpeted President Joe Biden’s election message on CBS days before the midterms without disclosing his work advising the president. Biden last week framed the 2022 election as a choice between autocratic rule by "extreme MAGA Republicans" and

judyannaggie: WATCH: CBS News Gives Historian Meacham Platform To Echo White House Spin Without Disclosing Work on Biden Speeches

13013B: Another self-inflicted papercut. Not sure that journalism in America will survive the current era; corporate news media are doing their best to kill it.

granitereport: WATCH: CBS News Gives Historian Meacham Platform To Echo White House Spin Without Disclosing Work on Biden Speeches

sonodoc99: Media: Conflict of Interest is only for the little people

CharlestonRabbi: It never takes that second or third step back, however, because enough people never gave up. People like John Lewis, of blessed memory. Jon Meacham said of John Lewis: “When your life is defined by going across a bridge, you keep going.” 8



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