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Signature Series: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Presidential Historian Jon Meacham on The Art of Leadership

Greenwich Library’s Signature Series is pleased to welcome Presidential Historian & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jon Meacham to discuss The Art of Leadership: Lessons From the American Presidency, exploring what 21st-century leaders in different fields of endeavor can learn from the greatest moments of our common past.

This presentation features lessons ranging from Jefferson's pragmatism and JFK's capacity to recover from his own mistakes to the management of conflicting egos as shown by Reagan and FDR and how George H.W. Bush dealt with the end of his Presidency. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make every day in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions.

A limited number of signed copies of And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle will be available for purchase at the event.

This event will be livestreamed via Zoom, but not recorded. To register for the LIVESTREAM, please click here.

Thursday, February 8, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Berkley Theater
  Author Talk     Lecture and Conversation  
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Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. With a depth of knowledge about politics, history, religion, and current affairs, Meacham has the unique ability to bring historical context to the issues and events impacting our daily lives.

The author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers, Meacham has written acclaimed books about Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, George H.W. Bush, and civil-rights icon John Lewis. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the Society of American Historians, Meacham is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, where he holds the Rogers Chair in the American Presidency. His latest New York Times bestseller, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle, was published in October 2022.

Greenwich Library's Signature Series offers dynamic, exceptional public programming that engages the Greenwich community and region, featuring nationally recognized experts for timely analysis and conversations that promote an exchange of ideas. This series is presented by the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and made possible by charitable contributions from our community.