Jon Meacham, author and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Jon Meacham's latest book, "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House," won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for biography. Meacham is also the editor of Newsweek, where he began as a writer in 1995. His "American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers and the Making of a Nation" was published in 2006 and became New York Times and Washington Post best-sellers. He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times Book Review and The Washington Post Book World. In 2001, he edited "Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement," a collection of distinguished nonfiction about the midcentury struggle against Jim Crow. He lives in New York.
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