O, FOR HISTORY: Jon Meacham & Thomas Jefferson

I started Jon Meacham’s Pulitzer Prize winning THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER.

I’ve always enjoyed listening to Jon Meacham in interviews or offering speeches, and even George H. W. Bush’s eulogy. It occurred to me, just this morning, that I’ve never read any of his books!

It just so happened that Audible sent me an email with some free credits and Meacham’s book on Jefferson was at the top of the list. Free credit was promptly applied.

Already, just during the prologue I’ve been wholly captured and I am ready for this 18+ hour adventure.

One item that immediately snagged me was when discussing Jefferson’s persistent foreboding and suspicions regarding anything related to the British government, and that we needed to consider them through his eyes and times and not how we know the story turned out.

That’s pretty powerful and something I keep in mind with any current objections of history and attempts to rewrite their history to suit ourselves.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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