Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential biographer Jon Meacham has written about Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, and President George H.W. Bush. Meacham says he writes biography rather than history, because history is shaped by individuals who, despite their flaws, do the right thing in moments of crisis.
Meacham spoke March 11, 2016 at the Pen Pals Lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. His book is titled, "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush."