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Jon Meacham at The Moveable Feast
*SAT., Oct. 29 ~ Jon Meacham (Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush) at Pawleys Plantation, $50 (includes book) From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Lion, Franklin and Winston and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jon Meacham, comes Destiny and Power, a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Meacham has had the kind of charmed professional life that other journalists can only envy: Newsweek managing editor at 29; editor at 37; author of four books, the latest, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, awarded the Pulitzer Prize last year in biography; currently executive editor and executive vice president at Random House. Destiny and Power reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it. His kinder, gentler approach succeeds in making George H. W. Bush a more sympathetic – and more complex – figure than if the former president had written his own doorstopper. A portion of the proceeds of this Moveable Feast will benefit Hobcaw Barony.