The Whole Hog Podcast

Writing America’s History

Season 3, Episode 3: Author Jon Meacham discusses writing about U.S. presidents, the Southern literary canon, and smoking cigars in the basement

Pulitzer-prize winning presidential biographer and Chattanooga native Jon Meacham has written books on the lives of Thomas Jefferson, George H. W. Bush, Andrew Jackson, and the relationship between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. He joins us in this episode of the Whole Hog to discuss essential Southern reading, the historian’s responsibility, moving back to the South, and his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels.


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