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Monday, June 18, 2018 6:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian JON MEACHAM for a discussion of his latest book, "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels." Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in "The Soul of America" Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history.