This event has already happened. Check out our other great events!


Jon Meacham | The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Thu, July 12, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $33/$48 single + book/couple + book

AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE*

A “tough-minded” but “nuanced and persuasive” (The New York Times Book Review) expert on history, politics, and religion in America, Jon Meacham won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his biography American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. His other bestselling nonfiction includes American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Currently executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, Meacham was formerly editor-in-chief of Newsweek. In The Soul of America, Meacham contextualizes the country’s current political climate by looking back at the critical periods in our past when what Lincoln prophetically termed “the better angels of our nature” defeated fear, demagoguery, and division.

This is a book with ticket event. You will collect your book when you enter the auditorium.
*Simulcast tickets do not include a book.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341

Upcoming Events at Parkway Central Library

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
11:30 A.M.
4:00 P.M.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Upcoming Author Events - Ticketed Series Events

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:30 P.M.
Deborah Lipstadt | Event Cancelled | Irvine Auditorium | University of Pennsylvania | 3401 Spruce St. | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019