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The Soul of America

The Battle for Our Better Angels

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

The Soul of America (2018) takes readers on an enlightening tour of America’s tumultuous past. From the final moments of the Civil War to the long overdue civil rights and voting legislation of the 1960s, the book reveals the United States for what it has always been: a nation of deep and lasting conflict. By looking to America’s past, we can see both where today’s political divides stem from and why the nation will likely be able to persevere.

  • Readers eager for perspective on current events
  • Students of history and politics
  • Fans of historical insight

Jon Meacham is a writer of multiple New York Times best sellers, including Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and Destiny (2012) and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush (2015). His 2008 book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, won him the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.

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