John Meacham

John Meacham

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will discuss “The Art of Leadership: Lessons From the American Presidency,” on Thursday evening, Feb. 8, at Greenwich Library and streamed online via

The event is free. Meacham will sign copies of his book, but no seats are available. Registration can get you put on the waiting list. The livestream will not be recorded.

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Meacham’s talk will explore what 21st-century leaders in different fields of endeavor can learn from the greatest moments of our common past.

This presentation features lessons ranging from Jefferson’s pragmatism and JFK’s capacity to recover from his own mistakes to the management of conflicting egos as shown by Reagan and FDR and how George H.W. Bush dealt with the end of his Presidency. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make every day in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions.

A limited number of signed copies of And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle will be available for purchase at the event.

About this Speaker Series

The event is part of Greenwich Library’s Signature Series, with the aim of providing dynamic, exceptional public programming that engages the Greenwich community and region, featuring nationally recognized experts for timely analysis and conversations that promote an exchange of ideas.

This series is presented by the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and made possible by charitable contributions from our community.

If You’re Attending …

The event takes place at Greenwich Library’s Berkley Theater from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8.

If you want to attend in person, registration is required. There are no seats available but registration will get you put on the waiting list.

To register for the LIVESTREAM, please click here.

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