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When Politics Was Polite

Welcome Jon Meacham,

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm

at the Darien Community Association

book talk and signing


The American Odyssey of

George Herbert Walker Bush


Ticketed event. For information: click here



Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries; on the diaries of his wife, Barbara; and on extraordinary access to the 41st President and to his family, Jon Meacham has written a surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times.



Meacham's book should be required reading--if not for every presidential candidate, then for every president-elect." —Washington Post

“Through one man’s long journey through politics, we see America’s changing attitudes toward power and duty.”—Time

Destiny and Power reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it. If Meacham is sometimes polite to a fault, Destiny and Power does not suffer for it. His kinder, gentler approach succeeds in making George H. W. Bush a more sympathetic — and more complex — figure than if the former president had written his own doorstopper after all.”—New York Times Book Review



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