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One Book One Pass 2019 Community Reading Program Book Selected

Friday, August 30, 2019 10:05 AM | Carol Green

What if everyone in Pass Christian read the same book and then joined together to talk about it?  That is the idea behind One Book, One Pass!  We are pleased to announce that our 2019 selection is The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential scholar Jon Meacham.

Over the next 6 months, the community will be encouraged to read the book and engage in book discussions, panel discussions, documentary screenings and other programs that will culminate in the Author Presentation by Jon Meacham on Wednesday, October 9thth at 7pm at the Randolph Center in Pass Christian (315 Clark Avenue).


In The Soul of America, Meacham helps us understand our present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. 

Jon Meacham is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Franklin and Winston, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.  He is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, a contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review, and a fellow of the Society of American Historians.  Meacham lives in Nashville and in Sewanee with his wife and children.

If you have not already read the book, copies are available for check out at the Pass Christian Library or for purchase at Pass Christian Books.   The author event with Jon Meacham is free and open to the public.

Submitted by

Wendy Allard

Head Librarian

Pass Christian Public Library



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