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Historian Mixes History, Humor In Presentation


October 2, 2017

Jeremiah Reed

Jon Meacham speaks at Brevard College last week.

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jon Meacham mixed humor and history while speaking to a packed house at Brevard College's Porter Center for the Performing Arts Thursday evening.

Meacham's presentation, entitled "America Then & Now: What History Tells Us About Our Future," was part of the J.R. McDowell Speaker Series, which is sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation and Brevard College.

Meacham opened with a self-deprecating story about a woman who approached him on the Washington Mall at the National Book Festival about nine year ago and asked if he would sign one of...

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