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Citadel News Service
4 Nov 2008

Newsweek editor to discuss new book

The Citadel and the South Carolina Historical Society will host Newsweek magazine Editor John Meacham on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at The Citadel where he will discuss his new book “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.”

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John Meacham

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. at the Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave. This lecture is a fundraising event for the South Carolina Historical Society. Admission is $25 a person. The first 200 Citadel students, faculty and staff with ID will be admitted free.

Meacham’s lecture is part of the Fulghum Lecture Series, which was created in 2007 by The Citadel Department of History Southern Studies Program to promote a better understanding of the American South and to help prepare students to be principled leaders in the region. The series is named after its benefactor, Leonard C. Fulghum, Jr. of Charleston, Citadel class of 1951, and member emeritus of The Citadel Board of Visitors. He is president of Lenwall Enterprises, Inc., in Charleston.

A New York Times bestselling author, Meacham joined Newsweek in 1995 where he was a writer, national affairs editor and managing editor before being appointed editor in 2006. He supervises Newsweek's coverage of politics, international affairs and breaking news, and has written cover stories on, among other topics, war, politics, religion, and race. A contributing editor of The Washington Monthly, Meacham began his career at The Chattanooga Times. Meacham appears regularly on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and on MSNBC.

He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, and The Washington Post Book World. Born in Chattanooga in 1969, Meacham graduated from The McCallie School and from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., summa cum laude with a degree in English Literature.

For more information about the lecture, call 843.953.5073.

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