Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Hay-Adams Author Series Features Jon Meacham, September 23rd

Author Jon Meacham (Photo: Gasper Triangle)

From our friends at the The Hay-Adams Hotel...

The Hay-Adams Author Series on September 23rd Will Feature Jon Meacham And His Latest Work, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

On September 23rd, the award-winning The Hay-Adams, located steps from the White House at 800 16th Street, NW, will host its next Author Series luncheon honoring Jon Meacham to discuss his latest work, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. The Hay-Adams Author Series, where literary crowds honor literary masters, is an on-going event, which hosts outstanding writers in a historic setting, directly overlooking the White House at Top of The Hay. One will enjoy exceptional food, drink and lively conversation. Tickets are priced at $85 per person (all inclusive), which includes a three-course, prix fixe menu with wine pairings. The menu, themed around the book, will be created by Vice President & General Manager Hans Bruland working closely with recently appointed Executive Chef Nicolas Legret.

Additionally, Kramerbooks ( will be on hand so guests will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, which Meacham can sign and personalize after the luncheon. Tickets go on sale September 3rd and will be available online at: Tickets can also be purchased via email at or by calling (202) 835-2263. Tickets must be purchased by September 19, and will not be available at the door.

WHO: Jon Meacham is executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, as well as a contributing editor to Time magazine and a commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America. He won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. Meacham also wrote Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (2012) which appeared on many publications' year-end lists of the best non-fiction.

His newest book, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, raises the question whether everything about George H.W. Bush is outdated or whether he is a model the party and its president should return to - a noble kind of restraint in foreign policy based on diplomacy and a prudence in domestic affairs.

Jon Ellis Meacham was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he spent his high school years living with his grandfather, who gave Meacham his interest in history, literature, and politics. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Literature from University of the South in Tennessee. Aside from his highly successful writing career, Jon Meacham is a dedicated husband and father.

WHEN: The luncheon will be held on Top of The Hay on Friday, September 23rd, 2016, from 12 noon to 2 PM (doors open at 11:30 AM.)

WHERE: The Hay-Adams is located at 800 16th Street, NW, Washington DC, 20006, across Lafayette Square from the White House. The historic Hay-Adams offers guests Washington's most prestigious address with views overlooking the White House, Lafayette Square and St. John's Church, the "Church of the Presidents." The hotel is just minutes from the Smithsonian, the Museums, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, the Mall, as well as convenient to Metro stations and the convention center. For reservations or more information, please call (202) 638-6600 or visit the website at