Authors in the area

Newsweek editor Jon Meacham will discuss “Decision 2008: How It Happened and What's Ahead,” at 8 p.m. Monday at Davidson College's Duke Family Performance Hall. Free, but tickets are required. They're available at the Student Union box office, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, or at the door 30 minutes before the lecture. Meacham is also the author of “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House” ($30, Random House). The book, available this week, is getting great reviews. More information: 704-894-2135.