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American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House (Paperback)

Author:  Jon Meacham
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Format: Paperback Large Print
ISBN-10: 0739328174
ISBN-13: 9780739328170
Sku: 207888843
Publish Date: 11/11/2008
Pages:  876
Age Range:  NA
Jon Meacham's account of the White House years of Andrew Jackson shows him to be a man of principle as well as of passion. Even in those days, says Meacham, Washington was a hardball town, and he recounts how factions, rivalries, and revenge-taking sometimes ruled the day. But Meacham shows, through Jackson, that politics can be principled as well. Jackson's core values--loyalty, being first--and his belief in populism brought him into conflict with Congress. Meacham examines the many battles that helped shape American history, showing Jackson to be, perhaps, the central figure of 19th-century America. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2008, and winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.


"AMERICAN LION, Jon Meacham's carefully analytical biography, looks past the theatrics and posturing to the essential elements of Jackson's many showdowns....Case by case, Mr. Meacham dissects Jackson's battles and reinterprets them in a revealing new light....AMERICAN LION balances the best of Jackson with the worst." - Janet Maslin 11/10/2008

"Jackson's stormy and controversial Administration is the subject of Jon Meacham's engrossing and admiring AMERICAN LION: ANDREW JACKSON IN THE WHITE HOUSE...." - Jill Lepore 10/20/2008

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Large Print Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0876
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Large Print Publishing
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