American Lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House (Paperback) - Meacham, Jon

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Publisher Random House Large Print Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780739328170
SKU 207888843
Format Paperback Large Print
ISBN10 0739328174
Release Date 11/11/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1.75T
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"Jackson's stormy and controversial Administration is the subject of Jon Meacham's engrossing and admiring AMERICAN LION: ANDREW JACKSON IN THE WHITE HOUSE...."
"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."
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Editors Note A thought-provoking study of Andrew Jackson chronicles the life and career of a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, critically analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history, the political crises and personal upheaval that surrounded him, and his legacy for the modern presidency. (Biography & Autobiography)
Annotation 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.
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Number of Pages 0876
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