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American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House (Paperback)

Author:  Jon Meacham
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812973461
ISBN-13: 9780812973464
Sku: 211041746
Publish Date: 6/16/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  483
Age Range:  NA
 
American Lion is an unflinching portrait of a not-always-admirable democrat but a pivotal president, written with an agile prose that brings the Jackson saga to life.

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.

To tell the saga of Jackson’s presidency, acclaimed author Jon Meacham goes inside the Jackson White House. Drawing on newly discovered family letters and papers, he details the human drama--the family, the women, and the inner circle of advisers--that shaped Jackson’s private world through years of storm and victory.

Jon Meacham in American Lion has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency--and America itself.

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Chronicles the life and career of the military hero and seventh president of the United States, critically analyzing his role during a turbulent era in history, the political crises and personal upheaval that surrounded him and his legacy for the modern presidency. Reprint. A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year.
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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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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0483
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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