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American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House / Jon Meacham.

By: Meacham, Jon.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Random House, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxiv, 483 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781400063253 (acidfree paper); 1400063256 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837 | Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Family | Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Friends and associates
Contents:
The love of country, fame and honor: beginnings to late 1830 -- Andy will fight his way in the world -- Follow me and I'll save you yet -- A marriage, a defeat, and a victory -- You know best, my dear -- Ladies' wars are always fierce and hot -- A busybody Presbyterian clergyman -- My white and red children -- Major Eaton has spoken of resigning -- An opinion of the President alone -- Liberty and union, now and forever -- General Jackson rules by his personal popularity -- I will die with the Union: late 1830 to 1834 -- I have been left to sup alone -- A mean and scurvy piece of business -- Now let him enforce it -- The fury of a chained panther -- Hurra for the hickory tree! -- A dreadful crisis of excitement and violence -- The mad project of disunion -- We are threatened to have our throats cut -- Great is the stake placed in our hands -- My mind is made up -- He appeared to feel as a father -- The people, sir, are with me -- We are in the midst of a revolution -- The evening of his days: 1834 to the end -- So you want war -- A dark, lawless, and insatiable ambition! -- There is a rank due to the United States among nations -- The wretched victim of a dreadful delusion -- How would you like to be a slave? -- The strife about the next Presidency -- Not one would have ever got out alive -- I fear Emily will not recover -- The President will go out triumphantly -- The shock is great, and grief universal.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-462) and index.

The love of country, fame and honor: beginnings to late 1830 -- Andy will fight his way in the world -- Follow me and I'll save you yet -- A marriage, a defeat, and a victory -- You know best, my dear -- Ladies' wars are always fierce and hot -- A busybody Presbyterian clergyman -- My white and red children -- Major Eaton has spoken of resigning -- An opinion of the President alone -- Liberty and union, now and forever -- General Jackson rules by his personal popularity -- I will die with the Union: late 1830 to 1834 -- I have been left to sup alone -- A mean and scurvy piece of business -- Now let him enforce it -- The fury of a chained panther -- Hurra for the hickory tree! -- A dreadful crisis of excitement and violence -- The mad project of disunion -- We are threatened to have our throats cut -- Great is the stake placed in our hands -- My mind is made up -- He appeared to feel as a father -- The people, sir, are with me -- We are in the midst of a revolution -- The evening of his days: 1834 to the end -- So you want war -- A dark, lawless, and insatiable ambition! -- There is a rank due to the United States among nations -- The wretched victim of a dreadful delusion -- How would you like to be a slave? -- The strife about the next Presidency -- Not one would have ever got out alive -- I fear Emily will not recover -- The President will go out triumphantly -- The shock is great, and grief universal.

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.

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Library Journal Review

Newsweek editor Meacham (Franklin and Winston) presents in this elegantly written and fascinating biography the life story of the President credited with the first major expansion of executive power. It is a work made all the more compelling by Richard McGonagle's (www.richardmcgonagle.com) strong narration. Recommended for all general collections. [Audio clip available through library.booksontape.com; the Random hc, published in November 2008, was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jon Meacham was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 20, 1969. He received a degree in English literature at the University of the South. He joined Newsweek as a writer in 1995. Three years later, at the age of 29, he was promoted to managing editor, supervising coverage of politics, international affairs, and breaking news. In 2006, he was promoted to editor at Newsweek. He is currently an executive editor at Random House. <p> He won the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House in 2009. His other works include Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. In 2001, he edited Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement. In 2013 his title Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2015 Meacham's title Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush made The New York Times Best Seller List. His most recent book is entitled The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels (2018). <p>

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