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American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House

Author: Jon Meacham
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson; Andrew (Politiker) Jackson; Andrew Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Meacham
ISBN: 9781400063253 1400063256
OCLC Number: 212855253
Notes: Donation in honor of Lionel V. Patenaude.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 2009
Description: xxiv, 483 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 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 --
pt. 2. 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 --
pt. 3. 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.
Responsibility: Jon Meacham.
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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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