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Author Meacham, Jon.
Title American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House / Jon Meacham.
Imprint New York : Random House, c2008.
Edition 1st ed.
Book Jacket
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 Main Collection  E382 .M43 2008    AVAILABLE


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Call # E382 .M43 2008
Phys. Description xxiv, 483 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-462) and index.
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.
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.
Awards Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 2009
Local Note Donated by Phil Marklin
Subject 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.
ISBN 9781400063253 (acid-free paper)
1400063256 (acid-free paper)