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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

ISBN 10: 1400063256 / 1-4000-6325-6
ISBN 13: 9781400063253
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
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. 250,000 first printing.

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"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."

Janet Maslin, New York Times, 11/10/2008

Review:
"Jackson's stormy and controversial Administration is the subject of Jon Meacham's engrossing and admiring AMERICAN LION: ANDREW JACKSON IN THE WHITE HOUSE...."

Jill Lepore, New Yorker, 10/20/2008

 

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Book Description: Random House, New York, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. New hardcover, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History, stated 1st edition w/ number line confirming 1st printing, handsome new mylar-protected jacket presenting the Thomas Sully portrait of Andrew Jackson (1845) w/ unblemished edges & corners showing original price of $30.00 on top right inside flyleaf w/ slightly neatly clipped inside flyleaf corners w/ each clipping c. 0.25" in depth, excellent as new cover w/ black paper wrapping spine & extending 1.50" onto front & back panels covered in handsome tan-red paper, excellent edges & corners, immaculate text-block exterior w/ smooth-cut top & bottom edges & page-cut-style side-edging, as-new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & w/ brown & yellow cloth bands at spine-caps, handsome sepia-toned illustrative end-papers showing outside reception in front of the White House south portico, pristine interior handsomely presented in Times Roman on excellent paper * exceptionally well-illustrated w/ handsome judiciously selected & well-captioned black & white plates presented in two special illustration inserts: 28 plates on 16 gloss-laminated pages between pp. 104-105 & 25 plates on 16 gloss-laminated pages between pp. 264-265 * Note on the Text, List of Principal Characters, Prologue, Epilogue, Author's Note & Acknowledgments, Notes: pp. 371-448, Bibliography: pp. 449-462, Illus. Credits, Index: pp. 465-483 * 6.48" x 9.60", 0.94 kg, xxiv+483 (507) pp. * Andrew Jackson, his tumultuous times & his intimate circle of friends are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved & hated, reviled & venerated, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power & bent the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson's election in 1828 ushered in a new & lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years & he gave voice to the hopes & fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home & threats abroad. To tell the saga of Jackson's presidency, noted author Jon Meacham goes inside the Jackson White House. Drawing on newly discovered family letters & 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 & victory. * One of our most significant yet dimly recalled presidents, Jackson was a battle-hardened warrior, the founder of the Democratic Party & the architect of the presidency as we know it. His story is one of violence, sex, courage & tragedy. With his powerful persona, his evident bravery & his mystical connection to the people, Jackson moved the White House from the periphery of government to the center of national action, articulating a vision of change that challenged entrenched interests to heed the popular will --or face his formidable wrath. The greatest of the presidents who have followed Jackson in the White House (from Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt to FDR to Truman) have found inspiration in his example & virtue in his vision. * Jackson was the most contradictory of men. The architect of the removal of Indians from their native lands, he was warmly sentimental & risked everything to give more power to ordinary citizens. He was, in short, a lot like his country: alternately kind & vicious, brilliant & blind & a man who fought a lifelong war to keep the republic safe: no matter what it took. * In "American Lion" Jon Meacham has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency & America itself. * "Splendid: Meacham offers a fresh portrait of one of the most controversial & consequential men ever to occupy to White House" - Sean Wilentz, author of "The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln". Bookseller Inventory # 005764

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