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American Lion
Andrew Jackson in the White House
Written by Jon Meacham

American Lion
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Category: Biography & Autobiography - Presidents; History - United States - 19th Century; Political Science
Imprint: Random House
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: November 2008
Price: $35.00
Can. Price: $43.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6325-3 (1-4000-6325-6)
Pages: 512
Also available as an abridged audio CD, abridged audiobook download, unabridged audiobook download, eBook, trade paperback and in large print trade paperback.



 
Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson’s election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years, and he gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad. 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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WINNER 2009 - Pulitzer Prize



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Jon Meacham is the editor of Newsweek and author of American Lion and the New York Times bestsellers Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship and American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.





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