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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Jon Meacham

Newsweekeditor and bestselling author Meacham (Franklin and Winston) offers a lively take on the seventh president's White House years. We get the Indian fighter and hero of New Orleans facing down South Carolina radicals' efforts to nullify federal … see full wiki

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Author: Jon Meacham
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History
Publisher: Random House
2 reviews about American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White...
review by . February 09, 2009
Andrew Jackson's story should be a compelling one. He was the first activist president of the United States and shocked the country by rocking the bureaucracy and taking his causes directly to the people. Earlier chief executives had more or less contented themselves with administration of congressional mandates. He was a larger-than-life figure: a warrior, a populist, and for all practical purposes a legend in his own time. He was equally a conflicted character: a defender of freedom and a slave …
review by . January 08, 2009
This is an extremely well-written book that tells, in detail, the White House years of Andrew Jackson. Granted, his entire life is covered, but before and after his presidency is more cursory since the emphasis, as shown in the title, is his eight years as president. And what eight years they were! The problems with Soth Carolina, an arguement with France, and a constant battle with Congress over which institution has more control of the destiny of the country. It's no exaggeration to say that Andrew …
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