American Lion

American Lion

[Andrew Jackson in the White House]

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable 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.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.
ISBN: 9781415957110
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD 973.5609 JACKSON
Characteristics: 14 audio discs (17 hrs., 16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: McGonagle, Richard


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Jan 19, 2016

Great respect to Jon Meacham, but I could (and did) go to Wikipedia for details. AJ was hindered at an early age & suffered some sad losses. However, I found this read all over the place & names that confused me to no end. Way too wordy.


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