From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Franklin and Winston" and "American Gospel" comes a magnificent portrait of Andrew Jackson, the man ...Show synopsisFrom the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Franklin and Winston" and "American Gospel" comes a magnificent portrait of Andrew Jackson, the man who shaped the modern presidency. Illustrated with black-and-white photos.Hide synopsis
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (Random House Audio Publishing Group) – Audiobook CD (2008)
Jon Meacham, John H Mayer (Read by)
Audiobook CD, Random House Audio Publishing Group 2008
ISBN: 0739334581 ISBN-13: 9780739334584
Meacham delivers the definitive human portrait of Andrew Jackson, a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency--and America itself.Meacham delivers the definitive human portrait of Andrew Jackson, a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency--and America itself.Hide
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REVILED BY SOME HISTORIANS, JACKSON IN THE HANDS OF JON MEACHAM BECOMES A MAN OF FIERCE PATRIOTISM, COURAGE ON ONE HAND AND A BULLYING SCOUNDREL ON THE OTHER HAND. ROUGH
HEWN HE SHOULD BE RANKED AS A TOP 10 PRESIDENT.
Bought the book and read it with an open mind. It is disillusion, period.
It is filled with way too much information. I could not help but think that all the information is presented to help mask all of the horrible things this president did, especially to Native Americans.
There are amy other history books, Native American oral traditions (which count as literature today), and manuscripts that shows this political figure as a tyrant who did not care for the sovereignty of Native Americans, one of the 4 core sovereignties in the American Constitution.
Andrew Jackson was a bad decision period, that the American people chose. He was not a lion. He should be called American Joke.
I am a devoted collector of books pertaining to US History, First Ladies and Presidents. Please don't let the negative reviews deter you. I really enjoyed this book and have recommended it to family members. I knew so little of Jackson and felt that Mr. Meacham brought him vitally to life with his flaws and perfections in place. Jackson's personality literally emanates from the pages. I was amazed by many events during his Presidency that directly correlate to what is happening in Government today. I am a better educated American for having read this very fine, Pulitzer Prize winning work.
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