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American Lion The Definitive Biography Of A Larger Than Life President Who Defied Norms, Divided A Nation, And Changed Washington ForeverAndrew 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.One Of Our Most Significant Yet Dimly Recalled Presidents, Jackson Was A Battle Hardened Warrior, The Founder Of The Democratic Party, And The Architect Of The Presidency As We Know It His Story Is One Of Violence, Sex, Courage, And Tragedy With His Powerful Persona, His Evident Bravery, And 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, And 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 And Risked Everything To Give Power To Ordinary Citizens He Was, In Short, A Lot Like His Country Alternately Kind And Vicious, Brilliant And Blind And A Man Who Fought A Lifelong War To Keep The Republic Safe No Matter What It Took.

[Ebook] ↠ American Lion  Author Jon Meacham – Eiyo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 361 pages
  • American Lion
  • Jon Meacham
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
  • 1400063256

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ↠ American Lion Author Jon Meacham – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    I think this book confused people They were expecting a McCullough esque hardcore biography of everything Jackson did EVER Not so As Meacham himself states in his Author s note, he was going for a biographical portrait of Jackson s time in the White House And on that account, this is an excellent book It gives a great picture of the tumult surrounding Jackson s two terms, the things that made him tick, and the decisions that defined his presidency No, it didn t really tell us all about And I think this book confused people They were expecting a McCullough esque hardcore biography of everything Jackson did EVER Not so As Meacham himself states in his Author s note, he was going for a biographical portrait of Jackson s time in the White House And on that account, this is an excellent book It gives a great picture of the tumult surrounding Jackson s two terms, the things that made him tick, and the decisions that defined his presidency No, it didn t really tell us all about Andrew Jackson s childhood, or go into minute details about the deaths of his family That s not the point Instead, American Lion wants to make you understand Jackson the myth, Jackson the People s President, and how that Jackson managed to bend the Executive Power of our nation to his will It shows wh...


  2. says:

    A terrible book about a horrible man written by a coward I know that sounds harsh but there s no other way to describe it The book claims to be only about his years in the White House It isn t Frequently, Meacham cherry picks and subsequently white washes Jackson s past sins in an effort to show him as a complicated hero.Jackson wasn t complicated He was maybe one of the simplest presidents America ever had Here are some simple facts 1 His greatest military victory was the Battle of New O A terrible book about a horrible man written by a coward I know that sounds harsh but there s no other way to describe it The book claims to be only about his years in the White House It isn t Frequently, Meacham cherry picks and subsequently white washes Jackson s past sins in an effort to show him as a complicated hero.Jackson wasn t complicated He was maybe one of the simplest presidents America ever had Here are some simple facts 1 His greatest military victory was the Battle of New Orleans Unbeknownst to Jackson, it took place approximately 14 days after the War...


  3. says:

    Um, did you know Andrew Jackson was a huge badass He was also sort of a jerk And he invented the Democratic party basically Plus he was not very cool to the Native Americans.


  4. says:

    Jackson usually is praised for his vision of the presidency and commitment to the Federal Union, while simultaneously lamented for his demagoguery and racism Meacham takes these subjects on without reservation In Meacham s account, Jackson is at his very best while staring down the threat to the union posed by the Nullification Movement which arose in South Carolina and was championed by John C Calhoun, Jackson s vice president Times were different He is at his worst when orchestrating th Jackson usually is praised for his vision of the presidency and commitment to the Federal Union, while simultaneously lamented for his demagoguery and racism Meacham takes these subjects on without reservation In Meacham s account, Jackson is at his very best while staring down the threat to the union posed by the Nullification Movement which arose in South Carolina and was championed by John C Calhoun, Jackson s vice president Times were different He is at his worst when orchestrating the removal of the native american populations of Georgia and Alabama to regions west of the Missis...


  5. says:

    History has been ransacked to find examples of tyrants sufficiently odious to illustrate him by comparison Language has been tortured to find epithets sufficiently strong to paint him in description Imagination has been exhausted in her efforts to deck him with revolting and inhuman attributes tyrant, despot, usurper destroyer of the liberties of his country rash ignorant, imbecile endangering the public peace with all foreign nations destroying domestic prosperity at home While some History has been ransacked to find examples of tyrants sufficiently odious to illustrate him by comparison Language has been tortured to find epithets sufficiently strong to paint him in description Imagination has been exhausted in her efforts to deck him with revolting and inhuman attributes tyrant, despot, usurper destroyer of the liberties of his country rash ignorant, imbecile endangering the public peace with all foreign nations destroying domestic prosperity at home While some of you may be assuming I have quoted a contemporary political commentator, and our current political climate has certainly taken on the dizzying aspects of a three ringed circus, I am in fact quoting Thomas Hart Benton, a devoted partisan to Andrew Jackson who is describing Old Hickory s enemies, of which there was no shortage.Surprisingly, t...


  6. says:

    Given current events, this book is timely to read Jackson did some terrible things, most particularly the treatment of Native Americans But he also kept the Union together in the face of huge dissent Of course, tha...


  7. says:

    When you try and tackle a subject as complicated as Andrew Jackson, and limit a book to just his presidency, it s just impossible to properly portray the man in the White House So for those who have never read Marquis James or Robert Remini s multi volume depiction of Jackson, the first 180 pages of this book read like a season story arch of a prime time soap opera The Eaton Affair was a very central topic of Jackson s first term of presidency, but to understand why ...


  8. says:

    While a terrifically thorough listing of the era s political issues and the personalities clashing over them, the examination left much to be desired The substance falls victim to a regular temptation among American authors writing American history Meacham s approach only acknowledges in passing the character flaws of his subject while amplifying the qualities and deeds that would make Jackson a hero to many For instance, Jackson s unrepentant slave ownership and his role in devastating gener While a ter...


  9. says:

    I am on a quest to read at least one book about each of the 45 presidents Yes, even Trump.I learned alot about Jackson as I read this.Rather than enumerate what I learned, please read this book to find out for yourself.This book primarily covers the years of Jackson s presidency 1829 1837.I was happy to learn about thepersonal aspects of Jackson s life.Some of what happened during his presidency was not quite so engaging Good, but just a litany of facts of what happened.Suffice it I am on a quest to read at least one book about each of the 45 presidents Yes, even Trump.I learned alot about Jackson as I read this.Rather than enumerate what I learned, please read this book to find out for yourself.This book primarily covers the years of Jackson s presidency 1829 1837.I was happy to learn about thepersonal aspects of Jackson s life.Some of what happened during his presidency was not quite so engaging Good, but just a litany of facts of what happened.Suffice it to say, Jon Meacham is ...


  10. says:

    In a further exploration of the lives of those who helped shape early America, I turned back to biographer Jon Meacham and his depiction of Andrew Jackson I thoroughly enjoying the author s depiction of Thomas Jefferson in a similar piece and hoped to leave with as much knowledge of this lesser known figure The seventh President of the United States, Jackson broke many early precedents and his two terms in office opened the door to a new era in presidential politics, bringing the commoner s vi In a further exploration of the lives of those who helped shape early America, I turned back to biographer Jon Meacham and his depiction of Andrew Jackson I thoroughly enjoying the author s depiction of Th...

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