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The Resource American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham

American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham

Label
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House
Title
American lion
Title remainder
Andrew Jackson in the White House
Statement of responsibility
Jon Meacham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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's web site
Writing style
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
285658
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
  • 973.5/6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E382
LC item number
.M43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Jackson, Andrew
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Andrew Jackson in the White House
Label
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 483 pages
Isbn
9781400063253
Lccn
2008023466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ills., portraits
System control number
  • 2008023466
  • (OCoLC)212855253
Label
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 483 pages
Isbn
9781400063253
Lccn
2008023466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ills., portraits
System control number
  • 2008023466
  • (OCoLC)212855253

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