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American Lion

Andrew Jackson in the White House

By Jon Meacham
19-minute read
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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

American Lion (2008) tells the story of Andrew Jackson, America’s seventh president. These blinks describe Jackson’s rise from poverty to the White House, and how he transformed the presidency from a relatively symbolic position into a powerful vehicle for representing the interests of the people.

  • Historians and students of history
  • Anyone interested in American politics
  • Fans of a good biography

Jon Meacham is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of numerous best sellers, including Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and Franklin and Wilson. In addition to writing, he teaches at Vanderbilt University and the University of the South.

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