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American Lion - Andrew Jackson in the White House

Jon Meacham

The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever 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. 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 more power

The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever 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. 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 more power
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The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever 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. 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 more power

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

10h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:29


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:35


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:15


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:33


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:59


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:15


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:29


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:54


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:39


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:44


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:00


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:09


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:37


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:15


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:09


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:09


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:25


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:41


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:54


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:02


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:46


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:20


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:25


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:32


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:44


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:16


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:16


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:26


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:01


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:45


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:13


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:30


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:51


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:05


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:37


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:12


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:38


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:15


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:08


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:02


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:46


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:10


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:09


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:12


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:47


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:59


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:06


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:34


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:55


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

01:55


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:10


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:03


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:26


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:16


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:10


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:33


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:06


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:41


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:24


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:41


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:46


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:59


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

00:36