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Read & download ´ American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 na. 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 Freuently Meacham cherry picks and subseuently white washes Jackson s past sins in an effort to show him as a complicated heroJackson wasn t complicated He was maybe one of the simplest presidents America ever had Here are some simple facts1 His greatest military victory was the Battle of New Orleans Unbeknownst to Jackson it took place approximately 14 days after the War of 1812 was over Therefore at best the victory was a tragedy2 Later while still serving in the military without any orders to do so seized what is now Florida for America Florida had been owned by Spain a sovereign nation Jackson should have been charged for any and all lives lost during this illegal conflict as a war criminal3 Fought against the National Banking system simply because he lacked the cognitive capacity to understand it4 His legacy on Native American removalmassacrewar is one of the saddest in all of American history He was truly a monsterI went into this book knowing very little about Jackson and if I had remained confined to what was printed in the book I would still know very little With this work Meacham really tried to re write history He would tell tiny snippets of all the issues I listed about but only enough so that the reader wouldn t figure out the truth This is unacceptable I realize that many biographers admire their subjectsthat s freuently why they take on the project in the first place But as a historian it is his duty to present the facts Let the reader know the good and the bad and let us decide if he was a monster or a heroI would like to think Meacham didn t include the necessary facts because he is incompetent but I fear that it was all purposeful propaganda garbage The vast majority of the book was super boring Here s my impression of 75% of the book How dare you sir No how dare you sir with lots of hrumphs thrown in for good measurePlease avoid this work at all costs and if you see Jon Meacham call him foul names for me An hour on Wikipedia will give you all you need on this jerk

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Read & download ´ American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 visionJackson 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 to. 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 Mississippi River And his demogoguery blossoms into full blown megalomania when he convinces himself that he is acting in the best interests of the indians indeed as their protecting father even as he subjected them to the horrors of a 19th century ethnic cleansing Meacham explores some of the effects of Jackson s populism on the uality of political discourse during his first election Taking his case to the people particularly the roughened voters of the emerging western states Jackson had no compunction about dispensing with lofty rhetoric in favor of a telling it like it is style that appealed to what Easterners considered the vulgar west Jackson was accused with some justification of manipulating the rabble in order to achieve his political goals The election was capped by a rowdy party in the White House after his inauguration Meacham s depiction of the aftermath of this celebration reminds one of the morning after a particularly drunken frat party combined with a whiskey fueled saloon shoot em up which did nothing to calm the fears of the establishment that the voters had elected a barbarian as presidentMeacham is entertaining in his description of the petticoat wars of Jackson s first administration and the bitter fight over the national bank that dominated the early part of his second administration While not offering anything highly original on this subject as far as I can tell as a first time reader on Jackson Meacham details how Jackson s vision of the role of the presidency was instrumental in re defining and strengthening the executive branch of government against fears deeply seated in the pre war experience with King George that the emergence of a strong president would undermine the American democracy Meacham keeps the psychoanalysis of Jackson to a minimum but does occasionally explain Jackson s motivations in psychological terms For example as an orphan Jackson is depicted as acting to create a stable household for himself Similarly he is described as understanding his role as President to be a father figure to the people and a bulwark against the rich and privileged To his credit Meacham does not overdo this sort of thing and his restraint in this regard contributes to the pleasure of reading his book for which he won the Pulitzer Prize I might also say that this book focuses on Jackson s years in the White House 1829 to 1836 It is a compliment to 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Read & download ´ American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Tion 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 victoryOne 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. My mouth agape I could not believe what I had just heard What You heard me Jackson was a genocidal murderer and should not be praised It was the early 1990s I was a young recent college grad having been born and raised around Nashville Tennessee and this was the first time in my life I had ever heard anyone speak of Andrew Jackson with anything short of admiration and respectThis was the first but by no means the last time I would hear criticisms of him or his presidencyMany of the negative reviews of the book seem to be about a dislike of Jackson himself rather than an appraisal of author Jon Meacham s fine work Correctly Meacham provides in this excellent biography well written and thoroughly researched an objective picture of the subject and his times illustrating successes failures strengths and weaknesses Meacham s history is about Jackson mostly of his presidency but also of the Jacksonian era and a thoughtful exploration of how this time formed a piece of our larger national historyGrowing up near Nashville we all went on field trips to Jackson s home The Hermitage Jackson s name likeness and presence was and still is a big part of the middle Tennessee landscape with locations streets and parks named for or about him The legend of Old Hickory is a source of pride for many TennesseansBut I would come to understand that the gaunt but erect figure cast shadows across many graves and there were many then and now who saw him not as a hero but as villainJon Meacham who won the Pulitzer Prize for this work writes a history that is sympathetic to the seventh president but he is no apologist Jackson was a controversial figure even in his day and his rise to the presidency was a source of much consternation to the existing elites he having risen from obscurity in the western wilderness and a self styled champion of the masses His mercurial truculent nature and his early days as a gambler horse racer whiskey drinker brawler and duelist did little to assuage his contemporary critics The scandal involving his beloved wife would haunt him throughout most of their life together and even into his presidency after her deathMeacham spends time examining Jackson s lifelong war with Native Americans especially against the Creek Seminole and Cherokee nations To Meacham s credit and one of the finer points in this book he presents detailed evidence of the struggle of Jackson s freuently contradictory feelings towards the Indian nations and of Jackson s later vehement prejudice The author provides objective views of both sides and offers explanations and theories of how Jackson came to his darkest moments on the Trail of Tears and how these dogmas would shape policy for decades later Great presidents are not always good men Meacham describes how Jackson took Washington by storm on the wave of enormous popular support but he was antagonistic towards the Eastern elite who in their turn felt that Jackson was little than a western savage who had disrupted legitimate power Expanding popular democracy while also extending the power of the executive beyond what any of his six predecessors had Jackson was nonetheless a polarizing figure in the nation and in the capital The Washington that Meacham illustrates is not too far from what we see today home to bitter rivalries binary partisanship and intrigue Many casual readers of American history may not know but there was a very real threat of civil war thirty years before war actually broke out Meacham s chapters on this event 1831 to 1833 were some of the best in the book and he paints florid portraits of the players in this dramatic time Jackson Calhoun Webster and Clay were on the center stage and Meacham leaves for the reader to decide if Jackson s strong stance saved the union or only deferred the inevitable for a later dayThe Jackson that Meacham describes is a complicated person a ferocious son of Irish immigrants and of the frontier growing up in violence that was never far from the surface of his demeanor Yet Jackson was also capable of deep affection and fierce loyalties and he had a large role in forming the modern presidency as it is even todayWhether one loves or hates Jackson Meacham s book is an important narrative in our history and provides a well balanced exploration of an important time in the American story


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    Free download American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House (PDF) Jon Meacham ☆ 2 Summary Jon Meacham won a Pulitzer Prize for this biography of Andrew Jackson America's seventh president Jackson was certainly an intriguing subject He's known as an advocate for the common man and for fighting against corruption but he is also known for owning slaves and for supporting the removal of native Americans from their lands J

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    Free download American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House Jon Meacham ☆ 2 Summary Characters ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Jon Meacham “Not all great presidents were always good”I purchased “American Lion” after a November 2016 visit to the Hermitage Jackson’s plantation outside Nashville Tennessee Growing up a history buff I had known a lot about Andrew Jackson but

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    American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House (PDF) 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

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    American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House (PDF) 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; dest

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    Jon Meacham ☆ 2 Summary American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House (PDF) 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

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    American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House (PDF) I was hoping this would be a bit critical but it was a hagiography of a very complicated and problematic president Meacham does not let him getaway with his treatment of the Native Americans or his slaves the latter he barely even talks about There is this assumption in the book that the territorial expansions were all good I don't

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  • Hardcover
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  • American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House
  • Jon Meacham
  • English
  • 13 August 2020
  • 9781400063253