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American Lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House

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2008
Total Pages: 689

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Jon Elis Meacham is an American writer, historian, presidential biographer and reviewer. He served as Executive Editor and ExecutivePresident at Random House. Jon wrote many books. He has contributed to The New York Times as a book review and is an editor of the Times magazine. His famous book is American Lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House.

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House is a book that demonstrates how Andrew Jackson and his circle of friends rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Andrew Jackson was an orphan and made his way to democracy by bending his nation to his will. He fought for his powers no matter if people hate him or love him.

He has published many books under his name. In 2009, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for American Lion. he was also an ex-editor of Newsweek. As his parents were divorced, he was brought up by his grandparents. His grandfather had a deep interest in politics, and every morning he used to discuss political issues with a group of men. That discussion developed an interest in politics in Jon as well. 

He attended The McCallie School and then earned a Bachelor in Arts in English literature in 1991. Jon has developed an interest in the civil rights movement, and later on, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

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Before moving to Washington, he worked at The Chattanooga Times in 1993 and became a co-editor of Washington Monthly. He was the editor of America’s best civil rights movement for voices in Our Blood, released in 2001. From 1941 to 1998, he wrote many books on novelists, leaders, journalists. He wrote about James Baldwin, William Faulkner, John Lewis and David Halberstam. 

In 1828 when Jackson won the election, a new era started where the people were not a distant elite. When the Jackson years began, he worked to give voice to the hopes and fears of the people. He awakened the nation and encouraged them to stand against the threats abroad. 

The author went inside the white house to tell the story of the presidency of Andrew Jackson. He tells the details about the inner circle, women, and newly found letters and Jackson’s private world. 

You can learn more about the life of the most influential president of America and his powerful persona by reading the entire story. We have shared the download here. Click on it and start downloading. However, you can read it online. 

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