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

American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House, by 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
by Jon Meacham
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 took
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TEFBT
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Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
  • 973.5/6092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E382
LC item number
.M43 2008ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
PerformerNote
Read by Richard McGonagle
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McGonagle, Richard
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  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 sound discs (17 hrs., 16 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415957110
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7751-CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm244193914
  • (OCoLC)244193914
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 sound discs (17 hrs., 16 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415957110
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7751-CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm244193914
  • (OCoLC)244193914
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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