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American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House

by Meacham, Jon.

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A thought-provoking study of Andrew Jackson chronicles the life and career of a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, critically analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history, the political crises and personal upheaval th... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • The love of country, fame and honor: beginnings to late 1830
  • Andy will fight his way in the world
  • Follow me and I'll save you yet
  • A marriage, a defeat, and a victory
  • You know best, my dear
  • Ladies' wars are always fierce and hot
  • A busybody Presbyterian clergyman
  • My white and red children
  • Major Eaton has spoken of resigning
  • An opinion of the President alone
  • Liberty and union, now and forever
  • General Jackson rules by his personal popularity
  • I will die with the Union: late 1830 to 1834
  • I have been left to sup alone
  • A mean and scurvy piece of business
  • Now let him enforce it
  • The fury of a chained panther
  • Hurra for the hickory tree!
  • A dreadful crisis of excitement and violence
  • The mad project of disunion
  • We are threatened to have our throats cut
  • Great is the stake placed in our hands
  • My mind is made up
  • He appeared to feel as a father
  • The people, sir, are with me
  • We are in the midst of a revolution
  • The evening of his days: 1834 to the end
  • So you want war
  • A dark, lawless, and insatiable ambition!
  • There is a rank due to the United States among nations
  • The wretched victim of a dreadful delusion
  • How would you like to be a slave?
  • The strife about the next Presidency
  • Not one would have ever got out alive
  • I fear Emily will not recover
  • The President will go out triumphantly
  • The shock is great, and grief universal.