List Price: $38.00 Details
Save: $20.41 (54%)
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
How to return the item?
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Sunday, Aug 8 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Fastest delivery: Thursday, Aug 5
Order within 9 hrs and 58 mins
Details
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
$$17.59 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$17.59
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: This item is returnable
In most cases, items shipped from Amazon.com may be returned for a full refund.
American Lion: Andrew Jac... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Monday, Aug 9 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: This item shows wear including heavy wear to edges and cover.
<Embed>
Other Sellers on Amazon
$11.04
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Starselling
Sold by: Starselling
(7697 ratings)
94% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$9.52
+ $5.52 shipping
Sold by: Selah! Books
Sold by: Selah! Books
(366 ratings)
97% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$11.50
+ $3.59 shipping
Sold by: AcjBooks
Sold by: AcjBooks
(4226 ratings)
97% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
Trust no one except those who have proved themselves, yet never let those who have failed the test know that when they look at you, they are looking at a mask, not at your true self.
Jon Meacham
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
769 Kindle readers highlighted this
To Jackson, the idea of the sovereignty of the many was compatible with a powerful executive. He saw that liberty required security, that freedom required order, that the well-being of the parts of the Union required that the whole remain intact.
Jon Meacham
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
590 Kindle readers highlighted this
Not all great presidents were always good, and neither individuals nor nations are without evil.
Jon Meacham
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
542 Kindle readers highlighted this

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 11, 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover, Deckle Edge
$17.59
$9.52 $1.44

Celebrity picks - see what your favorite authors are reading

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
  • +
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
  • +
  • Washington: A Life
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Newsweek editor and bestselling author Meacham (Franklin and Winston) offers a lively take on the seventh president's White House years. We get the Indian fighter and hero of New Orleans facing down South Carolina radicals' efforts to nullify federal laws they found unacceptable, speaking the words of democracy even if his banking and other policies strengthened local oligarchies, and doing nothing to protect southern Indians from their land-hungry white neighbors. For the first time, with Jackson, demagoguery became presidential, and his Democratic Party deepened its identification with Southern slavery. Relying on the huge mound of previous Jackson studies, Meacham can add little to this well-known story, save for the few tidbits he's unearthed in private collections rarely consulted before. What he does bring is a writer's flair and the ability to relate his story without the incrustations of ideology and position taking that often disfigure more scholarly studies of Jackson. Nevertheless, a gifted writer like Meacham might better turn his attention to tales less often told and subjects a bit tougher to enliven. 32 pages of b&w photos. (Nov. 11)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Bookmarks Magazine

It's no surprise that the editor of Newsweek can write a well-researched, well-written, and entertaining book on American history. What stands out about reviews of American Lion, however, is how often critics—even professional historians—said they learned something new about the seventh president. A few reviewers were not so impressed with Meacham's scholarly synthesis, especially regarding Jackson's unwavering approval of slavery, his removal of Native Americans despite the objections of the Supreme Court, and his vindictive qualities. But even these reviewers praised Meacham's ability to tell Jackson's story without resorting to the cliches of high school history textbooks.
Copyright 2009 Bookmarks Publishing LLC

The Sandman Act 1
The Sandman offers a dark, literary world of fantasy and horror. Listen free

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House; 1st edition (November 11, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 512 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1400063256
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1400063253
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.01 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.5 x 1.43 x 9.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301 ratings

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
1,301 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2017
Verified Purchase
115 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2019
Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2017
Verified Purchase
26 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2014
Verified Purchase
51 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

HAMET PHILIPPE
2.0 out of 5 stars Quite boring. The author spends more pages on the gossips ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2017
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Tony Feeney
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but....
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2020
Verified Purchase
Key Perspective
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 25, 2017
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
jmw
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 31, 2015
Verified Purchase
Gordon Ritchie
3.0 out of 5 stars Family Feuds
Reviewed in Canada on April 12, 2016
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse