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American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House
Jon Meacham
Adult Nonfiction E382 .M43 2008

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ContentsPage
A Note on the Textp. xiii
Principal Charactersp. xv
Prologue: With the Feelings of a Father: The White House, Washington, Winter 1832-33p. xvii
I - The Love of Country, Fame and Honor: Beginnings to Late 1830
1 - Andy Will Fight His Way in the Worldp. 3
2 - Follow Me and I'll Save You Yetp. 20
3 - A Marriage, a Defeat, and a Victoryp. 41
4 - You Know Best, My Dearp. 52
5 - Ladies' Wars Are Always Fierce and Hotp. 70
6 - A Busybody Presbyterian Clergymanp. 86
7 - My White and Red Childrenp. 91
8 - Major Eaton Has Spoken of Resigningp. 98
9 - An Opinion of the President Alonep. 114
10 - Liberty and Union, Now and Foreverp. 124
11 - General Jackson Rules by His Personal Popularityp. 135
II - I Will Die With the Union: Late 1830 to 1834
12 - I Have Been Left to Sup Alonep. 157
13 - A Mean and Scurvy Piece of Businessp. 177
14 - Now Let Him Enforce Itp. 198
15 - The Fury of a Chained Pantherp. 208
16 - Hurra for the Hickory Tree!p. 218
17 - A Dreadful Crisis of Excitement and Violencep. 222
18 - The Mad Project of Disunionp. 227
19 - We Are Threatened to Have Our Throats Cutp. 238
20 - Great Is the Stake Placed in Our Handsp. 248
21 - My Mind Is Made Upp. 254
22 - He Appeared to Feel as a Fatherp. 260
23 - The People, Sir, Are with Mep. 266
24 - We Are in the Midst of a Revolutionp. 275
III - The Evening of His Days: 1834 to the End
25 - So You Want Warp. 283
26 - A Dark, Lawless, and Insatiable Ambition!p. 286
27 - There Is a Rank Due to the United States Among Nationsp. 291
28 - The Wretched Victim of a Dreadful Delusionp. 298
29 - How Would You Like to Be a Slave?p. 302
30 - The Strife About the Next Presidencyp. 307
31 - Not One Would Have Ever Got Out Alivep. 315
32 - I Fear Emily Will Not Recoverp. 321
33 - The President Will Go Out Triumphantlyp. 334
34 - The Shock Is Great, and Grief Universalp. 340
Epilogue: He Still Livesp. 355
Author's Note and Acknowledgmentsp. 363
Notesp. 371
Bibliographyp. 449
Illustration Creditsp. 463
Indexp. 465


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