Book Discussion on American Lion

Jon Meacham talked about his book American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (Random House, November 1, 2008). The book, which was… read more

Jon Meacham talked about his book American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (Random House, November 1, 2008). The book, which was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for biography, recounts the presidential tenure of Andrew Jackson. Mr. Meacham contends that President Jackson, the founder of the Democratic Party and American’s seventh president, was a man of many contradictions who was responsible for the removal of Native Americans from their land as well as encouraging granting greater power to the electorate. Following his remarks he responded to questions from members of the audience.

This was a 2:05 p.m. program in the History and Biography Pavilion, sponsored by James Madison Council, of the 9th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on American Lion

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Program ID:
289125-11
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 26, 2009

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  • Sep 26, 2009 | 2:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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