A new look at Old Hickory

Andrew Jackson
The cover of "American Lion," by Jon Meacham.
Image courtesy of Random House

Though his name doesn't always come up in discussions of great American presidents, Andrew Jackson changed the face of the presidency. A new biography delivers a portrait of this complex, contradictory, and larger than life figure.

Daniel Webster's speech in defense of the Union, Janury 27, 1830

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