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Andrew Jackson His Life And Times (Paperback)

Author:  H. W. Brands
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1400030722
ISBN-13: 9781400030729
Sku: 202551501
Publish Date: 10/10/2006
Pages:  620
Age Range:  NA
The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson--the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still-young America on its path to greatness--is told by the bestselling author of "The First American."
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In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in.

An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson showed that the Presidency was not the exclusive province of the wealthy and the well-born but could truly be held by a man of the people. On a majestic, sweeping scale Brands re-creates Jackson’s rise from his hardscrabble roots to his days as frontier lawyer, then on to his heroic victory in the Battle of New Orleans, and finally to the White House. Capturing Jackson’s outsized life and deep impact on American history, Brands also explores his controversial actions, from his unapologetic expansionism to the disgraceful Trail of Tears. This is a thrilling portrait, in full, of the president who defined American democracy.
Historian H.W. Brands narrates the colorful life of "Old Hickory," who left an enduring mark as the seventh president of the United States, and whose name is forever associated with the concept of democracy. Cut from a different cloth than the Founding Fathers, the rough-and-tumble Jackson was just a boy during the Revolution, though he absorbed its influences. His parents had migrated to South Carolina, and he himself is associated with the state of Tennessee, where he was a legislator, and later a general who fought in the War of 1812 and in the Indian wars. Brands recounts the key points of Jackson's life and career, especially his two-term presidency, where he wielded presidential power decisively and effectively, becoming identified above all with a strong union that protected the rights of the common people.


New York Times
"While the recent vogue for all things 1776 has turned the powdered wigs and lace blouses of the East Coast gentry into familiar images, ANDREW JACKSON: HIS LIFE AND HIS TIMES is set in the country's far less genteel interior. This lends a freshness to the story, which is absorbing on its merit....It is...a panoramic tale, peopled by a cast from Sam Houston and Davy Crockett to Tecumseh, and, improbably, Aaron Burr." - Roger Lowenstein 09/18/2005

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Product attributePublisher:   Anchor Books
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