Andrew Jackson : His Life And Times (Paperback)

Author: Brands, H. W.

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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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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781400030729
SKU 202551501
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1400030722
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 5.25H x 8L x 1.25T
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Annotation 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.
Editors Note A dynamic portrait of America's seventh president explores the life and times of the first "common man" to rise to the position of president of the United States, following Jackson from his early days in South Carolina, his military exploits, and his contributions as president to the cause of democracy, Manifest Destiny, and the preservation of the Union. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
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Number of Pages 0620
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