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This man should not be written about but should be written off... He was an outrageous bully who won because of the rampant ignorance... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pepsi L. Boyer
I wanted to read this book because I am weak on the period of American history between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Boy did I pick the wrong book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kelly Van Rijn
I learned a lot about Andrew Jackson. Fascinating book. Would recommend it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book felt more like a biography on the Donelson family than Andrew Jackson. Very uninspired writing, filled with random gossip. Definitely the worst biography I have ever readPublished 2 months ago by Kwan
This is an incredibly detailed and through look at the presidential years of Andrew Jackson. Exactly what the cover of the book says is exactly what you get. Read morePublished 3 months ago by derrick
This was a really good read. I bought this for an Age of Jackson senior undergraduate course. It is a thick book, but definitely worth the read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by typhanie
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|Which Jackson biography to read?||
Read Brands first. American Lion is more of Andrew Jackson the President. Brands covers the whole of his life better
Jan 17, 2009 by Richard Kelly | See all 17 posts
|Andrew Jackson Biographies||
Few authors of American history have such smooth and eloquent prose as HW Brands. I would highly recommend his treatment of Jackson.
Nov 26, 2008 by Brian J. Steenbergen | See all 4 posts
This thing won a Pulitzer? You have GOT to be kidding me.
Apr 24, 2009 by Richard L. Lunde | See all 2 posts
|Why should I read this book?||
Why read the book when you can simply blame Jackson for the Holocaust and be done with it? That way you won't have to deal with any untidy facts or opinions that don't fit neatly into your existing beliefs. Much of what makes Jackson a fascinating historical figure are the endless contradictions... Read More
Dec 16, 2008 by S. Jacobson | See all 7 posts
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