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I highly recommend this book especially in regards to Jackson's passionate nature.
Burstein covers the passions of Jackson who was a highly passionate person in many... Read more
If you are looking for a book that provides the "normal" and "heroic" Jackson that comes to most people's mind when they think of him, this is not it. Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by Stephen H. Howell
I found this book to be a very interesting if unflattering take on Andrew Jackson. The title is revealing-this book is primarily intersted in what made Jackson tick. Read morePublished on February 11, 2008 by Donald Engel
If you are looking for a biography that takes you inside the head of the man, explains what makes him tick and how he managed his personal life and career, in as few pages as... Read morePublished on December 30, 2007 by LEF
This book will surely enlighten those that want to learn more about Andrew Jackson. It does however glaze over a few of the mans more notorious deeds. Read morePublished on January 1, 2006 by Amos Brooks
Burstein seems to have been in a hurry to write this uninvolved book about a complex historical figure. His style is entertaining but he never delves into what Jackson DOES! Read morePublished on July 18, 2004 by Kathleen M. Larkin
While reading this book, I didn't feel the author was particularly motivated to create a negative protrait of Jackson. Read morePublished on August 28, 2003 by J. Carroll
I found this book to be unabashedly one-sided and unconvincing. Instead of being more objective about the life and character of our seventh president than other historians, as... Read morePublished on March 31, 2003 by childwrite
The conclusions reached (repeatedly) by Burstein seem to rely more upon his "instincts" than his analytical skills. Read morePublished on March 29, 2003 by Bob Adams