"Well researched . . . and well written, this work gives us Kendall, warts and all. We see the avarice, the ambition, and the contradictions of his subject. . . . This is biography at its best." ----Journal of American History
"Donald B. Cole's splendid book is carefully researched, detailed yet boldly interpretive, and gracefully written." ----Civil War History
"[T]his biography is both enjoyable and an indispensable read for those interested in understanding the development of Jacksonian democracy." ----Journal of the Early Republic
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About the Author
Professor of history emeritus at Phillips Exeter Academy, Donald B. Cole is the author of The Presidency of Andrew Jackson
and Martin Van Buren and the American Political System,
among other books. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.