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  • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By H.W. Brands
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction.

    Eric says: "Very Thorough"
    "A profound & riveting profile of a Great American"
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    I have long sought historical writings that fulfill the desire I have for knowledge and understanding. In the research and expository of HW Brands Andrew Jackson has come to life. He is fierce and magnanimous. He is a definitive example of our American Spirit. Brands delves deep into the life of Jackson and leaves you with a scent and taste of life in America during his lifetime. You feel you are a part of the scenery of his life. Brands does a masterful job of bringing Jackson to life. His approach does not involve political correctness, nor is it politically flavored. It is an honest assessment of a man who experienced a life of suffering with magnificent discipline. You will not find this volume written with a bias. It is a work of integrity.

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