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American Presidents

A Captivating Guide to Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren - The Two Founders of the Democratic Party
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: History, American
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Explore the lives and relationship of the two founders of the Democratic party.

Two captivating manuscripts in one audiobook: 

  • Andrew Jackson: A Captivating Guide to the Man Who Served as the Seventh President of the United States
  • Martin Van Buren: A Captivating Guide to the Man Who Served as the Eighth President of the United States

Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include: 

  • The War Orphan
  • The Gentleman
  • The Scarlet Woman
  • The Congressman
  • Supreme Court Justice and Major General
  • Old Hickory
  • Sharp Knife
  • War Hero
  • Expansion
  • Presidential Candidate
  • A Tumultuous Presidency
  • Jacksonian Reform
  • Retirement
  • And much more!

Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include: 

  • Early Life
  • The Skilled Lawyer
  • The Albany Regency
  • Washington
  • Secretary of State; Vice President In-Waiting
  • The Panic of 1837
  • American Gothic
  • Triumphs and Defeat
  • Comebacks
  • Retirement
  • And much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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History comes alive

A fair representation of political life in the USA WHEN STRIFE BETWEEN POLITICAL GROUPS RIVALS WHAT WE FACE TODAY.

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narrator does a very poor job. Not a lot of detail

Other biographies I purchased provided a great deal more detail about the lives and political activities of the Presidents in the book. The narrator must be someone's unemployed nephew. I haven't heard anyone butcher the reading of a book like this since I bought my first Kindle and listened to the computer try to navigate multi-syllable words.

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Well written and good reading.

Nicely written and good read. There are occasions when the author gets a little too flowery with what I would consider insignificant detail, but I enjoyed the book and learned a lot. It is indeed a great, captivating Guide to Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

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necessary to listen to learn about two presidents.

Two topics about which I would like more detail about Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren efforts to build a political party and his presidency. The author says in the beginning of the book that there is not a lot of detail preserved about Van Buren and later specifies that even in Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren’s autobiography he didn't say much about party building. I have better knowledge of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren’s life, which covers the extent of my interest in the president. If one is interested in greater detail about Van Buren's political career it will be necessary to look elsewhere.

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Really a good overview.

The writing in this book flows very well in the wisdom that it was easy reading. The author does not delve into a lot of detail about Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren but gives enough to give one a glimpse of both's life.

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Perfect to read biographies...

This is my loving book as I am a history lovers. A readable biography on a largely forgotten presidents. I enjoyed it as part of my project to read biographies of all American presidents. I could not find a biography of Van Buren in my local library system.

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This audible deserves FIVE STARS.

There's a great deal (2 president in one audible) of good information in this book. Fanciful seller for sure! Thanks to the author team.

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Indeed very nice biographies.

This is a well written well described, listen to it and helps or understand how the Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. The author told us how these two personalities did work for betterment of USA.

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One of the best of the series.

I've read many books from Captivating History authors, and this may well be the best yet. The team writes with a sense of humor, and includes historical context that makes Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren’s decisions much more understandable. There were also several points where I found myself drawing parallels with today's political landscape.

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Superb Biography by CT.

Those who returned from the Peace Corps were students in my classes--highly motivated, eager to participate in community development, and aspiring to public service. Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren were a remarkable and talented persons who provided a great service to this country and served as a source of inspiration to those of my generation. Reading this biography was a trip down memory lane.

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  • Bruno Timothy
  • 08-19-18

Thanks for the book, Captivating History

Neither men were perfect, but both were truly national heroes, along with those of all races and backgrounds who fought with them. If we had lost either war, the whole world might still be under authoritarian governments. Captivating History team, make history fun to read!

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  • Cotham Mark
  • 08-19-18

Great read!!!

If more history were related in this manner there would be more history buffs around. The facts, personalities and locations related accurately in a fascinating, very readable way. Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren were a great men, certainly flawed but aren't we all? Judging people in history thru a 21st century lens is not always fair!!!

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  • Mark Ashton
  • 08-19-18

Captivating History authors team is great.

I love author’s writing style and I am found of his books. This is also a well-written book, the stuff is very enjoyable and concise biographies of an under-rated Presidents of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

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  • Fredrik Eklund
  • 08-19-18

More than interesting facts.

I found it very interesting and I am glad I got this book and then listen to it. The author does many things that he should get credit. If you don’t know about these two historical personalities yet you must get this book.