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    • The Rise of Andrew Jackson

    • Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics
    • By: David S. Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler
    • Narrated by: Molly Parker Myers
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jackson's election in 1828 is usually viewed as a result of the expansion of democracy. Historians David and Jeanne Heidler argue that he actually owed his victory to his closest supporters, who wrote hagiographies of him, founded newspapers to savage his enemies, and built a political network that was always on message. In transforming a difficult man into a paragon of republican virtue, the Jacksonites exploded the old order and created a mode of electioneering that has been mimicked ever since.  

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Henry Clay

    • The Essential American
    • By: David S. Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full at last in this rich and sweeping biography.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • "probably" "possibly" "maybe" "could have"

    • By Pat on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Washington's Circle

    • The Creation of the President
    • By: David S. Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Washington's Circle, David and Jeanne Heidler introduce not just the president but the group of extraordinary men who advised him. The familiar names are here, like the often irked and occasionally irksome John Adams, the scheming Alexander Hamilton, and the prodigiously talented James "Jemmy" Madison, but so are the lesser known Edmund Randolph, John Jay, and Gouverneur Morris. Washington's choices of whom to listen to, for better and sometimes worse, were as consequential as the advice his cabinet gave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enlightening

    • By Morgan on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $31.49