Mr. Brands does not skip over the uncomfortable past of this complicated man. Jackson fought the Native Americans savagely as he did the English in New Orleans during the War of 1812. However, Jackson’s foremost battles were in the courtroom or as Chief Executive, and Mr. Brands does an excellent job explaining political concepts and intrigue in the context of the times. After all, Old Hickory was the first president who was not born an aristocrat, nor was he a rich man as were the six previous men.
Even though this biography is quite hefty, Brands combines action, intrigue and an all-American rags to riches story. The book packs a massive amount of research, written in an easy to digest and fluid format.
- 656 pages
- Publisher: Anchor
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400030722
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