Andrew Jackson: Book summary and reviews of Andrew Jackson by H.W. Brands

Andrew Jackson

His Life and Times

By H.W. Brands

Andrew Jackson

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The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson—the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness—told by the bestselling author of The First American.

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A bracing, human portrait of both a remarkable man and of American democracy as it was transformed from a "government of the people" into a "government by the people." - PW Starred Review.

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H.W. Brands Author Biography

Henry William Brands was born in Portland, Oregon, where he lived until he went to California for college. He attended Stanford University and studied history and mathematics.

After graduating he became a traveling salesman, with a territory that spanned the West from the Pacific to Colorado. His wanderlust diminished after several trips across the Great Basin, and he turned to sales of a different sort, namely teaching. For nine years he taught mathematics and history in high school and community college. Meanwhile he resumed his formal education, earning graduate degrees in mathematics and history, concluding with a doctorate in history from the University of Texas at ...

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