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I will admit up front to a certain bias against Andrew Jackson I Side With Many side with many his contemporary critics on a number of his successes Jackson was a man who believed first and foremost in his own righteousness and infallibility By the time he was president he truly believed that he was the mouthpiece

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the people was perfectly happy to stomp over whatever political or legal barricades were put up to stop himThis book claims to be an unbiased account and there are reviews of it that praise it s objectivity but I can t agree with them Brands does certainly bring up many of Jackson s faults but he doesn t leave it to the reader to decide if those faults were mortal or not he spends a This is the second book "I Ve Read On Jackson In The "ve read on Jackson in the 18 months For on the Presidency and less on his former life take a look at Meacham s book American Lion I must admit that issues like Biddle and bank crisis make my eyes glaze overOne of the exciting things about this book for me was discovering the contexts of Jackson s life I tend to view history as this set of discrete facts tenuously connected by time But reading Jackson truly highlighted the interconnectedness of it all Before reading this book I had no idea of things than I can include here but among them are the following Jackson fought in the Revolutionary War as a boy gritty details of Jackson s Indian escapades Davy Crockett Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson fought together in major Indian battles Jackson married a married woman Jackson killed a man in duel Jackson regularly rubbed shoulders with several well known nemeses like John Adams Henry Clay and John Calhoun Aaron Burr approached Jackson with designs of treason how nasty political campaigns were clear back then that his wife died after he was elected but before he could get to Washington and that Emily Donelson his niece was first lady the Margaret Eaton affair and its affect on Washington politics this is set out in much great detail in Meacham s book and worth reading for that section alone The Civil War almost began in the 1830 s and but for Jackson and South Carolina s fear of him it probably would have wonder if it would have been better for it to have happened then Sam Houston was Jackson s prot g was a Governor of Tennessee and gave it all up over woman fled to the Texas territory and arose from that debacle like a phoenix Washington Irving used to hang out with Jackson in the White House Roger Taney author the Dred Scott opinion was Jackson s attorney generalAnyway you get the idea The book was full amazing revelations I highly recommend it Wow Rev War pirates 1814 New Orleans Native Americans thoroughbred racing duels brawls OK Corral style shoot outs Franklin cum Tennessee impromptu internatio Andrew Jackson believed in democracy that meant for him the rule of the people and in maintaining the union of all the states He had very little formal education and I thought the book failed to explain how he rose to such Heights in spite of a lack of education He became a lawyer and a udge and most notably a military general and then threw his heroism and notoriety the president of United States Although he lived into his 70s he suffered from poor health for much of his life In some ways I would udge him to be the Donald Trump of the 1850s He represented the era of the westward expansion of the United States and the democratization of the electorate has so many men achieve the right to vote by becoming property owners the reuirement of that dayThe plight of Native Americans is dealt with significantly throughout the book Jackson fought the Indians and as president but they should be moved west of the Mississippi into their own territories The infamous trail of tears occurred on his watch as the Seminoles were forced to move west Jackson is another of the presidents who was a slave owner owning about 150 slaves at the end of his lifeI experienced this book in the audible format It was well presented An aspect of history that was included in some detail. National Bestseller In this the first major single volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades HW Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered inAn orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers Jackson.

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Andrew Jackson His Life and TimesNdrew Jackson His Life and Times is a informative look into the life of the seventh President of the United States and what was happening in the United States throughout his nearly eight decades of life HW Brands writing style is given to very easy reading and his research provides very good information for both general and history specific readers though he does hedge in some areas Overall a very good biography Andrew Jackson is a difficult subject who lived during a difficult time and dealt with difficult issues in a difficult manner I don t mean to be glib here but if one looks at the issues facing America from the Revolution to the Civil War Andrew Jackson was seemingly directly or indirectly involved This author does an excellent ob in helping us understand those times those issues this man and his decisions Does Remini s three volume bio of Jackson give us information on such issues as the elections of 1824 1828 1832 36 Jackson s battles with Biddle and the Whigs the members of the Kitchen Cabinet Attorney GeneralChief Justice Tawney Yes On the other hand I got a much clearer understanding of Jackson the human from this book his becoming an orphan his marriage and its issues dueling leading men in war slavery the American Indians his health issues than I have from the others I have read And no a lot of it is not pretty but it s coherent and understandable in
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author s I find Brand s writing in this book and his past books engaging and exciting yeah exciting for a non fiction book The fault in this book is the thin coverage of Andrew Jackson politician and especially AJ President Unclear if the threat of a second volume was an issue here or not If past history is any indicator this author has a knack in leadingdefining trends in biographieshistoryso info on Pres Jackson could be good newsAs an aside check the bibliography secondary sources for some pithy reviewsrecommendations on books covering this era Andrew Jackson His Life and Times is HW Brands s 2005 biography of our seventh president Brands is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and a prolific author He has written nearly thirty books on a wide range of historical topics including biographies of Ulysses Grant Theodore Roosevelt and Aaron Burr He is also the author of one of my favorite non biography history books Lone Star Nation The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence Although I find myself somewhat disappointed by this biography of Jackson it is certainly not without merit Indeed Brands s biography is a solid steady exploration of Jackson s life and its many contradictions and crescendos However after reading several earlier biographies of this president There is no arguing that Brands is an engaging writer and that much of Jackson s story is captivating The book is at it s best when showing his rise from relative obscurity to nation wide fame While Brands is clearly a fan of Jackson "he shows the man s faults even if he excuses much of them by arguing "shows the man s faults even if he excuses much of them by arguing he was a man of his times and little could be expected I found this approach to be significantly harder to accept once Brands reached Jackson s presidency The debate over the bank system gets far attention than issues of eual if not greater importan Andrew Jackson one of the most unualified US Presidents ever I respect his military service but the guy ust wasn t cut out for the ob Brands has put together a solid bio in Andrew Jackson His Life and Times Though it did nothing to dissuade my low opinion of his political prowess I would still recommend this as a good read especially if you re a good read especially if you re in Jackson Update These days I feel much less ambiguous about Andrew Jacksonsuck it Old HickoryThe Hero of New Orleans Old Hickory King Andrew Andrew Jackson s varied sobriuets belie the daunting task for his potential biographers and I think HW Brands managed to rise to the occasion Jackson was most definitely a man who contained multitudes and Brands manages to put it all out there without proselytisi. Orleans and finally to the White House Capturing Jackson’s outsized life and deep impact on American history Brands also explores his controversial actions from his unapologetic expansionism to the disgraceful Trail of Tears This is a thrilling portrait in full of the president who defined American democracy. Was Jackson s opposition to the "national bank and his effort to replace it with state banks Jackson remained active in national "bank and his effort to replace it with state banks Jackson remained active in national after his two terms as president The next President Martin Van Buren was essentially handpicked active in national after his two terms as president The next President Martin Van Buren was essentially handpicked Jackson and a carbon copy John uincy Adams who defeated Jackson with the aid of some political shenanigans in their first contest remained a lifetime political enemyThis is a very long book and I m sure the fact that I experienced it in the audible format is a main reason that I got through to the end The author notes at t Considered by some the most dangerous man to be President and others as one of their own that deserved the office he ushered in a sea change in Washington and American politics Andrew Jackson His Life and Times by HW Brands follows the future President of the United States from his birth in the South Carolina backcountry to frontier town of Nashville to the battlefields of the Old Southwest then finally to the White House and how he gave his name to an era of American historyBrands begins with a Jackson family history first from Scotland to Ulster then to the Piedmont region of the Carolina where his aunts and uncles had pioneered before his own parents immigrated Fatherless from birth Jackson s childhood was intertwined with issues between the American colonies and Britain then eventually the Revolutionary War that the 13 year old Jackson participated in as a militia scout and guerilla fighter before his capture and illness while a POW After the death of the rest of his family at the end of the war through illness a young Jackson eventually went into law becoming one of the few backcountry lawyers in western North Carolina including Tennessee which was claimed by North Carolina before moving to Nashville and eventually becoming one of the founders of the state of Tennessee and become one of it s most important military and political figures especially with his marriage to Rachel Donelson Eventually Jackson s status as the major general of the Tennessee militia led him to first fight the Creek War part of the overall War of 1812 then after the successful conclusion of the campaign was made a major general of the regular army in charge of the defending New Orleans from British attack which ultimately culminated in the famous 1815 battle that occurred after the signing of the peace treaty in Ghent As the military hero of the war Jackson s political capital grew throughout the Monroe administration even with his controversial invasion of Florida against the Seminole After becoming the first US Governor of Florida Jackson left the army and eventually saw his prospects rise for the Presidency to succeed Monroe leading to the four way Presidential contest of 1824 which saw Jackson win both the popular vote and plurality of electoral college votes but lose in the House to John uincy Adams The campaign for 1828 began almost immediately and by the time of the vote the result wasn t in doubt Jackson s time in the White House was focused on the Peggy Eaton affair the battle over Bank of the United States the Nullification Crisis with South Carolina Indian relations and finally what was happening in Texas After his time in office Jackson struggled keeping his estate out of debt and kept up with the events of around the country until his deathIn addition to focusing on Jackson s life Brands make sure to give background to the events that he would eventually be crucial part of Throughout the book Brands keeps three issues prominent Unionism slavery and Indian relations that dominated Jackson s life andor political thoughts While Brands hits hard Jackson s belief in the Union and is nuanced when it comes with slavery the relations with Indians is well done in some areas and fails in some most notably the Trail of Tears This is not a biography focused primarily on Jackson s time in the White House and thus Brands only focused on the big issues that is primarily focused on schools instead of an intense dive into his eight years Showed that the Presidency was not the exclusive province of the wealthy and the well born but could truly be held by a man of the people On a majestic sweeping scale Brands re creates Jackson’s rise from his hardscrabble roots to his days as frontier lawyer then on to his heroic victory in the Battle of New.
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