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By H. W. Brands

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In this, the 1st significant single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in a long time, H.W. manufacturers reshapes our realizing of this attention-grabbing guy, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in.

An orphan at a tender age and with out formal schooling or the kin lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson confirmed that the Presidency used to be no longer the particular province of the rich and the well-born yet may really be held through a guy of the folks. On an imposing, sweeping scale manufacturers re-creates Jackson’s upward push from his hardscrabble roots to his days as frontier legal professional, then directly to his heroic victory within the conflict of latest Orleans, and at last to the White condominium. shooting Jackson’s oversized lifestyles and deep influence on American heritage, manufacturers additionally explores his debatable activities, from his unapologetic expansionism to the disgraceful path of Tears. it is a exciting portrait, in complete, of the president who outlined American democracy.

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Childhood and adolescence do not live much by words, by abstractions, for words freeze meaning in its living surge, or come only as bubbles that rise and burst from the dark, unpredictable flow of feeling. And, looking back years later, we know how hard it is to sink ourselves again into the old dark wordless flow. W e have more and more words now, and being truly adult is largely the effort to make the lying words stand for the old living truth. How often we learn in later life, for instance, that the love we long ago 24 thought we had was a mask for hatred, or hatred a mask for love.

An inn a practical venture was carefully dismantled, and the components were later reassembled for the Tennessee C e n t e n n i a l of 1897, in Nashville. ) As for the Bethel Baptist Church, Jefferson Davis paid his last visit to his native state, and county, to attend the dedication of the building, in 1886. He made some rather ecumenical remarks at the dedication, and then he left his gift—a silver Communion service which is preserved there. After the death of Davis, in 1889, the land for the monument, in a tract that was to become "the P a r k , " was bought by the United Confederate Veterans.

One night, the bridegroom, waking from his stu^ por, heard the distant sound of the bride's voice singing "Fairy Bells," a song of their courtship. He struggled toward the voice, but by the time he reached her room she had passed from her delirium into a last coma. T h e 36 stubborn little Knox had had her will and her love, and this was what had come of it. One thing that may have come of it was to make Jefferson Davis great. Shaken in soul and body, he sought recovery in Cuba, then distraction in New York and W a s h i n g t o n .

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