Publish date: November 11th 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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I came away disappointed with this book. I had read two other books by Meacham (biographies on Jefferson and H.W. Bush) and really enjoyed both. This book seem disjointed to me and spent far too much time focusing on the family and social drama around Jackson during his Presidency. I understand t...
A good read, but not a great one.First off, it's very short. The life of a man like Jackson is difficult to distill into less than 500 pages. For that reason, this book focuses almost exclusively on his years as President. That brings me to the next strike against it: it glosses over the formation o...
Lean and long, nicknamed Old Hickory, Andrew Jackson was elected the 7th President of the United States, in 1828, at age 61, when there were only 24 states in the union. He served two terms. In 1845, when he died, three more states had been added. Orphaned at age 14, he later became a lawyer and ros...
My presidential biography cycle continues with Meacham's study of Jackson's presidential years. A lot of people have been griping, particularly the first reviewer who comes up, that this book is not detailed enough and in some cases too detailed - a criticism I kind of scratch my head over upon com...
This is the story primarily of Andrew Jackson's presidency - the things he battled and stood for. Meacham does include a brief history of Old Hickory, enough to link together some of the reasons why Jackson stood for what he did. Jackson faced a number of challenges during his 8 years in office - ...
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