- His Life and Times
- Narrated by: Chuck Montgomery
- Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-30-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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But it is Jackson's contributions as president, however, that won him a place in the pantheon of America's greatest leaders. A man of the people, without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, he sought as president to make the country a genuine democracy, governed by and for the people. Jackson, although respectful of states' rights, devoted himself to the preservation of the Union, whose future in that age was still very much in question. When South Carolina, his home state, threatened to secede over the issue of slavery, Jackson promised to march down with 100,000 federal soldiers should it dare.
"This complete and completely enveloping biography indelibly establishes Jackson's abiding sense of duty in serving democracy....A distinguished treatment certain to be the most authoritative and comprehensive account for some time." (Booklist)
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By Ken on 12-21-05
The narrator ruined the read because he raced through the book, slurring his words. Almost like he couldn't wait to get through it. The content was excellent, but it was hard to concentrate because of the narrator.
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By E. Higgins on 12-31-16
Puts today into context.
Crisply read biography of a president and time that sometimes correlates closely with today--populism, big shift in power, president who reflects best and worst of our nation. On the other hand a driven and principled man.
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